The Umami Café / Photo by Bruce Forster

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

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.