Shaka-nack Review: burgers on the edge

February 26th, 2009
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Da Wife and I have always wanted to check dis place out but nevah had any reason to drive to Kapahulu.

Now we had a reason..... she was hungry and she wanted to eat there..... dat's good enough for me! :wink:

If you know where or driven by the new Kapahulu Safeway, you'd probably seen this (and jus' fo' all da Kwonics who always say no can see da pics... da pic box get one link - let me know if dat no work):

*UPDATE: Ok the link on da pics no work, so try CLICK HERE if you no can see da pics below:

Entrance fronting Kapahulu Ave

 

 

Now you're thinking what's so special about burgers on the edge? How's about ordering to begin with?  :lol:

If you've evah watched Seinfeld.... let's just say da ordering style is "Soup Nazi-ish". 

 

I am so glad it wasn't busy wen we got there cause we must have just stood there and stared at dat menu for ovah 15 minutes first wondering "how" to order but more importantly "wat" to order! (WWD!)  Wen we finally decided wat we was going to get and "thought" we knew how to order, da cashier politely stopped us and "guided" us through their ordering procedure.

We happily obliged. :grin: Well, considering it made his job easier and our ordering more simple. So as they got da grill going and da burgah toppings ready to go, Da Wife and I decided to enjoy our meal in the outdoor dining area. Did I mention dat it was table service as well?

Sorry, kinda blurry but dat's Da Wife's and I's hamburgers on da left

 

Fresh toppings await

 

Waiting for our food.... can you spot Da Wife?     :lol:

 

There are a few indoor tables but no fun dat kine

 

All your condiments ready to go plus... towelettes which I thought was a nice touch considering you'll be eating with your hands

 

Da Wife had a specialty burger called BB&B which is Bacon, Barbeque & Bleu.

 

I had mine's made "a la carte" with pepper jack cheese, garlic aioli, lettuce, sundried tomatoes and roasted red peppers

 

Not too make you any more hungry but hea's wat it looked like right before being chomped down on......

Open wide!

 

We also heard about their truffle oil fries and had to try 'em too!

 

Da damage.......

 

One thing to note about burgers on the edge, the hamburger itself comes two ways... and then two ways. You can either get premium ground chuck or the Wagyu beef and then you can either get it 1/3 or 1/2 pound sizes.

Da Wife had da premium ground chuck. I had da Wagyu beef.

Get da Wagyu beef. :wink:

They were both ono but the Wagyu had more.... flavah.

The truffle fries were damn ono! I'm a fry freak so wen I say it's ono... it's ono! Ok, did I just geek out?    :roll:    :lol:   A little on da salty side but nonetheless compliments da fancy burgahs quite nicely.

Da place is a little small so wen get busy, it'll be elbow room only.

Da price? Kinda expensive for one burgah but considering da type of beef and da fresh ingrediments and toppings I would say it's about par for wat it is but defintely not something dat I would (could afford) to grind every week... not even every oddah week.

Good thing we had some GC's to burn AND we still get enough fo' one mo' visit! Cheee-hooo!

So how does burgers on the edge rate on da Shaka-nack meter?

 

           

Four shakas and an Au' right!

 

It would have gotten five shakas easily but da price just a tad high fo' da average Joe to eat occasionally - imho.

So if you in da Kapahulu area, have a few bucks to burn and craving an awesome hamburgah, like we say at WWD!.......

Go check 'em go check 'em go!

 

Bumbye da next review..... Keep your toes in da sand and your shakas flyin' high!

 

 

 

 

32 Responses to “Shaka-nack Review: burgers on the edge”

  1. King Katonk:

    Hey BL,

    Da fuud pix “broke da eyeball.” Da wife’s burger is something I would definitely order. Not too many places serve bleu cheese, let alone loading it up the way I like it.

    The price may be on the high side but think about this…when I go to Burger King or even Quizno’s I usually spend close to $8; and this is for processed food. At least you’re getting what you want and by all appearances it looks as if they are using quality ingredients.

    With all of your hard work (the job, coaching, blogging and don’t forget, marriage) you definitely deserve to splurge once in awhile.


  2. Kelli:

    I didn't really care for this place. The burgers are too big. I think I ended up taking half of mine home. And it's a bit pricey, yeah?


  3. B:

    mahalos fo da ono pics. too bad no moa smell-a - pics. gotta try da truffle fries, I'm a sucka fo ono fries too. sometimes da "junk kine" fries make da burgah not so good too.

    wen pass dis place couple of times, but dat area is always jammin.


