Hibachi highlight makes Umi best Asian cuisine in town


“As you sit around the grill, your highly trained and skilled chef will prepare your meal before your eyes. This meal is not only a treat for your plate, but a delight for all your senses as your chef entertains you by preparing your meal with flair.”

If having your own chef and show sounds appealing, then Umi Japanese Steakhouse, located at 900 Hayes Drive, is the place for you!

Established in 2011, owner Pilly Wong has taken every measure to ensure that Umi embodies its mission of “providing the highest quality foods with top quality service.”

Wong noted happily how the K-State family “is always open to new and exciting experiences… (they) deserved a fine dining experience with a unique flavor,” and he has created a menu to reflect just that.

“The Hibachi is definitely a highlight for most of our guests,” Wong said with pride about the newest form of Japanese cuisine, introduced in the 1940s. “However, we have appetizers, soup and salad, and of course, sushi that would please the palate of any diner.”

There certainly is a wealth of choices, perfect for any taste and budget. With prices ranging from $2.50-$29.95, even the poorest college student can afford a touch of class and sophistication in this upscale restaurant.

Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during lunch hours and 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner, students can stop by for a break from classes during the week, or can head over during weekend hours. Umi is also open Fridays from 11a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wong looks forward to continuing serving the Manhattan community and tells customers to expect newer experiences to reflect the growing and changing K-State community.

“We will continue to adapt our specials, our shows and our menu to fulfill our role as Manhattan’s ‘Best Asian Cuisine,'” he said.

Wong couldn’t be more delighted with winning the Purple Apple Award. He notes that his employers and himself are “honored to receive this award from such an amazing and vibrant community.”

Umi’s love for Manhattan and the K-State family will continue as the business caters to its customers growing interests. Wong gratefully acknowledges the role Manhattanites have played in shaping his business and added, “Thank you for letting us be a part of your family.”

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