Umami Burger has taken over the old Naga Naga Ramen space in Old Town Pasadena and line is already forming out the door for this walk-in only spot. After all, there aren't too many burger joints in Pasadena and Umami is inarguably an upgrade from nearby The Counter.
Le Cordon Bleu burger is a braised chicken patty stuffed with prosciutto ham, bacon and mornay sauce, and mustard.
For something on the side, try their "secret menu" item: cheesy tater tots!
They also have a full liquor license and a small cocktail menu. I ordered the Brazilian mule ($12) made with Leblon cachaca, orgeat, lime, ginger beer, Tiki bitters. It's a tad sweet for me but it's still refreshing.
49 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Disclosure: this meal was hosted