Umami Burger - SOMA

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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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GB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great burgers, but relatively limited menu and if someone didn't like truffle oil (and I don't) there was no regular ketchup option - Bar-B-Q sauce was good but not a great option for the fries! Service was outstanding! Open air environment was ok but a bit cool. Close to ATT Park was main driver for choosing and that worked great!

v
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Well it’s just not the same Umami experience anymore
Burger was cold
Ketchup was not Umami
Truffle fries were to thick

Will not return

AE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Was alright, both food and service, but overpriced for what is basically a fast-food burger chain. Also plant-based/vegetarian options not marked at all.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and the waiter was the only one in the whole place yet he handled our table amazingly! We were all so impressed! I also especially appreciated that they not only had a vegan dinner option they also had a dessert option!

PS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the very different and variety of food choices. Friendly environment and our waiter was very friendly and provided great service.

DZ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Lots of hype and not much umami in each bite.
Nice staff, though.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Family stopped in for a quick burger after show had to ask the GrubHub driver to move from our table so we could sit down the place was so swarmed with delivery people with food all over the floor that the people in the restaurant were definitely second priority over the ones who placed online orders once we got our food which took forever I had to send mine back as it was not cooked the server was really nice but so busy he couldn’t get to us

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I didn't like the fact that our wine was brought over already opened( can). The only good thing was the fries. Waiter didn't know much about any of the food.

AH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Took forever for anyone to even come by. And all the dues came out cold.

MR
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very casual "sports bar" type of place. We went there for a late lunch before seeing a local show with our young granddaughter. The burgers were EXCELLENT and the service very friendly, relaxed and efficient. It is right across the street from the S.F. Giants' baseball stadium. As this was NOT a game day, it was very quiet - but I'm sure it's quite different when there is a game! We will definitely go back.

JU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast and friendly service ! So many delicious options to choose from. I wanted to order everything off the menu! I will be returning again

LN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice experience trying the Impossible Burger.
We went quite late and the place was calm.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our greeter was rude and basically gave me the impression he didn’t want us as patrons. I was there with my sister, nephew and son. He was absolutely rude and snarled at us constantly. Our server was fine. But each time I looked up and saw him or he walks by, he would snarl at us yet he was extremely friendly to others.

The burgers and fries were lack luster. I think the In n Out burger I had recently tasted better than that for a fraction of the price. Won’t be coming back again and will suggest others to do the same.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It’s been years since last time. Likely won’t be going back

CB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish tacos were outstanding but the poke bowl was a big disappointment. We order poke bowls everywhere and this was just a big bowl of lettuce with a few pieces of poke in it. I would really recommend they make it more interesting and put more poke and more ingredients in it. I absolutely loved the fish tacos and would highly recommend them. I really like that they offer the impossible burger in both burger form and in the taco bowl. Next time I go I'll try the taco bowl with the impossible burger and definitely the fish tacos. Also, it was very noisy, I wish they had just turned the music down a little bit so it was easier to carry on a conversation.

KL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Asked to add mushrooms on burgers and we got 2 pieces of chopped mushroom on each burger

C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We used to love this place but they've changed their menu and got rid of the burgers we liked best. Plus, no more turkey burgers. On the day we visited, they were also entirely out of Impossible burgers and sweet potato fries. Don't expect we will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Server was rude. Treated us like a were kids and weren’t going to tip him and put us under Togo order when we clearly sat down and ordered food. Every time we’d ask for something he’d be rude about it. Overall horrible service. Would not recommend to anyone

KD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Tried the Impossible Burger. It was excellent.

Service was fast at first then really slowed down. It took forever to get our check.

CA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good impossible burger at a great value. Nice to eat outside!

VP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and accommodating. They stayed open later because of the graduation was running late. The food came out quickly but still delicious.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good and service was fast.

BL
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Their burgers are so small for the price even though it's really good.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing. Went 2 hours before Giants game so it wasnt too busy but service was still slow

TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place. Very welcoming staff / ownership. Food was delicious.

MU
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Receptionist was very helpful seating us at a better table than the original, and the waiter was very attentive at first, but seemed to be overwhelmed as crowds came in. We had to hurry to make a train, and had to leave the dessert on the table to catch the train due to a long wait for the check to arrive. Interesting food, but lacking something in presentation. Just a burger sitting alone on the plate seemed a little stark. Onion rings were good, but the ketchup had a strange flavor. Wasn't bad experience, maybe expected too much.

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

burger still good

GS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place, staff was really helpful and the food was super.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best truffle fries ever !!!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The soda machine wasn’t working, out of tea
And tots. Asked for appetizers to come with the meal and all three came out separately 10 minutes apart and before our meal. Burgers were cold and over cooked. Server was clearly overworked and didn’t bring items as asked (sugar, asked twice then I went to the bar to get). Dinner took almost 2 hours!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Cold food, cold temperatures (we couldn’t remove our jackets). Not great burgers, I had a much better experience in the past but dining here on 12/31/2018 was awful.

g
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best burgers around. We use to go to the branch on Union St. Sorry that it's not there any longer
but the King St. one is almost as convenient. We're glad they're there.

MK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great burgers , but they were out of most of the wines we wanted to order. The restrooms are in bad shape and need repair and better cleaning.
Good option if you are going to AT&T Park for an event or game.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Across from AT&T Park, convenient if you are attending something in the area. Burgers were good, fries too, nice staff.

JB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had high hopes, but they didn't have the brussel sprouts on the menu, we never got the beet salad we ordered and we waited over 40 minutes for a couple of burgers. Was hoping a great burger, it was under cooked and nothing special. No love went in to the finished product. Why spend $50 for something I can do better for $10

BC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Really disappointing. The food was good but the service was abysmal. And that's generous.

a
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was nothing about this experience that would ever bring me back to this restaurant, nor would I recommend it to anyone.

m
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The last time we went here was when it first opened several years ago. At that time, there were much fewer good burger options and Umami was great. Loved the burger, sides, service, atmosphere...though the price for the amount of food I thought was too high.

Skip to this visit and everything has changed. But the one thing that hasn't is Umami keeping up with the times. There are so many excellent burger establishments and great restaurants that have put gourmet burgers on their menu. We found the burgers to be mediocre at best. They were overcooked, dry and lacked flavor from both lack of seasoning and the way they were cooked.

Service was friendly, but there were too many employees joking around with each other, that they ignored some basic service essentials. After trying several times to get the attention of the staff, my wife finally just got up, walked to the bar area to interrupt their conversations and said, "May we please have our check?"

K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The place was pretty empty, but the service slow and inconsistent. Although we all ordered our burgers medium, they were well done and dry. They are very heavy handed with the truffle oil, we could taste it in almost everything we ordered.

AV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The burgers especially the impossible and the manly were better than the service. The fries were well just meh. They don’t have sugar substitute for their iced teas and did I mention that the service lacked passion and enthusiasm?!
Good location near at&t park but could be better.

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