Umami Curry
  • Restaurant in Jacksonville
  • Closed
  • 4.8
Umami Curry
Umami Jax has revamped it's menu to reflect a more traditional Japanese cuisine. While featuring Japanese curry, curry ramen, curry udon, katsu, and numerous foreign beverages at the bar... the new bar bites are a must-have for anyone looking for the open-kitchen feel. The dining room is contemporarily remodeled to be uniquely appealing, both visually and immersively.
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Tuesday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Friday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday4:00 – 9:00 PM
Popular for
Lunch · Dinner · Solo dining ·
Popular for
Lunch · Dinner · Solo dining ·
Wheelchair accessible entrance · Wheelchair accessible seating ·
Dining options
Lunch · Dinner · Catering · Dessert · Seating ·
Bar onsite · Good for kids · High chairs · Restroom ·
Casual · Cozy ·
Family-friendly · LGBTQ+ friendly ·
Debit cards · NFC mobile payments · American Express · China Union Pay · Diners Club · Discover · JCB · MasterCard · VISA ·
11701 San Jose Boulevard #23, Jacksonville, Florida 32223, United States
Google Reviews
191 reviews
6 months ago
It was a genius move by the owners to make this place specialize in Japanese curry! They truly mastered several classic dishes and the flavors are amazing. The curry itself tasted a tad sweeter than what you get from a typical curry cube, but everything was still delicious. When you do just one thing extremely well, it's all you really need. Staff were friendly, food came out fast. I'd definitely come back.
Bruce Lee
a month ago
Passed by this place a bunch of times and finally got around to trying it out. We ordered a delicious peach sake that was refreshing and relatively low alcohol. My wife and I weren't too hungry so we opted for a few appetizers and to split a bowl of Curry. The first to arrive were the blistered shishito peppers which I've had before and make at home but not like this. The peppers had a sweet and savory seasoning, maybe a house togarashi, that made this simple dish very interesting and delicious along with the fine chili threads that added color and a touch of flavor. The tempura shrimp were the next to arrive, piping hot! The shrimp were sweet and juicy inside the crunchy coating and were excellent. Finally the takoyaki arrived emanating the unmistakable odor of bonito flakes. The takoyaki were molten inside and had to cool a few minutes before we were able to eat them. Once the wait was over I was delighted by the large pieces of octopus inside that were not overly chewy and a well seasoned batter. Probably the best takoyaki I've had outside of Japan, definitely the best I've had in JAX. The waitress brought our curry and two plates so we could share it. The first thing I noticed was the fragrance of the curry, it was quite floral (we had the Umami Curry) and different from other Japanese curry I've had. The beef was tender and had a nice crust but I wished the pieces had been a bit smaller only because I couldn't cut it in half without losing the crust. The curry had a nice spiciness but it wasn't hot to the point that it made me sweat...just the right amount of heat. It was velvety and blended well with the rice making a nice coating over the grains. I am excited to return to try some of the other offerings!
Khuyen A Tran
a month ago
Saturday afternoon 415pm right after they re-open for the day. Not busy. Place is very clean, ambient was spot on for a Japan ramen shop. We ordered Curry Ramen and Curry Udon. Both have Braise Beef which was 12hr cooked and excellent. The curry sauce is spot on Japan Brown Curry sauce, similar taste to Golden Curry or dare I say even CoCo curries if anyone understand the references. I did asked for Katsu Pork added on and scallions, however I was slightly disappointed that it was partially soaked into the bowl, and I pointed that out to server because that take away the crunchy texture of what was very well made Pork Katsu, soft and juicy inside but crunchy outside. I tasted my friend ramen noodles and it was adante, perfectly cooked. My Udon was also boiled perfect. Total bill was $35, which was amazing. I would come back.
Joe Joe H
3 months ago
I had the pork katsu with red curry and the Okonomiyaki and boy were they delicious! Japanese curry is just on a whole different level. Portions were good and the price was decent! I will definitely be back again to try other things on the menu.
Kevin Poon
a month ago
Awesome little restaurant with the best Japanese curry I've found in jax. Staff are very friendly and attentive too. This is the place to try Japanese curry if you've never had it before. They also have some interesting daily specials. Pictured is the softshell crab curry.
Heather Brushwood
2 months ago
Awesome place! Loved it. I tried the Chicken Katsu Sando and Umami Curry with Beef Katsu. Such good flavor and perfect amount of spice. Will come back again soon.
Nia Marroquin
3 months ago
Came to dinner with the family and dined in. There were alot of people also dinning in and picking up, they were hustling to fulfill everyone's order in a timely fashion. It is a small dining area. There is also a sign in the front that let's you know they are short staffed and asking that guest be patient with any delays. We were seated right away and are drink order was taken quickly. On top of the YES meal we ordered a Ebi appetizer (shrimp), beef rice curry, Udon beef curry bowl , another order of the katsu chicken rice curry bowl, and two orders of the Japanese cheesecake with strawberry compote. The food came out fresh and temperature hot and arrived one item at a time without much delay. The beef was extremely tender and flavorful. My daughter's friend who was with us had the Udon beef curry bowl. This was her first time having Japanese style curry and wasn't a fan. The Udon dish looked tasty. The chicken katsu dishes were a bit different than we have had in the past bit provided a lot of flavor. Everyone's favorite of the night was the Japanese cheesecake with the strawberry compote, sweet but not overly sweet, the strawberry compote paired nicely with the cubes of cheesecake.
Travel Monkey
a month ago
Wow! First time having Japanese curry, honestly there is nothing like it, simply amazing. Tired of the same ol' same ol' burgers, pizza, whatever?! This is THE place to come try something new. Not everything is spicy but definitely all delicious. Oh, and the friendliest staff in Jax!
Marshall G
3 months ago
We just visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday and were very pleased. They were a little short-staffed, but there's a sign at the front indicating that fact and I can't in good faith fault them for that given our nation's current pandemic. We started with a very lovely cloudy Nigori sake. Just a little sweetness but such a nice smooth flavor. I also ordered the chicken gyoza as an appetizer. I was very impressed with the flavor on this but the portion of just 2 as an appetizer was a little disappointing. Finally, the entree was a Japanese beef curry rice and that rice was sticky like it should be. Quite a perfect addition to the brisket and curry sauce along with some potato pieces lumped in this delicious bowl. I would totally order again. My girlfriend ended up getting the curry udon bowl and she was very happy with the flavoring there as well. I will definitely consider this place again for future meals.
Douglas Doane (MUSASHI)
3 months ago
Being a master of Japanese food ( due to circumstances for other posts) we have come to an agreement that this is legit enough to give our blessing. It's good. It's close enough to da real ting that some queries are negligible. Menu simple, just like in Japan. Don't go here thinking you are going to get a plethora of choices from all Asian foods.
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