i'm a little behind on this one. umami burger has been around for a little while with a few locations. they've been rated extremely well by the press - both locally and nationally. just do a google search. you'll learn plenty about this la-based burger destination.
and i gotta say, it lived up to the hype. sure, the prices were high - but i've grown to expect that in los angeles county. there are other great places around - a few of my favorites: lucky devil's, father's office, oinkster, and even chains like tommy's, in-n-out, and fatburger - but umami's flavor is really special, and stands out in a crowded burger town. the unique toppings were delicious, the patty was incredibly juicy, and the homemade buns were the icing on the cake.