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zeprosnepsid Jul 30, 2007 10:21 AM

I was recently in Boston and had a Kobe Beef Burger and boy was it good. I can't stop thinking about it but who knows when I'll be back in the city. So I was wondering if there was anywhere in LA that I could get a Kobe Beef Burger? (I'm in Glendale, but anywhere in the city is fine...)

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    Frank_Santa_Monica Jul 30, 2007 10:39 AM

    You mean real honest-to-goodness Japanese Kobe beef. Or the American stuff? I know The Grill in BH has the fake kobe, and it's $27. Really good.

    Cut has an appetizer Kobe burger. Dakota has a fake Kobe too. I think it's like $40, though.

    1. Dyspepsia Jul 30, 2007 11:01 AM

      I kind of remember that Cora's in Santa Monica (1802 Ocean Ave.) has an American-Kobe burger. I definitely remember that it is delicious. I like the whole menu there and the atmosphere is nice too. I haven't been for a while but I imagine it is still good.

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        mollyomormon Jul 30, 2007 11:08 AM

        I was there recently and it's still very good. I think they also have an American-style Kobe burger at the Arsenal in West LA that's pretty decent.

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          wilafur Jul 30, 2007 11:12 AM

          agreed on the kobe burger at arsenal. i didn't expect much when i tried it and the burger kinda wowed me. nice and juicy with a lot of flavor.

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        Burger Boy Jul 30, 2007 11:10 AM

        26 Beach has had american kobe burgers for a year or more.

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          LisaStitch Jul 31, 2007 03:32 PM

          Yes, I LOVE the 26 Beach Kobe Beef Burger, but it's not a regular menu item, it is a "special" most days, if not every day. $14 Very yummy. I order it on a brioche bun.

        2. LaFemmeKatya Jul 30, 2007 12:15 PM

          I really like the American Kobe beef burger at Lucky Devil on Hollywood Blvd. They also have good beer and a great milk shake.

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            Burger Boy Jul 30, 2007 02:10 PM

            I can not eat like i used to, a milkshake and burger is to much. I really want to try their milkshake!

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            asnyder Jul 30, 2007 01:15 PM

            Stonehill Tavern has one, and I also heard that Lucky Devils is good.

            The absolute best Kobe burger I've ever had is at Martini House in Napa, CA - if you're ever up there - I drove 4 hours roundtrip once just to have it..

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              Burger Boy Jul 30, 2007 04:37 PM

              They have Kobe Hot Dogs at Surfas, FYI

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                mollyomormon Jul 30, 2007 04:39 PM

                I noticed that last time I was in. Have you tried them?

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                  Burger Boy Jul 30, 2007 06:01 PM

                  No, how much better than a Hebrew, Hoffy or a Nathans could they be! Actually TJ's has a Neiman Ranch no nitrate, no nitrite, uncured that is great!

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              burger Jul 30, 2007 02:42 PM

              I gotta join in the Lucky Devils' fan club. All of the following are Excellent: juicy tasty beef prepd to your preferred donenes, Brioche bun, gourmet cheeses, grilled onions & homemade unique relish. Damn good fries too.

              6613 Hollywood Blvd

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                justagthing Jul 30, 2007 06:15 PM

                Speaking of American Kobe beef burgers, you can get one for about $5 or $6 at Cisco Burgers in Long Beach. They are quite busy during the lunch hour. Jesse James or West Coast Choppers and his wife opened it up to offer 'healthy' fast food to their employees and others. I also went at dinner time and was disappointed in my burger, overdone. But at lunch time, they have always been great. I also like thier breakfast burritos, called the Bomb, the french fries and onion rings are tasty too.
                http://ciscoburgers.com/

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                  umeakai Jul 30, 2007 09:20 PM

                  I believe BOA also has Kobe beef burgers, but I'm not sure if it's American style or Japanese...

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                    zeprosnepsid Jul 31, 2007 01:39 PM

                    Thanks for all the replies! I have a good list now and can't wait to try them.

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                      Dave and Stuff Jul 31, 2007 02:50 PM

                      Restaurant at the Getty Center is currently serving one. So is Grub in Hollywood.

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                        Ogawak Sep 11, 2007 07:47 AM

                        I will throw in The Original Tops burgers to this discussion. I believe the Kobe burger is only at this Tops and not any others. It is the tastiest hamburger I have personally had, and for only $6.45.

                        I also have a hard time believing that they would use authentic Kobe beef in a hamburger. It is obviously the American Wagyu beef, which is excellent.

                        Here is a recent post of a Tops Kobe burger lovefest.

                        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/432338

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                        3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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