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A BIG TASTY TURKEY BURGER. WHERE CAN I FIND IT?? DOES IT EXIST??? Do you know? TELL ME. PLEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSSE. Preferably in Los Angeles Area.

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  1. Are you looking for said turkey burger in any particular part of town? As you can see from these search results http://search.chow.com/search?query=t... there have been a lot of turkey burger recommendations made on the LA board over the years.

    Also, will you go back and let us know where you and your girl friend ended up for her birthday dinner (and what you had and how you liked it)? A report would be a nice way to pay off for the kindness of those who made suggestions on that particular thread.

    1. I've had very good turkey burgers at Stefan's LA Farm and Stefan's on Montana as well as Urth Cafe. I also hear that Rush Street in Culver City has a great version too.

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      Rush Street
      9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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      1. re: Juji

        I was rather underwhelmed with Rush Street's turkey burger.

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        Rush Street
        9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

      2. Really liked the Umami turkey burger. Very tender and juicy with lots of flavor. Each Umami has different turkey burgers on each of their menus. (also Umami is coming to Studio City this fall)
        http://www.umamiburger.com/

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        Umami Burger
        4655 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. A lot people like Akasha's. I don't remember it well, other than that it was very moist.

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          Akasha
          9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

          1. For all the grief 8 Oz. gets for their beef burger, I had their turkey burger the other night and it was better than it's been in a while. (Chef Armstrong is roaming around lately so perhaps that's why).

            I order it just as they have it, with mustard greens, bacon and horseradish dijonnaise.

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            1. re: outshined

              I love that T-burger, really good.

            2. 26 Beach has a great turkey burger and you can substitute it on any of their amazing burgers. After all they just won The Best Burger in LA Contest, they must be doing something right!

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              26 Beach
              3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

              1. Burger Stand, 3413 S. Crenshaw. By far the best I've ever eaten--that somewhat gamey ground turkey taste is totally negated. No place to eat, though, and the stand itself is, well, fortified. A number of other good turkey burgers to be found in South L.A., too.

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                1. re: Chandavkl

                  Best Burger's Double Turkey King burger

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                  Best Burger
                  3533 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018

                2. I'm not a Turkey Burger fan, but from what my brother tells me, the Counter's is supposed to be amazing--and very healthy, too, coming in at 500 calories I think.

                  Hope that helps!

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                  1. re: The Food Buster

                    I have had the turkey burger at The Counter, and it is huge and very good. They have sweet potato fries too.

                    I don't usually order Turkey burgers, but they had a $1 off special that day.

                    various locations
                    http://www.thecounterburger.com/

                    1. re: coconutz

                      I thought you had your choice at The Counter, 1/3, 2/3 or 1 lb, is the turkey burger one size or did you order the 2/3 or 1 lb version?

                      1. re: Burger Boy

                        I didn't take note, sorry, I just ordered whatever the daily special was on the chalkboard. I couldn't much more than half of it, but I'm a short woman, not a big man.. I can't quite finish a double-double at InNOut.

                  2. to add to the list:
                    Library Alehouse
                    Tavern
                    Lucky Devil's
                    25 Degrees
                    Hole in the Wall
                    Fatburger - yes, Fatburger

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                    25 Degrees Restaurant
                    7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                    Lucky Devils
                    6613 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                    Library Alehouse
                    2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                    1. The Kitchen in Silverlake

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                      1. re: tissue

                        I second that! Very flavorful and with great fries : )

                      2. Fat Burger's is surprisingly good. Also "Hamburger Habbit" on Sepulveda and National does a good one.

                        I've found The Counter's turkey burger to be hit and miss - often arrives at the table a bit dry.

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                        1. re: HastaLaPasta

                          My two favorite turkey burgers are from Fat Burger and Tavern.

                          1. re: maudies5

                            Another vote for Fat Burger's Turkey Burger. My "go to" burger. Of course, you've gotta have Fat Fries and Rings with that otherwise, what's the point?

                        2. I have liked the ones I've eaten at Hole in the Wall Burger Joint (hidden away behind the Winchell's donuts) on S Bentley.

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                          Hole in the Wall Burger Joint
                          11058 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                          1. Basix Cafe in West Hollywood has an excellent turkey burger. Homemade bun, juicy and flavorful turkey.

