We wanted to have a burger or maybe I should write I wanted to have a burger, and decided to go to check out Kings of Kobe, a place I found on instagram. This place is an odd to Americana, serving burgers and hotdogs made with all natural American wagyu beef. So I was expecting quality burgers, as going for both a burger and a hotdog would have been too much considering the size of the hotdogs they serve.
It is a small place with only few tables and we waited a bit of time until a family of 7 left to get seated at a table, our order being already made at the counter. Jodi went for their vegan burger called the Vegan Republic, made with three types of beans and roasted vegetables, roasted tomato, baby arugula and vegan herb mayo. I admit that it was quite tasty and had a nice texture.
On my side, I opted for the Duke of Lux, made with smoked gouda, caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon and chipotle aioli. The patty was unfortunately slightly overcooked and a bit dry and I thought that the onions were overpowering as there was too much of it for my taste. Too bad, because it seemed promising and for sure looked really appetizing.
Considering that Jodi liked her vegan burger, I may go back to Kings of Kobe to try their hotdogs, some of their choices, like the Banh Mine, their version of Banh Mi, being intriguing...Or I may try again a burger, with the hope that this time it will not be overcooked!
Enjoy (I did)!
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Kings of Kobe - The Burger & Hot Dog Monarchy
790 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019