/ Los Angeles Magazine
I will defend Umami Burger to the death. Sure, they went corporate and started expanding really fast and their vibe kind of turned into Denny’s-for-would-be-fancy-people, but they were only able to do that because their burgers are so damn good. The Throwback is the best of the bunch. Two almost-quarter-lb patties are hard-seared so they still have some pink in the middle and they get blanketed in white cheddar cheese, miso mustard, umami ketchup, and soy pickles. It all sits on that pillowy, Portuguese bun.