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Jan 26, 2007 09:30 AM

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.

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  1. Per Google search, this place does Not want to be found:
    The Kona Crisp
    40 Peninsula Center
    Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

    Just how much was the burger?

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    1. re: DiveFan

      "Per Google search, this place does Not want to be found..."

      A much better search engine for L.A. County restaurants can be found at:

    2. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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
          (562) 590-5470

          1. 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.