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Umami Burger

Umami Burger

Burger Joint · West Los Angeles
500 Broadway (at 5th St.), Santa Monica, CA 90401, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 692 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Sulaiman A.
    "Truffle burger was one of the best burgers I tried in California."(60 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)
    Danny T.
    "Try the truffle burger and the tempura onion rings :)"(7 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • french fries
  • tater tots
  • tempura onion rings
  • cheese tots
  • lively
  • casual
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
  • off-menu items
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • beet salad
  • ice cream sandwiches
  • oxtail
  • great value
  • hot tubs
  • rooftop
  • Norman E.

    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.

    Norman Ellis · October 23, 2014
  • عُمر

    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.

    عُمر · June 2, 2014
  • Alesha U.

    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.

    Alesha U · February 9, 2011
  • Holly W.

    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.

    Holly W. · June 27, 2013
  • Jakey A.

    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 +++

    Jakey A. · June 28, 2013
  • Shawn H.

    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.

    Shawn Hermes · November 16, 2011
  • Tony X.

    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!!!

    Tony Xerray · October 28, 2013
  • Emily C.

    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.

    Emily Carsch · June 11, 2010
  • Eelain S.

    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.

    Eelain Steketee · September 14, 2011
  • Robert R.

    ...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

    Robert Rowe · August 21, 2010
  • Elsa H.

    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 :)

    Elsa H · June 8, 2012
  • Adel A.

    Fancy pictures , bun and patties ; yes but horrible taste. Even the ketchup tastes horribly. We didn't finish our meals as i was going to throw up literally. The sauce they're are using is weird

    Adel AlS · November 10, 2015
  • Abdullah A.

    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.

    Abdullah Alhassoun · August 10, 2015
  • J.D.

    Skip this location. Service was slow, ambiance is too loud inside and the front door was unbearably squeaky. They said corporate was stalling on fixing it. Hollywood location is the best.

    J.D. · December 24, 2012
  • Brian S.

    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!

    Brian Strauss · October 18, 2014
  • Patty B.

    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*

    Patty Bautista · November 5, 2010
  • Abdulraman A.

    I don't recommend the smushed potatoes as a side. Also, the earth burger wasn't good because it cannot cook as well done meet. Try " Vanilla Creme " as your drink !

    Abdulraman Almuhteb · March 15, 2013
  • Chad!

    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!)

    Chad! · October 15, 2011
  • Leigh

    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.

    Leigh · April 18, 2010
  • Onur A.

    Truffle Burger was amazing with italian truffle cheese and a truffle glaze. Thin Fries add Aioli sauce. You can try homemade ketchup.

    Onur Avcı · November 28, 2014
  • Lemont P.

    Had a beautiful bike ride on one of the last Luvly summer days from Santa Monica Pier to Playa del Rey beach & back about to throw down can U say Umami Burger #ELFitness #GODISGOOD ;-)

    Lemont Pedley · September 5, 2014
  • 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!)

    LuisAlfredo Zambrano · July 6, 2014
  • Jamie S.

    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.

    Jamie Scanlon · February 20, 2011
  • Geoffrey F.

    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

    Geoffrey Fuller · July 21, 2010
  • Hui-ern N.

    THERE ARE TRUFFLE BURGERS AND FRIES HERE. but I had the manly burger. The patty is simply amazing 👌

    Hui-ern Ng · January 4, 2015

    Small but delicious selection of veggie side dishes and salads including Brussels sprouts, beet salad, and a yummy macaroni salad! Read more

    DTELS LA · January 7, 2013
  • Michael A.

    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! ;)

    Michael Armijo · January 15, 2011
  • Tonio B.

    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.

    Tonio Baquiran · August 15, 2011
  • Lawrence N.

    tater tots are the bomb. service is fast and waiters and watresses are friendly and attentive. ask for kat and get the hatch burger.

    Lawrence Nieh · November 10, 2011
  • Jamil T.

    Sides are the hidden treasure. Beet salad, house made pickle platter... Particularly good for cutting thru the umami richness. Oh baby!

    Jamil Toure · February 1, 2012
  • Christina C.

    Get the Truffle Burger and sides of tempura onion rings w/ sweet potato fries + roasted garlic aioli & Umami ketchup. It's divine!

    Christina Chen · January 15, 2011
  • Pontus A.

    Don't be deterred by the shut down demeanor of the address. The entrance is actually on 5th Street across Fred Segal parking lot 300 ft. away.

    Pontus Alexander · September 28, 2014
  • Buttercup D.

    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!

    Buttercup D · August 4, 2010
  • Jaclyn O.

    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.

    Jaclyn Ortiz · February 21, 2014
  • Liana M.

    Restrooms are located in the dead strip mall. Exit through the glass doors at the back left of restaurant to get there.

    Liana M. · October 5, 2014
  • Essa S.

    #1 burger place. Go for the truffle burger believe me you won't regret it!

    Essa Sharaf · March 12, 2014
  • Julie T.

    Hatch burger, tots, ice cream sandwich :). Laura the waitress was attentive & friendly as well. Hour-Drive was worth it.

    Julie T · March 29, 2011
  • Giancarlo S.

    If you want to try something different, get the Trattoria Burger. Pretty good. A little better than truffle burger.

    Giancarlo S. · October 2, 2011
  • John C.

    There's no sign! The entrance is on 5th street near the Fred Segal parking lot. It just says "Fred Segal" on the door.

    John Chang · January 26, 2013
  • Rafael A.

    Don't go for the truffle burger. It's so good you'll. never want to get anything else, and you'll miss out on all the other stuff

    Rafael Alvarez Vallina · February 16, 2013
  • Bill K.

    Hard to find a bad burger here, but the Hatch and Truffle are dangerously delicious. Get a side of cheesy tots ...

    Bill K · October 15, 2010
  • Melissa T.

    They forgot our order, and made it to go. When we asked for our food they brought out soggy, cold good sporadically. It was terrible.

    Melissa T · November 29, 2014
  • Numwan W.

    Tempura onion ring is good. I prefer greenbird burger (turkey) over ahi tuna burger

    Numwan Wannie · August 18, 2014
  • Raymond G.

    Umami is way over priced, save ur $$$ n go somewhere worth it (stacked,counter,islands,even in n out if ur on a budget)

    Raymond Garcia · November 3, 2011
  • Justin M.

    really good! the food is delicious! a little heavy on the grease (especially the onion rings), but still good!

    Justin Madriaga · May 7, 2010
  • Jennifer W.

    Hatch burger and sweet potato fries!!! Yummy! Also, ask for the tater tots.... they're not on the menu.

    Jennifer Welsh · May 29, 2012
  • Jamie R.

    They changed the ketchup recipe!! :'-( it's not very good anymore, and it used to be one of my favorite parts of umami...

    Jamie RAGE · September 14, 2011
  • Jon S.

    This place is......weird. Not sure what all the hullabaloo is. Burgers are supposed to be gourmet. No substitutes and small menu.

    Jon Sanchez · August 31, 2013
  • Neha M.

    Best veggie burger!! Get the Earth Burger combo with iced green tea and you will be in heaven!

    Neha M. · January 18, 2013

    Their "Green Bird" turkey burger is what every turkey burger should be: moist, flavorful and fulfilling Read more

    DTELS LA · January 7, 2013

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