Umami Burger - Broadway

2.8
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
At Umami Burger, we’re all about about amplifying your taste buds by dropping some serious umami flavor bombs into our food. It’s not by chance so many people call an Umami Burger the best burger they’ve ever had. And now we go beyond the perfect burger with new menu items like fresh salads, chicken sandwiches, and craveable sides. Whether you’re looking for an enjoyable casual dining experience or hitting your favorite craft beer spot for happy hour, Umami has a surprise for your taste buds.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 127 people are saying
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Gregg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not seating anyone at tables, but rather only serving people at the bar. It would have been good if this was indicated BEFORE I made a reservation and planned to eat there.

We walked out and scrambled to find another restaurant before our 8 pm show at the Theater at Ace Hotel

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NeilP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding burgers - the sunnyside will become my standard. Umami thankfully exceeds the covid spacing practices, so I was very comfortable while eating.

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vipLOVEVEGANFOOD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

When we arrived, the computer system was down so we couldn’t check in via Open Table and had to wait to be called in. No big deal and when we sat, our server was super friendly. Soon the music went on and was extremely loud but eventually was turned down. After we ordered, we waited over an hour for our food even tho everyone who arrived after us was served. The host was very kind to check on the kitchen and reported back that the staff was overwhelmed that night and that our meal would be comped. We could totally empathize with a restaurant having a bad night and they resolved the issue in such a nice way. So even tho it was unpleasant, they did the customers right in the end.

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Dizkneegirl
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good. Waitress was nice enough but mostly clueless. Didn’t know they were out of alcohol, shakes, cakes. My main course came out 20 mins after my sisters did. She was reluctant to eat while I didn’t have anything so hers ended up getting cold. Waitress came to ask what I’d ordered 10 mins after I asked where my food was. When she brought the bill back for me to sign she WAITED FOR ME to fill out the tip & sign it. Overall service was very disappointing.

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PeggyH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This had to be the worst service I have ever experienced. Made a reservation for 6:30, got seated at 7. Not a single server gave us the time of day, once seated, until 7:20. And they had 5 working that night, so it isn't like they didn't have enough. They all just seemed to be running around but not really doing anything. Not taking orders. Not waiting on tables. Not bussing tables once the diners left. Finally the server took our order and said it would be another 45 minutes! We were going to the show next door, which started at 8 so asked them to rush it. They did and we were on time for the show, but the burger was nothing special. To spend $30. for a burger, with no sides, and glass of wine, with horrible service was a joke. I will not go there again.

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vipalteredego
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

This place is just OK. Definitely not worth the prices charged for their food and drink. I would rather patronize local taco trucks in the area (and more modest restaurants) to obtain similar fare. Service was very poor, and the food was definitely not worth the wait. Take out business completely overwhelmed what little wait and kitchen staff were available to serve guests inside the restaurant. Will not be returning.

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Charles
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just in town for a Laker Game!

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LoriW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing service. Under new management. Food was spot on. They are working to get their bar back up to speed, so give Umami a chance if you're craving a solid burger before a show.

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vipdiningguru
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I was very disappointed with my order. I have been going to the pasadena location previously for years until it closed a while back. I was eager to try my favorite Truffle burger once again.

I got the Truffle burger and Truffle fries and I it was a complete let down. My order had no Truffle in it! They must have new ownership or something because it's not the same Truffle burger that made them famous. Don't waste your money and go somewhere else.

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KANDYW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The burgers were cold and had no flavor at all

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one at the door to greet you where to go, how to order made reservations, told it was take out only. What is the point of reservation then.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Last minute change of plan.
A bit of a mix up because all tables were open so you didn’t even need a reservation. We were seated then left for 15-20 mins before we flagged someone down to ATLEAST order drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They should just close down if they don’t want customers. Wouldn’t honor the reservation as they decided to close early. How hard is it to go online and edit your reservation availability? Food was cold and disgusting to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

Not very attentive or engaging

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was amazing. Unfortunately the burgers were not brought out hot and, our sides were brought after the fact.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Burgers we a bit cold and the flavors therefore not vibrant. A very disappointing burger from a brand that is usually delicious. Fries were average. Atmosphere was a bit cold and stark. Good service. And a nice martini!

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AllyL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for several downtown theaters. The food was delicious as usual and the service was terrific.

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vipAliW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious burgers and good beer! Excellent service. Try the dessert special - tempura, chocolate, ice cream YUM!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Good decor. Good for kids. Convenience location to theater.

