Umami Burger has emerged from its recent Mid-City West remodel looking brand spankin’ new at The Grove. The somewhat hidden restaurant has been massively retooled and now features everything from boozy milkshakes at a larger bar to a children’s play area to bright colors and cartoon graphics on the walls.

The jump to refresh the Umami brand comes at an interesting time for the company. Locally the name has cooled off a bit for burger-eaters, but the brand as a whole continues to expand domestically and even worldwide, with a Tokyo location opening in March and another at New York’s Hudson Hotel slated for summer. Hours for the Grove location are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. most nights, with an extension to midnight on weekends.


by Farley Elliott