  4. Scott:

    I'm gonna be Mr. Scrooge today. Sorry. I went there once and it was the worst burger I've ever had. The meat was tasteless and the toppings were sparse and thoughtlessly tossed in a little pile in the middle of the burger patty. It's hard to make a bad burger, but they did it. It had absolutely no "kick" to it. I fed the remainder to my dogs, actually. On the bright side, they do have outdoor seating and, the service was excellent. But, I am sad to say I shall never return :( And that's saying a lot because the wife and I like to frequent places in our neighborhood and help out the local businesses.


  5. AC:

    BL,

    I still no can see the pics! Even the link stay blocked. :-(
    The food from what I read seems good though...at least from my imagination. :-)


  6. islandgirl in nc:

    Look ono and sounds like it tasted ono too! Our "go to" burger place here is Five Guys. All the burgers are handmade as in you won't get a perfectly shaped patty. All the toppings are FREE and the only cost change is if you want cheese or bacon on it. The other toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, fried onions, bbq sauce, hot sauce, etc are free. The fries are yummy and fresh always. They do have hot dogs and grilled cheese but the menu is short and basic. They also have won a bunch of awards here on the east coast. The cost of a meal for 3 of us with our son getting a grilled cheese runs a little over $16. I thought it was a pretty good price!


  7. kako mochi:

    dude . . . i still can't see the pictures :( but my mouth is watering!! LOL . . .

    so ordering your burger over there is like getting shave ice @ waiola den? i get soo nervous when i go to waiola w/all their ordering rules!!

    hopefully i can try burgers on the edge soon ~ that's the same company as formaggio right? all the food @ formaggio is good . . . so should be good over there too!!

    i heard the counter @ kahala mall is good too . . . i work close by, so i shall try to get in ASAP ;P


  8. Warrior Dave:

    I purchased some 1/2 price coupons awhile back. Paid $25 to get $50 worth of gift certificates. Boy does that help as this place is pricey.

    I agree that those truffle fries are ono. Still trying to find a burger that's so good it makes me forget my name.


  9. Braddah Lance:

    King Katonk:
    Da fuud pix “broke da eyeball.” Da wife’s burger is something I would definitely order. Not too many places serve bleu cheese, let alone loading it up the way I like it.

    Yeah, she really enjoyed dat too! Too funny, "broke da eyeball". :lol:

    The price may be on the high side but think about this…when I go to Burger King or even Quizno’s I usually spend close to $8; and this is for processed food. At least you’re getting what you want and by all appearances it looks as if they are using quality ingredients.

    True dat. Isn't amazing how much ONE hamburger cost these days?!

    With all of your hard work (the job, coaching, blogging and don’t forget, marriage) you definitely deserve to splurge once in awhile.

    :lol: We'll splurge.... as long as those gift certificates keep coming in! :lol:
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    Kelli:
    I didn't really care for this place. The burgers are too big. I think I ended up taking half of mine home. And it's a bit pricey, yeah?

    Yeah, they are pricey hence our visit cause we got gift certificates. :???: And you don't seem to be a beef person anyways... more like chicken.... right? :wink:
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    B:
    gotta try da truffle fries, I'm a sucka fo ono fries too.

    It's a tad high on da $ but I heard truffles (if they using da "real" thing) is expensive anyways. Was good but be aware dat it does come out a little salty.

    wen pass dis place couple of times, but dat area is always jammin.

    Always. We really lucked out cause had NOBODY there... even da workahs was fooling around. :roll:
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    Scott:
    I'm gonna be Mr. Scrooge today. Sorry. I went there once and it was the worst burger I've ever had.

    Sorry to hear that. My palatte is not too refined so usually anything beyond salt and pepper is ono to me. :wink: Maybe too there was nobody there so they took more time to make our burgah ok. Sorry to hear dat though.

    I fed the remainder to my dogs

    Dang! Next time call me... I'll eat it! :lol: I hope da next time you have a bad steak or lobster you'll call me... but I'll pass on da bad beea. :wink: :lol:
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    AC:
    I still no can see the pics! Even the link stay blocked.
    The food from what I read seems good though...at least from my imagination.

    Ai-goo I tell ya! No can win. :lol: Hea, check out dis link....

    http://picasaweb.google.com/wassapwitdat/WWDFood?feat=directlink

    Hope that'll work... but you gotta weed through da oddah grinds. :grin:
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    islandgirl in nc:
    Our "go to" burger place here is Five Guys.

