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Umami Burger

Umami Burger

Burger Joint$$$$
Studio City, Studio City
  • Jasmine V.
    "Truffle burger and manly fries are incredibly delicious!"(22 Tips)
    Lane P.
    "Get the Truffle Burger and Cheesy Tots."(5 Tips)
    Erin C.
    "Truffle fries, fried cookies, truffle burger"(4 Tips)
    Brendan R.
    "The Manly Burger is what you want.The fries are awesome!"(3 Tips)
108 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • cheese tots
  • beet salad
  • off-menu items
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  • Food B.
    Food Bee 🐝 مطاعمOctober 21, 2016
    Truffle burger & fries are a must try here: Everything about Umami burger is perfect. The portions, the options and the quality!
  • Emerald T.
    Emerald TriangleMarch 3, 2012
    So we are partial to the original Umami on La Brea (AVOID THE HOLLYWOOD ONE IT IS AWFUL TRUST)the Studio City location is just as great, if not better chefs. get the manly burger, sweet potato fries
  • maddot13
    maddot13May 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    everything is good, but my fave is the TRUFFLE BURGER & TRUFFLE CHEESE FRIES. you HAVE HAVE HAVE to try it before you die. best waiters: WARREN [red head] & LEO [LEVON]. true, management isn't great.
  • Phaedra D.
    Phaedra D.December 17, 2012
    Unique burgers. Truffle burger was great! Not enough burger for the $. If you're not a sociable person this place isn't for you because you're guaranteed to rub against the neighboring table.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 4, 2011
    LA Weekly"The burgers are compact beasts nestled into hand-size, gently toasted buns. The crust of the meat is crisp, sweet, well-browned... ...It was a good hamburger." - Jonathan Gold Read more
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyMarch 24, 2015
    The best burger of my entire life. Get the Truffle Burger and Cheesy Tots.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJune 17, 2011
    "The burgers are compact beasts nestled into hand-size, gently toasted buns. The crust of the meat is crisp, sweet, well-browned... ...It was a good hamburger." - Jonathan Gold Read more
  • Emerald T.
    Emerald TriangleMarch 3, 2012
    get the Manly burger medium well, use the G pen or Omicron before you eat. Fries not necessary, get a Mexican Coca-Cola (real sugar cane)
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PressmanOctober 11, 2011
    Umami Burger, YUUUUM, the signature burger is my fave and the beet salad! plus their lycee & gin cocktail is pretty spectacular too!
  • Douglas B.
    Douglas B.February 20, 2013
    Truffle Burger and the Cheesy Tots are the way to go for your intro to this King of Burger Joint!
  • Shaunt B.
    Shaunt BerberianApril 7, 2011
    You gotta try the Diablo Burger. It's not on the menu, but it's fan-freakin-tastic! I don't like blue cheese but I love this burger!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferMay 12, 2015
    I could eat the cheesy tots all day. Sit at the bar if you want to avoid the claustrophobic booths.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LindroosNovember 14, 2014
    The fried pickles are served as spears, not as chips. Tart, hot and juicy but only the barest coating of batter. Different from other fried pickles I've seen.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 21, 2014
    The Manly Burger is what you want.The fries are awesome! Get the garlic aioli on the side.
  • Roxy G.
    Roxy G.October 4, 2011
    The truffle burger totally blew my mind! I dare say, best burger I've ever had! Meat is fresh, never frozen. delish!
  • Sophia
    SophiaFebruary 24, 2013
    One of the brunette waitresses here had the manners of a boar. But the African-American waitress was amicable and diligent with her customers! Woot.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KanFebruary 29, 2012
    This was my third trip here. The food here is incredible. I've always had a great time so far.
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DuncanApril 19, 2012
    The restaurant space is tiny, but the service is great. Ask for Nick as your server, he was awesome!
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OkopnyiMay 19, 2012
    Come back each time and have a different burger. Try them all. Jesus said that in the 22nd commandment.. Or something..
  • Steve R.
    Steve RudeApril 2, 2013
    Protip: get the burgers with the n's instead of the traditional umami u; much better burgers.
  • Dinah O.
    Dinah OApril 19, 2012
    One of the best veggie burgers I've ever had! The pickle plate is also awesome :)
  • Zoe A.
    Zoe AlexanderJuly 18, 2011
    Ask to order off of The Secret Menu they have yummy specials they don't advertise like their Ahi-Tuna Burger.
  • Bob G.
    Bob GentryMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food but the place is not set up for being able to have a normal conversion without having to scream. The food still brings me back.
  • CarolMcG M.
    CarolMcG McGovMay 4, 2012
    the burger was heaven but didn't like the sweet potato fries with sugar on them...prefer the ones "down the street" but will go back for the burger.... yummmm
  • Michael V.
    Michael VillarMarch 10, 2011
    Our bartender Michelle was awesome! But I felt like the burger was way to small for the price. And like all Umami's I hate the way they give you their sauces. Here's a drop of ketchup, you want more
  • Annie D.
    Annie D.June 25, 2013
    Truffle cheese fries.. blech! Sounded good in my head. Wish they had fries with Parmesan cheese and truffle oil instead.
