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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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12:00 - 22:00
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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the waiter named Noah - he is attentive, gives great information about the menu, and is very professional. We sat outside and split burgers. The brussel sprout appetizers are delish!

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

It's excellent that Noah was able to provide the attentive, professional service you deserve, Jessica. We look forward to serving you more yummy burgers and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts in the future! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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281 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers with that really umami taste. Good selection of beer. What is not to like. Could come back, will recommend.

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

Maximizing the umami taste in each one of our burgers is the goal! Our team is stoked that you're a fan, and that you plan on recommending us to others. We hope you'll be back soon for more great flavor! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

New Delhi, India
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is no such thing as an ultimate burger. It can always get better. This one is a nice variant. I wanted to have a classic burger but my friend brought me here instead. I was skeptical about "umami" burger but i ordered their signature standard burger. I wasn't disappointed. The flavors were Asian. But the meat was great and... More 

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

Thanks for trying out Umami Burger! We're happy to hear your burger was cooked to perfection, and that you found it to be a nice variant. If you enjoy lettuce and tomato, you might like to try our Cali Burger next time, as it has butter lettuce, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, house spread, and our yummy house Cali cheese. We... More 

Berlin, Germany
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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555 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 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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38 reviews
22 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 

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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, Brunch, 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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