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Umami Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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1040 Hermosa Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
1040 Hermosa AvenueUSCaliforniaHermosa Beach90254
(310) 214-8626umamiburger.com
Hamburger Restaurant, Fast Food Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
American Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Umami Burger is an American restaurant chain specializing in hamburgers. Founded in 2009, Umami Burger has a total of 24 locations expanding from California to New York, Nevada, and Illinois.
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Lively chain outpost serving elevated burgers & sides plus creative cocktails in a sleek space.- Google
"The 100% lard fried pig ears and fries are also amazing."
"Next time I will try the donuts."
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Amna Basheer
a month ago
I am not a burger person. Salt and pepper isn't good enough seasoning for meat. But the truffle burger at umami was so very good. It looks really small considering the price but that bitch will fill you up
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Miranda Keala Priestley Norris
11 months ago
I'd like to take this opportunity to say, "I will never forgive you for the ban on foie gras, California. Never." Remember when you could get a foie donut to follow up the best burger you ate all week? Yeah, me too. Nonetheless, an excellent meal will be had here. I promise. (I miss you, Umamicatessen!)
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YJ W
a year ago
I've been on a winning streak with the restaurants I've tried recently. Umamicatessen was delicious; I enjoyed every dish and drink we tried, but there are a few must orders. 1) Pastrami reuben - seriously, the most tender and flavorful pastrami I've EVER tasted. If I could eat this for lunch everyday, my life would be complete 2) Bread pudding - so good..I can't even describe it to you. Order this dessert!! 3) Honeycomb ice cream - very inventive, not too sweet...does it come in anything larger than a pint?! The 100% lard fried pig ears and fries are also amazing. Umamicatessen has way more options than any of the Umami Burger locations, but they still make a scrumptious truffle burger. As I'm writing this, I'm imagining myself getting my hands on the amazing pastrami reuben again. I would urge you to visit, but unfortunately, Umamicatessen is gone now and going to be replaced by a chocolate chicken and waffle place--which will hopefully be just as delicious!
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JR C
a year ago
Let's get this straight: I am a fan of burgers, but not of Umami. So fast-forward to now and this new Downtown addition to the Umami family. It's Artwalk night and this place is crowded, but not to the max. There are a ton of tables, but my solo-diner calling was to the bar. It was pretty loud and active in here, and I'm sure with the Umami name, flocks of burger connoisseurs visit. -=- Umami Burger -=- I held myself back from getting the truffled burger, because I knew I had to try the name-sake for my potentially last visit here. It was pretty dang good. The meat patty made this burger. There was a bit of sloppy joe flavoring on the patty, which I welcomed as far as flavored meat is concerned. The bun was grilled and lightly oiled. I did notice a crispy layer in there, which was probably the parmesan, didn't taste it anyway. Everything else in there was pretty forgettable, but it was due to the tastiness of the meat. A bit of a negative was that my patty was poorly constructed, and was breaking apart, but nothing that a little sloppy meat-off-the-plate grabbing can't fix. -=- Thin Fries -=- Not a fan. Don't get me wrong, these were good, but I just don't like thin. They are hard to eat and I couldn't get enough of the... -=- Dips: Umami Ketchup, Jalepeno Ranch, Diablo -=- Let me start by saying that my bar guy Curt was awesome, enthusiastic, and attentive. I never asked for drink refills, but he knew when I needed it. I was going to limit myself to 2 dip flavors, but when I asked for a recommendation he gave me 3. The Diablo was the spicy one. It was a bit overly spicy over flavor though. The Umami Ketchup had a perfect kick to it. It was my favorite dip and Curt said there was a secret to it...so shhhhhh. The Jalepeno Ranch was a tribute to my ranch addiction. It was good and I'd probably get it again, but it wasn't add-jalapenos-to-the-world's-ranch-supply good. Next time I will try the donuts. Everyone at the bar seemed to be ordering it, but hell...I just downed a burger. I'll bring my A-stomach next time.
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Byron Boyce
2 months ago
The ambiance at this restaurant resembles a warehouse and is rather boring, but the burger is excellent. The demeanor of the waiter was relaxed, but on point. I had the original Umami burger with the shiitake mushrooms, which was expertly crafted. In particular, I liked that the beef patty was flavorful and substantial, and the burger bun had a touch of sweetness. The texture was on point too. The bottom bun held up all the juices and retained its shape. The outer edges were crisped, and went along well with the Parmesan crisp inside. I ate my burger with a small side of fries, which were average. The catsup and other accompanying sauces were good though and I generally don't even like sauce. I mixed them to eat the thin fries, which definitely benefited from the sauce taste-wise.
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valentina martinez
5 months ago
This place is absolutely delicious! burgers were fantastic, sauces were perfect, and our waiter was delightful!
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Alice Ly
a year ago
TL;DR: There was a piece of metal in one of our burgers. And it was not comped. The whole review: Our group of 8 rolled in on a Saturday night at around 10 pm and it took 20 minutes to get seated. There were PLENTY of tables, just not enough servers, so they didn't seat us right away. Because there were plenty of seats, I witnessed a father complaining very loudly to the hostess that his family should be seated instead of just standing around. Although he raised his voice in irritation (understandably), I felt that the hostess could've handled it more professionally instead of asking him rather shortly to not yell at her. Yay good impression. When we finally got seated, our waiter was a very jolly guy, who kind of reminded me of Ruby Rhod from 5th Element. :P He was fun but in the end, didn't perform to standards (more on that later) Everyone got a round of burgers, mainly the Truffle Burger, while I got the Pigg Breakfast Sandwich. I was intrigued by the Pig Ear Bacon which was strips of pig ear fried to a crisp. The english muffin was a bit soggy and overall it just felt like a glorified McGriddle. All sides are separately charged though, so burger prices are definitely not worth it. When we were almost finished with dinner, my friend found a piece of metal wire in his burger. It looked around 1.5 inches long and he was able to extract it from his mouth before it did any harm. The situation was told to both the hostess and to the waiter, and we thought it'd be taken care of. Nope. Our bill came, and the burger was not comped. There was no manager coming out to apologize. There was no "Hey, we're sorry you almost swallowed a metal wire, here's _______ to show our sincere apologies." Seriously? My friend isn't one to press on matters like this, so we left it alone there. But I, on the other hand, hate seeing this happen so that's why I'm writing this review in hopes the restaurant will see. I would not come back since the food wasn't mind-blowing, and the customer service isn't up to par.
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Andy Huang
5 months ago
Umami burger was great. Looks small but packs big punch.

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