KING'S BURGERS (Northridge) ... and other quixotic menu combos in LA?
If you've ever driven by King's Burgers, 9345 Reseda Blvd, in Northridge, you'd think "ah, just another little burger stand serving up char-broiled burgers in butcher paper with dressing made from tried and true Thousand Island and ketchup.
But then you'd be wrong.
Why? Because not only does this place serve burgers and fries (as well as sandwiches -- think The Hat), it also has an extensive sushi menu. Yes, sushi.
And I'm not talking about boxed, ready-to-go sushi you might find at the deli counter of Whole Foods or Ralphs.
No, this is fresh made sushi, on fancy-schmancy plates. In fact, there's even a sushi counter where you can -- get this -- order omakase style.
So having stumbled upon this place, what other odd-ball combo restaurants do we have in LA?
"So having stumbled upon this place, what other odd-ball combo restaurants do we have in LA?"
I've always thought that the "Chinese and Donuts" places you see around K town and elsewhere are a pretty odd combo. The other offshoot of this sort of "odd coupling" is the more out there fusion restaurants. Red Hot Kitchen being one of the more unusual ones.
Red Hot Kitchen
4625 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90032
It's not really in LA per se, but up in the town of Joshua Tree there is a small strip mall owned by a nice Indian family. the front half is a convenience store. The back half,is, however, a pizza place, that also serves Indian food. I've never had the pizza, though it looks decent, but the Indian food is pretty serviceable, especially considering where you are, though they do seem to use a crap ton of turmeric in their food, everything is pretty bright orange.
61380 29 Palms Hwy # 13, Joshua Tree, CA 92252-1916
If you're willing to go that far out, you might as well hit Palm Springs for a restaurant called Margarita's, which sells sushi, seafood pasta, and Mexican food. Unfortunately, I haven't tried it. I say unfortunately, because I think the real point of this thread should be to discover how important focus is for food quality. My gut tells me that it's very important and that these mixed-up places rarely rise above the level of "serviceable" or "more than respectable for a burger joint."