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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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Ranked #31 of 567 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Burgers. Everybody does burgers. Some good some bad. The experience I had with Umami was brilliant. Was on a business trip to LA and needed to eat something before a meeting at the hotel. Dropped in by myself and asked if I could do take-out. Ordered their standard burger with a salad and drank a beer while chilling outside. Got... More

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Tel Aviv
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was looking to place this review for the branch located at the Grove but couldn't find it. The worst service I've had in a long time. We were 6 people, one of us ordered a beer, the waiter came back said that beer is no longer sold, he chose a different beer instead which apparently just ran out, anyway... More

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Somis, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Crazy cool burgers really cool french fried potatoes side dish selections I had the mashed potatoes it was pretty good. the bacon cheddar potatoes were off the hook. three burgers three happy people.

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Surrey, Canada
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217 reviews 217 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Umami Burger was a stop on a burger tour of Southern California. We came in and it wasn't super busy yet. Staff was friendly, burger was excellent. Had the Umami equivalent of a bacon cheese burger and was floored. Bacon was awesome, nothing was less than awesome. Best in SoCal though?? Yet to be determined!

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Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's been here before the hipster-isation of burgers, and it's still the best. Start with the Umami Burger in order to dip your feet into these tasty waters, you won't go wrong. I just hope that the Santa Monica City Council doesn't really give approval to tear down Fred Segal's for yet another lame computer-generated mega mixed-use development that is... More

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Bristol
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Four blocks back from the pier - a lot quieter. Wandered in to full restaurant, correctly predicted 25 min wait, quickly sorted drinks. "The Truffle Burger is the one that brings them back". No ketchup, no mustard. Seriously. You really do need to try this. Young set, buzzing, great atmosphere, slightly enchanting faded set. Great people, great food.

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Staffordshire united Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here for Lunch with my Son his wife and 2 young grandchildren we all had burgers the childrens were small sliders which are far easier to manage for little hands the service was efficient slight problem I ordered med to well and it arrived quite rare they replaced it without any fuss that is the difference when ordering in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

well there i was in Fred Seigel shopping and then i needed to eat Umami was the place and what a burger so i had the classic it was so good a had the truffle burger it was outstanding a must

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I ordered "The Manly Burger." It was good, but not great. I think we've been desensitized and spoiled with good burger joints lately. Maybe my bar was raised too high. But you know what was AMAZING - the truffled fries. YUM.

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Ontario, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This Santa Monica gem is located inside the Fred Segal Building at Broadway and 5th. They are easy to miss, but if you enter on 5th street there is ample, free parking (a rarity in the Los Angeles area). Their 'manly fries' are to die for. Portion is not huge, but enough for sharing with someone else. A combination of... More

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

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