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                            Basix Cafe
                            8333 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                            1. Bluebird Cafe/Bakery in Culver City has a pretty decent Turkey Burger. Only thing is, they have random business hours, I think they are only open for lunch during the weekdays.

                              1. Hinano's in Venice is the best $5 turkey burger in town.

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                                Hinano Cafe
                                15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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                                1. re: QualityMart

                                  When did Hinano get Turkey Burgers.

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                                  Hinano Cafe
                                  15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

                                  1. re: Burger Boy

                                    It's on their menu (seen it many times) but never tried it. Next time...

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      I have not been in 5 or 6 years. It is so hip now. I remeber when it was lots of bikers, back when 26 Beach was across the street in the 80's. A great bar burger!

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                                      26 Beach
                                      3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

                                      1. re: Burger Boy

                                        hinano is hip? lols. could've fooled me. everytime i have dropped in, hinano has been filled with locals @ an avg age of 50.

                                        granted i drop in weekends (late morning/early afternoon) to refuel during my bike rides.

                                        1. re: wilafur

                                          Better watch out for those old folks....Guess what, Wilafur? I know a lot of folks who are an "avg age of 50" and still hip. I think I'll have to try Hinano.

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                                          Hinano Cafe
                                          15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

                                          1. re: maudies5

                                            If only my avg was 50 (ah to be young again)...and I'm hip (hip replacement that is)... ;-D>

                                            1. re: Servorg

                                              Thanks. Although, we do not know each other, I know that you are "hip."

                                            2. re: maudies5

                                              haha, i associate hip with hipsters = the 20-somes kids with skinny jeans, raybans and emo.

                                              1. re: wilafur

                                                I see some of them and some 40 somethin hipsters. The days of it being a biker bar are over! It is Hip!

                                              2. re: maudies5

                                                50 is the new 30. Now if I only had the knees of my 30 year-old body and my 20 year-old metabolism. Hal's on Abbot Kinney has a pretty mean turkey burger, but as others have mentioned as well, I'm more into beef.

                                              3. re: wilafur

                                                Compared to what it used to be 20+ years ago, yeah, the whole are is hip.

                                        2. re: QualityMart

                                          Hinano's tastes like its smoked, which personally I don't care for, but that may be other's cup of tea.

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                                          Hinano Cafe
                                          15 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

                                          1. re: HastaLaPasta

                                            Barney's Brentwood (San Vicente or Brentwood Country Mart )makes a well-seasoned nice TB. Whole wheat bun available by request.

                                        3. TAVERN, HINANO and 26 BEACH have my favorites.

                                          1. Tavern is the best one i've had, but it's also the only turkey burger that I've paid $16 for. I don't know if it's that good.

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                                            1. re: la2tokyo

                                              Tavern's turkey burger is that good . No other turkey burger even comes close. Plus, it comes with great fries, salad or onion rings. That burger, a great martini and, now, the ability to watch NBA game at the Bar...HEAVEN!!

                                              1. re: maudies5

                                                i was HUGELY disappointed in the turkey burger at Tavern today. it was my first visit there, and nothing about my food made me want to go back. the burger had a visible coating of grease on the outside, it was super-salty, and i found no evidence of the tomato confit in the totally white interior of the patty, save for two tiny bits of tomato SKIN. i ate about half of it and that was all i could manage to get down...and the arugula "salad" that came with it was a bowl of extremely tough, chewy arugula leaves slicked with a heavy layer of oil. one bite and i was done.

                                                the service was fine, and to her credit, our waitress was very accommodating when i had her check on the gluten situation for me before i ordered...but all in all it was a bust for me. i actually would have said something about my dissatisfaction, but i was on a date, and he chose the place and was paying, so i didn't want to make an issue of it. (he did appear to enjoy his "Pilgrim" sandwich, though.)

                                            2. Ammo used to have a really good one...but I haven't been there since they've changed chefs.

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                                              1. re: perk

                                                Another votesfor lucky devils. I will rarely go turkey when i want a burger yet I always get the turkey at LD. Reminds me of a fathers office in quality yet a little healthier

                                              2. I don't think it's been mentioned yet - I love the turkey burger at Hal's on Abbot Kinney.

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                                                1. re: cookie monster

                                                  I have a friend who wants a turkey burger from here whenever she's in town. She's a big turkey burger connoisseur, so I'll second this rec.

                                                  I've had one from Hal's and agree it's good, but I don't have much to compare it too, as I usually go for the beef burgers.