Umami Café


The Umami Café provides a place for you to relax and refresh while at the Garden. Here, you will experience the pairing of world-class Japanese tea with traditional gracious, attentive service, and delicious edible delights.

With a design reminiscent of Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera temple, the Umami Café floats over the hillside and provides views of the area’s natural beauty. Tea is provided by the Tokyo-based Jugetsudo tea company, while light snacks come from our partnership with Japanese food company, Ajinomoto as well as several local Japanese confectioneries.


  • Umami Café is open from 9:30am – 4pm


  • Reservations are required for the Umami Café via OpenTable.
  • Reservations can be made up to 10 days in advance. 
  • Garden admission or member reservation is required to visit the Umami Café. We recommend reserving your admissions time to be earlier than the Café reservation, to ensure you are able to enter the Garden and make it to your booking on time. 

You may have noticed that we’ve been extra busy as we are operating at half our seating capacity and are short staffed. We thank you for your patience as we navigate our re-opening and hope to continue to increase our capacity to be able to welcome everyone in the coming weeks. 


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