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Umami Burger

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
+1 310-451-1614
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice and juicy burger, very delicious and the taste of it is just unforgettable. Convenient parking. The service was quick, which is always a big plus. Though, I could not ignore the broken sofa seat, hope that is fixed by now. The place/restaurant perhaps could be kept a little bit cleaner and tidier. Having say that, nothing really spoil our... More 

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Thank Jenny L
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Unforgettable flavor is packed into each and every one of our burgers, and we're glad you got to experience the phenomenon for yourself, Jenny! Our team appreciates all of your feedback, and it's great to hear that you had an overall nice visit. We'll be ready to serve another juicy burger the next time you're hungry for Umami! Gratefully, Umami... More 

GLASGOW
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Diablo burger was as described! Hot, hot, hot Fab for lunch, I'm glad I tried the ketchup but it wasn't for me

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Thank AMANBRAD
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our Crispy Diablo definitely delivers a delicious kick, and we're glad it served as an excellent lunch for you. Your feedback is very much appreciated, and we encourage you to return for more out-of-this-world Umami taste! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Charlevoix, Michigan
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538 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The burgers are cooked to perfection. Super pleasant staff there. Perfect shoe string fries. Nice beer and wine selection as well.

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Thank Upnorthtransplant1
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your love for Umami Burger! Our team is so happy to read that your burgers and fries were cooked to perfection, and that you received super pleasant service as well. Please be sure to visit again for more Umami greatness! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Bellingham, Washington
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194 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average in this case meaning "good". This was obviously one of the favoured places in Santa Monica and we would go there again too. It was so crowded we had to sit at the bar, but no worries. I had an umami burger and a Coronado IPA and we all praised the wings. If there was one thing that bugged... More 

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Thank Kenpasha
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

We appreciate you stopping in and trying one of our signature Umami Burgers! Our team is grateful for your feedback, and we're glad you would return. It is our hope that we can make your next visit a five-star experience, so if there is anything more we can do to ensure that it is, please let us know in an... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the umami burger. A-MAZ-ING! I also tried one made with either truffles or truffle oil and it was delicious

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Thank performxl
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our signature Umami Burger certainly packs an amazing amount of flavor, and our Truffle Burger, with its truffled aioli, house truffle cheese, and truffle glaze, is a great choice when you're looking for a delicious meal. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback on TripAdvisor! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Umami is a great place for any burger or food lover, everything a foodie likes is on the menu. Good variety of draft beers, good value wines, and standard beverages. Burgers are creative and each one has a special touch, either you have truffled cheese, some braised short rib on top, arugula plus many other great options. Ketchup is house... More 

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1 Thank Arredas
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the phenomenal review! Creating unique taste experiences for our guests is essential, so we're elated that you enjoy the variety we offer, and have found our house-made sauces to be perfect. We agree that our fries are an amazing compliment to our burgers as well, and we are eager to serve more of the food... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My family tried the Manly and Umami burger with truffle fries. Flavorful and first rate ingredients. Not sure there is a 5 rated burger but Umami's is definitely worth the money. Service and mood was positive.

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Thank Mark1410
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Positivity is what we thrive on, and sharing our good vibes through the service we provide is very important to us. Our team is thrilled that you and your family found our burgers and fries to be high quality and super flavorful, and we hope you will all be back so that we can serve you another savory meal. Gratefully,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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330 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Heard about the extra taste sensation etc etc , Went to try the burger see what all the fuss is about. The burgers are good , but I think they are just great overpriced tasty burgers. The service was good , I had the original burger , a plate of pickles and truffle fries. All good but not spectacular.

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Thank RickX01
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our team is pleased that you thought the burgers were tasty and the service was good, but we're saddened that your visit did not quite live up to your expectations. If there is anything we can do to improve your next experience, kindly let us know in an email to guestfeedback@umami.com with this review link for reference. Thank you. Respectfully,... More 

Montpellier, France
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We discovered the umami burger a few years ago and since then it is a perfect stop for a nice lunch break. Perfect quality in a perfect restaurant.

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Thank Isabella D
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

We're honored to be your perfect stop for a nice lunch break, Isabella. Thank you so much for your continued patronage and positive review! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I ate a quick lunch with my husband in umami, this is my second visit. its very tasty and their menu simple and direct. I tried the sunnyside up burger and loved it! there is a side dish called cheese tots. very popular. give it a try.

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Thank s a
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you and your husband drop in for lunch! Our Sunny Side Burger is an incredible taste experience, and we're delighted to know that you fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing your feedback, and please visit again soon for more fantastic flavor! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-1614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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