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Umami Burger

2184 Union St. (Fillmore St.) Send to Phone
415-440-8626 | Menu
Burger chain with a hip, lively atmosphere, where chef Adam Fleischman's team makes nearly every ingredient in-house. Go behind the scenes of Umami Burger! Watch our exclusive interview with chef/owner Adam Fleischman on GAYOT.com’s Youtube Channel.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.
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Umami Burger Restaurant Review

: At chef Adam Fleischman’s L.A.-based venture, burgers are cooked at low temperatures to reach just-right medium-rare, then thrown on a griddle for balanced char. Cheeses are crafted in-house. Homemade condiments, such as umami ketchup, are designed to balance and contrast each burger’s ingredients. (The menu at this San Francisco location features ten unique burgers.) Despite this attention to quality, flavors don’t always pop. The truffle burger, though juicy and succulent, doesn’t exude much truffle. Hand-pressed tater tots with a cheesy center aren’t the voluptuous dish that one hopes. The Earth Burger, a mushroom and edamame patty, however, is as “meaty” and substantial as its beefy brethren. Weathered floorboards, sparse lighting and cool greys create a soothing and modern atmosphere. A cedar-shake shingled wall is reminiscent of Japan; a backlit samurai sword is definitely L.A.; an emphasis on hand-crafted beers is very Bay Area. Locally made Humphry Slocombe ice cream is paired with most desserts, such as piping-hot freshly baked cookies.

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