Can a pescetarian (non-meat eater) like me find happiness at a burger joint? The answer is an astounding “yes!” when I’m on the Big Island. And with most prices hovering around $10.00 or less, my wallet and stomach felt satisfied. I’d discovered another Hawaii deal.
Village Burger has been serving up low cost meals and getting rave reviews. It’s no wonder when you consider the credentials of their chef and owner, Edwin Goto. He has a solid track record of success from Lodge at Koele, Manele Bay and Mauna Lani.
Honolulu Magazine named Village Burger a top cheap eat. Since Beat of Hawaii readers are looking for deals, I decided to see for myself what the talk is about. I’m glad I did.
On my visit I tried both the Hamakua Mushroom Burger and the Asian Style Ahi Burger. I also added an order of their hand cut, twice baked french fries smothered in Parmesean.
The fresh ingredients from the Big Island enhanced the flavors. There’s nothing fast food about Village Burger. This is gourmet fast food where you least expect it: a shopping center. Everything is uniquely handmade with generous portions.
Of the two burgers I tried the Hamakua was my favorite. With Big Island mushrooms and an expert chef to bring out its intensity, I was ready to order another one if I only had room. Another table next to me ordered their Epic Shake. I’m saving that for another time.
If you’ve been to Village Burger let me know your thoughts.
Follow Village Burger on Facebook and Twitter. Better yet, visit their location on the Big Island in person. Located at Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Kamuela/Waimea. Open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 6pm. Telephone 808-885-7319. Website: http://www.villageburgerwaimea.com
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