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Umami Burger

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
+1 310-451-1614
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
318 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
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.

Helpful?
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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 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 

London, UK
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I wrote a one-star review after a very poor meal here a few weeks ago. Management followed up and asked me to send them more detail. We had a good conversation over email and I was really impressed with how seriously they took negative feedback. I will be back to Umami Burger as soon as I can!

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

Our team is overjoyed to receive such a gracious review update! It was 100% our pleasure to follow up with you, as we take our valued guests' feedback very seriously, and it was important to us that we addressed your concerns. Thank you so much for working with us to ensure your satisfaction, and we look forward to providing a... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I've never seen anywhere like this in my life! The AhiTuna sandwich simply doesn't exist! It's light, delicious and tasty! Employees very pleasant and helpful! Shame I don't live here!

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

Our originality is part of what makes the Umami Burger experience so much fun! It's terrific to read that you were a fan of our Ahi Tuna Burger, and found our team members to be pleasant and helpful as well. If you're ever in the area again, please be sure to stop in! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

uk
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous burgers with such good quality meat and delicious combo of flavours. Parmesan crisp with shiitake mushroom in umami burger was just perfect! Service was faultless too.

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

Finding the perfect combination of fresh ingredients and flavors for each of our dishes is a skill that our team has worked diligently to master, so it's always awesome to read that our guests are pleased with their meal. Thank you so much for the gracious feedback, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Gratefully, Umami... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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193 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had great and attentive (even predictive) service. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. Nice selection of local beer as well. There are lot of posh places to spend a lot of money in Santa Monica, but this is a casual and unpretentious place that just does a good job and smiles while doing it. Hope... More 

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Thank j889814672
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Great service is a cornerstone of Umami Burger, so we certainly would not want you to receive anything less. Our team is happy that you found your food to be excellent, and that you enjoyed the beer selection as well. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

London, UK
Level Contributor
52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

When a google search for best burger santa monica had Umami Burger right at the top I had high expectations. The trek a few blocks up from the touristy area raised them more - this was somewhere people sought out. I ordered the Umami Burger and their "famous" truffled skinny fries - the "greatest hits" on the menu. Well, both... More 

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

Our team strives to present all of our guests with flavorful, high quality food that they will enjoy, so we're disappointed to read that your experience left you wanting more. We would like to learn a little bit more about your visit, so please send an email to guestfeedback@umami.com with the date and time that you dined in, as well... 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, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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