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Umami Burger

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Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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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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Hours:
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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London, UK
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
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 4 weeks ago

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 

Chennai
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193 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

On our visit to Santa Monica, we were taken to what we were told were the best burgers ever. Having eaten at Umami Burger, we agree. We ordered their Tempura Onion Rings, Truffle fries for starters even though they are considered sides. I was the only one who ordered their vegetarian Black Bean Burger which had one of my favourites... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts. We are delighted to hear you had a 5-star experience on your last visit, and even more so that you loved our vegetarian Black Bean burger. Thanks again for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Columbus, Georgia
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

One of the best burgers I have ever had. Will go back anytime I am in LA. Great Service and food. Way better than the other burger place in LA everyone talks about.

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Thank James R
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

Awesome James! We are thrilled you think we are one of the best, and we appreciate you’re your favorable feedback. It is a pleasure serving you and we look forward to doing so again soon. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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221 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The salad just wasn't worth eating. the burger eaters seemed pretty happy with their choices. Best deal: the house pickles.

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

It is a bummer to learn we did not quite meet your expectations on your recent. We hope we can encourage you to return and try some of the many other different items we have to choose from; if meat isn't your thing ask your server about our vegetarian options. If there is anything else we can do to ensure... More 

Alexandria, Egypt
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The place is very cosy and warm. Service was fast and nice. the quality of the burgers are really nice. the best one was the sun something burger, i don't remember the name but that burger with an egg on top of it. Onion rings were tasty and nice too. The best was the quality of food. the value for... More 

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Thank johnhanna62
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

It sounds like you had our Sunny Side Burger :) We're so happy you liked it! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and for stopping by Umami. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Most amazing burgers ever! Always make Umami Burger in Santa Monica a stop on my Southern California trips and am never disappointed. Couldn’t ask for better burgers, or service!

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Thank kari l
UmamiBurger, Owner at Umami Burger, responded to this review

We are thrilled to be one of your go to places when visiting SoCal. Thanks for the 5-stars, and positive remarks about our burgers and service. See ya next time you are in LA! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

East Bay, California
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336 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Find the pink fence and you are there. Great, unusual burgers. Enjoyed their umami burger and truffle fries. Good, quick lunch or sit back and stay awhile. Inside and outside seating. Good service and prices. Popular place and busy when we arrived after the lunch hour.

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

Our burgers are definitely unique, and offer a gourmet twist to your typical hamburger. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback. It is always a pleasure to know when we have another satisfied guest. Come back 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, Bar, Pub
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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