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AnnaS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Nice selection at the bar.

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Smiley1
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umami burger is the BEST!!!! Love, love LOVE the Impossible burger!!! and the Tempura asparagus! YUM! This location is the perfect spot to catch a bite before a concert at the Ace or the Orpheum!

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KevinS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Our server, Sally, was very attentive and friendly and Umami Burger is conveniently located next to the Orpheum Theatre. That's almost where the positive comments end. The ambiance resembles an abandoned warehouse being converted to a restaurant with as little money spent as possible on atmosphere. It is about as loud as a restaurant can get, making it very difficult and frustrating to try to carry on a conversation. The chicken "club" sandwich was small and overpriced. The fries had a metallic taste. Oh, yes, one more positive to end with: The green iced tea was good and refills were free.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

最近,日本に上陸しましたが,Impossible シリーズは,日本では食べられません.とても大豆を使っているとは思えない,肉としか思えないバーガーでした.ぜひ,一度,体験を!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks

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vipFood4me
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tempura asparagus is a great and love the impossible burger!

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KimberlyD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love Umami burger and since there isn't one near me in Long Beach, I decided to eat here because it's right next to the Orpheum and I had a concert to attend. Nice location, a good amount of noise, but not too bad. They need to learn how to lettuce wrap their burgers if they are going to offer this on the menu. Instead I got my truffle burger with a piece of lettuce on the bottom and on top and I basically had to cut it with a fork and knife - so more of a salad than a "burger". Great flavor anyway. Love the brussel sprouts, but they are just a bit too sweet.

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StanW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Impossible Meat sliders were good, but tiny. The straight edges makes them seem less beef-like. Pretty expensive for lunch - $66 for 3 people. Especially $7 for small bottle of cold-brew coffee.

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Hoyt
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My Classic Impossible Cheeseburger was amazing! You would NEVER know it wasn’t meat, my friends truffle burger was as good as she remembered. Only complaint, I ordered onion rings with our drink orders and they never came and I asked about them twice. When our food was delivered I asked again and they clearly had forgotten. I finally got them after the burgers.

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judyD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and waiter very pleasant.
Went back after the show for a drink and waiter was very pleasant.

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ChristinaM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came with a party of 12 at 5:30 on a Saturday night, and it was great. We were seated right away, and the service was great. It wasn't super busy in there, which we appreciated. We enjoyed the food and the drinks, and would definitely go there again.

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PJinLA
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food, and it arrived quickly. Good value for the money as the portions are good. Service was great.

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NicholasS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

When I got there, there were several spaces at the bar open. I sat down and the bar proceeded to fill up.I asked for a menu and ordered a drink. 20 minutes later I still hadn't received my drink, though several adjacent customers had. And the Server was taking their food orders when they had been there 5 minutes. I was not happy. I ordered tempura Onion Rings, which were so greasy I ate only 3. My burger was greasy too. I ended up getting sick from that meal, and am still recovering from it 3 days later

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JamesP
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The ambiance is lively. Great people place. The servers are super friendly. “Impossible” burgers to die for, but even better — the onion rings! We couldn’t stand it and ordered a second dish. The restaurant is smack downtown on Broadway next door to the Orpheum Theater. Try it out and have fun!

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BarO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ketchup with the fries was outstanding and the fried cookie with ice cream dessert was amazing!!! It took a bit long to get our food once we ordered but it was still good!

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ssVenice
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle vegan burger is absolutely delicious. Looking forward to my next one.

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KerryO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cold beer! Great, friendly service! Tasty fish taco and slider appetizers! Great beer choices! My friend loved the burger without the bun!

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PatriciaP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mediocre food and service. There are better locations than this one!

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vipWhyhatekids
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Whole place sucked
Took 20 minutes for drinks to arrive
Food was lousy

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chrissyzav
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was quite slow. We were going to a concert and allowed ourselves 1.5 hours so we didn’t need to rush. We were barely able to order two rounds of drinks. We would’ve ordered more if we could’ve found our waiter. At the end we were rushing to make the concert. Everyone was perfectly nice so perhaps the waiter was overwhelmed and understaffed? The food is great and I went to Umami at the Grove to take my kids for lunch and it was great.

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CassieH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the truffle burger with maple bacon sweet potato fries. Both were very good. We were seeing a concert at the Orpheum and was so happy to find out the venue was next door. Service was good. Would highly recommend,

FAQs

Umami Burger - Broadway does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Umami Burger - Broadway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 223-2471.

Umami Burger - Broadway is rated 2.8 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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