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Umami Burger (Santa Monica)

A Burger restaurant in Santa Monica, CA

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Good, but wasn't as good as the hype

  • Jul 12, 2011
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I had heard so much about Umami Burger over the past few months and I felt like I was the only one who hasn't been there yet out of everyone I know but I finally got a chance to try it. I did have pretty high expectations based on what I've heard. I mean come on, they even have their own music video...



I ended up ordering the pork burger which was good but I didn't think it was 10+ dollars good. However, I did try some of the truffle burger and I thought that was what I should have ordered (next time if there is a next time).

The fries were good but nothing out of the ordinary and i did enjoy the onion rings. 

I also tried the kimchi steak salad which was good but not worth the price.

Recommendation:

I think anyone who doesn't mind spending a little more for gourmet hamburgers and fries would like this place. I recommend not bringing the kids because my nephews (age 5 and 11) weren't crazy about it, they'd rather have Mcdonald's. 

As for the location, the Santa Monica location parking is a hassle, the place is kind of small and if you want to sit outdoors, make sure it's 70+ degrees out because the wind makes the outdoor heaters useless.

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Quick Tip by . July 16, 2010
The umami burger, which is suppossed to impact all your senses, and has been deemed the best burger that she ever ate by Giada de Laurentis, was a very tasty, but not great burger. The great item on the menu, however, was the tempura onion rings. The best I ever had!
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Address: 500 Broadway; Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 451-1300
Attire: Casual

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