Went there this afternoon for lunch. I had been to Umami before, on S. La Brea, and thought it just ordinary, but this is very convenient for me, very close to The Counter, so I could compare the two, I ordered the Umami Burger medium rare, with Tempura Coated onion rings, and iced tea. The service is a little slow, and they do not accommodate individual desires. All you can do is delete an item on their set burgers. When my burger came, I was wondering how I could get it into my mouth, because the wonderful roll was domed pretty high, but I managed. My first bite was a revelation. The burger was juicy, tasty, prepared just right, and all the toppings complimented each other. The onion rings were a good side for the burger, and the iced tea was much better than the usual seen in LA. I was very pleased to eat there, consider it much better than The Counter, and much better than my previous experience on S. La Brea You all should give it a try.
850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036