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Best kobe beef burgers around Los Angeles ?

kat2j Jun 12, 2009 12:49 AM

anyone knows of good restaurants for great kobe beef burgers?


  1. ipsedixit Jun 15, 2009 10:46 PM

    Try Q-Cina Green Cafe.


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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Jeryy Jun 16, 2009 04:01 PM

      The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica has a killer kobe burger. Pricey but worth it.

    2. hyacinthgirl Jun 15, 2009 02:23 PM

      Concur with Burger Boy, 26 Beach does a good one.

      Also good is the burger at the cafe at Surfas

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      1. re: hyacinthgirl
        Burger Boy Jun 15, 2009 09:00 PM

        Is it a beef burger or Buffalo at Surfas? Love the breakfast sandwich!

        1. re: Burger Boy
          maxzook Jun 15, 2009 09:05 PM

          Either Kobe beef or buffalo:


          Surfas Restaurant & Supply
          8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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            hyacinthgirl Jun 16, 2009 01:31 PM

            yep, Kobe is the one I tried. Great side salads too

      2. maxzook Jun 14, 2009 12:24 PM

        I almost forgot the ½ lb. Kobe Bistro Burger at the Original Tops in east Pasadena. Includes smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions, tomatoes, arugula and herb mayonnaise on ciabatta. Almost too much for even the hungriest burger fanatic.

        (This is the Tops on Colorado east of Rosemead at the 210 entrance. Not to be confused with Tops Burger on Walnut, or Red Top Burger in Glendale, both of which have their fans)

        The Original Tops
        3838 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

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        1. re: maxzook
          JeetJet Jun 15, 2009 11:17 PM

          That burger is a real deal for under $7. In fact, I have been having many veggie sandiches recently near the same price point but without the burger. The flavor of the smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions, tomatoes, arugula and herb mayonnaise on that toasted ciabatta alone is probably worth that price -- but don't tell Tops that I said that.

          1. re: JeetJet
            kainzero Jun 16, 2009 01:49 PM

            I agree. It's really a great burger overall. I'm not so sure you can attribute it to the Kobe-style beef, the toppings and bread are what make it shine. But definitely worth trying and you can't go wrong at that price, where it beats anything in that range. Like Five Guys.

        2. maxzook Jun 13, 2009 02:38 PM

          Boneyard Bistro's burgers are made with "American Kobe-style Wagyū beef". I love their burgers (esp. the Southwest Patty Melt), but for the price I honestly have to question whether the beef grade is overkill for a burger.

          Boneyard Bistro
          13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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          1. re: maxzook
            Burger Boy Jun 13, 2009 06:22 PM

            Almost all the "Kobe" you see out there is American Wagyu, otherwise you are looking at a $40-$50 burger.

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            Burger Boy Jun 13, 2009 12:16 PM

            26 Beach in Venice, they been doing great burgers for over 20 years and they had Kobe on the menu long before it was popular. They even make their own buns! www.26beach.com

            26 Beach
            3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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              heckonwheels Jun 12, 2009 08:37 AM

              For the price, it's hard to beat the one at Top's in Pasadena.

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                hboy Jun 12, 2009 04:17 AM

                I think in general people hold the kobe burger at Lucky Devils on Hollywood in pretty high regard

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