    Sounds ONO! Everytime you mention a place li'dat, I get sooooo J! Makes me wanna hop on a plane and head down south! Da "oddah rock" get so much dat kine places makes me.... hungry. :grin:
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    kako mochi:
    dude . . . i still can't see the pictures but my mouth is watering!! LOL . . .

    Try http://picasaweb.google.com/wassapwitdat/WWDFood?feat=directlink

    I'll get something to work one day...... :roll:

    so ordering your burger over there is like getting shave ice @ waiola den? i get soo nervous when i go to waiola w/all their ordering rules!!

    Especially wen they :roll: at you yeah?

    hopefully i can try burgers on the edge soon ~ that's the same company as formaggio right?

    Yup along with a Mexican restaurant a couple more I think.
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    Warrior Dave:
    I purchased some 1/2 price coupons awhile back. Paid $25 to get $50 worth of gift certificates. Boy does that help as this place is pricey.

    E Komo Mai Back Warrior Dave! Been a long time but glad to see you're still a Kwonic!

    And yeah, those 50% deals are great aren't they? To tell you da truth, I was about to buy the burgers on the edge certificates... but then I won 'em instead! Lucky.

    Still trying to find a burger that's so good it makes me forget my name.

    Yeah, but there's a steak dat'll make you fo'get it! :lol: In fact Da Wife and I are planning to go back to DK's in a week or two to celebrate my belated B-Day slash Valentines. Hopefully it's just as good da second time around! :wink: And yes, I do have a coupon clipped. :lol:


  10. M:

    Good Morning BL!

    I gotta wipe my mouth, I'm drooling....I always wanted to check this place it out.
    Now there's The Counter at Kahala Mall too to check out.


  11. AC:

    Thanks, BL! The picasa link worked! Eh BL, your bag bigger than Da Wife's? WWD?


  12. BananaFysh:

    Hey BL!

    Thanks for posting the link to picasa! I can see those pics! Huuu! Looks sooo guuud! :D

    Yeah, kinda expensive, but not more than any other "sit down" restaurant that serves burgers. An den some of those places use frozen patties, and junk ingredaments! At least yours looked like some quality burgers! :D

    Ho, I stay drooling ... especially looking at those fries ....


  13. snow:

    yum! i went there once and enjoyed my burger, though i don't remember what i got! your burgers looked great - maybe i gotta go there again! when we went it was crowded because one of the basketball teams playing in the rainbow classic was taking up the whole patio - but that was fine with me because we went for dinner and i was already cold!! sitting inside turned out to be a little cold, too, though!


  14. 2B:

    BL now you get one blog and your picture in da paper every couple days and stay famous li dat, they probably wen look at you and figga Eh dis guy is taking pictures and work for da Advertisah, we Gotta make em one good burgah, bum bye we no get one good review.

    At least you didn't have the typical debate on where to go eat.


  15. kako mochi:

    BL . . . heehee! sorry, the link did work . . . like one lolo i clicked on the pictures -

    DUH!!


  16. 9th Island Girl:

    Mmm...I love those food pics that you take! Haven't been there and rarely ever venture into Kapahulu, but I'll check it out if I do...


  17. Braddah Lance:

    M:
    Now there's The Counter at Kahala Mall too to check out.

    I know! I seen some of their food from da promos and it looks ono! And speaking of Kahala Mall.....
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    AC:
    Thanks, BL! The picasa link worked! Eh BL, your bag bigger than Da Wife's? WWD?

    :lol: lmao :lol: Hey! I got all da camera gear das why! :lol: Actually we were going to cruz Waiks but da weather changed for da worse so we just ate and went home.
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    BananaFysh:
    Thanks for posting the link to picasa! I can see those pics! Huuu! Looks sooo guuud!

    Au'right! Something worked! :grin:

    At least yours looked like some quality burgers!

    And dat it did!

    Ho, I stay drooling ... especially looking at those fries ....

    Was yummylicious!
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    snow:
    yum! i went there once and enjoyed my burger, though i don't remember what i got! your burgers looked great - maybe i gotta go there again!

    Wat if you wanted to try a different burgah and you ended up ordering da samething but you nevah know until you took a bite? Hmmmm....
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    2B:
    ...they probably wen look at you and figga Eh dis guy is taking pictures and work for da Advertisah, we Gotta make em one good burgah, bum bye we no get one good review.

