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Umami Burger is back with all new flavors! - Umami Burger - Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Umami Burger - Broadway

4.1
4.1
134 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Sun - Thurs 11:30am - 11pm Fri - Sat 11:30am - 12am

  • Phone number

    (213) 223-2471

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Corbieres

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    They could not competently cook a burger despite two attempts on two burgers and despite serving only burgers. They delivered the wrong food to the table. They didn’t cook anything despite my husband being unable to eat his way overcooked burger; we took them home to our dog to eat. Hi salads or anything more veggie friendly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Like another review mentioned, they do not honor reservations. We arrived before our reservation time only to find a line of patrons placing orders for takeout or to eat at the bar only. We were one of several parties frustrated by the fact that we had a reservation that wasn’t honored. There was no on site manager to help resolve or clarify, just a sign and some confused employees. Please remove reservations for this restaurant from Open Table until the restaurant changes their policy.
  3. JA

    JenniferA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    What is the point of making a reservation if there is not a host/hostess to greet you, check you in and seat you? Upon arriving at Umami there was a line starting at the bar 17 people deep. There was a blown over, hand written sign that read "bar food I asked the woman who was taking orders how reservations were handled - I didn't get a clean answer. I ordered two of the exact same burgers, fries and attempted 2 glassed of wine. They were out of wine. Only canned beer is what I was told - pass. I asked for two waters instead. $47 was my total. I joined my concert friend at the table where we waiting another 20 minutes until getting our food. During that time many people were asking about their order. Our food arrived. The waters didn't. I asked up at the bar. The burgers were mediocre at best and the fries ice cold. Grateful the concert venue sold food and wine as we had a 2nd dinner. I am aware of the shortages and employment issues restaurants are facing. The solution in this case would be not to accept any reservations at this time. Turn off the service. That way people are not left feeling hangry.
  4. AA

    AlanA

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I made a reservation at Umami through Open Table. Picked the place because it's next door to the Orpheum, where we were going to see a concert. I arrived on time, told a waiter I had a reservation for 6:30, and he said "We don't take reservations." I said, well you do, I booked this on Open Table. And he said, well, yeah, we told Open Table we don't reservations. Now for the food. I've eaten at Umami elsewhere and thought the burgers were good. This time: overcooked (you could say burned) and extremely salty. (And I like salt!) Service was horrendous. Two-thirds of the way through the mean, we still hadn't gotten our drinks. I went up to the bar and the waitress seemed annoyed I was even asking and then proceeded to have a conversation with another customer who had come up behind me before slowly (I mean slowly) retrieving our sodas. The worst experience I can remember in a restaurant dating back years.
  5. F

    Frankf

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation but when arrived, was told it was bar service only. The staff was cranking horrible death metal music from the bar. Just a terrible dining experience. Seems like Umami has just let this location go.... sad to see.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was told by restaurant staff that they were only doing takeout after accepting the reservation for dine-in.
  7. y

    yumyum12

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I’ve been to umami on many occasions but not since Covid. I understand some things will/should change but… using to go boxes, plastic containers for sauces etc while dining in just feels lazy. The service was pretty bad although everyone is nice, maybe chalk it up to social distancing but the bartender didn’t even have a mask on so I’m hard pressed to use that as an excuse. The food felt not special unlike the umami burger I recall. We left full but underwhelmed sorry to say.
  8. G

    Gregg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were not seating anyone at tables, but rather only serving people at the bar. It would have been good if this was indicated BEFORE I made a reservation and planned to eat there. We walked out and scrambled to find another restaurant before our 8 pm show at the Theater at Ace Hotel
  9. NP

    NeilP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding burgers - the sunnyside will become my standard. Umami thankfully exceeds the covid spacing practices, so I was very comfortable while eating.
  10. LO

    LOVEVEGANFOOD

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    When we arrived, the computer system was down so we couldn’t check in via Open Table and had to wait to be called in. No big deal and when we sat, our server was super friendly. Soon the music went on and was extremely loud but eventually was turned down. After we ordered, we waited over an hour for our food even tho everyone who arrived after us was served. The host was very kind to check on the kitchen and reported back that the staff was overwhelmed that night and that our meal would be comped. We could totally empathize with a restaurant having a bad night and they resolved the issue in such a nice way. So even tho it was unpleasant, they did the customers right in the end.
  11. D

