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Umami Burger

500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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Ranked #23 of 554 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Try the tater tots - they're not on the menu. They are seasoned with tangy cheese, and come 6 to an order - they're huge, and tasty.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I probably only eat 2 hamburgers a year, but this place was so good that we went 2 days in a row!! I had the classic burger which had a piece of baked parmesan cheese on top and an incredibly soft bun. Others in our group tried burgers with bacon and eggs on top. There were alot to choose from... More

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Malaga, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had 3 burgers here, all three are excuisite: good meat, done to perfection, very good garnishing. Took some Spanish verdejo wine, at 8 usd a glass not cheap but very good wine. The service is informal and very friendly. Nice laid back vibe. The only trouble was finding the restaurant - it is not exactly on 500 Broadway but... More

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Villingili
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for a good burger and beer. Came just right after work and sat at the bar. It's not your regular in & out burger but not quite as good as father's office burger either.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I'm a burger lover, and when I heard about Umami burger I was excited to try it and thankfully it did not disappoint, I had the Truffle burger which was amazing and the truffle fries, its as good as any burger can get! Had an issue sitting outside with the heaters being to hot. Other than that everything was great!... More

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Sydney, Aust.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

First thing - if you are looking for this place you will work up a hunger wandering the mean streets of Santa Monica. It is located in a Fred Segel complex which, for those not familiar with the concept, seems to be a laid back, up market, boutique Westfield (at least in Santa Monica although apparently it is meant to... More

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california
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158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have eaten burgers all over the world. Gourmet and not so gourmet. Umami is the best hands down. Perfect bun, bacon onion and meat simply served on a plate. Nice selection of wine and beer. Nice staff. Only knock is the fries came out 5 min after the burgers. This umami is located in the Fred Segel complex FYI... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This place was hard to find but it was worth the search. The restaurant is near a Fred Segal store and doesn't have any signage showing "Umami Burger." We actually would have passed it if the hostess didn't see us wandering around and offer to help. The burgers here are awesome! I had the Cali burger and my husband had... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious burgers for a reasonable price, and the sides are fantastic. Our waitress was terrific and very helpful with selecting good beers.

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Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had a number of people tell me I had to try Umami Burger and I am so glad I did! It was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. So tasty and fresh – and so many options to choose from, if you like burgers definitely check it out! (Service was great too!) If you’ve never been,... More

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