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Umami Burger

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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Obsessed

Best burgers ever. Seriously. I'm tempted to order the entire menu when I'm here. I like this location better than the one in Hollywood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KamranNezami
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best burgers ever. Seriously. I'm tempted to order the entire menu when I'm here. I like this location better than the one in Hollywood.

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Thank KamranNezami
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Thanks, Kamran! We are pleased to hear you think we have the best burgers ever, and appreciate your overwhelming response to the menu items we have to offer. Come back soon! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a few friends who have moved to Santa Monica and suggested this as a good place to eat. Umami Burger did not disappoint - the burgers were great quality and there are lots of different varieties to choose from. I got the sunny side which had a parmesan frico - this added a nice crunch to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie S
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Stephanie, it is such a delight to hear that you were not disappointed in the many different tastes Umami has to offer. Thank you for taking the time to write such a descriptive review, and thanks also for your high recommendations. We look forward to serving you again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Malaysia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have variety of burgers, its so differents than the other burger restuarants, the burgers are so juicy and tastey it will melt in ur mouth, fries are tastey too,if u are a burger lover then its a must for u to try it!!

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Thank roniishere
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Tasty burgers that melt in your mouth is what we create, and our team is thrilled to read your feedback! Thanks for the awesome recommendation and we’ll see you next time. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Marple, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My first visit to Umami was a pleasant one. We ordered a few burgers, which were very tasty, and I had a salad, which was delicious. You tend to pay a little more than a standard burger bar, but the food is of a higher quality.

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Thank Phil W
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Everyone in the group enjoyed coming here for dinner! I had the truffle burger and it was delicious. Prices are reasonable, around $13-14 for a burger. I have nothing to complain about the service. I totally recommend it!

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Thank Chuong D
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Hi Chuong, You can’t go wrong with our Truffle Burger! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, and your recommendation means the world to our team. See you next time! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Read a few reviews in trip advisor and thought I'd check this place out. We don't have this chain in Canada, so hadn't tried before. I have heard the name, but had not tried. Had the Sunnyside with sweet potato fries. Can't say I am a burger expert, but that was one fantastic burger. Location is nothing fancy as its... More 

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Thank Bob F
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

We are thrilled we lived up to all the online hype, Bob, and that you think our burgers are fantastic. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica. More 

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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the truffle burger, I had heard a lot great things about their burgers and I came away impressed. The sides of pickles and onion rings where also delicious. I plan to try the original Umami burger next time I am back.

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Thank SamPav
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

All of our burgers are truly one of a kind, and we are thrilled to read you enjoyed your meal! Please come back again soon and have that Umami Burger! See you next time. Gratefully Umami Santa Monica. More 

London
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You know you shouldn't but what the heck! Go for it, delicious burger with a good house red wine proved to be just what was needed. A side order of I think... Sweet potato fries with maple bacon. I say I think, because my friend ordered them and it was dark! Delicious and could have ordered another plate. Great find.... More 

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Thank Sky051
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It always delights us to read how our guests think we’re a cut above the rest. A big thanks to you and your friend for stopping by Umami Burger (and you are correct, those are sweet potato Maple Bacon Fries!). Please come back again the next time you get a chance. More 

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183 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

we finally got around to trying Umami burger after many rave reviews about it, and I must say it lived up to the hype! We absolutely loved the Truffle burger. It was the end of our trip and we were so glad not to have missed Umami. Note though that we asked for the medium instead of medium rare (that... More 

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Thank Avidtravellerbkk
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Thanks for letting the world know that we're living up to our great reputation here at Umami Burger! It was our pleasure to help end your trip on a high note, and we hope to see you again the next time you're in the area. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

When we asked others where were the best burgers in Santa Monica, Umami came up often. We were not disappointed. The burgers use quality and fresh ingredients. The burgers were cooked perfectly. The truffle burger and truffle fries were sensational. Service and decor was great too. It was one of the best burgers I ever had and we will come... More 

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Thank Darth D
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It's so nice to read we're living up to our great reputation here in Santa Monica. Thank you for sharing your review. We'll be delighted to serve you again the next time you're in town. More 

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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: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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