Umami Curry
  • Restaurant in Jacksonville
  • Open now
  • 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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(904) 677-4780Contact UsOrder onlineDirections
Open now
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
LGBTQ+ friendly ·
LGBTQ+ friendly ·
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 · Good for groups ·
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
176 reviews
3 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.
Heather Brushwood
6 days 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.
Douglas Doane (MUSASHI)
a week 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.
Joe Joe H
2 weeks 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.
Nia Marroquin
a month 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.
Marshall G
a month 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.
Sinlam L
3 months ago
Omg this place is so delicious!! This place is hidden in a plaza that not many people will notice BUT the food is absolutely amazing! Order Takoyaki as our appetizer which is the best in Jax. I ordered hamburg curry and my boyfriend ordered braised beef curry they are superb! The only thing to complain is their table is not too stable and the location is a bit far from us. But definitely will be back it’s best Japanese curry in town!
Anna Heise
4 months ago
The first and only Japanese Curry restaurant in Jacksonville. Don't think Indian or Thai Curry. This flavor profile stands on it own with suddle flavors that tease your taste buds. You can choose between rice or noodles. Start with the Pot Stickers and Edamame You will not be dissatisfied.
3 weeks ago
Fantastic. Recommend by my Uncle. Authentic Japanese curry. Just like what I used to get in Japan. Simple menu, fantastic prices, nice ambiance, and the food is delicious. 12/10
Anastasiya Sudnik
3 months ago
First Japanese curry restaurant opened in Jacksonville. One of the must try restaurants,in my opinion. The environment is very peaceful and welcoming. The staff are friendly and helpful. I had the Japanese curry ramen and it was delicious.
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