Umami Burger - Broadway

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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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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
40 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
6 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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AnnaS
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Nice selection at the bar.

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Smiley1
Los Angeles
28 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
17 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
8 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
13 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
6 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
9 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,

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was DELICIOUS and service was GREAT! Happy hour was totally worth it

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Tobi
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hip and well designed restaurant. Unfortunately the host was absolutely lost. I was by myself and he said they don't have tables for 1. He basically ignored the fact that I had a reservation and sat next to the door for at least 20min waiting for a seat. I had to suggest myself that I will grab a seat at the bar whenever someone leaves.

The rest of the staff was very friendly and professional.

I had the impossible burger, it was okay, definitely not amazing. Would most likely not have this one again.

Overall I'd say the place is a bit overrated. I expected to be more wow'd by the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had tickets to see Lewis Black at the Orpheum theater. You couldn’t ask for a better or more convenient location.
First time at this location of Umami but all of them have killer burgers, apps and even salads for those trying to keep it on the healthy. Great cocktails as well. Only complaint was that everything took forever. Felt like they weren’t expecting it to be that busy and didn’t have enough help. If you’re not fully staffed on a Saturday night when there is a show at the theater 3 doors down I’m not sure when you would be. Waited close to 30 minutes for a round of drinks due to only having 1 bartender for the entire restaurant. Our waiter was great but his hands were extremely full. They comped the drinks without us even asking which was really nice. Great food and great drinks! Just make sure to give yourself at least 90 minutes of cushion or you’ll be late for the show.

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sandrah
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Was a little disappointed that there was no pineapple jalapeno lemonade made but the strawberry basil lemonade was ok.

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Volcano
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a nice time at Umami Burger! We went during their restaurant week special, where you could get one of their burgers + fries + drink for $15 (lunch). We had the manly and the bacon burger with maple bacon fries and truffle cheese fries. We also added the stuffed tots as an appetizer. To drink, I had the pineapple-jalapeno aqua fresca, and my girlfriend had the lemonade. Everything was quite good, and the servers were friendly. I really liked the maple bacon fires - every fry had a nice coating of glaze. The house-made tots were stuffed with cheese and perfectly fried. The burgers had many toppings but were still definitely manageable (not one of those stupid burger "experiences" where you can't even get your mouth around it). They also offer the Impossible Burger, which is cool. The drinks were tangy without being overly sweet. Honestly, would definitely recommend to someone looking for a good burger experience that is still creative.

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vipDELISH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great pick! Ventured there during DineLA....GREAT GREAT find!!!

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vipFood4me
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and tasty food. Love the tempura asparagus and chicken club

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viphitch
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice bar for a burger joint and really, really good burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in DTLA!

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Libby
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

4 of us went on a Saturday before a concert at the Orpheum Theater. It is two doors away from the theater. I definitely recommend reservations. It was busy and there was a line to be seated. The service was excellent in spite of being crowded. The food is good, but not stellar, except for the desserts. It is worth it just for that. It took a while to get the food and all we ordered were hamburgers and fries. They did comp the fries because of it. Speaking of fries they are only good when hot so eat them fast. We would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. We were attending a concert next door . Our server listened to all of our requests and delivered with a smile . The food was perfect and my kids loved their burgers, as well. We were there two years ago and we had the Brussel sprouts and we were sad that they had changed them. We enjoyed our night just the same.

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ChristinaG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good . Fries were cold and they bought us a fresh hot batch ! Fun place . Casual

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vipCraigC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hot spot for a quick Gastro Pub Meal. NIce Vibe .....Solid food choices, You won't be disappointed!

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JulieC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was THE worst Umami I’ve ever been to. The food was cold when it arrived. We waited 10 minutes to even have a waiter come by, and another 10 to get served drinks. Seriously understaffed. Seriously a let down because the other umami locations have been amazing.

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Umami Burger - Broadway does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Umami Burger - Broadway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 413-8626.

Umami Burger - Broadway is rated 4.6 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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