Sometimes a body just craves a good burger, and Umami has gourmet burgers in spades. The soft Portuguese bun, with the trademark “U” on top, barely contains the coarsely ground, medium-rare beef that’s spiked with ingredients designed to elicit umami, the fifth taste sensation. In Oakland, Umami’s third Nor Cal location, the specialty burger is the Queso Fundido Burger, starring chile con queso and chorizo fundido sauce, but shiitake mushrooms, truffles, green chile, caramelized onions, onion strings, and bacon lardon have been known to make their way onto these juicy, dripping messes. This is one burger you’ll remember—and be back for. Go ahead, “Umamify” your day today. Serves lunch and dinner daily.