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1. Love Hour
532 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
If you’ve checked out our blog post about Koreatown’s Run Club, you’ll know that founders Duy Nguyen and Mike Pak not only run (around) Koreatown but also run arguably one of the best smashburger spots in Los Angeles. Order a single, double, triple, or quad, dip it in their Love Sauce, and you have yourself a thin, crispy smashburger. If you miss them during the week, catch them on Sundays at Smorgasburg at ROW DTLA.
Walkups on Thursday and Friday from 6pm-9:45pm.
© Cassell's Hamburgers
2. Cassell’s Hamburgers
3600 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Now located inside the historic Hotel Normandie, Cassell’s has been a classic joint for burgers, milkshakes, and other diner eats since 1948. Voted People’s Choice Burger in Los Angeles by LA Magazine in 2017, their 1/4 lb cheeseburger made with freshly ground beef and housemade mayo is one you can never go wrong with. While they keep their burgers pretty traditional, feel free to upgrade with a fried egg, their chile con carne, or nitrate-free bacon.
Open Monday-Friday from 11am-9pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-9pm.
206 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Since 2010, Biergarten has been THE gastropub, where you come thirsty for the 25 rotating craft beers, but stay for the Korean and German fusion bar food. Satisfy that late-night craving with their Chosun Burger, served with a 1/2lb angus chuck, American cheese, spam, kimchi, pickled daikon, gochujang aioli, and spicy mustard. Also, we can’t go without mentioning that this burger has been approved by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Drives.
Open Monday-Thursday from 4pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday from 4pm-2am, and Sunday from 12pm-11pm.
© Monty’s Good Burger
4. Monty’s Good Burger
516 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
For all of the vegan foodies in Koreatown, Ktownly has got you covered. In terms of the meat eaters in Koreatown, the burgers here probably hit pretty close to your favorite non-vegan burger spot, and we’re willing to bet on it. This plant-based concept serves their burgers on a fresh Artisanal bun with their house spread, lettuce, tomato, house pickles, grilled onions, impossible patty, and vegan American-style cheese. We recommend adding some tater tots to your meal, dipped in any of their sauces, all made in-house.
Open Sunday-Wednesday from 11am-11pm and Thursday-Saturday from 11am-12am.
© Egg Tuck
5. Egg Tuck
Don’t think an egg sandwich shop can make a 10/10 burger? Think again because Egg Tuck will make you a believer. LA Weekly has mentioned them on their list of some of the best food in Los Angeles, and now, we at Ktownly are highlighting them on our best burgers list. The Gochuracha Royal West is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, served on their ﬂuffy premium brioche bun with gochujang and sriracha-glazed tteok-galbi (galbi/beef short rib patty), over-medium egg, cheddar cheese, pickles, and grilled onions.
Open daily from 7:30am-2pm.
© H Cafe
6. H Cafe
Located inside the H Hotel, this restaurant is known for its homestyle fare and cocktails, but you deﬁnitely don’t want to be sleeping on their burgers. Indulge in the H Mac, served on a brioche bun with a beef patty, fried mac and cheese patty, chipotle aioli, and American cheese. If mac and cheese in your burger doesn’t ﬁt your taste, go for the H Burger also served on a brioche bun, with bacon, lettuce, a fried onion ring, tomato, American and cheddar cheese, and thousand island dressing.