The Umami Café / Photo by Bruce Forster

Due to construction, the Umami Café is temporarily closed for repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Come engage all five senses while finding the spirit of Japanese culture.

Umami Café Tea Sets / Photo by Bruce Forster

Umami Café Hours

Open during regular Garden hours and Member hours.
Please note: Last seating is 30 minutes before the Garden closes

Member Discount

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Members can enjoy 10% off at the Umami Café during Member Hours from 8-10am Tuesday-Sunday.

Umami Café Menu


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.