Photo by Jeremy Bitterman
Photo by Bruce Forster


Open during regular Garden hours from 10:00am-4:00pm and member only hours from 9:00am-10:00am.
*Please note: Last seating is 30 minutes before the Garden closes


The Umami Café is a first-come first-served establishment and does not take reservations. Please see our host upon arrival to be seated or added to the wait list. Due to limited seating, the Umami Café can only accommodate parties of 6 or less.




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.