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Umami Burger is back with all new flavors!  - Umami Burger - Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

Umami Burger - Santa Monica

4.4
4.4
162 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Th 11:30am – 11pm Fri 11:30am – Midnight Sat 11:30am – Midnight Sun 11:30am – 11pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 451-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Laith

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food was great but the facility must be one of the most boring Umami Burgers I’ve ever been to.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delish
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We waiting a long time to get our order taken and they forgot 2 orders of fries for our party of six. We left hungry and spent 100.00 on dinner
  4. m

    marv09

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service was spotty, but they were super friendly, the wait time was short, and the food was amazing. Not trying to be anything more than it is, and it’s perfect that way. Just doing what it does best.
  5. V

    Vanessa

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend told about this place and it lived up to my expectations
  6. FM

    FeliciaM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This might possibly be the best burger I have ever eaten. Nice options to eat inside or out. TVs with sports playing. Great place.
  7. MZ

    MaryZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Service was good but food was horrible. It was all served Luke warm or cold. We asked if the Mac and cheese could be reheated and the server said it was prepared to be that temperature….. weird. Fries and burgers were also cold. Also, not the same umami burger as the restaurant chain started out as. It was just a basic burger, nothing special. Honestly any other burger would have been better and served warm.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food good, the service ok an friendly, however mistakes were made numerous times on the food which was given. I probably would return.
  9. AW

    AshleyW

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Delicious food !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Horrible service and the food was mediocre.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    New management is evident and nothing is parallel to the Umami Burger of pre-Covid. Names of items remain the same, but buyer beware: nothing tastes, looks, or is presented the same… even down to the sauces. Pono has just been bumped up a spot for the westside.
  12. AJ

    AvgJoe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot to have access to a wide range of food on the multiple menus at this location
  13. SK

    StephenK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This has seemingly been converted to a pandemic delivery ghost kitchen - we had to wait 45 minutes for our food and the reason provided for the delay were take out orders that took precedent over in house diners. If you wish to dine among masses of food delivery drivers and packages buzzing in and out of the kitchen this is your spot - whatever magic umami had is gone
  14. AL

    AllenL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    They cook my burger wrong two times. After, an hour of waiting around, I decided to go get food somewhere else. The first time, the burger was super overcooked, the second time it came out raw. Unfortunately, I took a few bites of the burger raw and I had some pretty bad stomach problems later.
  15. QZ

    QtheZen

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious 😋 Vegan Truffle Burger 🍔 was my favorite. 👍🏾
  16. BS

    BluegreenSonia

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I just didn’t care for the food and left hungry and cranky. I know this place is beloved but I guess not by me....
  17. AR

    AmberR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing server (male in his mid/late 40's) Wonderful food and brought out a vegan birthday shake. Was a wonderful experience! Highly reccommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on my own for a quick bite! Spectacular!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We were brought the wrong order, and they had run out of coffee. Food was great and staff very friendly.
  20. B

    Bobkat

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Delicious impossible burger and umami burger. They don’t have tea bags....? Waitress was unimpressive... couldn’t find a smile and we were her only table. Restaurant was cold inside. Enjoyed the food but $40 for lunch for just two burgers was pricy.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    Server was noticeably stoned. Forgot multiple things.. 30 mins before another server had to come take our order and then he did the whole good bye and thank you without giving us our credit cards back! We had to try to flag down another server again who finally found our server 5 mins later. We started the meal with “hi were trying to make a movie on the next 1 hour 20. That should not have been a problem at a burger joint!!
  22. L

    Lovin43

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dine at Umami Burger every time we are in Santa Monica. Had the Beefy burger (formerly known as the Manly) and didn't disappoint. Server was friendly and courteous. Fries and onion rings were delish!
  23. BK

