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The Fifth Taste

June 15, 2017 By Chris Robertson

Burgers and dads go together like fries and Umami ketchup. This Father’s Day, bring him into Umami Burger and his burger is on us!* Also like burgers, dads come in an assortment of flavors, which begs the question: which Umami Burger would your dad be? MANLY Your dad’s sanctuary is his garage. He refuses to […]

June 2, 2017 By Alexis

  The burger formerly known as plants is finally here at Umami Burger. Introducing The Impossible Burger. We collaborated with Impossible Foods, the creators of the plant-based patty that “bleeds,” to create an unbelievably delicious burger that also has sustainability benefits! That’s because it looks, cooks, smells and most importantly tastes like a meaty awesome […]

May 5, 2017 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

The fifth of May, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo to us Mexican food and margarita aficionados, is always a reason to celebrate. This year, we’ll be turning things up a notch with a new and improved margarita recipe. Starting with the classic ingredients of Casamigos Blanco, lime juice and orange juice, Rande’s Spicy Margarita is on another level, spicing […]

April 20, 2017 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

Our latest Artist Series burger is an Instagram-ready, eleven-layer marvel created by supermodel and businesswoman Cindy Crawford. With two jalapeño-studded patties, American cheese, crushed avocado, miso-mustard, grilled onions, its topped with tortillas tossed in salsa brava and queso fresco. In addition to pairing perfectly with Rande’s Spicy Margarita, this burger is ready for its close-up, and we’re ready […]

April 18, 2017 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

This past weekend 125,000+ people descended upon the Coachella Valley for the year’s biggest music festival. Almost bigger than the festival itself, are the epic parties. sbe hosted this year’s hottest event with Republic Records at a super-secret location in the desert with A-list music industry attendees and celebs like Aaron Paul, Ashley Tisdale, Emma Roberts and Joe Jonas, to name a […]

April 13, 2017 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

Umami Burger has gone global! Making the leap from national to international on March 24th, we officially opened our first restaurant in the heart of Tokyo. Umami, the fifth taste, originated in Japan, so naturally we have a special connection with the country. Umami Burger Tokyo opened to lines out the door of delighted Umami aficionados. […]

March 20, 2017 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

Cindy Crawford – fashion icon, supermodel and business woman – is bringing the heat to Umami Burger’s Artist Series with the exclusive Cindy’s Casa Burger. Go behind-the-scenes in our exclusive video (below) to discover her inspiration behind the burger. It starts with the all-American flavors of a backyard BBQ, then takes a turn toward the […]

March 18, 2017 By Alexis Guerrero

There are so many things to love about St. Patrick’s day – the surplus of green outfits, the bustling Irish-themed parades, and most importantly, an excuse to have a few drinks. This year, we decided to skip the beer in favor of something a little more refined – a green cocktail. Whether you prefer vodka, gin […]

February 4, 2017 By Alexis Guerrero

The countdown has begun: Just two days until the biggest sporting event of the year – Super Bowl LI. On Sunday, February 5, at 6:30 pm EST hundreds of millions around the world will watch the Atlanta Falcons, and the New England Patriots go head to head. That’s not to mention Lady Gaga, iconic commercials, and the decadent cheese […]

December 21, 2016 By ALEXIS GUERRERO

Cameron Dallas – Social media star, actor, model and lover of all things Umami – is the newest member of our Artist Series collaboration. Rising to fame on the Vine, Cameron has since mastered the art of social media and now has 16.8 million followers on Instagram, 9.51 million on Twitter and 3.6 million on Facebook, totalling […]

November 18, 2016 By Cruz

We’re known for our big, bold, flavor-packed menus crafted by our very own culinary ninjas. We’re now only a tap away and available in the UberEATS app in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago. To celebrate the arrival of GQ’s “Burger of the Year, ” enjoy an exclusive burger you can only get […]

November 18, 2016 By Yasha Wallin

Our house-ground, hand-formed patty infused with Umami Master Sauce is the secret to consistently delicious burgers, which Los Angeles Magazine just ranked one of the 50 best burgers in the city. But because at Umami we would never rest on our laurels, we’re constantly coming up with more and more delicious ways to satiate your […]

August 3, 2016 By Diana

Hello Chicago! Umami Burger West Loop is now open and we could not be any more excited to a part of the best loop. This new location features a new design (similar to our new Santa Monica restaurant on the West Coast) and a new menu.   Along with a few new items on the […]

June 21, 2016 By Diana

We did it! We finally made the big move in Santa Monica (and by big move we mean just around the corner). Our new location in Santa Monica is now open for business and we have a lot of exciting things to share with you. The new space features everything from new interiors to a […]

June 9, 2016 By Diana

(Photo cred: Los Angeles Magazine) The Los Angeles Magazine released an article on why we should be flipping our burgers upside-down. All of us in the office read the article and we completely agree. The article makes some valid points stating “The minute your burger is fully stacked, all the stress is being put on the bottom bun, […]

June 9, 2016 By Diana

This year for Negroni Week we have decided to create a twist on the Negroni cocktail. We created a Negroni BBQ Burger because why not eat your drink too. The burger features a beef and wild mushroom patty, melted gouda cheese, Campari and cola bbq sauce, topped with a delicious kale slaw that includes kale, cabbage, […]

May 30, 2016 By Diana

In honor of the second annual Blended Burger Project by the James Beard Foundation we have created a new limited edition burger, the Negroni BBQ Burger. The Blended Burger Project is all about making burgers healthier and more sustainable for the planet by creating a blend with ground meat and chopped mushrooms. Chefs across the […]