    Well I guess you could look at it two ways: if da guy knew me and he liked wat I wrote - he'd hook me up. If da guy knew me and didn't like wat I wrote - I may have gotten some "extra" ingrediments........ I nevah get hooked up. :shock:

    At least you didn't have the typical debate on where to go eat.

    Did you notice how quickly I agreed? :wink:
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    kako mochi:
    BL . . . heehee! sorry, the link did work . . . like one lolo i clicked on the pictures -

    You not da lolo.... once I saw your guys post I wen add da link to da "words". It was on da pic at first but dat nevah work. :sad:
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    9th Island Girl:
    Mmm...I love those food pics that you take! Haven't been there and rarely ever venture into Kapahulu, but I'll check it out if I do...

    It's really not bad but it'll cost ya if you got a family... a date not too bad but anything beyond two people.... whoa!


  18. NKHEA:

    Yooooo howzit BL :)

    You take some good pics 8O da buga's look soooo ono :D

    Das anada ting I no care fo, and das dem fancey burga's :( I jus happy with da kine you get at the carnivals :) you know da ones dat stay all stale and cold :mrgreen: but I do love good fries ;) :D

    NKHEA...mo into good poke


  19. Scott:

    "can you spot da wife?"

    Your wife is becoming like "where's Waldo" in your posts!


  20. opso:

    BL - da pix is tight again! :D

    from looking at da menu......i was thinkin dat da bb&b burgah sounded intresting. and den i look at da pix and you show dat one. tanx eh! :D

    no mo different kine buns for choose from? dats......hamburgah buns! :roll:

    k-mo - bwahahaha!! :lol:


  21. Ynaku:

    Ho man good thing I ate lunch. Just got back to the office and stay make me li'li bit hungry. Those fires looks ono.

    "can you spot da wife" I tell you I going be walking around Honolulu and I going recognize her from behind. WWD!!!!!


  22. Braddah Lance:

    NKHEA:
    ...you know da ones dat stay all stale and cold but I do love good fries

    Das why I going save all my sour kim chee fo' you! :wink:
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    Scott:
    "can you spot da wife?"
    Your wife is becoming like "where's Waldo" in your posts!

    :lol: Yeah, dat's wat I jus' told her dis morning! :lol:
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    opso:
    no mo different kine buns for choose from? dats......hamburgah buns!

    Not regular buns... dunno wat it is but I tink it's like a ciabatta bread... but it surah isn't regular.
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    Ynaku:
    "can you spot da wife" I tell you I going be walking around Honolulu and I going recognize her from behind. WWD!!!!!

    Hey Ynaku.... WAT DA HECK ARE YOU DOING LOOKING AT DA WIFE'S OKOLE?!? WWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :razz:


  23. Ynaku:

    WHO ME??????????? THAT WAS HER?????????? Oh sorry!! :D I was looking at her nice long hair. :lol:


  24. Scott:

    Ynaku=busted :)


  25. NKHEA:

    BL; no talk 8O wea da sour kim-chee ;) :D

    Ynaku; BUSTED 8O han-koko-lele :lol:

    btw; Ynaku, we having safety meeting right now.....teejay wea you stay, stop by fo couple :)

    NKHEA...gatta get speech ready fo da Safety Meeting


  26. Ynaku:

    :( aigoo, I neva mean to look, but but but.............. ??????????? EH Wait, I neva come Oahu long time!!!!! Das no was her. Phew,

    NKHEA, Save some for me..............


  27. Ynaku:

    @NKHEA I help you make speech.

    NKHEA: NO GET HURT ON MY TIME. Ok meeting pau. Wea the bottle opena?


  28. NKHEA:

    Ynaku; dat speech to long fo me 8O :lol:

    NKHEA...speech....pass da beea and you betta not drop'um :x :evil: :twisted: das waz even longa


  29. Coconut Willy:

    Nice pics. Might geevum one try, one day...


  30. bB:

    da burgers look good. i don't mind paying the price for a good burger.

    on maui, plate lunch goes for an average of $7 something so it's in the ball park.

    tonight da wife and i grabbed jack in the box for a quick dinner and our total was $18 something, but i don't think it was worth it. plus i neva check the bag and i was short my curly fries, so i got ripped off.


  31. anklebiters:

    WOW!! Big burgers...and pricey. Can you imagine if you had 2 teen kids tagging along too !! I wonder how they compare to the ones made by Heart Attack Grill :?: I see another FUUD sharing blog coming soon :lol:


  32. anklebiters:

    BL:

    You should try this place the next time you're in PHX:

    http://www.heartattackgrill.com/