August 18, 2010 2

Kalbi Burger

By in 07: Mid-Wilshire

kalbi burgerWe all know how good Korean fusion Tacos can be, so the idea of Korean fusion burger sounds very promising. As soon as I saw the signage of “Kalbi burger coming soon” I knew I have to check this place out. Kalbi Burger finally opened, it’s located at the edge of Koreatown and Hancock park, a very convenient neighbourhood that has change a lot in recent years.

In fact they have more than just Korean fusion burgers on the menu. There’s Vietnamese burger, “Tokyo burger” with teriyaki chicken, and a “my burger” which you can customized yourself. All the burgers use certified natural angus beef so that’s a big plus.

Kalbi Burger
Kalbi Burger – Fresh ground short rib meat, ground chuck American cheese, Korean vinaigrette, red onion, tomato and kalbi aioli sauce. It was incredibly delicious! The meat was juicy and fresh tasting. It was also well seasoned and I love the Korean flavor. It tasted gourmet and better than some of the so call gourmet burger places out there. One thing I definitely have to praise is the bun. As I complained about Umami’s burger before, where their buns had completely gone soggy and mushy half way eating the burger, Kalbi Buger’s stay non-soggy and firm till the end.

Kalbi Burger
LuLu Burger – Swiss Cheese, romaine lettuce, grilled pineapple, bacon, tomato and “lulu sauce”.
It taste just as good as it sounds. I love it, though I wonder what “lulu sauce” is?

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Saigon Burger – cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, pickled carrot and radish, and saigon sauce.
Basically a Bahn mi in a burger, in theory it should work and in reality it was tasty indeed!

Good thin, crispy fries. You can get it as a combo with the burgers. In fact, you can get kimchee as a side!

I’ve gone back several times and have tried the Seoul burger as well. I like them all and it’s hard to decide which is my favorite. It’s a pity they don’t serve beer here because this could have been a great “beer and burger” type of place which is so popular now. Though there aren’t a lot of seatings and the stools weren’t too comfortable. But it’s definitely a great addition to the neighbourhood. It’s a good place to grab a quick good cheap bite before a concert at the Wiltern theatre or movies at the new movie theatre opened up few blocks down. Highly recommended!

Kalbi Burger
4001 Wilshire Blvd. Unit E Los Angeles, CA 90010

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2 Responses to “Kalbi Burger”

  1. El Duderino says:

    Tried the Kalbi burger for the first time, and I agree – the burger is good. Cheese is like In n Out burger, and goes really well with the beef and sauce. Saigon burger is the next on my list.
    As for Umami, have you tried the one by Los Feliz?

  2. tomoko says:

    Kalbi burger sounds SO GOOD!
    Lotte should merchandise it in Japan…
    btw Lotte (Korean owned) bought Burger King Japan!!