Originally a wildly successful Las Vegas food truck, Fukuburger is now a Hollywood restaurant that's happy to show off its knack for blending hamburgers and Japanese flavors.
Take, for instance, the tamago burger, a patty topped with a fried egg, crispy onion strings, teriyaki sauce, and furikake (a mixture of dried fish, seaweed, and sesame seeds). Graphracker gratefully accepted an employee's suggestion to take things up a notch by adding some bacon to the mix: "What a great flavor combination! The sweetness of the teriyaki sauce, the salty bacon and fried onion straws, the yolk oozing out of my fried egg, as well as a perfectly cooked hamburger patty."
The jazz fries come with gravy and "crack sauce," or a sweet Thai chile and mayo. Graphracker reports that the combo is, indeed, fairly addicting.
And the staff at Fukuburger are great. The entire working shift greets you as you walk in the door, many of whom were familiar to Graphracker from the establishment's food-truck days. Graphracker's server, Shay, was also happy to provide explanations of all the menu items, along with insights on which items were most popular and which were personal favorites. Then there's Robert “Mags” Magsalin, Fukuburger's co-owner and chef, who often circulates the room to chat up customers, ask for opinions, and be his generally agreeable self.
1634 Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles
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