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Jul 28, 2014 04:41 PM

Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?


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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I was just there for the first time on Saturday and was really tempted. I was too full already to eat a whole burger (and my GF is a meat eater) so we had a hamburger.

      As for the tuna, Is there a particular way you recommend getting it?

      1. re: gr8pimpin

        Get it seared rare, ask them to hold the lettuce, tomatoes, and onion, and instead get it topped with caramelized onions, arugula and creamy horseradish sauce.

        I've always been tempted to do the fried egg on seared tuna combo, but never had the wherewithal to actually try it.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Sounds good to me!!! Good advice, thanks!

    2. Signature Café on National in Culver City
      "Ahi Burger"

      Mo's on Riverside in Toluca Lake
      "Ahi Sandwich"

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      1. re: Betcom

        Gulfstream is ok for ahi burgers, but Mo's has it right. I've been putting generous amounts of fresh basil on my
        ahi burgers for years. It is a marvelous combination of two ingredients that are made for each other.
        The best ahi burger I've had outside of my own is at Rose Cafe. They serve it with a great cilantro pesto.

      2. Gulfstream, The Counter, Misfit, Umami and M Cafe de Chaya all make good ones. None stand out, though.

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        1. re: bruinike

          I've had some other ones, but I agree there's none that just sings to me. Is it the nature of the ingredients? I await the wisdom of this thread.

          1. re: mc michael

            Wisdom wants to know:
            Whatever do you mean about the 'nature of the ingredients'?

            Wisdom answers!
            Try the one at Rose Cafe.

            Rose Cafe & Market
            220 Rose Ave
            Venice, CA
            (310) 399-0711

        2. I haven't had that many at the other places mentioned, but I've enjoyed the one at Gulfstream.

          1. Don't know about LA - Union Square Cafe in NYC was the best I ever had (and that was circa 1990).

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            1. re: Ciao Bob

              I'm thinking it might be stale by now.

              1. re: mc michael

                hahaha. i just cracked up. good one.