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Umami Burger - Pasadena - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
48 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (626) 799-8626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They turned us away.
  2. DP

    DinnerPat

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is really goo except that the burgers were rare at best even though they were ordered medium.
  3. B

    Bobkat

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing meal. Pricey but worth it. No one makes the Impossible Burger like Umami Burger. Fresh moist and tastes like a rare hamburger.
  4. FS

    Foody2Shoes

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Burgers are okay. Definitely over priced and the restaurant is often quite empty when I stop by. If you are wanting a pretty average experience but pay a lot of money... go for it.
  5. s

    stugots

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Where do you begin. Place was almost empty around 615pm. Waiter sits us then disappears. Comes back to fraternize with a table that appears to be the only one he cares about. Tall African American waiter appeared totally checked out. I asked 3 times for the same soda and my daughters food came out with the cheese still cool and unmelted on her burger. He never asked about our food even though she didn’t eat it. He never did any refills and had to be hunted down to get our check. Over all a very poor experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t honor reservation. Not sure if that was a glitch on their end or through OpenTable, but had special event not accepting reservations.
  7. MN

    MatthewN

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and great service!
  8. E

    jillE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Service was excellent. Everyone was very kind. However, the food and ambience has gone downhill. The chairs were unclean, the wall decor was peeling at the edges. My burger was tasty but the buns were inedible (dry, chewy and crumbling apart). I love Umami burger and I will still frequent the downtown locations but will have to go elsewhere when in Pasadena.
  9. M

    Michelle

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Was not a fan of the truffle burger. Normally I am with truffle flavored items but not this time. The sides were on point and the others in my party had sunny side and umami burger which they both liked.
  10. JG

    JoeG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great dining experience. We were a party of 4. Service was attentive even though it was busy. Burgers were from good to very delicious. Cocktails were interesting and tasty. Fried appetizers were crunchy and didn’t taste greasy.. I liked the music they were playing.
  11. S

    Simone

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The Impossible Burger is the best burger! Vegan or not!
  12. AY

    AY0809

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The burger albeit tasty was pricey. Service was good; kind of a noisy eatery. Probably won’t go back...
  13. MK

    MattK

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This place was just ok. The food was average. I prefer the burgers at Red Robin. There is no ambiance at this location. The maple bacon old fashioned tasted strange. There was a bug crawling across our table that I was trying to get rid of while the waitress was standing there. She didn’t seem to notice or mind. My wife and I tried it because of a Travelzoo deal. I have no need to go back.
  14. GE

    GoodEater

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good but service was extremely slow despite almost no other customers. Building needs help, bathrooms iffy.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server appeared new to the job so we waited quite a long time to get straws, condiments and food. When our food finally arrived, after 30 minutes of wait time, our burgers were already cold.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    So disappointed! Umami has changed so much unfortunately :( they don’t even have their special ketchup anymore cause for some reason they thought it would be great idea to make it vegan ketchup. I was literally so annoyed when I heard this as they had such a special ketchup. I’m not a fan of their new management. BRING BACK THE OLD UMAMI!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Hostess/ waitress was sweet, we were having very open conversations, her recommending things etc, good environment, and food! The chicken sandwich is so good. Will be coming back again
  18. A

    Andr8

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great burgers, loved the Brussel sprouts
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We've visited umami plenty times in the past, so for us it was a nice little date to a place we knew had great food. We loved the seasonal burger.
  20. PF

    PattyF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We arrived at 11:45 and there was only 1 waitress working the lunch shift and it appeared only 1 cook. Both employees were doing the very best they could but it was busy. I don’t understand how they could only have 1 server working at lunch time. It was almost 1 by the time I got out of there and we didn’t receive our appetizer until after we received our lunch. It was my first time here and I was not impressed.
  21. J

    James

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    It's like a coffee shop...no ambience....hard chairs & booths. Food was way overpriced & burgers not half as good as In & Out.
  22. VK

    VictorK

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The hamburger (a Waygu burger) was very good, although with no sides whatsoever, it was overpriced. The salad was average, the brussels sprouts were drenched in oil. The ambience is horrible; bright lights, formica feel.
  23. B

    Bob1

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Went for the Impossible burger. Told the truffle version was the one to get by the waiter. It was awful. Heavy greasy and a gooey mess. The burger lives up to the hype that it tastes like meat but the rest-you can have it. Not impressed an overly priced for what we received. 2 burgers, truffle cheese fries, also nothing to write home about and 1 glass of wine, with a tip, almost $60. Never again.
  24. j

    jkid

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The chicken sandwich was really good.
  25. C

    Crew

    Los Angeles

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great burgers. A little pricey by the time you add in extras, but the burgers can't be beat! The Umami ketchup is super yummy!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Love Umami! Food and drinks never disappoint! Only complaint would be that we really wished this location’s interior decor and ambiance matched the gourmet level of food and excellent level of service.
  27. S

    Sharyn

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food but nothing spectacular.
  28. A

    Alexandros

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Manly burger was very good. Service very poor and value for money very low.
  29. C

    Crew

    Los Angeles

    199 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    199 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We got several burgers to share so we could get a taste of all the best offerings here. The Umami burger was everyone's favorite at our table. We also loved the french fries with gravy and short ribs, yummy! And don't skip the "Adult" root beer float; "hard" root beer with lucious ice cream, what a great dessert!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for late night after my brothers graduation and loved it! Casual but elevated food. Love all the djfferent sauces and unique burgers
  31. r

    raven7577

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    food was good, they were out of things that I had originally wasted to order. Waitress talked way to fast and not loud enough for noise level. Food and drinks great concept, me and my gf both agreed too much sauce on burgers though. Definite second visit though all in all.
  32. TG

    TGinLA

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Medium Rare was completely rare.
  33. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The impossible burger was delicious! Makes converting over to veganism more of a possibility for me. Would recommend to all!
  34. KH

    KathyH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been a vegetarian for almost 10 years. This is the best veggie burger I've ever had!!!
  35. E

    Ellis

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Cali Burgers Anywhere! Outstanding wait staff - not only was our order perfect, but we could see them perfectly balance time with other patrons as well
  36. T

    Tony

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Onion rings were mostly greasy tempura. Not my favorite. I liked the Brussels sprouts but otherwise the food was not that great. The full bar might appeal to those that want drinks and a hamburger.
  37. DB

    DaleB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I recently discovered The Impossible Burger at Umami Burger in Pasadena, and now I'm hooked! It's an entirely plant based burger that looks like meat, tastes like meat, smells like meat, chews like meat, and is simply delicious! Even my non-vegetarian friends were knocked out by them! That alone is reason to return often, but, in addition, the cocktails are good, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is lively. It's rather loud, so it's not the place to go for an intimate conversation, but it's a fun place.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    tried the impossible burger. liked it i don't eat meat.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My "manly burger" was great and my girlfriend really enjoyed her "Impossible burger."
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the late night social hour with $7 cocktails and $3 truffle fries. They also have $6 starters and $4 drafts. The servers are very friendly and attentive. They have the impossible burger, the vegetarian burger that "bleeds." Located in Old Town parking in the garage on Raymond and Green is easy.

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Umami Burger - Pasadena - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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