visited umi nom last night, the outpost of kuma inn in clinton hill. while the service was really super friendly and helpful, and the chef (maybe owner) came out to chat, i think the food was definitely not a destination spot. i am guessing though if you live in clinton hill it would be a nice place to go. the interior is quite nice too though it got mighty loud early on.
also they don't have their liquor license yet so bring your own for now.
as for food, the best thing might have been the "amuse bouce" of fried wontons with cream cheese and crabmeat. not something i would usually eat. we also had the special grilled pork belly that sounded delicious and had a nice sauce but it was too dry. the thai beef salad had the same result. it was fine, nothing special, and sometimes the meat was dry. the only other thing we had was the fried tilapia with a wasabi tobiko aioli. pretty good, but it was basically just fried fish -- hard to go wrong.
last we had the pancit canton with sausage, chicken, egg noodles soy and fish sauce and boy was it fishy. we wanted to try something different and maybe it was authentic but i just am not a big fish sauce person. and we were too stuffed for dessert though the summer fruit soup sounded like it might be good.
i have never been to kuma inn so i cannot compare but sadly at least for now i probably won't be heading back here.