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Umami Burger

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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Best burger of holiday

Real find, great burgers, well cooked with lovely fries too. good menu selection for kids too. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Laura R
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A case of diminishing returns. The meat on the burgers and the Hatch are still my favorites, but the pickle dish has become less than inspiring and the new bun is too hard. I still go to this location because they are not busy trying to hawk mixed cocktails. Just a nice selection of beer and wine. The tots are... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Real find, great burgers, well cooked with lovely fries too. good menu selection for kids too. Highly recommended.

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had heard rave reviews about Umami burger, so I tried it when I was in Santa Monica. In short, the whole experience was below par - the food, the service and the environment. First, the environment. I stopped on a Friday at about 1:30 pm. The inside seating was completely full, but after a short wait (no problem) I... More 

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Lancaster, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our second time at Umami Burger, first at this location. Overall I had a great experience.  This time I tried the Manly burger, which was excellent. It quickly became my fav so far. The waiter recommended the Pranqster Belgium golden ale, which was a nice compliment to the burger. We tried the Manly fries which weren't bad.  I... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great Burgers and buns. Lots of variety on the sauces and add-ons. The meat was excellent. Juicy and expertly cooked. A simple eating experience, no fuss, just great tasty food.

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St Paul, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Used a food app on my phone to find this place. Great food and staff was excellent. The host made us feel very welcome.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We first went on a weekend night and waited a minimum on 90 minutes. We went on a rainy weekend brunch and the wait was about 40minutes. You can have brinks from the bar so it makes the wait tolerable.

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Westlake Village, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love turkey burgers, and that part was very tasty, but the condiments weren't the kind I enjoy. I didn't care for the cheese either. The iced green tea didn't have the flavor I'm used to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Umami Burger deserves a pat on the back for their simple menu that focuses on what they do best, umami burgers. They make wonderfully savory burgers with simple but sophisticated flavors. The interior has a very relaxing yet hip feel to it, with a very nice waiting staff. When you are there order their fries along with their infamous umami... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was somewhat disappointed at first, our friend(s) chose this place for our one and only eve in LA. I anticipated treating them to a "more upper end" type cuisine, not a just a burger. Well...these aren't just any burgers! What a pleasant surprise!! I've had quite a few different versions of really, really good burgers in my time...but these were... More 

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  • 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

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