Around Town: Umami Burger, Santa Monica

If you asked me what I thought the best pizza was, I would say Pizzeria Mozza. If you asked me what my favorite burger was, I’d be torn between a couple of places, but after trying the Cali Burger at Umami Burger, I’d say that there is a clear winner (so far…). I had constantly heard good things about Umami Burger, so when I was in L.A. over the weekend I made sure to include it in my lunch plans. I went to the Santa Monica location and only had to wait fifteen minutes for a table. As soon as I took my first bite, I knew what all the hype was about. The house-made American cheese literally melted in my mouth and the slow-roasted tomato added an extra kick of flavor to an already delicious burger. Also, the cheesy tater tots left me speechless. There are no words. Seriously, if these pictures don’t make your mouth water, I don’t know how to help you.

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Setting: There are many Umami Burger locations – Santa Monica’s Umami was a part of the Fred Segal store

Good for: Afternoon trip to L.A., pre-movie dinner with friends, table for one

What to order: Socal/Cali Burger, Truffle Burger, Cheesy Tater Tots (if they aren’t on the menu, ask for them), and lemonade

Downsides: From most people who I’ve talked to, there is usually a wait for a table (in my case, the wait wasn’t too bad)

Recommend: Going hungry…you will definitely leave full!

{Photos by Lauren}

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds like Japanese. ;)
    Umami?

    Reply
  1. That’s a Wrap! «

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