The Umami Burger first dropped on Los Angeles in 2009, immediately becoming a must-try burger and positioning itself firmly on the city’s best restaurant lists, and the nation’s best burger lists. Since then, San Francisco, Chicago and New York have been Umamified, with 24 locations spanning the nation. In early 2017, we opened our first international location, bringing Umami Burger to the home of umami itself, Japan, with additional locations on the way.
Umami means “deliciousness.”
Beyond sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, the fifth taste of umami is rich and savory. A word coined by the Japanese, Umami is a powerful force behind many of our food cravings. Umami-rich foods include soy sauce, miso paste and bonito flakes in Asian cuisine; and cured ham, cheese, tomatoes, ketchup and mushrooms in Western cuisine. Backed with a little bit of food-science we analyze ingredients and their flavor profiles to ultimately achieve this sought-after taste.
Butter lettuce, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, house spread, house Cali cheese
sesame-crusted ahi, mesclun mix, sesame dressing, puffed black rice
two 3.5 oz. patties, white cheddar cheese, miso mustard, Umami ketchup, soy pickles, minced onions
house beer-cheddar cheese, bacon lardons, smoked-salt onion strings, Umami ketchup, mustard spread
fried chicken breast, diablo sauce, roasted garlic aioli, dill pickles, spicy slaw
gochujang & guava braised short rib, cucumber, scallion, thai chili pepper
crispy chicken wings, soy glaze, shichimi pepper mix
In 2016 we launched the Artist Series to showcase the creativity of our celebrity partners and raise funds and awareness for their chosen charity.