Umi Falafel, Dame Street

Umi Falafel
13 Dame Street, Dublin 2

Umi is probably one of Dublin’s top spots for falafel. It’s bloody delicious and you can get a great lunch here for a decent price. It can get quite busy at lunchtime but the atmosphere is generally quite laid-back.


What has it got?

Seating:  The round tables come with moveable stools (no arm rests) and they have booths with fixed benches (no arm or back rests). The tables are a really good height for a wheelchair so you can sit comfortably here.

Doors:  The doors are wide and easy to open.

Ground:  Tiled floor.

Stairs: The front entrance is all flat but there are two steps at the back door.

Bathrooms: Their bathroom is massive here and will easily fit a wheelchair of any size. However, they don’t have any bars or handrails.

Spaciousness: They way that the tables are laid out means that a wheelchair can fit through. ‘Tis quite nifty actually.

Helpfulness of Staff: The staff are super sound here and will help you with a table that suits.

Parking: The closest wheelchair parking spots can be found at Cork Hill, Dame Court and Drury Street.


Rating: 9.5/10
Why did it lose points? Umi lost half a point simply because they don’t have any handrails in the bathroom. Otherwise, this place is very easy to get in and out of.

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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