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May 26, 2009 11:27 AM

8 oz. or Umami or ??

I ran the LA Marathon yesterday and I took the day off today to recover. I want to try one of the newer gourmet burger places around town for lunch and I cant decide. I was thinking either 8 oz or Umami but im open to any other worthy burger suggestions. Please help me decide.

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  1. Skip both of em and go to The Golden State...Get the burger rare...It's amazing

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    1. re: ronnie_gaucho

      I agree. Golden State is better. Umami does get extra points for their Pork Burger though. There are issues with Umami (service, running out of things all the time) and I haven't been there for a while. The folks at Golden State are very nice and there is a really good bookstore a couple of doors down. That's why I would choose Golden State. I also think Golden State has better side orders.

      1. re: ronnie_gaucho


        The Golden State
        426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

      2. Golden state is great, but Umami is the best thing going right now, IMO. Truffle burger.

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        1. re: Charles Pepper

          Another link:

          Umami Burger
          850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

              1. re: sel

                thanks, sel. bummer. would love to watch the game there.

        2. Umami Burger. 8oz is lame.

          1. Thanks for the feedback guys. Does Umami not serve beer or alcohol? Also, how is the parking situation there?

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            1. re: toonoble

              There's a small free parking lot. Don't know about alcohol.

                1. re: Charles Pepper

                  When the parking lot is full, I've had no problem finding a spot on the street.

              1. I've tried all of the burgers in this post and prefer Umami by a huge margin, followed by 8oz, which is ok, but not amazing. Golden State was very disappointing.

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                1. re: rednyellow

                  And another link:

                  Table 8
                  7661 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046