Hybrid foods that combine two crazy ingredients can either backfire completely, or surprisingly work out, like the cronut or on this list, examples like the ramen burger or the sushi burger. If eating oddball foods is your thing, check out this list of strange burgers in Los Angeles that actually work.Read More
10 Places to Get Oddball Burgers in LA
Who would’ve thought combining sushi and a burger made sense?
1. 26 Beach Cafe
If you’re looking for a variety of unique burgers, 26 Beach in Marina Del Rey takes the cake. It has over 25 burgers, not to mention it boasts the original sushi burger. Here, you can choose between a California roll hamburger, spicy tuna hamburger or a Mori eel hamburger consisting of grilled unagi on top of a sizzling hamburger patty, eel sauce, sushi ginger, seaweed, and more. Sushi and a burger combined? Well, 26 Beach stands by its interesting burger creations.
2. The Standing Room
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
The Standing Room in Redondo Beach is the ultimate hole in the wall since it sits in the back of a liquor store. With so many interesting burger choices here, the wackiest burger of all is the Elvis burger, which is ½ pound patty topped with tomato jam, peanut butter bacon bbq, sausage, jalapeno and smoked Gouda cheese.
3. Bachi Burger
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Japanese-inspired Las Vegas burger joint has a slew of specialty burgers. Check out the spicy miso burger here, or for a burger that is definitely different, get the “Banh-Mi” burger with Angus beef, pork, shrimp and lemongrass pork pate. The Japanese flavors really make these burgers taste like no other burger in LA.
4. The Fix Burger
In terms of obscure burgers, The Fix Burger’s menu isn’t as far fetched. However, if you’re into really gamey meat, they have an all-natural wild boar patty and an all-natural ground bison patty on their menu. Feel free to get any signature burger with those two meats instead, for a change from your usual order.
5. Barton G
Barton G is known for its whimsical array of food and presentation, so of course finding a unique burger here is easy. Taking you back to childhood, try the elevated strike out sliders that include two wagyu beef mini burgers layered with foie gras, Gruyere cheese, fried onions, and black truffles on a toasted brioche bun and dressed with a side of smoky ketchup and truffle aioli for $28. The dish is playfully served alongside a baseball, baseball bat, and catcher’s glove to bring out the inner child in each of us.
6. Stuff Em
Stuff Em resides in an international food court next to Santee Alley in Downtown LA. This establishment might make some apprehensive, but Stuff em serves great gourmet burgers in a fun way. They stuff the middle with delicious ingredients and than grill them. With many cool burgers to try, the Why So Cheesy burger is stuffed with mac n' cheese, a slice of cheddar and bacon, all cooked together, layered with the chef's fresh baked bun.
7. The Original Ramen Burger by Keizo Shimamoto
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Ever wish two of your favorite foods could be combined in one? Well, The Original Ramen Burger has you covered. Buns made from fresh ramen noodles surround a griddled beef patty covered in the chef’s special glaze for a unique take on a burger.
8. Fat Sal's
After a long night of drinking, it's typical to crave something greasy and delicious to soak up all that booze and properly reboot. But what happens when you can't decide on one thing? Fat Sals, known for its extreme take on sandwiches, also offers a build-your-own burger bar. It’s perfect for combining all those cravings into one mouthwatering masterpiece. With ingredients like chicken fingers, jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks, these burgers wont disappoint.
9. Fusion Burgers
Highland Park, CA 90042
Mexican food in LA is a serious obsession for many, and al pastor is a common favorite for tacos and burritos. But imagine it on a burger. Fusion burger does just that with its Mexican BBQ Burger; a beef patty topped with a blend of al pastor, grilled pineapple, and a garlic aioli.
10. The Escondite
For the tastiest take on sweet and savory, check out The Escondite in Downtown. Among its collection of unique burgers, one creation stands out the most. The Fat Albert, properly named, is topped with Provolone cheese, apple wood smoked bacon and maple syrup, and sandwiched in a glazed doughnut bun. Make sure to check your pulse after eating this one.