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Umami Burger

525 Broadway (Fifth Ct.) Send to Phone
Santa Monica location of the gourmet burger chain.


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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Umami Burger, Santa Monica, CA


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Umami Burger Restaurant Review

: This gourmet burger chain is named for the elusive "fifth taste" that is neither sweet, sour, salty nor bitter, but sultry and savory --- a Japanese notion. The kitchen turns out more than a dozen different takes on beef burgers, plus variations with chicken, ahi tuna and the meat-like (but vegan) Impossible Burger. (The buns are stamped with "U" for Umami Burger.) The namesake creation is made with house ketchup, roasted tomato, shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and a Parmesan crisp. Rounding out the menu are starters, salads and sides of tempura onion rings and fries. If you still have room for dessert, you might indulge in the UFO, a tempura-fried cookie sandwich topped with ice cream. This Santa Monica branch offers cocktails in addition to craft beers and wines.
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