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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."(67 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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  • 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.
  • Joshua V.
    Joshua Van DykSeptember 28, 2016
    Seriously creative burgers! Some of the best and most interesting burgers I have ever had! If you haven't been here yet, I recommend it. Certainly the best burger in Santa Monica.
  • 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 +++
  • Ken K.
    Ken KabukuruSeptember 14, 2016
    The different burger patties are made and prepared with attention to detail with great tasting meat and other options. If you love burgers or even if you don't you can't go wrong here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonSeptember 26, 2016
    Bring napkins, burgers are very drippy. Definitely lives up to its name, the food here has an Umami mushroomy sensation. Nice vibes and service, a somewhat upscale burger chain.
  • 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 :)
  • Alesha U.
    Alesha UFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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 👌
  • Wondering F.
    Wondering FeetNovember 24, 2016
    Always outstanding quality, my favorite is the ahi tuna burger. Their sweet potato fries are amazing!
  • Anastasia G.
    Anastasia GiorgiovaMarch 31, 2013
    Get the truffle burger, medium rare, & a glass of the Tempranillo. You're welcome. ;)
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • Essa S.
    Essa SharafMarch 12, 2014
    #1 burger place. Go for the truffle burger believe me you won't regret it!
  • 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!)
  • Lawrence N.
    Lawrence NiehNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    tater tots are the bomb. service is fast and waiters and watresses are friendly and attentive. ask for kat and get the hatch burger.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 18, 2014
    Tempura onion ring is good. I prefer greenbird burger (turkey) over ahi tuna burger
  • 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.
  • Patty B.
    Patty BautistaNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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*
  • 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
  • Danielle J.
    Danielle JacobsSeptember 3, 2015
    Save the ahi sandwich for The Habit, but you can't beat their burgers! And onion rings!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BesserFebruary 4, 2013
    The truffle burger and the Hatch burger are two of the best burgers in the world. Period.
  • 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.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WeberFebruary 18, 2013
    Earth burger is my favorite veggie burger in the world. Sorry shake shack, five napkin burger etc
  • DTELS LA
    DTELS LAJanuary 7, 2013
    Their "Green Bird" turkey burger is what every turkey burger should be: moist, flavorful and fulfilling Read more
  • Melanie M.
    Melanie MartinJune 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Truffle burger... Everything. Orgasmic! Creaming in my panties and squealing with delight in every bite.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GracianoAugust 20, 2012
    Try the Manly Burger - #manly #burger is so #good #tasty. Make sure to ask for extra #diablo #spacy
  • Christina T.
    Christina TomeJanuary 15, 2011
    Get the Truffle Burger and sides of tempura onion rings w/ sweet potato fries + roasted garlic aioli & Umami ketchup. It's divine!
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PrugpichailersSeptember 9, 2013
    Truffle burger is the way to go. Their skinny fries are also crispy and delicious!
  • DJ R.
    DJ RydeenMay 15, 2015
    Excellent burgers with quality ingredients. Can't go wrong with truffle cheese fries.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlShakerApril 3, 2015
    Best combo: truffle burger, truffle fries and ginger beer. This Umami is way better than the Grove one.
  • Christine D.
    Christine D.August 7, 2014
    Truffle burger, umami burger, thin fries and smushed potatoes are the way to go.
  • Yacine B.
    Yacine BaroudiApril 14, 2013
    Do the original if you haven't yet. The shiitake mushrooms and roasted tomatoes are excellent complements.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DonnellyJune 6, 2016
    The best burger in West LA with Father's Office. I go with the specials and I am always happy.
  • Rafael A.
    Rafael Alvarez VallinaFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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
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