NYC Quick Chop! Umami Burger

Umami Burger - 432 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, 10011

I (Mirko), went out for dinner with a few friends one night to Umami Burger. Umami is a Japanese term used to define a category of taste (that of which is not sweet, sour, salty or bitter) and is typically associated with a savoury flavour.

Having been to Umami Burger a few years back (in Los Angeles), I thought that it would be good to revisit this restaurant and see what it had to offer.

After looking at the menu, I decided to order a Truffle Burger which consisted of a beef patty (served medium rare) with truffled aioli, house truffle cheese and a truffle glaze. The table also went for some sides of truffle fries which were thin cut fries topped with truffle cheese and chives.

Truffle Burger
The burger came out and overall was a good size. Not too big that it didn't hold its shape or fell apart when being held, or too small that you felt like you would be left feeling hungry. The beef patty was cooked as expected (medium rare) and was nice and juicy. Being a truffle burger, as one would expect, the truffle flavours were present throughout the burger as well as the fries whilst not being overpowering (as truffle can sometimes be).  However, overall, I was not amazed by this burger (even though there was nothing wrong with it at all).

The fries were thinly cut and had a nice truffle cheese. This coupled with a trio of sauces made for some good dipping!

Would I come back to Umami, yes, like I said, the burger was put together well and others around the table enjoyed their meals. However, if I was looking at paying a similar or lower price point (not inclusive of beer), I would consider going to my all time fave Shake Shack.


Umami Burger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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