Since 2009 Umami Burger has been at the forefront of the Los Angeles burger movement. Umami, known as the 5th taste, is a phrase coined by the Japanese. Loosely translating to “pleasant savory taste”, the burger chain started by Adam Fleischman, has since grown his Umami Burger empire into multiple restaurants in California, Las Vegas, New York and Chicago.
So it’s no surprise that these burger innovators have upped the meat and bun game with their ultimate 9 course tasting menu. This tasting is not for the faint of heart, or stomach, for that matter. But who could turn this down when Umami reached out to Dig Lounge for this new tasting menu?
We’re started off with a selection of delicious sides and savory dipping sauces, including sweet potato fries, regular thin fries (I guess they were out of their killer Cheesy Tots) and delicious malt liquor battered onion rings. Then we get ready to enjoy all 8 of their featured burgers. All of which we layout in their wonderful glory below. The menu, which is built to feed 4 people, could have comfortably accommodated one or two more additional friends. Either way come hungry. Without the beverage pairing the tasting menu is $95. With a beverage pairing for 4, it’s $175. The pairing menu is only available at the Wicker Park, Hollywood, Broadway & Williamsburg locations. Commence burger download.