OpenTable announced today that Umi is a winner of OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. The list of winners is derived from more than 5 million reviews
submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states
and the District of Columbia.
“We are very pleased by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” said owner Farshid Arshid. “We are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience at Umi. It is an honor to win alongside other wonderful restaurants in Atlanta and the rest of the country.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “hot spot” category along with a minimum “overall” rating.
"We're thrilled to honor the winners of the 2014 Diners' Choice Awards for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Magnets for fun-seeking foodies, these dining hot spots are the antidote to the ordinary on any night of the week."
With more than 28 years of culinary experience in traditional Japanese and classic French restaurants, Tokyo-born chef and partner Fuyuhiko Ito leads the kitchen at what USA Today calls, “Atlanta’s finest sushi restaurant.” Owned by longtime Atlanta patrons of art and culture, Charlie Hendon of Hendon Properties and Farshid Arshid of Fontanell Management, Umi serves a diverse menu with international influences and progressive approaches to Asian fare.
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 14 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the Company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 675 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.