  • Ana Therese L.
    Ana Therese LopezMarch 13, 2011
    The Umami burger & Onion rings are d bomb! However, their service is unorganized. Get there super early to get seated.
  • Ingrid
    IngridSeptember 24, 2014
    Tasty burgers and drinks!! Moscow mule is nice and refreshing.
  • Kelsi C.
    Kelsi CullimoreOctober 24, 2011
    Chelsea here was the best server we ever had!!!! And the truffle burger is great
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GuskinJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect size, perfect flavor. Can get a tad noisy now and again.
  • Allen Y.
    Allen YuNovember 6, 2012
    Truffle burger. Truffle cheese fries. Creamsicle (an adult soda).
  • Alex M.
    Alex MarieNovember 30, 2013
    Marble counters, chandeliers, chic red chairs. Trendy layout and decor
  • Scott T.
    Scott ToroApril 17, 2011
    Went the first week they were open. Service a bit slow and confused but great food esp the onion rings. Got food to go but they have no takeout counter. You have to wait on stools at counter.
  • estel m.
    estel murrayJanuary 23, 2014
    The food is amazing. Definitely worth the long wait in line.
  • Alexis H.
    Alexis HureyMarch 8, 2013
    Get your burger with a lettuce bun!
  • Maddie C.
    Maddie ColemanDecember 16, 2012
    The truffle cheese fries should be mandatory.
  • Jasmine V.
    Jasmine VazquezJuly 29, 2013
    Truffle burger and manly fries are incredibly delicious!
  • Annie D.
    Annie D.June 25, 2013
    Stuart sucks! He told me to get the tuna burger which was salty. texture of the tuna was so odd. It was ground up tuna but it felt like meat. I expected a tuna steak or filet in my burger. Not cool
  • JR J.
    JR JOctober 12, 2011
    Not on the menu, but ask for the cheesy tots! Prepare to have your mind blown.
  • Matt N.
    Matt NazarMarch 25, 2012
    Always ask "what are your specials today" the best things here are not on the menu...
  • Alexandra C.
    Alexandra CrandallApril 3, 2011
    Not the place if you like your space! Yes, i mean touching elbows and sides with randoms. Sweet potato fries are a must though! Nom nom
  • Werner C.
    Werner C.May 1, 2011
    Be prepared to wear a sign on your head that says " YES, I AM A CUSTOMER AND YES, I AM HERE TO EAT!" or else the employees will look at you like you're a fucking bear until you ask to be seated.
  • Chef Rawk (.
    Chef Rawk (Krissy)January 28, 2013
    Eh. A burger. On a brioche bun. With some "once" interesting ingredients. I'm not impressed. Sweet potato fries didn't need the extra sugar added. Decor is rad. Food is eh.
  • Anna M.
    Anna MariaAugust 7, 2014
    The burgers and cheese fries are excellent!
  • Linda H.
    Linda HammondsDecember 24, 2011
    Definitely try the Truffle Burger and Fago creme soda.
  • Hemang
    HemangAugust 22, 2011
    Great variety. Great service. Great venue. Enjoy your carbs!!
  • Devyn D.
    Devyn DeLoeraApril 5, 2015
  • kira p.
    kira pJanuary 3, 2012
    Sit st the bar, ckose to the cooks. That's where you'll get the best service ;)
  • Miss M.
    Miss MekahFebruary 14, 2013
    It's my 1st visit & the staff is already sub-par... Hopefully the burger will be better than the service.
  • Shay's D.
    Shay's Dirty MindAugust 14, 2011
    Jealous. I have only been there once. Can someone send me the truffle fries and burger? :)
  • J I.
    J IvansJanuary 3, 2012
    Über trendy. Expensive. Watch for hoodies, sunglasses at night and white iPhone earbuds fashionably displayed.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BMay 29, 2012
    A pretentious little burger. Tasty, but just completely full of itself.
  • Rockie T.
    Rockie TMay 19, 2013
    Love the Truffle Fries and Truffle burger.
  • Jessika .
    Jessika 🌹June 22, 2012
    Delicious hatch burger. Puts The Counter to shame !
  • Chef Rawk (.
    Chef Rawk (Krissy)January 28, 2013
    In addition to the previous review. Smallest $12 burger I've ever not been impressed with.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 30, 2015
    Truffle fries, fried cookies, truffle burger
  • Freddi R.
    Freddi RNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle burger and smushed potatoes... To die for!
  • Michael V.
    Michael VillarMarch 10, 2011
    50 cents. Please. Better burger, better atmosphere, right down the road at Laurel Tavern. Oh and they won't charge you for more sides. Usually u don't need 2 ask 4 more because they give u enough.
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyFebruary 28, 2017
    Cheesy Tots👌👌👌
  • Leda G.
    Leda GannonJuly 3, 2013
    Take a picture in red chair and get rawkstar parking like me
  • Nadim B.
    Nadim B👀March 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place(every eats) & the Full Bar makes me very happy,
  • Angel Z.
    Angel ZapataMarch 17, 2013
    Jalapeno ranch is delicious and so are there cheesy fries
  • Xander L.