    Dizkneegirl

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was good. Waitress was nice enough but mostly clueless. Didn’t know they were out of alcohol, shakes, cakes. My main course came out 20 mins after my sisters did. She was reluctant to eat while I didn’t have anything so hers ended up getting cold. Waitress came to ask what I’d ordered 10 mins after I asked where my food was. When she brought the bill back for me to sign she WAITED FOR ME to fill out the tip & sign it. Overall service was very disappointing.
  12. PH

    PeggyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    This had to be the worst service I have ever experienced. Made a reservation for 6:30, got seated at 7. Not a single server gave us the time of day, once seated, until 7:20. And they had 5 working that night, so it isn't like they didn't have enough. They all just seemed to be running around but not really doing anything. Not taking orders. Not waiting on tables. Not bussing tables once the diners left. Finally the server took our order and said it would be another 45 minutes! We were going to the show next door, which started at 8 so asked them to rush it. They did and we were on time for the show, but the burger was nothing special. To spend $30. for a burger, with no sides, and glass of wine, with horrible service was a joke. I will not go there again.
  13. a

    alteredego

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    This place is just OK. Definitely not worth the prices charged for their food and drink. I would rather patronize local taco trucks in the area (and more modest restaurants) to obtain similar fare. Service was very poor, and the food was definitely not worth the wait. Take out business completely overwhelmed what little wait and kitchen staff were available to serve guests inside the restaurant. Will not be returning.
  14. C

    Charles

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Just in town for a Laker Game!
  15. LW

    LoriW

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Totally amazing service. Under new management. Food was spot on. They are working to get their bar back up to speed, so give Umami a chance if you're craving a solid burger before a show.
  16. d

    diningguru

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I was very disappointed with my order. I have been going to the pasadena location previously for years until it closed a while back. I was eager to try my favorite Truffle burger once again. I got the Truffle burger and Truffle fries and I it was a complete let down. My order had no Truffle in it! They must have new ownership or something because it's not the same Truffle burger that made them famous. Don't waste your money and go somewhere else.
  17. KA

    KANDYW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The burgers were cold and had no flavor at all
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No one at the door to greet you where to go, how to order made reservations, told it was take out only. What is the point of reservation then.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Last minute change of plan. A bit of a mix up because all tables were open so you didn’t even need a reservation. We were seated then left for 15-20 mins before we flagged someone down to ATLEAST order drinks.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They should just close down if they don’t want customers. Wouldn’t honor the reservation as they decided to close early. How hard is it to go online and edit your reservation availability? Food was cold and disgusting to go.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    Not very attentive or engaging
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  23. CK

    CarsonK

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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!
  24. AL

    AllyL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for several downtown theaters. The food was delicious as usual and the service was terrific.
  25. AW

    AliW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious burgers and good beer! Excellent service. Try the dessert special - tempura, chocolate, ice cream YUM!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Good decor. Good for kids. Convenience location to theater.
  27. AS

    AnnaS

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Delicious food. Nice selection at the bar.
  28. S

    Smiley1

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 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!
  29. KS

    KevinS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks
  32. F

    Food4me

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tempura asparagus is a great and love the impossible burger!
  33. KD

    KimberlyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 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.
  34. SW

    StanW

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  35. H

    Hoyt

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 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.
  36. D

    judyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and waiter very pleasant. Went back after the show for a drink and waiter was very pleasant.
  37. CM

    ChristinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 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.
  38. PJ

    PJinLA

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food, and it arrived quickly. Good value for the money as the portions are good. Service was great.
  39. NS

    NicholasS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 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
  40. JP

    JamesP

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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 - Broadway does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Umami Burger - Broadway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 223-2471.

Umami Burger - Broadway is rated 4.1 stars by 134 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


Google Map for Umami Burger - Broadway

852 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Sun - Thurs 11:30am - 11pm Fri - Sat 11:30am - 12am

  • Cuisines

    Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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