When you’re this close to the coast, and in a city that’s as creative as Wilmington, it’s easy to find restaurants that take new twists with traditional seafood, and Umaii is no exception. This sushi bar and restaurant which specializes in Thai cuisine has a bold and flavorful menu that features all the sushi and Thai staples, but also serves up more unique creations that can’t be found anywhere else in the Porters Neck area.
Seafood lovers will clearly want to start with the Sushi and Sashimi menu, which features a large selection of raw rolls, cooked rolls, hand rolls, and nice big samplers for a crowd. There are dozens of rolls to choose from, but seafood lovers will want to check out the Crazy Roll, with white tuna, spicy tuna, yellowtail, shrimp, red snapper, crab and avocado, or the ONE roll, which simply has too many ingredients to list. The Thai-centric lunch and dinner menus are equally varied, and feature a delectable selection of traditional appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and specialty dishes like Hawaii Shrimp or crispy red snapper with a spicy chili lemongrass sauce. By combining the best of both worlds, global cuisine and Cape Fear seafood, Umaii takes coastal fare to new and inspired heights.