Umami Burger Broadway passed its final inspections yesterday and hopes to serve Santa Monica tonight in its new outpost connected to Fred Segal. The small space reminds us more of LaBrea’s upstart Umami than the expanded Los Feliz outpost, though the moody colors, wood walls, and Japanese influence of both are replaced by sterile whites, ample natural light, and a tiled beer and wine bar standing center in the back. Expect the same Umami recipes you’ll find elsewhere for now, with drafts like Kirin, Stella, and Bass, and get in line early as half of the coast could be here tonight if all goes according to Umami’s current opening plans. Take a look at what you can expect at the new Umami Burger in our slide show below. 4:00 P.M. Update Umami tells us they will definitely be open tomorrow, but still prepping and working on tonight.
500 Broadway Santa Monica. 310-451-1300
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