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Best kobe beef burgers around Los Angeles ?

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anyone knows of good restaurants for great kobe beef burgers?


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

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

      1. 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

        1. 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

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

          2. 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

              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

                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. 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

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

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  Either Kobe beef or buffalo:


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

                  1. re: maxzook

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

                1. re: ipsedixit

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