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Umami Burger

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Santa Monica
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
+1 310-451-1614
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11:00 - 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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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.

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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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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40 reviews
19 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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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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!

Helpful?
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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202 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 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
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

Helpful?
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 

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

With a wonderful multiple choice of burgers, all the family enjoy every bite of it... Mine with Trufle cheese was just.... delicious... Just....Don t stay close to the door when it is windy...

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Thank leschev
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It delights us to learn how satisfied you are with our array of burger flavors, and we greatly appreciate your positive remarks. It is a pleasure serving you and your family, and we hope to do so again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Do you think you've had your best burger yet? This place will prove you wrong. These guys have created a completely new experience, you'll discover new flavors and combinations that will keep you on your toes, bite after bite. Easily the best Hamburgers to be found!

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Thank MrFigs
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about Umami Burger! We definitely agree with your sentiment regarding our one of a kind burgers, and it's so great to read you think we're the best. 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
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