Umami Burger - Broadway

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$30 and under
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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Delicious food. Nice selection at the bar.

S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 18 October 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!

KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 September 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.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 30 July 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!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks

F
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tempura asparagus is a great and love the impossible burger!

KD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 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.

SW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 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.

H
1 review
Dined on 22 June 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.

D
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 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.

PJ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

NS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 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

JP
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on 6 April 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!

BO
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The ketchup with the fries was outstanding and the fried cookie with ice cream dessert was amazing!!! It took a bit long to get our food once we ordered but it was still good!

V
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The truffle vegan burger is absolutely delicious. Looking forward to my next one.

KO
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really cold beer! Great, friendly service! Tasty fish taco and slider appetizers! Great beer choices! My friend loved the burger without the bun!

PP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Mediocre food and service. There are better locations than this one!

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Whole place sucked
Took 20 minutes for drinks to arrive
Food was lousy

c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Service was quite slow. We were going to a concert and allowed ourselves 1.5 hours so we didn’t need to rush. We were barely able to order two rounds of drinks. We would’ve ordered more if we could’ve found our waiter. At the end we were rushing to make the concert. Everyone was perfectly nice so perhaps the waiter was overwhelmed and understaffed? The food is great and I went to Umami at the Grove to take my kids for lunch and it was great.

CH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the truffle burger with maple bacon sweet potato fries. Both were very good. We were seeing a concert at the Orpheum and was so happy to find out the venue was next door. Service was good. Would highly recommend,

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was DELICIOUS and service was GREAT! Happy hour was totally worth it

OT
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Had tickets to see Lewis Black at the Orpheum theater. You couldn’t ask for a better or more convenient location.
First time at this location of Umami but all of them have killer burgers, apps and even salads for those trying to keep it on the healthy. Great cocktails as well. Only complaint was that everything took forever. Felt like they weren’t expecting it to be that busy and didn’t have enough help. If you’re not fully staffed on a Saturday night when there is a show at the theater 3 doors down I’m not sure when you would be. Waited close to 30 minutes for a round of drinks due to only having 1 bartender for the entire restaurant. Our waiter was great but his hands were extremely full. They comped the drinks without us even asking which was really nice. Great food and great drinks! Just make sure to give yourself at least 90 minutes of cushion or you’ll be late for the show.

s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent. Was a little disappointed that there was no pineapple jalapeno lemonade made but the strawberry basil lemonade was ok.

V
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a nice time at Umami Burger! We went during their restaurant week special, where you could get one of their burgers + fries + drink for $15 (lunch). We had the manly and the bacon burger with maple bacon fries and truffle cheese fries. We also added the stuffed tots as an appetizer. To drink, I had the pineapple-jalapeno aqua fresca, and my girlfriend had the lemonade. Everything was quite good, and the servers were friendly. I really liked the maple bacon fires - every fry had a nice coating of glaze. The house-made tots were stuffed with cheese and perfectly fried. The burgers had many toppings but were still definitely manageable (not one of those stupid burger "experiences" where you can't even get your mouth around it). They also offer the Impossible Burger, which is cool. The drinks were tangy without being overly sweet. Honestly, would definitely recommend to someone looking for a good burger experience that is still creative.

DE
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

great pick! Ventured there during DineLA....GREAT GREAT find!!!

F
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic and tasty food. Love the tempura asparagus and chicken club

h
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

nice bar for a burger joint and really, really good burgers.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food in DTLA!

L
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

4 of us went on a Saturday before a concert at the Orpheum Theater. It is two doors away from the theater. I definitely recommend reservations. It was busy and there was a line to be seated. The service was excellent in spite of being crowded. The food is good, but not stellar, except for the desserts. It is worth it just for that. It took a while to get the food and all we ordered were hamburgers and fries. They did comp the fries because of it. Speaking of fries they are only good when hot so eat them fast. We would definitely go again.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was amazing. We were attending a concert next door . Our server listened to all of our requests and delivered with a smile . The food was perfect and my kids loved their burgers, as well. We were there two years ago and we had the Brussel sprouts and we were sad that they had changed them. We enjoyed our night just the same.

CG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was good . Fries were cold and they bought us a fresh hot batch ! Fun place . Casual

CC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Hot spot for a quick Gastro Pub Meal. NIce Vibe .....Solid food choices, You won't be disappointed!

JC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

This was THE worst Umami I’ve ever been to. The food was cold when it arrived. We waited 10 minutes to even have a waiter come by, and another 10 to get served drinks. Seriously understaffed. Seriously a let down because the other umami locations have been amazing.

LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food! Very busy and fun. Great ambiance!

EO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They had no record of our reservation and sat us outside in the cold. Never brought menus. We just left and ate somewhere else.

m
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Their online menu had Kim chee burger, short rib gravy fries, short rib sandwich which was not on the just changed menu. Vegetarian burger was awsome. Could not tell. Very tasty burgers but really small for the dollar. Desert was very good. Recommend but pre warn have to order 2 burgers if really hungry.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Best burger I’ve had in a long time.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and drinks are always consistently good; server Christian is very friendly and charming. Our go-to good energy, comfort-food place when in downtown LA.

FS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The servers were nice, but the overall experience was horrible. We waited 45 mins for our burgers and fries because tickets got mixed up in the back. We had to rush and eat our food so we wouldn't be late for our show next door at the Orphan theater. The food was just ok. I don't plan to recommend or revisit this restuarant.

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