Umami Burger - Costa Mesa

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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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4.4
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3.9
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P
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

BL
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impossible Sandwich terrific!! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

CD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We came back because we thought there were 100% grass fed burgers. Disappointed to find they are now grain fed ("finished"). Also, ordered well done and received very raw in the middle meat. Took a long time to get a cooked burger, everyone else in our party of 8 was done eating when the well-done burger finally got to us. Also, very noisy (not "energetic"). Our waiter was courteous.

J
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is wonderful which a large enough variety for anyone to choose from but not so much variety that it’s overwhelming! Very well done menu, very impressed. Will say though that the food is heavy and you will fill up on a burger and some fries/onion rings.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was wonderful, very attentive and pleasant.
They don't make it clear that every item on the menu is separate so when you order a sandwich and a side those are all charged for. Kind of a surprise when the check came.
VERY LOUD MUSIC, made it tough to hold a conversation so maybe not a great date place.
Communal seating so you may be at a "picnic table" with bench seating (with no backs to the chairs), so not very comfortable.
Meal was amazing though, the veggie burgers are incredible and the tots were to die for.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service from everyone! They were friendly and attentive. Impossible burger and vegan truffle fries were delicious! I will come back again and again. Happy customer!

P
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply one of the best burgers you will find. Go for the taste, not the size or the price. The maple bacon fries are the perfect accompaniment. Service is always excellent and the prices are reasonable for the quality of food you receive. Whenever I have a burger fix I go to this spot.

MF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Air conditioning turned up way too high Saturday night at 6. We were all cold!

BK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great. Went here with my family (6 people total). We each ordered our own entree and then 3 fries for the table to share. The truffle fries were the favorite. Would definitely go back.

RL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pre-Segerstrom dinner. Food was ok. Really expensive for a burger, and every one was over done. Super loud. Server was great.

DP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger I've ever eaten!!!

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Cold burgers and fries

p
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They have four choices of the Impossible burger and all of them are delicious.
The truffle burger paired with onion rings is fantastic!

K
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Burgers are $13-$15 and up. Beef is tasty but burgers are very small and don't come with any sides. Overpriced and seating and parking is very limited. Looks like a takeout restarant. Will not be back.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible wait staff, will never return to the Costa Mesa restaurant. Had to many great experiences in Hollywood and these idiots have turned me off.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had reservations for a party of 10. I know that large parties can be hard but we were literally half of the restaurant so they could have had another server assist. Service wasn’t great - only some of us got plates/ utensils for appetizers so we had to place the stems of the shishedo peppers we ordered on the table; no drink refills. Had to ask for napkins....

RK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! Excellent service. Drinks were great. Very low key and comfortable.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Kind service. Go early. Portions are small. Order dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great server! He was very knowledgeable and helpful.

TL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the burger which is really tasty and the food came out pretty fast.

MT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burgers are delicious! Loaded tater tots are a little too big which makes the cheese overwhelming. Overall very yummy place and a little pricey.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food quality and taste has really gone DOWN since I last ate there a while ago. We remembered it being so good...definitely NOT anymore. It was a huge disappointment. We are never going back. Our server was nice tho but that’s about it.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST BURGERS EVER!
My girlfriend and I come here as often as we can.
It’s our go to “date night” spot every time.

NY
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Parking is a nightmare. The place is in a tiny mini-mall and all the spots are usually filled and surrounding lots only allow parking for their customers

D
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service!!!

AM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Great beer selection! Try the manly burger!

BK
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent burger and fries...parking was a hassle.

R
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place. Been driving by here every day for over a year and finally have it a try and I’m so mad I haven’t been here earlier. They have vegan and vegetarian options which is why I really wanted to try this place. I got the impossible burger and it was delish! Will be back for sure. Lucky it’s only 2 min from my house :)

l
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The burger itself was good but I would say this place is overpriced, overrated.

KK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the truffle burger and it was very tasty. I also tried the maple bacon fries and that was yummy goodness.

DR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices n price was reasonable. I cant wait to come back again n get some impossible burgers

L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hamburger is definitely different flavor , it hits all the senses , little bit pricey but overall is great burger. Parking is bad during dinner. It has free valet parking in the back. Service is great will go again and try different burger on the menu.

DT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were visiting from Washington for the OC 1/2 marathon and Umami came up on our Google search for burgers. We totally enjoyed the food- delicious! The service and our waitress were great! We would definitely come back again when in the area and have also recommended Umami to our friends that live in California!! Thank you.

Mike and Dawn
Sammamish, WA

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy burgers and the help is cute. Can't beat that.

C
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Love all the vegetarian options! Servers are great and it’s a fun place for a casual meal with FABULOUS tasting food.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Initial service was slow and unwelcoming. Eventually our server got started with us. The food came out promptly. Our waters stay filled. I have been to various Umami locations in LA & prefer them over this location.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Except for the parking, we had a great time there, the host took good care of us and explained everything to us 1st timers. The food was fantastic and we will definitely be back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I ever had

LS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.
The waiter was very helpful in explaining menu since our first time there.
He was very attentive and energenic.
Small but great atmosphere.
Had a hard time finding parking on a Sunday.

MR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You can never go wrong with an amazing burger and a kine beer

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