If you haven't tried Umami Burger -- it's worth all the hype! The term Umami refers to "the fifth taste." Their modern spin on the typical American burger is truly a unique, savory flavor. They caramelize the meat and serve after cooking each patty for a long time at low heat. You can taste the crisp sizzle of the seared patties and it blends perfectly with the truffle oil, grilled mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions among other flavors, depending on your burger.
The decor is very trendy. Umami burger locations are all around CA, but each has the grunge, dim, graffiti art vibe to some degree. This one located at The Camp in Costa Mesa is particularly artistic.
The classic Umami burger is the most popular.
Vegetarians, get the Earth burger and prepare to feast on the most amazing veggie patty around! It's half mushroom half edamame and every bite is better than the last.
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The food goes well with a delicious, cold beer. Their beer and wine list is standard. They also offer Umami speciality juice cocktails!
Here's the best part! Upon request, they will serve you these delicious, unique dipping sauces! Get the garlic aoili --it's a must!
In addition to the pictured above, Umami Burger has some great sides as well. The classic truffle fries are always good with their house ketchup.
Have you tried Umami Burger?