Food & Drink

Umami Burger Union Opens

Obsession-Inducing Fare Hits Cow Hollow

umami burger san francisco!

Since umami is the “fifth taste” (also referred to as savoriness), we’ve listed our top five reasons we’re excited about the now-open, much-anticipated L.A. burger chain of the same name.

1. The Union Street space resembles an Asian-influenced haven, with a samurai sword upon entry, reclaimed shingle wall, circular wooden bar, and bamboo accents.

2. Owner Adam Fleischman has seared, stamped, and sauced tasty goodness into every component to create a burger that just might be the city’s best.

3. The namesake stack: ground-on-the-premises patty, shiitake mushroom, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, a Parmesan crisp, and umami ketchup (the special sauce to end special sauces).

4. The SF-exclusive bacon-wrapped scallop burger, topped with crispy pork belly, sweet chili sauce, and yuzu-garlic aioli.

5. Mostly local beer and wine for pairing (servers are happy to help).

Now that’s in good taste.

Umami Burger Union, 2184 Union Street, at Fillmore Street (415-440-8626 or umamiburger.com).

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2184 Union St
@ Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123