One of the newest dining options at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Umi means “sea” in
Japanese. Sushi, sashimi, nigiri, rolls, oysters on the half shell, seafood platters,
specialty cocktails and so much more. Experience this amazing, interactive restaurant
for yourself today.
- Sunday-Thursday: 5pm-10pm
- Friday-Saturday: 5pm-11pm
- Monday-Thursday: 5pm-11pm
- Friday-Saturday: 3pm-1am
- Sunday: 3pm-11pm
Umi Chef Kiyokuni Ikeda
Kiyokuni Ikeda, a self-taught sushi chef who dropped out of high school to aid his ailing father, has landed the top job at Umi Sushi & Oyster Bar at Pechanga Resort & Casino. After spending nearly 15 years working at prestigious sushi restaurants in Philadelphia such as Zama and Morimoto (of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto fame), Ikeda is happy to call Southern California home.
Though they lived in Tokyo, Chef Ikeda’s parents ran a successful coffee and soba noodle shop in Nagano Prefecture,
Japan, more than two hours away. He helped in the shop occasionally as a child, but he recalls one singular moment when food opened his eyes to another world.