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Umami Burger

Umami Burger

Burger Joint$$$$
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
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  • Sulaiman A.
    "Truffle burger was one of the best burgers I tried in California."(62 Tips)
    Eric G.
    "Try the Manly Burger - #manly #burger is so #good #tasty."(19 Tips)
    Sigalle B.
    "Hatch Burger was by far the best burger I have ever had."(10 Tips)
    Elsa H.
    "Also the Smushed Potato with Garlic Aoili is amazing."(7 Tips)
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  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisOctober 23, 2014
    While the Umami burger is tasty it's not the best I've ever had. I did enjoy it though. I might have enjoyed the truffled fries more. Finish your meal with a cakewich. They're like gourmet Ring Dings.
  • عُمر
    عُمرJune 2, 2014
    Best burger in town. Try truffle burger is amazing, phenomenal, and delicious. Their meats are very tasty(guarantee). Service is 8 out of 10. Price is above average.
  • Jakey A.
    Jakey A.June 28, 2013
    Santa Monica Burger (Ox Tail) was pretty good! Ask waiter for their top 3 favorite sauces and dip the burger in it. The jalapeño and garlic aioli sauce +++
  • Alesha U.
    Alesha UFebruary 9, 2011
    Eat the ketchup. Load it on each fry. Then ask for more. Also try the Earth Burger. Went here for the first time last night. DELICIOUS. Ps umami burger, if you see this, please sell me your ketchup.
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HermesNovember 16, 2011
    Try the Triple Pork Burger (with ground pork, chorizo and bacon with manchego cheese & pimento aioli). And the sweet potato fries...and tempura onion rings are good too. The only bad is the price.
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlhassounAugust 10, 2015
    Hey there, I am at Umami Burger for the second time that is mean I love it and by I love it I mean I am a fan of it. I recommend to you to try Manly Burger which is the best.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 18, 2014
    First time here. Got the Original. Very good. Unique flavors. Meal was made very special as we were sat next to Robert Downy Jr and his kid. He had the Manly Burger. Now I know what to get next time!
  • Holly W.
    Holly W.June 27, 2013
    The truffle fries are awesome. I didn't really like the Umami Burger but the Manly Burger was pretty tasty. If you haven't been to Umami Burger, it may seem kind of hidden so look for Fred Segal.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CarschJune 11, 2010
    The socal burger is delicious. Really juicy! Most importantly, the burgers aren't that big so be sure to grab a side. Secret item: Cheesy tater tots aren't on the menu, but are pretty good.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweAugust 21, 2010
    ...enjoy a juicy Truffle Burger (with italian truffle cheese and a truffle glaze) with Thin Fries (add Aioli sauce) on the side! Drink a Hefe Weizenbier as well... Good Times! Read more
  • Elsa H.
    Elsa HJune 8, 2012
    The Umami Burger was the best decision I've ever made. Also the Smushed Potato with Garlic Aoili is amazing. Try the Umami ketchup sauce - tastes like barbeque tomato, yum :)
  • Lemont P.
    Lemont PedleySeptember 5, 2014
    Had a beautiful bike ride on one of the last Luvly summer days from Santa Monica Pier to Playa del Rey beach & back ...now about to throw down can U say Umami Burger #ELFitness #GODISGOOD ;-)
  • LuisAlfredo Z.
    Truffle burger, Smother 'em fries... Who am I kidding? Go wild with whatever you want... Bring it on! You can't go wrong here... Enjoy!! (did I mention they have Duvel beer? Fuck yeah!)
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayOctober 28, 2013
    I unfortunately had a Truffle Burger that was overcooked when asked for medium rare. The burger itself is full of flavor but you need to get the right temperature. Smushed potatoes are a must!!!
  • Onur A.
    Onur AvcıNovember 28, 2014
    Truffle Burger was amazing with italian truffle cheese and a truffle glaze. Thin Fries add Aioli sauce. You can try homemade ketchup.
  • Hui-ern N.
    Hui-ern NgJanuary 4, 2015
    THERE ARE TRUFFLE BURGERS AND FRIES HERE. but I had the manly burger. The patty is simply amazing 👌
  • Patty B.
    Patty BautistaNovember 5, 2010
    Truffle burger highly recommended; great veggie burger, too! For dessert, try Milk's Salted Caramel ice cream sandwich ... or any of the ice cream sandwiches. *yummy*
  • Chad!
    Chad!October 15, 2011
    The turkey burger left a little to be desired, but every other burger was amazing! Ask the waiter for cheese-filled tater-tots (not on the menu!)
  • DTELS LA
    DTELS LAJanuary 7, 2013
    Small but delicious selection of veggie side dishes and salads including Brussels sprouts, beet salad, and a yummy macaroni salad! Read more
  • Geoffrey F.