    Xander LawsonNovember 27, 2011
    The first time you come here get the umami burger
  • Christina S.
    Christina SparrowMarch 9, 2013
    Tony is the hottest employee at this place! Mmm!
  • Kiat 明.
    Kiat 明September 30, 2012
    Don't come here as a party of 3; it is their policy to cram you into one table by turning it sideways... until you complain to the manager.
  • chris c.
    chris carrionApril 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Disappointed with the new spicy turkey burger... Sad because all the other burgers are fantastic. I think the sauce is bland.
  • David M.
    David MarksMarch 31, 2011
    Have the Port & Stilton burger...It is heaven
  • Elliot D.
    Elliot DeRemerAugust 27, 2012
    The Truffle Burger changed my life.
  • Zeee L.
    Zeee Lasola-TubleSeptember 9, 2014
    Delish burgers though a tiny bit pricey! 😌
  • Jonathan K.
    Jonathan KimJanuary 27, 2017
    Ever since SBE took over, the quality of everything took a turn for the worse. There's so many burger joints in LA, I'll be taking my business elsewhere.
  • Estelle T.
    Estelle TchaAugust 31, 2015
    Truffle Burger
  • Rosel D.
    Rosel D.February 19, 2016
    Truffle burger and truffle fries!
  • Edward H.
    Edward HodgeAugust 21, 2014
    MANLY FRIES will knock you out!
  • Lane P.
    Lane PelovskyFebruary 28, 2017
    Truffle Burger
  • Christina
    ChristinaJuly 17, 2013
    Get your burger poutine style!
  • Rockie T.
    Rockie TAugust 22, 2013
    Giada's "Best Thing I Ever Ate" is the Umami Burger!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TomczykAugust 7, 2012
    Earth burger!!!! So sick !
  • Mackenzie R.
    Mackenzie RamlowNovember 3, 2011
    Love the food, not a huge fan of the restaurant.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TomczykAugust 7, 2012
    Cali burger!!! Food porn
  • Nan A.
    Nan Anuccavech BurgosApril 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle burger ...sooo juicy! Love it.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HeimanMay 20, 2011
    Really delicious burger, but not enough for the price.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GregoryJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The truffle beet salad is back!!
  • Nadim B.
    Nadim B👀March 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I will be back & I have Mexicali next door, sweet !
  • Elca F.
    Elca FosterJuly 15, 2017
    When you want it fancy smancy
  • Curt S.
    Curt SilverOctober 12, 2011
    Truffle Burger, is all you can really say.
  • Allison N.
    Allison NowackiDecember 30, 2012
    Go to any other umami burger...the service and Burger selection here suck. Bad management and long wait for sub par burgers compared to the other locations.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DorfmanMay 29, 2011
    Scooter is the man. Ask for him!
  • Christina D.
    Christina DavisMay 16, 2011
    Truffle burger and the smushed potatoes Read more
  • Stacy R.
    Stacy ReardonMay 29, 2011
    worth the 1 1/2 wait? I sure as hell hope so.
  • kira p.
    kira pJanuary 3, 2012
    Jose the cook is awesome!
  • Terry D.
    Terry DixMay 27, 2013
    Unimpressed, no seasonings not cooked enough, go to Slaters 50/50
  • Hovo T.
    Hovo TufenkApril 25, 2011
    Taste yummy! Bartender from Colombia is tight
  • Dmitry L.
    Dmitry LevinOctober 13, 2011
    Pastrami burger!
  • Gil H.
    Gil HernandezAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Trust them.
  • DJ MoJoe (.
    DJ MoJoe (Joe)September 29, 2012
    Veggie Burger
  • Angela
    AngelaJuly 2, 2011
    Truffle Burger!
  • Melanie
    MelanieJune 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Truffle burger!!!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GerdesAugust 25, 2012
    Love not hate.
  • felipe p.
    felipe perezAugust 28, 2011
    Over rated. If I had a burger choice, I would go next door to the Counter. Really bad service too
  • Brianna
    BriannaMarch 4, 2011
    Truffle Burger.
  • Annemarie B.
    Annemarie BurnsSeptember 16, 2013
    Overpriced! Owner needs to make a trip to Hatch, NM to see what a real green chile cheeseburger is supposed to taste like.
  • Bigger T.
    Bigger ThomasMarch 31, 2011
    Nora is cool.
  • Chas D.
    Chas DabbyMarch 11, 2011
    Pigtails Nicole!!
  • JIMMY J.
    JIMMY JMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Foods amazing!!!! Service don't ask!!! Horrible
  • Josh L.
    Josh LingOctober 15, 2011
    Pretentious jagoffs.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MeskinApril 29, 2011
    I'm waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and still waiting... Thumbs down for service.
  • Steven R.
    Steven RoblesJuly 21, 2012
    Fucking cheesy damn hell ass TOTS!!! YOU WANT THESE.
  • Milly F.
    Milly FuentesAugust 20, 2016
    Excelente lugar,la decoración está a nivel ☆☆☆☆☆ y la comida exquisita.
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