Let me start by saying that we have wanted to try these guys out for sometime ever since we saw them on the Best Thing I ever Ate on the Food Network. Umami Burger are high-end burger joints in the greater Los Angeles area. We made our way to the one on Hollywood Blvd.

This was a very fun place. We got there in the early afternoon and were seated right away. We ordered their special “Spicy Bird” which is a turkey burger with fried crunchy onion strings, spicy sauce, cheese, green chili on a grilled bun. The burger itself was cooked perfect and had a nice bite to it. This was a marvelous burger.

Spicy Bird!

We also ordered a Carnitas Burger that I must say was simply incredible. This was nothing like I expected it to be. It was a patty made of tender and flavorful carnitas with the consistency of a traditional burger. It had fried tortilla strips on top for texture along with a green sauce that added another layer of complexity. Amazing!

Carnitas Burger – Killer!

We also ordered their triple-cooked Hand-cut Fries that came with a Dijon mustard and mayonnaise sauce. The fries are very thick with a nice outer texture. They were well seasoned and the sauce fit them perfectly.

Hand-cut Fries with Dijon Mustard Sauce

Last we got their Tempura Onion Rings. These were very light and once again perfectly cooked. They were accompanied by homemade ketchup. The ketchup was more like a tomato sauce versus ketchup but the onion rings did not need anything.

Tempura Onion Rings with Homemade Ketchup

If you are in the mood for a hip place with killer burgers and good beer check these guys out. You will not be disappointed.

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