Reviews of Umami PokeRito

Hear what Charlotte area restaurant-goers are saying about our new poke bowl restaurant!

This is the best restaurant in Charlotte and the best poke bowl and sushi burrito restaurant I've ever been to. Truly a hidden gem. If you haven't made it over here you are missing out. We've been coming here about once or twice a week for almost a year and still can't get enough. I get the poke bowl while my wife does the sushi burrito. You can build your own or try one of the many delicious ones on the menu. The umami burrito or bowl is probably my favorite. It's a great deal, you get a lot more sushi for your money than a standard sushi place. Their shishito peppers are also great. Love this place.

Robert Czyzewski

Charlotte, NC

Not only is the food so tasty and fresh here, but my husband and I received some of the best customer service we've had in Charlotte. This place is our new go-to poke bowl place.

Alexis Price

Charlotte, NC

Literally, this is the absolute BEST place for fresh fish in town! My husband and I lived out in California for a few years and grew a love for ahi poke bowls and were so sad when we left the west coast where there were so many places with quality ingredients. Our lives changed for the better when we accidentally stumbled upon this place, seriously the best!!!!

Ashley Ilharrramendy

Charlotte, NC

It was my first time here and I would totally come back! Very pleasant and attentive staff. The food was awesome and fresh. I ordered Zen bowl with sushi rice and added seaweed salad to it. What a flavor combo!! Also got an order of shishito peppers (recommended by staff) - oh so good!

Olga Gnatyuk

Charlotte, NC

The best poke place in Charlotte. I have had poke from other places, but was never really impressed. I can't believe it took me so long to finally try this place. You can definitely tell that the food is chef inspired and the owner is passionate about the food that he serves. The atmosphere is clean and quaint. This is my new favorite place to dine in South Charlotte! I had the "zen bowl" and my boyfriend has the "umami burrito". We also shared the shishito peppers, (absolutely a must try).

Google Reviewer

Charlotte, NC

Absolutely amazing! The gentlemen that work at Umami are friendly and informative. They are passionate about their menu and suggest the best foods to your wants and needs. Perfect all around! Trust Chefs choices in bowls for the perfect combination! Today was my third time visiting and every single time it has been superb! Today we also tried the Tuna Tacos upon suggestion... 10/10 would recommend!! As a side but important note! If you do not like sushi, do not even attempt. This food is absolutely amazing to a poke lover! I will suggest this location every single day! Thank you, Umami Pokerito!

Brittany Keller

Charlotte, NC

Among poke bowl spots, this place really stands out with super high-quality ingredients. Also great, professional staff. Highly recommended!

Gordy Rogers

Charlotte, NC

I was introduced to this place a little over a year ago, and now it is one of my top go-tos when I'm going to grab a quick bite. I have yet to have something that wasn't AMAZING and the guys behind the counter always work fast and are super-friendly. I do recommend taking your food to go however, as the dining space is a bit limited, but it doesn't take away from how great the food is. Check this place out asap!

Dylan Rhodes

Charlotte, NC

I had the sushi burrito wrapped in nori w/spicy tuna. The store is quaint w/low lighting but nice atmosphere. My burrito was fresh and delicious. It exceeded my expectations and I definitely recommend you try it.

Jo Swe

Charlotte, NC

Love this place! Great poke bowls and burritos with fresh ingredients. The Umami bowl is fantastic- recommended if you haven't had poke before. I love the make your own bowl with Spicy Tuna and grilled Shrimp. The Shishito Peppers are also amazing. I'm never disappointed when I add them to my order.

Holly H.

Charlotte, NC

This is the best restaurant in Charlotte and the best poke bowl and sushi burrito restaurant I've ever been to. Truly a hidden gem. If you haven't made it over here you are missing out. We've been coming here about once or twice a week for almost a year and still can't get enough. I get the poke bowl while my wife does the sushi burrito. You can build your own or try one of the many delicious ones on the menu. The umami burrito or bowl is probably my favorite. It's a great deal, you get a lot more sushi for your money than a standard sushi place. Their shishito peppers are also great. Love this place.

Rob C.

Charlotte, NC

Excellent! So fresh and flavorful. The rice is really super. They are good at giving you gluten-free options and substitutions, they have gluten free soy sauce. The service was very warm and helpful. The food came out fast and it's very tasty. They also have a wide range of options and ingredients. Will definitely come back.

Anita M.

Fort Mill, SC

Please patronize this place! The ingredients are always fresh and delicious, and the combinations are unique. The crab, tuna, tempura shrimp, and other seafood components are highest quality. I love being able to grab a bowl here and don't want to see it disappear. It's our go-to spot for takeout.

Richard J.

Amazing amazing amazing! You have to go! I got the zen burrito and I loved it so much! I will be back if I ever come back to Charlotte! The workers were also super friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and well kept! Highly recommend!

Bonny D.

I was in the area and needed to stop for a quick lunch. This is a great spot for a quick bite that offers sushi/poke type food in the form of a bowl or a larger burrito roll. I had the Zen sushi burrito which was very good and everything seemed to be very fresh and was made to order. I'll be looking for a place like this closer to home but would easily come back if I'm in the area.

Derek B.

Huntersville, NC

I'm from Hawaii and grew up eating poke bowls so this is a refreshing twist on one of my favorite foods. Definitely would recommend it if you haven't tried it before!

Josh C.

Fort Mill, SC

I had the best sushi burrito. Crabmeat, spicy tuna, with all the wonderful toppings. Incredibly fresh and creative. The manager Lou is a phenomenal chef and has cooked with some of the best chefs from all over the country. Can't wait to go back.

Lisa N.

Charlotte, NC

This place is probably the best Poke place in Charlotte. Chef Chuchen Lou has been so nice everytime I've been in there and has such an interesting background. I made my own poke bowl and it was delicious. All ingredients were very fresh and they have an amazing Poke sauce. My fiance got the umami bowl and really loved this preset menu item. We also go the shishito peppers and they were perfect. I haven't really had these before and they were grilled and we're sweet with a little spice. They came with ponzu that perfectly balanced them out. I highly recommend this place for the fresh amazing poke and a good eat!

Virginia R.

Charlotte, NC