The food is based around simple, traditional fare -- yakitori; beef tongue grilled over shichirin burners; pork shabu-shabu; simple nabe hotpots; plenty of vegetable dishes -- but all produced using ingredients of unimpeachable quality from rural Kyushu.
Umaya: Dining in the presence of greatness
Name (J) 赤坂うまや
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Quality izakaya fare in a stylish, new-trad setting.
With any operation this size, the service starts to feel impersonal.
shabushabu / sukiyaki, izakaya, chicken
Drinks Beer from ¥500; sake from ¥500; shochu from ¥500/glass, ¥1,450/500-ml bottle; wine from ¥600/glass, ¥2,500/bottle; whiskey from ¥500; cocktails from ¥600.
Number of seats 150
BGM Unobtrusive bossa/jazz vocals
Smoking No smoking
4-2-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Monday-Friday); dinner: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday till 5 a.m.)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Leave Akasaka Mitsuke Station by the rear exit (by Belle Vie) and turn left. At the first crossing turn right, walk up to the end, then turn right again onto Hitotsugi-dori. Almost immediately, you will see a red torii shrine gate on the left. Go under the torii, then take the small path leading off to the left. Umaya is at the end. From Akasaka Station, follow Hitotsugi-dori in the direction of Aoyama-dori