    Geoffrey FullerJuly 21, 2010
    The Manly Burger is a must try, for both genders. Doesn't get much better than a burger topped with smoked salt onion strings and bacon lardons. Read more
  • Essa S.
    Essa SharafMarch 12, 2014
    #1 burger place. Go for the truffle burger believe me you won't regret it!
  • Tonio B.
    Tonio BaquiranAugust 15, 2011
    Manly Burger w/Bacon Lardons is the business. Get a side of Smushed Potatoes w/peppered butter, and a Hoegaarden and have a great day.
  • Lawrence N.
    Lawrence NiehNovember 10, 2011
    tater tots are the bomb. service is fast and waiters and watresses are friendly and attentive. ask for kat and get the hatch burger.
  • Leigh
    LeighApril 18, 2010
    even the vegetarian option of a mushroom and edamame patty was pretty spectacular with the soy and truffle aioli. top notch, can't wait to get go back.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie ScanlonFebruary 20, 2011
    Beer selection is really good but bar tenders don't know enough about beer to help you with your selection. I suggest ordering the Deadlift IPA.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeSeptember 14, 2011
    a burger is a burger is a burger. dress it up, dress it down. it's still a burger. yea, the beef is higher quality here but adding fancy fixin's doesn't make this any better than In-N-Out.
  • Jamil T.
    Jamil ToureFebruary 1, 2012
    Sides are the hidden treasure. Beet salad, house made pickle platter... Particularly good for cutting thru the umami richness. Oh baby!
  • Jaclyn O.
    Jaclyn OrtizFebruary 21, 2014
    This place is home to the best burger I've ever eaten. I'm so happy I moved to California so that divine truffle burger can be in my mouth more often.
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DAugust 4, 2010
    If you're ever there when they have the shrimp burger as a special, order it!! Of course, you need to like shrimp! It's delicious!
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChenJanuary 15, 2011
    Get the Truffle Burger and sides of tempura onion rings w/ sweet potato fries + roasted garlic aioli & Umami ketchup. It's divine!
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JacobsSeptember 3, 2015
    Save the ahi sandwich for The Habit, but you can't beat their burgers! And onion rings!
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 18, 2014
    Tempura onion ring is good. I prefer greenbird burger (turkey) over ahi tuna burger
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.October 2, 2011
    If you want to try something different, get the Trattoria Burger. Pretty good. A little better than truffle burger.
  • Andreas S.
    Andreas SecklerOctober 8, 2012
    If I say I want to add avocado on my burger, I want avocado on my burger! I don't care what the Umami seasoning gods have to say about that :D
  • Julie T.
    Julie TMarch 29, 2011
    Hatch burger, tots, ice cream sandwich :). Laura the waitress was attentive & friendly as well. Hour-Drive was worth it.
  • Michael A.
    Michael ArmijoJanuary 15, 2011
    The service is blah ~ Pricey. Truffle burger was YUM but if in West Hollywood on La Brea CAFE MIDI has Edward's Burger that's far superior! ;)
  • Neha M.
    Neha M.January 18, 2013
    Best veggie burger!! Get the Earth Burger combo with iced green tea and you will be in heaven!
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MartinJune 30, 2015
    Truffle burger... Everything. Orgasmic! Creaming in my panties and squealing with delight in every bite.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlShakerApril 3, 2015
    Best combo: truffle burger, truffle fries and ginger beer. This Umami is way better than the Grove one.
  • DJ R.
    DJ RydeenMay 15, 2015
    Excellent burgers with quality ingredients. Can't go wrong with truffle cheese fries.
  • Pontus A.
    The truffle burger is in my opinion the signature Umami burger. An ordinary burger with an extraordinary taste.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BesserFebruary 4, 2013
    The truffle burger and the Hatch burger are two of the best burgers in the world. Period.
  • Chris D.
    The best burger in West LA with Father's Office. I go with the specials and I am always happy.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MadriagaMay 7, 2010
    really good! the food is delicious! a little heavy on the grease (especially the onion rings), but still good!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WeberFebruary 18, 2013
    Earth burger is my favorite veggie burger in the world. Sorry shake shack, five napkin burger etc
  • Christine D.
    Christine D.August 7, 2014
    Truffle burger, umami burger, thin fries and smushed potatoes are the way to go.
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WelshMay 29, 2012
    Hatch burger and sweet potato fries!!! Yummy! Also, ask for the tater tots.... they're not on the menu.
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PrugpichailersSeptember 9, 2013
    Truffle burger is the way to go. Their skinny fries are also crispy and delicious!
  • Bill K.
    Bill KOctober 15, 2010
    Hard to find a bad burger here, but the Hatch and Truffle are dangerously delicious. Get a side of cheesy tots ...
  • Eric G.
    Eric GracianoAugust 20, 2012
    Try the Manly Burger - #manly #burger is so #good #tasty. Make sure to ask for extra #diablo #spacy
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