ü•ma•mi (oo-ma-me) 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 cuisines or region. 6. food with ‘tude.”
Every culture has its own idea of comfort food. At Umami Cafe in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, our mission is simple: To serve up a joyful blending of multi-cultural home cooking, with an abundance of umami in every dish. These are taste sensations without borders.
We make everything from scratch out of fresh ingredients, utilizing authentic techniques, deeply rooted in tradition. Whether you’re in the mood for Asian-fusion, Mexican, Eastern European or new America, everyone will find something on the menu they crave. Can’t decide? Try our appetizers and small plates—and Umami Cafe will take you on a flavor journey around the globe!
We’re casual, kid-friendly, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, too. You’ll soon see why it’s a local favorite. It’s the kind of classic, soulful food — cooked from the heart — that you yearn to come home to.