Have you tried the Umami Burgers yet? I've been to several locations in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. You can take a quick look at the picture below to get an idea of their menu. I know, they are on the pricey side for a burger. Mind you, the prices are for the burgers only, you have to order fries, onion rings and drinks on the side. But is it worth it? Continue reading this post to fine out.
As much as I wanted to try everything on the menu (all at once), I know I can only eat a burger plus some fries each meal. So, the burgers, sides and desserts you see from this post are compiled from several visits at different locations. My Hubby and I would go for Umami Burgers whenever we crave for a nice and juicy burger (without the kids). I know, bad parents! LOL It's one of our favorite lunch date restaurants.
But there are many reasons why we kept going back to Umami. According to Umami Burgers, they grind their own meat, in house. So that it’s safe(r) to order your burger at medium, or medium rare, and that’s exactly how we like our burgers! Also, we love the gourmet twist and unique toppings from their selections.
I personally love onion rings, but not many places do them right. Check out the picture below, after I bite into the ring, the onion stays intact of where it should be (inside the crust). I’m sure you’ve experienced that the onion came right out along with your bite and leaving you with an onion-less crust, right? At Umami, I got the onion to stay inside the 'ring', on every single bite. The batter is light and not creasy at all, it’s onion rings done right for sure.
I also love the décor and atmosphere at their locations too. Casual and comfortable seats.
There was one time we tried the ice cream sandwiches for desserts. As much as my Hubby and I love dessert, chocolate and ice cream, we weren’t big fan for their chocolate ice cream sandwiches. So, we always skip dessert after that time and just go for the burgers.
Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich
Another reason why we love Umani Burger is that they have new items on the menu from time to time. Around Halloween time, we tried the "Slash" burger.
Creative, right? I love that “bloody” ketchup coming right out on top of the burger. It was decadent and delicious too!
Another side dish that I love there was the fried pickled. If you’ve never tried a fried pickle, you’re missing out!
Besides the range sauce that came with the fried pickles, the server gave us 2 extra sauces to try. Below we had the garlic aioli and Diablo sauce. Very unique and tasty.
House Made Sauces
Picture below shown the Royale Burger, with the juicy beef patty and braised beef short ribs on top. It was truly comforting and very hearty!
I’m not a big potato fan but the Smushed Potatoes (picture below) are truly unique. They were fried twice and literally smushed (yup, that’s not a typo). The crust outside is crispy and the potato inside is smooth and creamy. Very lovely contrast of textures.
You might have noticed from the pictures that we only ordered/tried the burgers with the beef patties. But, Umami also offer other patties, such as pork, tuna, or veggies. But since they are famous for their beef burgers, we’ve always ordered beef.
Welsh Rabbit Burger
Yeah, we probably visited them more often than we should! But who doesn’t like a great burger, right? So, I’m sure you’ve guessed the verdict of weather it’s worth the money or not with our frequency of visits. After all, you get what you’ve paid for. You can truly taste the great quality of ingredients in their burgers.
If you’re interested to try their food, click here for the link to their website for address, menu and locations. And nope, I don’t get paid for this review (I don’t mind getting paid in the form of burgers though, wink*). As always, I just wanted to share with you my opinions and what I love. That’s all.
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