Burgers on The Edge
This is the hamburger place at the "new" shopping center on Kapahulu (Safeway). A friend and I went on Sunday. The ordering is a bit confused, and having people right in front of the counter to explain it didn't actually help a lot, just congested things. You can order one of their "standard" burgers, or you can mix and match things including a turkey burger and a wagu beef burger ($$$).
We each got a "classic burger" with minor variations, we split an order of sweet potato fries, and we each got a medium soda.
The burgers were good. Very good. Nice and thick. I forgot to ask, but I guess they were 1/3 pound burgers. Of course in Honolulu all burgers are required to be cooked medium or more, mine was just barely medium... which is how I happen to like them. The bun was a nice size for the burger, and not too thick. It was a little bit "dry and crumbly" (not stale), while it tasted good it tended to disintegrate if you didn't handle it carefully. The toppings were fresh (lettuce, tomato). I asked for jalapeno ketchup on mine, I really couldn't taste the jalapeno, and they didn't use a whole lot.
The sweet potato fries were fantastic. After having them I can't for the life of me figure out why the chains waste their time with seasoned fries, curly fries, etc. These were moist, flavorful and crispy all at the same time. Just what I need... another form of carbohydrates to be hooked on (yes, i know sweet potatoes are full of nutrients....).
The price was a bit scary, for the two burgers, one fries, and two drinks the total came out to just over $25. Thats pretty steep even compared to Kua Aina or Teddy's. I'm sure I'll go back, but not as often as I would like.
I was wondering about this place. My son and I first noticed it on Saturday when we drove by at lunchtime heading home from Rainbow Drive In. It looked crowded with a line coming out the door. We both said we should try it one day, but $25 for two does sound a bit steep. Like you said, we may have to settle for Teddy's or Kua Aina for now, which is not too bad a choice.
Thanks for the report. I noticed this place the other day and was wondering how it was. I think I'll be heading over for some sweet potato fries.
I haven't tried it yet, but recognized an ad for it last time I was at Formaggio -- who opened the new place (see here: http://www.formaggio808.com/fwbmenu1.htm)
And if that's any guide, I would expect their burgers to be excellent, since the Wagyu burger at Formaggio is perhaps the best I've ever had.
Another place to watch out for is The Counter (right next to the new Whole Foods in Kahala Mall) which should be opening soon. The menu sounds pretty similar to Burgers on the Edge.
It'll be interesting to see how the locals will embrace the gourmet burger choices.
Ah for me, going to Kua Aina is a definite treat since I don't live in the islands any more. I don't even look at prices but just telling the girl behind the counter to give me "that one" with everything on. But I do know what you're saying about prices. $25 for two burgers and drinks is pretty steep comparing that to Burger King or McDonalds. Probably need to try this new place out the next time we're in town. Thanks for the report.