May 30, 2016 By Diana De Leon

What do you get when you combine our Manly Burger with chicken? Our latest creation, the Manly Chick! This is the first burger we introduce to our menu featuring a delicious chopped chicken patty. The Manly Chick is available now at all Umami Burger restaurants. What’s in it? Our new chopped chicken patty. Umami ketchup. […]

May 25, 2016 By Diana

Everyone is always asking, “what is Umami?” and if you are someone who hasn’t eaten at one of our restaurants you have probably asked, “who is Umami Burger?” Long story short, Umami is the fifth taste. You’ve heard of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Now meet Umami, which originated in Japan. Umami is found naturally […]

May 20, 2016 By Diana

It’s our favorite time of the year! National Hamburger Day is just around the corner and we are partnering with Meals on Wheels America to celebrate. Grab your phone and create a calendar reminder now, May 28th is the big day! When you dine with us on May 28th you will receive a voucher for […]

May 18, 2016 By Diana

Scrolling through our Instagram is very difficult sometimes. Can you imagine getting to work everyday and looking at all the amazing food photos people tag you in? I’m immediately starving and craving a burger at nine in the morning everyday. We do love seeing all the photos on our hashtag #umamiburger and the photos we […]

April 13, 2016 By Diana

Meet our latest creation, the Falafel Veggie Burger. The Falafel Burger is available at all Umami Burger restaurants. It’s a veggie lover’s dream come true. This beautiful burger doesn’t just look good on the outside, it also has a nice surprise when you bite into the patty. Beet infused couscous! Sharing a photo of this burger on your […]

March 28, 2016 By Diana

It has been two weeks since The Alton Burger hit the table, and we may or may not have to use both hands to count how many burgers we’ve had. Before you start to judge, we do work for Umami Burger which means we have to take all of our friends and family to try it (you must accept any […]

March 15, 2016 By Diana

Our latest chef collaboration burger is here! We are excited to announce it’s with none other than one of our favorite TV celebrity chefs, Alton Brown. All of us at Umami Burger have been super fans of Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen for a long time. So when it came time to […]

March 10, 2016 By Diana

If you stop to think about your go-to fast food drive through spot you probably already know the “ins and outs” of how you can customize your burger. When I drive up I know I am adding bacon, extra cheese, and making my burger a double. But, did you know you could do the same and […]

February 9, 2016 By Diana

You do not have to call yourself a burger connoisseur to say you know how to eat a burger. I personally have eaten a lot of burgers in my day and being an Umami Burger regular I would say I know the proper way to eat a burger. That is before I was introduced to […]

January 15, 2016 By Diana

When we get to work everyday it’s not our morning cup of coffee that gets us going, it’s scrolling through our social feeds that puts the first smile on our faces. Looking through all the photos we were tagged in, their captions, and the conversations we have with you. We rounded up our favorite recent […]

January 8, 2016 By Diana

When you’re thinking about spending a nice day out in Los Angeles the first place that usually comes to mind is The Grove. It has all our favorite shops, restaurants and, a farmers market all in one. If you are spending a day using the gift cards you received during the holiday season we suggest […]

December 15, 2015 By Diana

It’s always around this time in December when there is at least one tab open on our web browser dedicated to finding the perfect gifts for the last few people on our list. Although, I am a little relieved I crossed majority of the names off my list earlier than usual, I still have at least four […]

December 14, 2015 By Diana

Our latest exclusive burger, the Holiday Bird, has been out at our restaurants for you to taste. It’s always exciting to see all of your Instagram pictures and hearing how much you are enjoying it. Here are some of our favorite features of what people are saying about the Holiday Bird. “The Holiday Bird ($14), encompassing all the […]

December 3, 2015 By Diana

Have you ever scrolled through our Umami Burger Instagram feed and your mouth immediately started to water? A lot of the photos we post are re-grams of your amazing shots. If you search through the hashtag #umamiburger (fair warning: you will be starving within seconds) you will find thousands of photos that will make you think […]

November 10, 2015 By Diana

Tis the season for a new exclusive burger. Meet the Holiday Bird, everything but the apple pie. This burger is Thanksgiving all in one and we’ve partnered with Meals on Wheels to give back. $1 from each Holiday Bird sold will be donated to Meals on Wheels. The Holiday bird is only available for a […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

Back in August we had the pleasure of partnering with Mountain Dew to host a private event for The Dew Tour participants at our Downtown Los Angeles Umami Burger. Along with the skateboard competitions being held, the Dew Tour hosted the world premier of We Are Blood at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Guests were able […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

Our Los Feliz location recently went through a renovation. We re-designed the entire bar and made the entire space feel more open. We’ve also added some more skateboard art pieces we created ourselves (check out the DIY here). This weekend we caught up with our general manager, Tatiana, at Los Feliz to ask her some […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

On Saturday, October 24th 2015, Anaheim held their annual Halloween parade and our restaurant got into the spirit. We hosted our very first Unearthly Umami Halloween Party. We transformed our location into a spooky space where you could enjoy some good food while you watched the ghosts, goblins, and witches walking by. $30 got you […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

When our founder Adam Fleischman was working on the very first Umami Burger he strived to create the ultimate umami flavored experience. He focused on ingredients where Umami is found naturally like cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms and amplifying those flavors. For the toppings, Adam decided to play on the idea of umamifying the classic burger. […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

It’s hard not to think about Throwback Thursday when we have the Throwback Burger on our menu. Even the ingredients on the burger play homage to a more traditional burger but of course umamified. One thing is certain here at Umami Burger is our Spotify Throwback #tbt playlist is on blast! There’s nothing like jamming […]

November 9, 2015 By Diana

If you have been to Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood you know there is always something different going on. You can find everything from live music, movie screenings, or a pop-up of artists and designers. One thing that is certain, your day will be filled with shopping, art and great food. Our Umami Burger location […]

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