Umami Burger Old Town Pasadena

Umami Burger creator Adam Fleischman is at least partially responsible for a new burger concept that’s taking over Southern California. Excellent quality meats, gourmet toppings (think truffled cheese) and delicious variations of fries (thin, sweet potato, smushed, tempura onion rings).

Umami is a Japanese word describing the pleasant and savory taste imparted by glutamate, a type of amino acid, and ribonucleotides that occur naturally in foods.Umami as a taste is subtle but it blends with other tastes well to expand your experience while eating. The Pasadena location opened a few months ago, it’s right next to Intelligentsia and Pita Jungle. Two burgers, a couple drinks, and a side to share will run you over $50 at Umami Burger. Go here to indulge and devour tasty meats and cheeses and fried fantasies.

The art of creating a perfect Umami burger starts with the house-ground, hand- formed patty infused with the ‘Umami Master Sauce.’ Umami buns are definitely noteworthy; lightly toasted and slightly sweet, they smush down easy and melt in your mouth.  Even their  house-made sauces are delicious. Their ketchup doesn’t even taste ordinary – it has a special kick (which is a secret I couldn’t get them to tell).


(Umami Burger and Thin Fries Pictured Above)

Next time you’re in Old Pasadena, check out this hip, yet family friendly burger joint for some delicious and unique burgers.

Check them out on Yelp.


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