Umami is the Japanese word for savory deliciousness; it’s a subtle blend of flavors that produces an all around extraordinary, pack-a-punch zing. And living up to this definition – indeed, embracing it with gusto – is Umami Burger.
With four posts in LA, Umami rocks out-of-this-world, fall-off-your-chair, best-you’ll-ever-have burgers. Their namesake burger, for one, is unequivocally juicy, full of flavor, brilliantly succulent, mouth-watering deliciouness. A soft yet textured bun, perfectly balances the meat along with homemade ketchup, a crisp parmesan sphere, and shitake mushrooms that make up an unlikely but stellar combination. One bite woos you. The second seduces. By the third, you’re addicted.
Their Manly Burger too – a blending of beer-cheddar cheese, onion rings, and bacon – is a knock-out. And there are burgers with port and Stilton; burgers with truffle; burgers made of turkey, mushrooms, pork, chorizo, or a combination thereof. There are sweet potato fries, hand cut fries, and tempura onion rings, too. All are divine with Umami’s homemade sauces and dips, like their zesty garlic aioli (though the hand cut fries a bit less heavenly).
So next time you’re in LA, do whatever you can to get your friends, your family, or your mommy, to Umami.