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Umami Burger

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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
310-451-1614
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Montpellier, France
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered the umami burger a few years ago and since then it is a perfect stop for a nice lunch break. Perfect quality in a perfect restaurant.

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Thank Isabella D
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

We're honored to be your perfect stop for a nice lunch break, Isabella. Thank you so much for your continued patronage and positive review! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate a quick lunch with my husband in umami, this is my second visit. its very tasty and their menu simple and direct. I tried the sunnyside up burger and loved it! there is a side dish called cheese tots. very popular. give it a try.

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Thank s a
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you and your husband drop in for lunch! Our Sunny Side Burger is an incredible taste experience, and we're delighted to know that you fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing your feedback, and please visit again soon for more fantastic flavor! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

London, UK
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wrote a one-star review after a very poor meal here a few weeks ago. Management followed up and asked me to send them more detail. We had a good conversation over email and I was really impressed with how seriously they took negative feedback. I will be back to Umami Burger as soon as I can!

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Thank uksa
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our team is overjoyed to receive such a gracious review update! It was 100% our pleasure to follow up with you, as we take our valued guests' feedback very seriously, and it was important to us that we addressed your concerns. Thank you so much for working with us to ensure your satisfaction, and we look forward to providing a... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never seen anywhere like this in my life! The AhiTuna sandwich simply doesn't exist! It's light, delicious and tasty! Employees very pleasant and helpful! Shame I don't live here!

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Thank Henrique P
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our originality is part of what makes the Umami Burger experience so much fun! It's terrific to read that you were a fan of our Ahi Tuna Burger, and found our team members to be pleasant and helpful as well. If you're ever in the area again, please be sure to stop in! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

uk
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous burgers with such good quality meat and delicious combo of flavours. Parmesan crisp with shiitake mushroom in umami burger was just perfect! Service was faultless too.

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Thank rachsnowball
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Finding the perfect combination of fresh ingredients and flavors for each of our dishes is a skill that our team has worked diligently to master, so it's always awesome to read that our guests are pleased with their meal. Thank you so much for the gracious feedback, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Gratefully, Umami... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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188 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We had great and attentive (even predictive) service. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. Nice selection of local beer as well. There are lot of posh places to spend a lot of money in Santa Monica, but this is a casual and unpretentious place that just does a good job and smiles while doing it. Hope... More 

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Thank j889814672
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Great service is a cornerstone of Umami Burger, so we certainly would not want you to receive anything less. Our team is happy that you found your food to be excellent, and that you enjoyed the beer selection as well. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

London, UK
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

When a google search for best burger santa monica had Umami Burger right at the top I had high expectations. The trek a few blocks up from the touristy area raised them more - this was somewhere people sought out. I ordered the Umami Burger and their "famous" truffled skinny fries - the "greatest hits" on the menu. Well, both... More 

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Thank uksa
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Our team strives to present all of our guests with flavorful, high quality food that they will enjoy, so we're disappointed to read that your experience left you wanting more. We would like to learn a little bit more about your visit, so please send an email to guestfeedback@umami.com with the date and time that you dined in, as well... More 

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

With a wonderful multiple choice of burgers, all the family enjoy every bite of it... Mine with Trufle cheese was just.... delicious... Just....Don t stay close to the door when it is windy...

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

It delights us to learn how satisfied you are with our array of burger flavors, and we greatly appreciate your positive remarks. It is a pleasure serving you and your family, and we hope to do so again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Do you think you've had your best burger yet? This place will prove you wrong. These guys have created a completely new experience, you'll discover new flavors and combinations that will keep you on your toes, bite after bite. Easily the best Hamburgers to be found!

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

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about Umami Burger! We definitely agree with your sentiment regarding our one of a kind burgers, and it's so great to read you think we're the best. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Salzburg, Austria
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Got mine medium rare - perfect! The small side order (fries) are really enough and the price is totally ok (10-15$). Have a good meal!

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Thank cebra13
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Medium-rare is exactly how we recommend you order your burger, for a perfect and delicious way to experience the full impact of the flavor bomb that is about to enter your mouth, and we are pleased you agree. We appreciate the 5-stars and hope to serve you again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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