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Umami Burger

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Hamburgers
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious burgers and fries

Had a delicious lunch here. The tuna burger was perfectly seasoned and spiced. The cheesy fries are super good too. A must have. Will always come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a delicious lunch here. The tuna burger was perfectly seasoned and spiced. The cheesy fries are super good too. A must have. Will always come back.

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Arlington, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Man, we were recommended to go here by friends and boy was a good choice. We had the truffle burger (and fries), a manly burger (and sweet potato fries) and some brews. Every single thing we had was great. We shared with friends and overall had a great time. I have had some good burgers (Rays Hell Burger in Arlington,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were told by our friend Tom "If you only eat in one restaurant in Santa Monica you gotta make it Umami". I will never underestimate Tom ever again. It don't look like much and was a bit hard to find but the burgers here are incredible. I ordered a Sunny side cause the man on the table next to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Feeling carnivorous tonight, I sought out a place that could dish out a good burger, and reviews led to me Umami. I actually tried to hit the Hermosa location first, but after an exercise in frustration seeking a parking space, opted for the Santa Monica one 14 miles up the yellow brick 405. There was a serious communication problem between... More 

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new york city
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 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.

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Arcadia, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 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.

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 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.

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Stillwater, New Jersey, USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 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.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-451-1614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

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