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Umami Burger

432 Sixth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 10th St.
212-677-8626

Umami Burger

By chowmaven on 1/21/2014

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was lucky enough to get into Umami Burger for lunch a few days after it opened. After having been to the Umami Burger in LA (on LaBrea) twice in a week, I couldn't wait to get my truffle burger. Oddly, it was rather ordinary tasting and didn't come close to resembling what I had in LA. I hate when a menu item includes truffle/truffle butter and tastes like they just forgot it. The same was true of the parmesan burger--where was the cheese? Maybe they needed time to hit their stride. I may try it again but I'm not sure I can convince my friend to join me again after all my raves were followed by disappointment. The burger you describe in this review sounds like what I had in LA but not close to what I had in NY.

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