Umi Rooftop: A Japanese Culinary Experience With Ocean Views
Discovering the beauty of Playa del Carmen by walking on its white sandy beaches or strolling down 5th Avenue is always a good idea and a great way to enjoy our beloved beach town, but did you know that Playa also has numerous rooftops throughout the city where you can spend the day in a pool or enjoying dinner with gorgeous downtown views and, of course, stunning ocean views? Either by purchasing a Day Pass, where you will only need to pay a minimum consumption to use the facilities during the day, or by reserving a table in the evening at one of the restaurants that offer unique views & ambiance, city lights and an ocean breeze.
Speaking of unique ambiance and ocean views…. We were invited to the launch of Umi, a fabulous rooftop restaurant on the top floor of the Thompson Hotel. Previously known as Catch, Umi is a brand-new concept in our town and we are excited to tell you all about it!
Umi is inspired by Asian cuisine with a Contemporary Tokyo Izakaya kitchen concept led by the Chef Osamufrom Japan. The idea is to share different dishes and appetizers from the menu with your group or significant other, and try as much deliciousness as possible, while enjoying a unique ambiance with live music or a DJ in the evenings. The ocean breeze and views are the cherry on top of the cake!
We usually put a small description below every food photo in our articles, but this time we will let you use your imagination. That way, you can discover the whole menu when you go for the first time ;)
We will definitely be going back to try more of their incredible menu, delightful cocktails & wine list, and of course their tasty desserts! You will be happy to know that the prices are surprisingly reasonable! If you are a local and have guests coming to visit, Umi is a great place to impress them, as it truly has the whole package. Umi Rooftop & Tokyo Cuisine is located on Calle 12 almost corner with 5th avenue.
Andrea was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father. She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for several years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the content creator for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors www.buyplaya.co and the blogs at https://www.buyplaya.co/playalife/