    BethK

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The night our group was there the server was spread thin and our service was slow. Some of our bugers came out cold and one burger has to be reordered twice until the right order came out.
  24. s

    sueb

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday family mid way Nice place to meet, easily accessible Everything was tasty Service was great
  25. d

    darailise

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good food but inattentive waitstaff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming for years however they just changed the menu. No more hatch burger. Manyly is called beefy and added BBQ sauce?? Seemed like some other classics were missing too. Newbies wouldn't know better but us vets can be disappointed with the changes overall still good though
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating good news!
  28. MM

    MistiM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stu is the best! we live local and he always takes wonderful care anytime we come in!
  29. a

    almac

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We loved the Impossible burger, so good! We also received an outstanding service from Kiara! Thank you again
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Food great but two mistakes on the order for 4 people (were fixed promptly) but didn’t impress
  31. RR

    ReneeR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    For a place that specializes in burgers- the burger was just ok, the patty to small and completely overpriced. I was disappointed.
  32. CM

    CatherineM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellents burgers même pour ceux qui n'aiment pas trop cela d'habitude. Serveur très sympa.
  33. J

    Josh

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Waitress seemed to care less that we were there to eat, and seemed annoyed by our presence. Food was ok but nothing to write home about.
  34. H

    soHoboken

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing I mean amazing veggie burger. 🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The worst on every level. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 8:00 pm. Waiter never around. Totally missing in action. Had to get up and walk to the bar to get my drink filled. The establishment was not busy and there several empty tables. The meat in the burger is tasteless, turned me off looking at a it, and was overwhelmed in taste by Velveeta-type yellow cheese. Horrible. The fries and sweet potato fries were good, as were the Brussels sprouts and the “UFO” dessert. We had the “Dine L.A.” menu. I will NEVER go back. I urge folks to go to PONO BURGER for a quality burger. NOT UMAMI.
  36. AG

    AxelG

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We arrived at Umami hoping to participate in their DINELA menu for July 2019. However, upon our arrival, the hostess said "Dine-what?" We explained what DineLA was and she said she'd talk to her manager. She never did talk to a manager, I think, since no one ever came over to talk to us, except for a waiter. We told him we wanted to do DineLA, and he said "Oh, we're not doing that this year." We showed him the DineLA website with the Umami Burger DineLA Menu, and he said "Uh, let me go talk to the manager." Then he disappeared and no one came to talk to us. We waited about ten minutes, and then we got up and left. Went to another restaurant nearby where they had DineLA and had a very nice time. This whole incident indicated to us that the management at this location is not on the ball. They should have been prepared for DineLA, and when they say "We're going to talk to a manager," they should actually talk to a manager and have someone come over and talk to the customers in question. Maybe they weren't doing DINELA and the website was in error, but someone should have come talked to us a lot sooner if so. As it was, we were sitting there for a LONG time, trying to be patient, and no one ever came back to us. Their water was very nice though. So that's the food rating I gave.
  37. LS

    LesleyS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Funky place and popular at weekends so be sure to book. The vegetarian "Impossible burger" is amazing, as are the skinny fries
  38. v

    vistorfromcali

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Server had a hard time keeping up with our large party (14 people) even though we had a reservation. We were able to split the table into two tabs (rather than dividing the final check in two) but it was difficult for the server to manage. One half of the table was never bused after our main meal and we ended up putting the dirty dishes on the bar ourselves. Infrequent visits back to check on drink orders, even though the restaurant was not full. Calamari and asparagus were excellent. Ahi "burger" was very good. Others at my table said the beef burgers were nothing special. Was hoping for more.
  39. S

    Srayn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was average. Overpriced. Small portions. Bad music.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger experience ever! Cuisine was fresh, unique and flavorful. The staff was attentive and kind. Will return on our next visit to Santa Monica!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Umami Burger - Santa Monica does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Umami Burger - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 451-1300.

Umami Burger - Santa Monica is rated 4.4 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Umami Burger - Santa Monica

525 S. Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Th 11:30am – 11pm Fri 11:30am – Midnight Sat 11:30am – Midnight Sun 11:30am – 11pm

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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