Burger House (Zen Grill) Now Open, Continuing the Vaguely Asian Burger Trend

An international house of burgers
An international house of burgers
Lauren Shockey

Asian burgers really seem to be having a moment, don't they, with Danji's sliders, Social Eatz' burgerz, and Bento Burger in the fold? Well, you can now add one more shop to the roster. Burger House, a "Zen Grill," has opened at 820 Broadway, selling regular and slightly Korean-influenced burgers and sandwiches.

Inside Burger House
Inside Burger House
Lauren Shockey

We decided to check out the goods, but, being purists, opted for a regular burger (a reasonable $4.95).

The regular hamburger
The regular hamburger
Lauren Shockey

The burger, which came on ciabatta bread, really seemed sandwich-like and huge. Topped with crisp iceberg, nice homemade pickles, and a somewhat subpar tomato slice, the burger patty itself was rather flat and had been griddled. It was cooked a bit longer than we would have liked, and thus tasted overly dry.

However, the shop was doling out samples of its bulgogi burger ($6.45), which was much more flavorful and juicy than the ground-beef patty. If we were to come back, we'd probably opt for that. There are clearly better burgers in the neighborhood, but the prices are decent and there's a full sandwich menu, making this a reasonable -- if not gastronomic -- choice for those who work or study nearby.

The full menu:

Burger House (Zen Grill) Now Open, Continuing the Vaguely Asian Burger Trend
Lauren Shockey

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