About the joint
In San Franciscio, at the corner Webster and union there is a joint. A joint that dreams are made of. This is no ordinary burg joint. It is Umami Burger.
Umami Burger incorporates the Fifth Taste – umami – into their food and its subtle flavour is used to great effect. The mild Asian influence and commitment to top quality makes Umami Burger a must derb.
There are several location throughout LA, but we had the good fortune of derbing at Umami Union, in San Francisco. The dark lighting and liberal use of wood makes for a cozy atmosphere. They have fascinating sides like truffle fries, tater tots. They make their own umami ketchup and process their own cheese. They grind their steak fresh every few hours and cook their burgers medium-rare (or to order).
An absolute commitment to quality. But it doesn't stop there. Umami is also daring in its offerings like a burger with tempura bone marrow. Wow.
Even among gourmet burger joints, Umami Burger excels. It is a true derbist's paradise.