Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Umami Burger Restaurant Review


Umami Burger Restaurant Review

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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review

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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Umami Burger

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. 

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Cali Burger

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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Onion Rings

I also love the décor and atmosphere at their locations too.  Casual and comfortable seats.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review

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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review

Creative, right?  I love that “bloody” ketchup coming right out on top of the burger.  It was decadent and delicious too! 

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Slash Burger

Another side dish that I love there was the fried pickled.  If you’ve never tried a fried pickle, you’re missing out!

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Fried Pickles

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.

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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!

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Royale Burger

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.

Umami Burger Restaurant Review
Smushed Potatoes

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. 

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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.

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Hatch Burger

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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Restaurant Review Disclaimer: uTry.it restaurant reviews are solely based on our experience at each restaurant we visit.   They were just our opinions.  uTry.it and its owner were not compensated in any way to dine at these restaurants nor to write reviews.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful place! I love places that grind their own beef - I agree it's a lot safer to order it medium-rare (rather than the well done that I do at places where I know they're buying their patties premade). Great looking menu, and fun review - thanks.

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  2. Hi Amy, the burgers look delicious especially the ice cream sandwich... truly delectable and awesome. Great review. Nice pictures.

    Have a nice week ahead.regards.

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  3. Hi Amy , the burgers are delicious looking and pass me an ice cream sandwich , great review . Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. The burgers must be very delicious for you to make so many return trips. I don't think I can finish one burger on my own. They look huge.

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    1. The burgers only seems huge in the pictures, but they are actually the perfect decent size. Not really that big. With the quality of their burger and deliciousness, I'm sure you don't want to waste any bite! :P

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  5. I will have the slash burger and smushing mushrooms, please!!!!!!!!!!! MMMMmmm

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  6. Oh my dear Amy! You r making me missing the umami burgers so badly!!! Literally drooling right now!!

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  8. I have never heard of Umami Burgers- I see they have them in San Diego so I'll have to try them next time I'm in the Northern Hemisphere. Their ice cream sandwich looks like it's encased in a hamburger bun! Sigh... I remember when they used to have Hamburger Hamlet restaurants in Los Angeles, and there was also Ships Coffee Shop in several locations. (I see that there is now one Hamburger Hamlet left in Sherman Oaks)! People are really attached to their hamburgers, as you can see from my outpouring of hamburger nostalgia! (Fran from G'day Souffle'- www.gdaysouffle.com)

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  9. No, I haven't tried yet, but sounds awesome and I'll remember to stop by when I go to SoCal! The "slash" burger made me laugh. Pretty creative name and the look for a burger! Hahaha.

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  10. The burgers look really amazing. They dont look expensive compared to Sydney prices .

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  11. HI Amy! WHat a Dynamite place to eat at !! I would love to dine at a restaurant like that here in Charleston. THe burgers look fabulous !! You eat at great - hip- places, I must say!! Lucky you! xxoo

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  12. Oh my goodness! I was there at 2012 Christmas time (And I posted in my blog). I don't remember what I order though...must be umami burger,ha ha ha. My husband I gave this place two thumbs up!

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