So I reviewed this place shortly after opening last year. Let’s just say that I wasn’t impressed. I’ve been in since, but I was bored tonight so I decided to give them the full EMC treatment.
Umami Burger – Thousand Oaks (The Lakes shopping center)
I went into Umami tonight because, honestly, I felt sorry for them. The whole shopping center felt void of human presence. In fact, when I asked the barman (who is also the manager) why it was so empty, he told me that January is the worst month for restaurants. I’m not going to argue with him because it seemed as though myself and the party of six out-of-towners were the only patrons tonight.
Still, I decided to sit at the bar and have dinner. I figured that, at the very least, my food would be up quickly. The first drawback, though, was trying to actually sit down. It seems that the seats at the bar are constructed from re-purposed bug zappers, fashioned into the shape of ass-hammocks. See exhibit A below:
So it’s been a year since Mikey has posted and more than two since I’ve been able to come up with anything good to write. First, I’d just like to say that, no, I wasn’t on hunger strike. I was working my way toward a law degree and all the fame and fortune that comes with it. Ironically, I am now in the exact same state as I was when Mikey and I started this site a little over three years ago. I am currently unemployed.
Alas, a kid’s gotta eat. So here’s a little post about one of my latest dining adventures at the newest Thousand Oaks hotspot, Umami Burger.
Umami Burger – Thousand Oaks
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit. I love me some burger goodness. After all, we’ve had some great ones here at EatMeCalifornia. The best among them, in my humble opinion, is the Father’s Office burger. We’ve also had great burgers at The Apple Pan and, of all places, PJ’s dive bar. With that said, I have to admit that I’ve been hearing the siren’s song that is Umami for quite a few years now, and this, this!, was my chance to dive right in. Continue reading