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Umami Burger

Restaurants, Hamburgers Greenwich Village
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Time Out says

Burger buffs, brace yourselves—Adam Fleischman's L.A. patty sensation has finally come east with this much-hyped Village outpost. A champion of umami—that hard-to-place savory "fifth taste" found in everything from Parmesan to mushrooms—Fleischman spotlights the funky flavor-bomb in sixteen burgers, including the beer-cheese–and-lardon-topped Manly Burger; a mook-baiting truffle-and-roasted-garlic variety; and an NYC-exclusive five-spice duck burger with peach-apple chutney. The meat comes coarse-ground and medium-rare—no substitutions allowed—on Portuguese-style buns branded with the signature "U" logo. Also on offer are truffle fries; "secret menu" Cheesy Tots; and ice-cream sandwiches built with Blue Marble ice cream and Good Batch cookies. The bi-level 128-seat space—decked out with red leather banquettes and a framed portrait of umami-discovering scientist Kikunae Ikeda—features two full bars stocked with eight tap beers (Sixpoint Sweet Action, Allagash White) and 17 location-specific cocktails: The 21-U Club is a tribute to the supposed birthplace of the Bloody Mary, while the Bobcat—a mix of cognac, black-cherry soda and lemonade—is named after NYU's mascot.



Address: 432 Sixth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 9th and 10th Sts
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St
Price: Average burger: $12. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight
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Users say (3)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

2.7 / 5

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I had high hopes for Umami burger since it was all about taking your taste buds to a whole new level. I enjoy a good burger and I know next time I am craving something full of flavor this wont be it. I really wish it would have been better, I tried the throwback as well as the Umami burger. Both left me with the feeling of "meh".


All the beef for Umami’s burgers is ground in house and burgers are served medium rare. If you are looking for something lighter try the ahi tuna burger, greenbird burger, which is a turkey patty with crushed avocado and greens, or the delicious falafel burger that has beet infused couscous, crushed avocado, tzatziki sauce, and pickled red onion for a kick. The throwback burger is for those hard core burger fans. This amazing beefy creation is made up of two 3.5oz patties, white cheddar cheese, mustard, ketchup, soy pickles, and minced onions. Add some maple bacon fries and a Brooklyn Lager, and you’ve got yourself a party!


Great burgers, but incredibly overpriced. Though the burgers are delicious (I recommend the sunny side burger), you can find better burgers for cheaper in NYC. The onion rings and truffle fries are great side dishes to get.