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Where's the best pseudo-Kobe beef burger?

kevin Aug 6, 2006 06:47 AM


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    msmd310 RE: kevin Aug 7, 2006 05:10 AM

    LA times wenesday food section did the front page on this topic this week.

    Of course a couple of chefs commented that Kobe-style beef doesn't do well in a chopped form and the Kobe-style burgers probably only have a small % of it.....

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      Lei.gh RE: kevin Aug 7, 2006 10:30 PM

      Try Mako in Beverly Hills. They do a Wagyu burger with Tempura Onion Rings just for lunch. http://www.makorestaurant.com

      click on the menu link then lunch. Just read a thread that he is also serving imported Kobe Wagyu(which is probably not on the regular menu - and probably going to be in a burger) so just make sure that the it is Americanized Wagyu burger.

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        AquaW RE: kevin Aug 7, 2006 10:46 PM

        Haven't had much experience in this arena, but I particularly liked Lucky Devil's (along with their thick and tasty toasted pecan shakes made with frozen custard) in Hollywood.

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          kevin RE: kevin Aug 7, 2006 11:03 PM

          is lucky devils open on mondays too? i defintiely want to try that frozen custard shake if not the burger too.

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            AquaW RE: kevin Aug 7, 2006 11:59 PM

            they are -- more info here: http://www.luckydevilshollywood.com/

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            carter RE: kevin Aug 8, 2006 12:19 AM

            In Sherman Oaks, both Max and Boneyard Bistro have very good versions of a Kobe burger, and yet the LAT did not even get into the 818 to discover how good they are.

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              revets2 RE: kevin Aug 8, 2006 05:23 AM

              magnolia bar on lake avenue in pasadena is serving a killer burger and it's so much like kobe if you order it rare or medium rare. i think it kills the father's office burger.

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