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Kalbi Burger ~ Best New Burger Joint In K-Town

By now, some may have already heard of Kalbi Burger. And why not? Since its opening on June 14th, Kalbi Burger has been creating a buzz around town, especially in the area where it's located - Koreatown.

As soon as I heard of the joint I had to head on over there and try their burgers.  I met up with my boy, the none other King of Bling - Ben Baller. Both of us being K-Town natives and glad there was a burger joint in K-Town, we had to scope it out.

It is on Wilshire Blvd. and Wilton Place...inside the little plaza.  As I walked in I was greeted immediately. I nodded my head, smiled in acknowledgment and looked around first to get a feel of the place.  The walls are painted a nice rich red that I liked very much. There were some mirrors on a wall, a large built in wall clock and a few cool looking tables.  I was glad to find no TV either to distract me from enjoying my meal.

Okay, time to order, albeit I knew what I wanted- their signature Kalbi Burger. I kept wanting to change my mind because I was tempted to try their other burgers.  But I stuck to my guns and ordered the Kalbi Burger Combo.  I'll have to save the other for my next visits...if the burger was good, that is.
While ordering, Hawk (the owner), walked over really quick, welcomed us and immediately went back to hustling on the grill.  I was impressed to see the owner behind the kitchen.  Now-a-days, you hardly ever witness that any more.  I also liked the kitchen being in plain view and open.  One can watch their burger being prepared fresh.
My Order - The Kalbi Burger Combo
Kalbi Golden French Fries
The Lulu Burger
The Saigon Burger
The Saigon Burger
On my second visit:
The Seoul Burger - about to take my first bite
To read more about this amazing new place in Koreatown and learn a little as to how this place was inspired visit:

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