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Umami Burger

500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
+1 310-451-1614
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“truffle burger” (41 reviews)
“burgers” (100 reviews)
“manly burger” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegan Options
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500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was with a group of business execs for lunch. The burgers were ok but not flavorful enough. Meat was freshly ground. Buns were nice. I think they could use more seasoning and to be char broiled. Some of my friends had the Awesome Burger...More

Thank Joseph_Isaacs
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Impossible Burger lived up to my expectations! It was delicious and the bun was soft, the pickles were tasty and the fries were well seasoned. Looking forward to having the Impossible Burger again soon ... hopefully more people will try it and realise that...More

Thank Robin R
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's fantastic to read that the Impossible Burger lived up to your expectations, Robin. We love your mouthwatering description, and our team is excited that you plan on visiting again soon to enjoy another one. Your next visit is one we're looking forward to! Gratefully,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is where you can get burgers done your way. The variety is awesome and the add-ons make them special.

Thank BXzilla
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Creating unique burgers with a variety of fun flavors is our goal, and we're happy you're a fan! Thanks for sharing what you feel makes Umami special. :) Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with my family to have a bite of the Impossible Burger. It was awesome. On the side we had some truffle fries which were really good. The service is average. But the atmosphere is amazing, very modern, very hipster.More

Thank TamEliSha
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you stopping by with your family to try our Impossible Burger! Pairing it with our tasty Truffle Fries was a fantastic idea, and we're thrilled that you thought our atmosphere was amazing as well. Thank you for the positive review! Gratefully, Umami Burger...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

The manly and the truffle burger were exquisite. Can go there again anytime. the service was good and friendly.

Thank grisel23
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Our Manly Burger and Truffle Burger are popular favorites, and we're thrilled that they were presented with friendly service during your visit. We'd love to have you back, so please stop in the next time you're craving Umami! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Apparently this place won burger of the year. Admittedly the burger is pretty good, albeit overpriced. Waiter brought me the wrong burger as they didn't understand my accent. The one I had (Manly Burger, I ordered Umami Burger) was good. My wife's burger was good...More

1  Thank Alkis_H
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We're very sorry you received the wrong burger at your recent visit. It's great that you still thought it was good, but we'd love to serve you the one you wanted, so another chance to do so would be appreciated. Kindly send an email to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant serves a variety of burgers. They have a ahi tuna one and a non meat one called 'the impossible'. I tried the umami burger which was good. Their sauces are very good. We also had some sides. The sprouts were particularly good.

Thank BKO57
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Our signature Umami Burger paired with our Caramelized Brussels Sprouts is a fantastic combination! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your food and our house-made sauces, and hope you'll be back to try more of our unique, flavorful options. Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I got the truffle burger which looked kind of sad and I think that it probably needed something to balance the very powerful truffle taste. It's good they give you free pickles as a nibble, i used those for balance. The fries were really good.More

Thank Sup3rgirl
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks for trying our Truffle Burger. We're glad you enjoyed our House Pickle Plate and fries, and that you took the time to share your feedback regarding your meal. Our menu offers lots of other unique burgers with different flavor combinations, and we encourage you...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Umami means great tasting in Japanese I think. The burgers ARE very tasty with excellent meat. The fries comes thin and crispy, great. Chose regular, sweet potato or go all in for trufflefries. Their impossible burger or sliders last excellent. Impossible stands for non meat....More

1  Thank Peter T
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Umami, the savory fifth taste, is what we strive to maximize in our flavorful dishes. Our team is happy to hear that you're a fan of our Impossible Burger, with patties made entirely from plants, and that you've found our fries are a great accompaniment...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The promise is of better burgers. And from our meal tonight they still deliver that. I had the famous three sliders for $13. Delicious and generous in quantity. My wife had the Cali. A Double burger perfectly cooked with some shoestring fries. Also perfect. Nothing...More

Thank bigvicSydney
UmamiBurger, Guest Relations Manager at Umami Burger, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for your positive feedback regarding our delicious burgers. It's terrific that your wife's Cali Burger was perfect, and that you enjoyed your sliders and the good service you received. Our team appreciates you choosing Umami! Gratefully, Umami Burger Santa Monica

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martin b
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Response from BucketlistM | Reviewed this property |
The unit in Santa Monica, CA is still open and operating. It's located on Broadway several blocks East of the Third street Promenade.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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