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Umami Burger

Umami Burger

Burger Joint$$$$
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
  • Anastasia G.
    "Get the truffle burger, medium rare, & a glass of the Tempranillo."(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)
247 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • tater tots
  • tempura onion rings
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 +++
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • Adel A.
    Adel AlSNovember 10, 2015
    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
  • 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.
  • J.D.
    J.D.December 24, 2012
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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*
  • Abdulraman A.
    Abdulraman AlmuhtebMarch 15, 2013
    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 !
  • 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.
  • 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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 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!)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 👌
    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
  • 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! ;)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Pontus A.
    Pontus AlexanderSeptember 28, 2014
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Liana M.
    Liana M.October 5, 2014
    Restrooms are located in the dead strip mall. Exit through the glass doors at the back left of restaurant to get there.
  • Essa S.
    Essa SharafMarch 12, 2014
    #1 burger place. Go for the truffle burger believe me you won't regret it!
  • 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.
  • Pontus A.
    The truffle burger is in my opinion the signature Umami burger. An ordinary burger with an extraordinary taste.
  • John C.
    John ChangJanuary 26, 2013
    There's no sign! The entrance is on 5th street near the Fred Segal parking lot. It just says "Fred Segal" on the door.
  • 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 ...
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TNovember 29, 2014
    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.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezAugust 31, 2013
    This place is......weird. Not sure what all the hullabaloo is. Burgers are supposed to be gourmet. No substitutes and small menu.
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 18, 2014
    Tempura onion ring is good. I prefer greenbird burger (turkey) over ahi tuna burger
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RAGESeptember 14, 2011
    They changed the ketchup recipe!! :'-( it's not very good anymore, and it used to be one of my favorite parts of umami...
  • 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!
  • Raymond G.
    Raymond GarciaNovember 3, 2011
    Umami is way over priced, save ur $$$ n go somewhere worth it (stacked,counter,islands,even in n out if ur on a budget)
  • 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!
  • Rafael A.
    Rafael Alvarez VallinaFebruary 16, 2013
    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
    DTELS LAJanuary 7, 2013
    Their "Green Bird" turkey burger is what every turkey burger should be: moist, flavorful and fulfilling Read more
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