Umami Burger recently opened its first International location in Tokyo, Japan.
Launched in partnership between Los Angeles-based ownership sbe and Japanese-based Medeiros Holdings Co., Ltd., the pair plan to open 10 more locations across Japan by 2020.
As with all Umami Burger locations, Umami Tokyo’s design and menu is distinct. The nearly 1,900-square-foot space incorporates touchpoints true to the destination such as bonsai trees and oak-finished cabinets while maintaining Umami Burger's signature bright, dynamic, orange-and-black branding. Accommodating approximately 70 guests, the contemporary space couples a relaxed environment with a full-service bar at the center of the space.
Menu favorites such as the Umami Burger and the Manly Burger are included on the menu but Chief Operating Officer Gregg Frazer has created menu items exclusive to Umami Tokyo including the Fish Curry Burger, a seasoned cod patty with curry aioli, slaw mix, butter lettuce and homemade tartar sauce, and the Teriyaki Burger, an all-beef patty with Wasabi aioli, pickled red onion, tempura lotus root, cabbage and horseradish.