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The Burger Hunt

The Burger Hunt

...our search for the Best Burgers in Kuwait…

Burger-modelCouple of years ago, I would generally classify burgers under ‘simple foods’. Meat sandwiched with bread. ItCheesecake Factory Kuwait (17 of 24) was fast, easy and most of all cheap. Burger was something people could opt for when they were in a hurry and wanted to be frugal. However, the food industry has literally revolutionarized  this simple food and it has found its niche in the gourmet world. A good burger is a thing of beauty, a satisfying, messy manifestation of all things umami: fine beef, sticky cheese, moist bread, tomatoes: , both fresh and in ketchup, all ready to be loaded up with your heart’s content of bacon, relish, salad, pickles, chilli … there are few things culinary that can be relied on to do their job as effectively. But then again, even the usual Hardees, Burger King or Mcdonald burger, isn’t going to disappoint its legion of fans. They know what they want and they can get it, cheap, filling and importantly consistent, time after time. It is a perfect package, an unimprovable piece of design !!.

Kuwait has in the recent years introduced into its market a variety of exclusive burger ‘boutiques’ that has treated his dish with a lot of respect. They have paid considerable attention to the quality of meat, we now have have choices of bun, sides and most importantly we can choose how we’d like our meat cooked (medium well, well done etc). Most of the premium joints boast about the quality of the ingredients and few of the words commonly used are, organic, grass-fed, fresh etc.. We have tried  places.. and while new places keep springing up.. we’ve tried those and have sometimes gone back to the older places. Thought its time to review all the places and give our verdict.

We evaluated the burgers based on the Beef, Seasoning, Sear, Preparation, Cheese, Bun, Meat to Bun ratio, fries/sides and value.

(the list is being updated…)

Slider Station …. Applebee's Kuwait (7 of 11)Smash Burger ….  Elevation Burger …. Rib Eye …. Burger Boutique Texas Road House Kuwait (14 of 22)Cheesecake Factory... Big Smoke …. Johnny Rockets … Meat & Co… Junkyard BurgerMustard Burger… Chilis Mini’s… I Hop... Classic Burger … Burger Co … Mooyah Burger … Mustard Burger … Ridley’s Burger … Shake Shack …Burger Hub … Buffalo’s … Square Burger …TGIF … BurgerFuelApplebee’s …Fudrukker’s …Fatburger …Texas Road House … Gaucho Grill … Eighty Six … Five Guys … The Burger joint5 Napkin Burger

  • Weight mentioned is that of a single patty
  • All Prices in Bold is that of a single patty
  • Variants – Certain restaurants like Burgerfuel serve burgers with avocado, mango, beetroot … or Classic Burger and Slider Station which serve the ‘juicy lucy’ (patty filled with cheese) or Burger Boutique which have their signature line of burgers. These restaurants and few others offer more flavor profiles than the standard with cheese, lettuce, mushrooms etc..


RESTAURANTS Bread Choices Meat Patty Weight Burger Flavor Profiles Sides Incl Cust. Pref for Doneness  Price Range (KD) Rating Phone Number
1. Classic Burger White, Brown Prime Grain Angus 5.99 Oz Variants No No 3.250 – 4 4.5  22283666
2. Slider Station Brioche Angus, Wagyu 7 Oz Variants Yes Customer Preference 3.550 – 12 4.5  22465047

1pm – 11pm

3. Texas Road House White Angus Certified 8 Oz No Yes Medium Well but Preference Given 3.950 – 4.750 4  22283117


4. Elevation Burger Potato Organic Grass Fed 3.22 Oz Standard No No 1.850 – 2.750 3.5  22263190, 22270210


5. Cheesecake Factory White Angus Certified 3 Oz – 11 Oz Standard Yes Medium Well but Preference Given 4.500 – 5 3.5  2228 3064
6. Gaucho Grill White Premium Grass Fed 7.05 Oz Yes Customer Preference 5.250 22214768
7.Johnny Rockets Potato, Chipotle Brioche, White, Honey Wheat 100% Certified Angus, Wagyu 5.33 Oz Standard No No 2.400 – 3.850 3.5
8. Dean & Deluca White Certified Angus 7 Oz Standard Yes Medium Well but No Pref. 5.950 3
9. Big Smoke Burger White Ontario AAA Beef 6 Oz Variants No No 2.850 – 4.700 3.5  22495372
RESTAURANTS Bread Meat Patty Weight Burger Flavor Profiles Sides Cust. Pref for Doneness  Price Range Rating Home Delivery
11. Mooyah Burger
12. Shake Shack Potato 100% Certified Angus 4 Oz Standard No Medium Well 2 – 4.200 3  25740603


13. Burger boutique  Potato  Certified Angus  6Oz  Variants  No  Well done  4  22997775


14. Smash Burger  Egg  100% Certified Angus  7 Oz  Standard  No  No  1.900 – 2.200  3  50298884


15. Junkyard Burger White Brisket 5.29 Oz Standard No Customer Preference 2.150 – 2.950 3.5  22270292


16. Burger Co White Angus Beef  Standard No No  2.8  22251555


17. Burgerfuel White Organic Grass Fed 5.33 Oz Variants No No 2.600 – 3.500 4  22253150, 22284840
18. I-Hop Butter 100% Certified Angus 8 Oz Standard Yes Cooked Well Done 3.250 – 3.550 3.5  22283112, 22214862
19. Applebees White Angus beef 7 Oz Standard Yes Pink or No Pink 2.400 – 3.500 3.5  1844466
20. Burger Boutique Black Potato, Charcoal infused (black) Angus beef 7 Oz Variants Yes Pink or No Pink 2.400 – 12 4
21. 5 Napkin Burger Brioche Bun Angus beef 10 Oz Variants Yes Customer Preference 3.000 – 3.500 4
22. Five Guys White  Premium Beef 6 Oz Standard Yes No preference 2.400 – 3.500 3.5  22273605
23. BGR – The Burger Joint White  Certified Angus 8 Oz Standard No Customer  preference 3.400 – 3.500 4


  1. Philip

    Excellent review and website

  2. Aby

    Thanks for the response. We are trying to include as many restaurants as we can to the comparison.

  3. Mohammed

    Very nice comparing. You have not listed ‘Square Burger’ in the list. Try include more places

  4. J

    Great work. Like the write up and comparisons. However wish you could add more restaurants.
    Keep the excellent job going


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