ümami café - 325 So. Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Umami Cafe - Pho Beef Noodles
Braised Short RibsWild Boar Spring Rollsümami café Dining Room

what's ümami?

noun, adjective
1. the fifth primary taste - after sweet, bitter, sour, salt - identified by Asian cooks c. 800 A.D. 2. good taste, deliciousness (Japanese) 3. flavor sensation that triggers a craving response 4. Not Yo' Mamma! or Oooo Mommy!; not a food additive 5. Found only in certain foods but not limited to specific cusines or region. 6. food with 'tude.'


We offer kid-friendly dining! Check out our kids' menu complete with Spaghetti Tacos. Yum!

We sell take home containers of:

  • Evil Jungle Sauce
  • Ragin' Cajun Sauce
  • Coconut Lime Soup
  • Mac n Cheese
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Salad Dressings
  • and more!

Best of Westchester


Best of Westchester:
Best Mac and Cheese 2003
Best Mac and Cheese 2004

Best of Westchester - Readers' Picks:
Best Fusion Restaurant 2003
Best Cheap Eats 2004
Best Bargain Dining 2010


HOURS: Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday, 5pm-10pm

Legs and ThighsDo you like dark meat and have an iPad or Mac? Check out our new cook book "Legs & Thighs, Come to the Dark Meat" – 25 great restaurant recipes for the home cook for dark meat lovers.

wilbur puppy

After losing two dear, 15 and 13 1/2 year old Bassett Hounds almost exactly 6 months apart, our home was strangely still and silent.

At the North Shore Animal Shelter in Long Island, we were screened by and accepted as an adoptive family for Wilbur a "Schnoodle" mix of standard schnauzer and standard poodle. Apparently he was a "latchkey" pup and received little or no formal training in his former home. Hence, despite his adorable looks, he was offered for adoption, we have begun to realize why.

We are still reeling from the shock after 3 weeks. After years of the sleepy, lethargic pace of two elderly Bassetts, nothing could have prepared us for the puppy play, mischief and manic energy of this dog. We are dumbfounded. We are too old for this… He has been shortlisted into obedience training school, gets an hour per day at the dog park, and has chewed through everything he can get his little jaws on. Details to follow as we try to turn this charming little terror into a companionable household pet.

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