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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
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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new york city
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

First time in a Umami Burger. Everything was excellent. Perfectly cooked and delicious. Three of us had three different burgers and all were great. Also try the pickle platter very interesting. They are opening in Williamsburg Brooklyn this year and I can't wait.

Thank diandira
Arcadia, California
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115 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

We previously ate at the Hermosa Beach location, and found that the food in Santa Monica is just as delicious. We had the Umami Burger, the Cali and the Truffle burger along with the Truffle fries. All tasted great and worth a return visit. The front entrance is not on the corner but half a block down the street.

Thank buchabob
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Absolute Deliciousness! Truffle Burger with Truffle Fries. 5 out of 5. Hands down, awesome, juicy and delicious burger. Not over dressed and the truffle flavor was not overpowering... all sandwiched between a delicious seedless bun (i hate sesame seeds on my burger bun). LOVE! Service: AWESOME! They were super busy on a Friday night and waiter did not rush us... More 

Thank Sapphirina
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

We were all excited to try umami burger after a fun day of exploring! We had the original umami burger, the sunnyside burger, and the manly burger. They were all delicious. The burgers were juicy and cooked beautifully. The umami ketchup that comes with the fries is delicious. We also had the UFO dessert- a deep fried oatmeal cookie sandwich-... More 

Thank wanderlustfamily17
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Surprisingly tasty for a hamburger. We also had the truffle chips and they were amazing. the service was very good and it had a nice atmosphere. It was a little expensive for a burger place but was able to make you feel like it was worth it.

Thank Mark L
Stillwater, New Jersey, USA
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

This restaurant came very highly reccomended. We expected it to be much better than it was. It was very "Hipster" and they were very indifferent to to their customers. The burgers were OK but nothing to write home about. Got a better burger at Steak & Shake down the treet.

Thank Stillmoose
Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Bit pretentious and broken chairs and ripped up seats, wreaks of arrogance and this is also reflected in the hap-hazard service..But...food is great and well priced... Recommended

Thank copperbottom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

One of the best burgers I tried. Both Oxtail and classic burger were very good. The wine by glass was Spanish verdejo wine, quite expensive but very good too. The service is prompt and relaxed. What not to love about it?

Thank Angelique B
Long Beach, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

i have recently moved to the la area and have been searching for a great burger, i didn't find it here either. we just beat the rush in the door for dinner and were quickly seated inside. the tables are very close together, so i heard more of our neighbors conversation than our own. beware, everything is a la carte.... More 

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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

I was so addicted to Unami burger while living in the area, I was eating there at least once a week. I think what really sets their burger apart is the bun. They are so fresh and perfectly toasted. I've tried lots of different burgers on the menu and they are all fresh and tasty. Ask for diablo sauce on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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