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Bachi Burger on Sawtelle

My friend’s husband was going to be the manager here, but he quit during training that was about a year ago. We had been waiting for its opening. Since he quit, we don’t talk about Bachi Burger anymore.

The restaurant opened last summer and it’s been there for 6 months on Sawtelle Blvd., just 5 minute drive away. Finally we went to check it out today.

Actually, we were planning to go to Koreatown for another power food, such as Shul Lung Tang or Samgyetang to give myself a boost and fully get over. When picking up him at his work in Santa Monica and checking GPS, what I see was all red alert on 10 freeway all the way to downtown and it suggested it would take an hour. Of course, it’s a Friday night. We instantly gave up our initial plan.

I wanted Manpuku, Japanese BBQ instead, but he didn’t feel like it. We both agree with burgers.

Oxtail Chili Cheese Fries $12
First, it made us dangerously guilty. In a second, we felt “Whatever!” OMG, it tastes so delicious. Saucy oxtail, cheese, jalapeño, egg…all components seem so important to make this special dish. Absolutely perfect with beer!

Mine: Stella 16oz $5, His: Rogue Hazelnut 22oz $8
Rogue tastes so unique with fruitiness and sweetness. It is not so bitter as it looks at all. I would enjoy a whole glass too.

Ichimi (Japanese red pepper), some kind of salt and chili paste(?) in liquid
I tried chili paste with fries. It’s kind of tasty. Not so hot.

Mine: Kiki’s Burger $13
Angus Beef, Sautéed Shiitake, Enoki & Eryngii Mushrooms, Caramelized Bacon, Sweet Onion Marmalade, Gruyere Cheese, Garlic Chili Aioli
This is so delicious! One of best burgers in my life. You could taste a lot of umami dashi from bacon, mushroom and sweet onion. I was already full and took a half home.

His: Ronin Burger $13
Angus Beef, Caramelized Onions, Japanese Cole Slaw, Miso Goma Dressing, Fried Egg, Katsu BBQ, Yuzu Citrus Aioli
This is tasty as well (had a bite). I love Yuzu Aioli.


Bachi Burger
2030 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 832-3018

breakfast: lemon & honey hot water, apple, 85C Bakery milk bread with nutella + coffee

lunch: broccoli salad, eggplant curry


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