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Miru 8691 ... best burger in Los Angeles?

PaulF Nov 1, 2011 09:47 AM

Just when I started going more regularly to 26 Beach for burgers, I came across this article from The Burger Review:

http://www.theburgerreview.com/2011/0...

They say the burger from Miru 8691 (or is it Miru8691?) is the best in Los Angeles.

I admit it, I never even heard of Miru 8691 before reading that review and unless my search function on CH isn't working -- I'm not seeing any reviews of this place here. (I'm sure someone will find ten threads about Miru -- but honestly, I'm not finding any).

Anyone here recommend this place?

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26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

Miru8691
9162 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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    jsandler RE: PaulF Nov 1, 2011 10:01 AM

    Can't say anything about the burger, but I used to unwillingly go with co-workers for the occasional lunch. Mostly I remember extremely over sauced fusion sushi rolls which weren't even done that well.

    1. TonyC RE: PaulF Nov 1, 2011 10:15 AM

      Have you heard of "the burger review.com"? I haven't.

      Here's a piece by Food Marathon: http://foodmarathon.wordpress.com/201... I think they have a Happy Hour? And the burger is extremely well priced during that time. It's good for what it is. But it doesn't come close to the level of 25 Deg.

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        granadafan RE: TonyC Nov 1, 2011 10:21 AM

        The reviewer on the Burger review is also a poster on Chowhound. His reviews are pretty complete though he tends to focus on the westside and doesn't branch out to the east or Valleys much where I would be interested.

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          Ogawak RE: TonyC Nov 1, 2011 10:22 AM

          The Burger Review is run by guys known as the Burger Busters. They do post here under that name. I am very iffy about their reviews personally. For instance they consider Umami the best burger in LA and gave 26 Beach one star out of five. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not all opinions are equal.

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          26 Beach
          3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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            Steve2 in LA RE: Ogawak Nov 1, 2011 12:14 PM

            I prefer the adage "Opinions are like as*holes. Everyone's got one.". Too deep?

        2. Steve2 in LA RE: PaulF Nov 1, 2011 12:12 PM

          That burger was the "ultimate" burger on "Crave", a new Food Network Show. San Diego food writer, looking for the things in burgers he "craved", ended up at Miru 8691 for reasons only he could describe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/crave/burg...

          I'm not partisan one way or t'other, The Comme Ca burger floats my boat just fine.

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            jc986 RE: Steve2 in LA Nov 1, 2011 01:35 PM

            I saw the episode as well which prompted me to get the Kalbi Burger. The different meat combos were pretty delicious from the Korean BBQ kalbi and the beef patty.

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