Umami Burger - Palo Alto

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 22, 2014
Visited January 19, 2014.

First time in an Umami Burger despite having been to Anaheim Brewing several times since the Umami opened next door. As mentioned below it looks like a library. Kind of neat I suppose, but not sure what the point is. I can see sipping a beer and reading a book but I don’t think I’d trust people with booze or greasy burgers around my books. Then again, I didn’t look very closely to see if they are actually real books.

The burgers look really good. Small buns, thick patty, interesting toppings, square plates. Very high prices. Not really my style but if the food is good I’ll be back to try it. Actually, what I really wanted was a beer but they don’t have a bar. They weren’t interested in seating me nor was I interested in taking up room at a table by myself with just a beer and people crowding around waiting for a seat. The beer list is kind of sad. Two taps (Allagash White and Goose Island Matilda) and 20sih bottles. Actually the bottles they had aren’t bad but I’d much rather have something on tap than a $23 bottle of Allagash Curisux or Goose Island Sofie. Over all I’ll be scrolling past this particular location. Maybe after I try one closer to home and if it turns out that I like the food enough to pay $12 for a burger (with no fries) I might consider coming back.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis  (1118) Sunnyvale, California | October 31, 2013| Updated December 7, 2014
Cool little place with a library motif. Beer list is decent, but nothing amazing. Service is good. Burgers are top notch. Go for the food, take the beer as a bonus. High prices.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 29, 2013
Gourmet burger joint. High prices. $15 burger $7 beer $3 fries. I should have skipped the beer.

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