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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fuku Burger Review

 Fuku Burger

1634 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Neighborhood: Hollywood
(323) 464-3858

 What I though might be an eccentric restaurant with a heavy Japanese theme turned out to be simply lackluster. I'll say off the bat that service was great and fast. It seemed to be only lady servers in torn grunge look tee's. So it has some nice points. The name alone made me want to see what their deal was.

When you get to the meat of it, there isn't any. Though the burgers have a great look, there tiny, tiny little things not worth the price. When you pay ten bucks you should get something filling. I ordered the Buta Burger, which only major difference was having bacon added. I would have been happier at In-N-Out

Decor wise the place doesn't seem to know what it is. I went with a friend who visited Japan and is a Japanaphobe like me and it just missed it's marks. It had big red Formica picnic tables inside, where as I imagined a more diner like place. Some strange art, but nothing that Japanese or eye catching. This awful music blasts in the place and it wasn't even Japanese or even Asian it was like Reggae or something.

Back to the food, the fries were good at 3 bucks, with yummy dipping sauces. The menu isn't huge, it's very rigid. They due have a bar with a fun selection of drinks. Yet, nothing was over the top.

For someone who loves Japanese culture or just making fun of it, Fuku misses on both accounts.
 Forget about finding parking.