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Umami Burger

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
+1 310-451-1614
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Santa Monica, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casual atmosphere, good service but -most of all-- GOOD Beef. I had the "Manly" with thin french fries and a terrific Ale ( I believe from one of the San Diego microbreweries) Umami stands above the busy burger scene in this town. They claim they import their beef from Japan. I do not know if that is part of their... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expand your horizons and give it a shot! Although they offer about a dozen types of gourmet burgers, including a truffle burger and a celebrity (Cindy Crawford) burger, I ordered the Umami burger and it was delicious. I tried the truffle fries and would opt to try the sweet potato fries on a return visit. They run a happy hour... More 

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

We're all about expanding your horizons with unique taste experiences, so thanks for dropping by and giving our burgers and fries a try! Our signature Umami Burger was an excellent choice for a first visit, and upon your return, we'd love to introduce you to another delicious creation, and serve some of our scrumptious Sweet Potato Fries. :) Gratefully, Umami... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

My son who lives in LA introduced me and my husband to this place. Oh those burgers! Great toppings, too.

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

We're delighted that your son introduced you both to Umami Burger, and even more so that you enjoyed your experience. :) Thank you for the five-star review! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

San Angelo, Texas, United States
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289 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Hubby got the Cindy Crawford and I got the slider trio. Both were excellent, but the real star of the show were the cheesy tots and truffle fries. Get those, both of them. They give you a bevy of dipping sauces, I liked the Umami ketchep, the hubbs liked the jalapeno ranch. A bit pricey, but upscale burgers, so it... More 

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

Our Cheesy Tots and Truffle Fries are definitely show stoppers! We're delighted that you and your hubby both found a favorite house-made dipping sauce to accompany them, and we invite you to swing by for more excellent burgers the next time you're looking for a great meal. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Mighty tasty and delicious, lots of choices different kinds of burger, everything was great, even the fries and sweet potato fries was great too. The 4 different sauces provided on the side works great with the fries, I highly recommended this place if you're in the area. Be aware that this place do get busy on certain hours, online reservations... More 

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

With all the different choices we offer, there's plenty of flavor to discover, and our house-made sauces are great to mix and match with our dishes for even more incredible taste. Thank you so much for your high recommendation, and please make sure you stop in again for more Umami deliciousness! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Eastern Norway, Norway
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with my sister who had been here before, so I had high expectations. I can't describe how positive surprised I was by the taste and quality of burgers and fries and sauce. Everything was just perfect. Looking forward to coming back! True Umami experience.

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

Surprising your taste buds with incredible flavor and quality is the goal, so we're stoked that you had a truly perfect Umami experience. Our team eagerly awaits your return! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We like the waiter named Noah - he is attentive, gives great information about the menu, and is very professional. We sat outside and split burgers. The brussel sprout appetizers are delish!

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

It's excellent that Noah was able to provide the attentive, professional service you deserve, Jessica. We look forward to serving you more yummy burgers and Caramelized Brussel Sprouts in the future! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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291 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great burgers with that really umami taste. Good selection of beer. What is not to like. Could come back, will recommend.

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

Maximizing the umami taste in each one of our burgers is the goal! Our team is stoked that you're a fan, and that you plan on recommending us to others. We hope you'll be back soon for more great flavor! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica More 

New Delhi, India
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

There is no such thing as an ultimate burger. It can always get better. This one is a nice variant. I wanted to have a classic burger but my friend brought me here instead. I was skeptical about "umami" burger but i ordered their signature standard burger. I wasn't disappointed. The flavors were Asian. But the meat was great and... More 

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

Thanks for trying out Umami Burger! We're happy to hear your burger was cooked to perfection, and that you found it to be a nice variant. If you enjoy lettuce and tomato, you might like to try our Cali Burger next time, as it has butter lettuce, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, house spread, and our yummy house Cali cheese. We... More 

Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice and juicy burger, very delicious and the taste of it is just unforgettable. Convenient parking. The service was quick, which is always a big plus. Though, I could not ignore the broken sofa seat, hope that is fixed by now. The place/restaurant perhaps could be kept a little bit cleaner and tidier. Having say that, nothing really spoil our... More 

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

Unforgettable flavor is packed into each and every one of our burgers, and we're glad you got to experience the phenomenon for yourself, Jenny! Our team appreciates all of your feedback, and it's great to hear that you had an overall nice visit. We'll be ready to serve another juicy burger the next time you're hungry for Umami! Gratefully, Umami... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-451-1614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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