Umami Burger (pronounced ooo-mommy burger) is not your typical burger joint. Remember the Burger King song? Special orders don't upset us...that is not the case here. In fact, Umami Burger prides itself on creating just the right flavors -- partly sweet, partly salty -- so that your taste buds deliver just the right "umami" taste in your mouth. On their menu, they say trust us - no substitutions allowed.
So, is it worth it? Oh, yeah.
There are several different variations of burgers to try, each one with a distinct combination of spices, crunchiness and toppings, and delicious in their own way. The truffle burger is a must-try -- with house-made truffle cheese and a truffle glaze. Other favorites of ours are the turkey burger, with crushed avocado and green goddess dressing, and the aptly named Umami Burger, with mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, parmesan crisp and umami ketchup.
And the umami sensations don't end with the burger, they go right into salads, sides, and desserts.
The craze started in California, and there are now locations in NY, Nevada and Florida. The Greenwich Village/NYC location is a favorite of college students, and anyone looking for a good-time burger.