This was a very nice surprise; after eating 7 burgers in 3 days and not having much success at any of them(story coming soon), Boston Burger Blog and I were looking for something a bit different and were intrigued by the Asian influence to the menu. We went there at 7pm on a Monday night expecting to sit right down and eat like we had at all the other burger places I’ve ever been to. 30+ minutes later and some unnecessary confusion from the hostesses and we were finally seated. Not a great start.
The restaurant itself is very unassuming; plain white walls with a couple pictures and posters as well as some tv’s that didn’t seem to be connected properly. It is located behind a Subway restaurant in the back of a parking lot, with an extremely small sign above the door that is hard to read even up close. Maybe this was temporary since they were fairly new. The menu is filled with burgers that have teriyaki sauce, to Korean-influenced choices that come complete with kim chee. We decided to try a couple different fries on the menu and went with the sweet potato fries and truffle fries. Both were quite good, cooked well, had some great flavor and also came with tasty dipping sauces.
I ordered the Kiki burger w/caramelized bacon, a couple different kinds of mushrooms, and a great bun. The meat was marinated with some sort of a teriyaki flavored sauce, it had great flavor even though it wasn’t the best quality beef in the world. I ordered it medium-rare, it was cooked close to how I wanted, even for a thinner patty. At the end of our meal one of the waiters apologized for the wait that night, and explained that since they are still new they are trying to get everything figured out. He also said that they have an undersized kitchen for how popular their restaurant has already become. A good problem I’m sure many places wished they had. This conversation made up for a lot of our bad feelings we had early on, and since a random rush like the one we witnessed are not overly common, I would absolutely come back several times to try some of the other burgers on the menu. Even though I have only been one time so far, this has become one of the best burgers I’ve had in town.