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Ban Ban Burger Grapow Burger

Ban Ban Burger

BurgersThai

Sawtelle

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight Dinner

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We’ve eaten many smashburgers (maybe too many) doing this job, and after a while, they start to blend together. But not Ban Ban Burger. This counter-service spot on Sawtelle from the Tuk Tuk Thai people does Thai-influenced smashburgers that are so good they smacked the flat-patty fatigue right out of us. Combo meals here involve crispy wagyu laab burgers kicked up with mint-garlic gremolata, pale green pandan-flavored milkshakes, and spice-dusted fries with curry ketchup. Everything on the short menu grabs your attention, but we say prioritize the peppery grapow burger finished with a runny egg, or the fried chicken sando on toasted milk bread with panang mayo. Apologies if you wanted the smashburger trend to die—this place is breathing life back into it.

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