Good Burger in South Bay
Today, on the advice of some family members, we went to a place called The Kona Crisp in Rolling Hills. It's a Hawaiian themed restaurant. Again, being advised, we ordered the "Best Burger on the Beach" with the crisp sweet buttermilk onion strings topping and a side of their "Sweet Potato Kettle Fries." Both were delicious. The fries were hot and crisp with a dusting of cinnamon/sugar. I know, I know, this sounds strange but they were truly delicious. The burger was presented on what appeared to be a thick homemade bun that didn't fall apart like most do. The meat patty was thick and juicy. They offered a condiment table that included a spicy tomato ketchup, a ranch dressing and a jalapeno ranch dressing for the regular fries which were also very good. I will definitely make the trek from Monterey Park back to the South Bay very soon to try their specialty, the pulled pork sandwich. It will be worth it I'm sure.
The burger, which is huge, is $4.99 and a large order of fries $3.49. The Kettle Sweet Potato fries were $3.99 for a large order. The large is enough for 2 - 4 people, depending how hungry you are.
Have not noticed the sign for this place. Sounds good- I may send the kids across the way to check it out tomorrow in an effort to wean them from their Burger King obscession. Will report back.
Sounds interesting, but I was wondering if ANYONE has tried Cisco Burgers in North Long Beach on Anahiem St. It's Jesse James' place and I was wondering if it's any good.
620 W. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
I just discovered The Kona Crisp...great place! For the price, excellent food! I thoroughly enjoyed the burger (swapped the beef for a chicken breast) topped with pineapple salsa and a side of sweet potato kettle fries. Cool old school Hawaiian decor too. Nice local gem.
I've been to Kona Crisp twice and both times were meh. They also got something in the order wrong both times. The chili fries were kind of gross actually and the fries were completely overcooked to a dry crisp; a pretty impressive feat for a not so skinny fry. I admit they at least don't overcook the burger meat, but I did not find the taste particularly impressive. I keep considering giving it another try, as there aren't any good burgers around here(except at home!) but I always pooh-pooh the idea when it comes decision time.