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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fantastic dinner!
1. Fantastic dinner!
"the experience an absolute dream!"
katmc19
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2. Best suhi
2. Best suhi
"absolute best sushi and seafood I’ve eaten across my world travels"
connorstrauch
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3. An incredible evening!
3. An incredible evening!
"Creative and visually pleasing. We will be returning for sure."
JullieC
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About
Un tributo a la pesca sostenible En Japón, el Ukai es un método de pesca tradicional que se ha utilizado durante siglos. En Tulum, este mostrador de sushi contemporáneo se distingue por su compromiso total con la pesca sostenible y otras prácticas; un tributo a los mares. A Tribute to Sustainable Fishing In Japan, Ukai is a traditional fishing method that has been used for centuries. In Tulum, this contemporary sushi counter distinguishes itself by fully committing to sustainable fishing and other practices; a tribute to the seas.
PRICE RANGE
$81 - $114
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Japanese sweets parlour, Japanese Fusion, Seafood, Asian, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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All reviews sushi edamame truffle fatty tuna hand rolls omakase cheesecake nigiris fresh fish our waiter chef diego conrad hilton would eat here again sat at the bar an amazing job amazing meal great service and food
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best sushi! Rogelio was the best waiter and helped us navigate the menu to our liking! Don’t skip out on the fried rice either! 10/10

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

This sushi spot is perfect. The menu is well crafted and our service from Oscar and Omar was 5 star! We enjoyed every bite of this meal and tried new things. Thank you for the amazing meal! If you're in Tulum, definitely make time to...dine here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2024

DEAR LoveTravel0316 It's fantastic to hear you had such a wonderful dining experience! Oscar and Omar clearly made a great impression with their service, and it's always exciting to hear that guests enjoyed exploring new dishes. Thanks for sharing your recommendation for others visiting Tulum!...More

Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

Really great service from Daniel and our really nice sushi chef. It smells good when you walk in and great design- definitely high end. Expensive but high quality. The spicy tuna roll had a big piece of good tuna in it and wasn’t just chopped...up.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

Our server Rogelio was absolutely incredible tonight and we had the best time. The food is outstanding and make sure you finish off with the matcha cheesecake!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Ukai was an amazing dinner experience! Special shout out to Daniel for making a delicious meal even better with his excellent service. Don’t miss out on this gem!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

DEAR Voyage39761567696 We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing dinner experience at Ukai! Thank you for your kind words and for recognizing Daniel's excellent service. We're proud to offer delicious meals and top-notch service to our guests, and we're delighted that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 17 March 2024

Staff were very welcoming on first entrance, and I chose to sit at the sushi bar as I was dining solo. My waiter, Daniel, introduced himself once I sat down. I ordered a variety of the dishes, and also received an amuse bouche from the...chef. Flavours were all very lovely, sushi rice was perfect and it’s some of the best sushi I’ve had in a while. The tempura prawns were a big portion, but not as light as I would have expected. They did still taste very fresh and I enjoyed it. I had the matcha cheesecake dessert which was delicious, share between two if you don’t want anything too heavy.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2024

DEAR Kwyc22 It's wonderful to know that you had a pleasant dining experience with us! We are glad that the staff made him feel welcome and that he enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar for his solo dining experience. Daniel seems like a fantastic waiter...More

Reviewed 15 January 2024

So good we went back the next night - truffle edamame was beyond delicious! Chefs super friendly and entertaining. Lovely serviceMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR rsR4064VU We are happy to know that you enjoyed your experience so much that you decided to return the next day. It's great to know that you found the edamame truffle beyond delicious. We will pass on your praise to the chefs for being...More

Reviewed 25 December 2023

Oscar was amazing and the food was absolutely amazing. I would come back in a heartbeat. Recommend to everyoneMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR Meander756190 We are glad to hear that you enjoyed an amazing dinner and that Oscar was amazing in providing exceptional service. We are also pleased that the food was absolutely amazing. We recommend your enthusiasm to everyone and look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 23 December 2023

Such an amazing experience! The food is so fresh and the servers are the best of the best (thank you Oscar)! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR jadac296 We greatly appreciate your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that your experience was so amazing and that you enjoyed our fresh food and exceptional service, especially thanks to Oscar. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Food was delicious! The service was fantastic and the sushi chef really takes his time to prepare the dishes right in front of you. The tuna tostadas is amazing.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR 255danaw We are glad to know that you enjoyed our delicious food and that the service was fantastic. We are especially pleased that the sushi chef took the time to prepare the dishes right in front of you. The recommendation of tuna toast fills...More

Reviewed 18 December 2023

Great food! I’m vegetarian and got the veggie tempura and miso soup and edamame and loved it all! Oscar and the candy chef were amazing! Will come againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024
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DEAR 565stellaw Gracias por tus amables palabras! Nos alegra saber que disfrutaste de nuestra deliciosa comida vegetariana, incluyendo el veggie...More

Reviewed 11 December 2023

The perfect date night spot! Me and my boyfriend went and had the best sushi rolls, miso soup, sashimi .. and can’t forget the service! Oscar was our server and he was so attentive and made sure we were happy every step of the way....10/10 experience!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR Sightsee696820 Thanks for your compliments! We are happy to know that you had the best dinner at our restaurant and that you enjoyed the sushi rolls, miso soup, sashimi, and of course, the service! We will pass on your kind words to Oscar for...More

Reviewed 10 December 2023

Oscar was a wonderful server. Very knowledgeable and patient with all our questions. The food was delicious and the staff went far and beyond to make the evening a lovely experience. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR bski_11 Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We are glad to know that you had a lovely experience at our restaurant and that Oscar was a wonderful server, being knowledgeable and patient with all of his questions. We will pass on your...More

Reviewed 9 December 2023

Oscar was a fantastic server. He recommended the two special rolls and matcha cheesecake dessert, which were some of the best things we ate on our entire trip. He even brought us some Prosecco when he heard we were recently married! There are only a...few seats, so if you have a reservation, the atmosphere is great, never overwhelming. All the food was great. My wife, who is normally weirded out by soft shell crab, was raving about the soft shell crab tempura. This place comes highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR jonathanhT7137lB Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your positive experience! We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food and service, especially Oscar's recommendations, such as the two special rolls and the matcha cheesecake dessert. It's wonderful to know that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

From the amuse bouche to the dessert, this restaurant did not disappoint. The ramen was excellent and flavorful. The vibe is laid back and intimate. We love the limited number of seats. This allowed us to have a pleasant conversation without the cacophonous background. I...highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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David Gonzalez, Owner at Ukai, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

DEAR Romel C Thank you for your kind words and for recommending our restaurant! We are happy to know that you enjoyed every detail of your experience, from the excellent and tasty ramen to the intimate and relaxed atmosphere. We strive to provide a welcoming...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5