Shakanack Review: Battle Of Da Burger Part I

August 26th, 2013
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Da battle is on like Donkey Kong.

Well, no battle really but just two burger places Da Ohana tried out for da first time. I didn't plan on comparing da two but since both were burger joints, it just makes sense yeah?

Da first burger joint we went to on a Saturday afternoon was Teddy's Bigger Burger at da Pearl Ridge location.


Da front counter with a throwback feel. How throwback depends on how old you are.





Da menu if you can read 'em.





It says something wen you're given a wet nap with your meal.





Da Wife had da "Big Combo" which is their base burger with their special sauce. Sorry, I had one shot to take da pic cause she was hungry.








I had da "Western" which had onion rings, bbq sauce and bacon. Yeah, I was saying da samething.... wea's da bacon! I went back up front and asked if had bacon inside da Western cause I couldn't see or taste it. They said they would make an order. Ten minutes latah I asked for it again cause they nevah come back. Aftah anoddah five minutes it came... PAPER THIN! Wassup Wit Dat! No joke, was thin as papah. I lifted da burger and waddah ya know... there was a paper thin slice which was stuck undah da burger but couldn't see it. I also had da garlic fries option which was a disappointment. It was waaay over seasoned and too salty rather than garlicky if at all. :shock:





Da Keiki had da Kids Meal which was chicken nuggets and fries. Da chicken nuggets was left in da fryer way too long as they came out crunchy and oily.





Dis da look I got wen I wen cockaroach one fry from Da Keiki while waiting for my order.





Da damage.



Disclaimer:
I no get "invited" to sample these places. I no get reimbursed for meals eaten. I no get asked/told by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser to check these places out so wat you get is a legit, straight up review from a local braddah who loves ono kine kanack grindz as much as he loves his beer. :mrgreen:

So hea's da breakdown:

ATMOSPHERE

Three Shakas and a Bumbye

Besides sitting on hardwood bench type tables, da Pearl Ridge location was pretty roomy - more than enough to enjoy your meal with your own company. Da biggest saving grace was da décor wea it had a throwback feel. I guess it's a good thing I stay makule.... kind of.





KANACK VALUE


Two Shakas and a Go Figgah

Unless you ordering a one pounder, no expect to kanack aftah a single meal. Da burger wasn't "wow" material but then again I had da western which was covered in bbq sauce and once covered in dat, everything tastes tangy. Da burger itself was "ok" and da bread was average. As mentioned, da fries were disappointing and there's no way to kanack from da portion size. Da price is a little on da high side for da quality received as I see it.





OVERALL

Three Shakas and a Bumbye

Teddy's Bigger Burger is worth checking out if you want a step up in taste from Mickey D's, Jack's or BK as there are flavor differences but expect to pay for it as well - although the price difference isn't more than a couple of bucks. There are oddah menu items dat looks worth trying thus Teddy's getting da Three shaka rating. It's worth checking out.... at least once.








15 Responses to “Shakanack Review: Battle Of Da Burger Part I”

  1. GA Bows:

    Oh what a great way to start my Tuesday... now I'm hungry for a burger at 9 am.

    Mahalo for the pics and review.


  2. wafan:

    Good morning!


  3. wafan:

    Gotta agree. I was not too impressed with the product at Teddy's. Struck me as a bit overpriced, too. Scores high in the messy category, though!


  4. Glenn D:

    Eh BL, burger joints are getting real popular hea too in LA. With the gastropub craze, places like the Father's Office, owned by Sam Yoon and Fords Filling Station, owned by Ben Ford (Harrison Ford's son) are getting a lot of attention. Oddah chains like the Habit, Counter, and 5-Guys are opening up everywea. Ruby's and Chili's both serve great burgers wit bottomless fries too! But with all that, I still like da In N' Out. Easy on da wallet and always consistent. Da only drawback is da size of da burgers. Fo da locals, da regular size is a bit like a keiki size. You are right about dis place - I won't go. Not impressed. These new places, with dis kine prices, they know they must compete wit places like Kua'aina?


  5. M:

    Howzit BL!
    I have to go to Teddy's to refresh my taste buds.


  6. Makiki:

    Cute Da Keiki. Is "Da Wife Stink Eye" learned or are they born with that skill?

    About the only thing I get from Teddy's anymore is a shake. The rest of the food is just OK and really not worth the money.


  7. cojef:

    Not much a fan of hamburger joints, now that am makule, especially where they serve the he-man size kine. In fact, we, the wahine and I often split our purchases. There's cafe on the waterfront in Dana Point, and they know us, so wen we show up, we order a Caesar salad and fried fish sticks. The waitress brings extra dishes so we can split the meal. Love this place for accommodating us. Been to Ruby's for ole time sake feeling, but servings too humongous for us.


  8. Lowtone123:

    Teddy's is good, not great. For the price you pay you'd expect a better product or more of it anyway. I wanted to try their shake since I heard it was really good but almost fell down when I found out it was over five dollars. INO is better IMHO.


  9. sally:

    @Makiki: We're born with it LOL!!!

    Ho da cute, her!


  10. sally:

    Yah, Teddy's was good, but I wouldn't rave.

    Is Keawe Grill still around? Haven't been there in a few years but remember was really ono!


  11. Glenn D:

    Eh BL, Da Keiki stink eye is priceless!


  12. B:

    teddy's burger pretty good...no complaints...kinda pricey though.


  13. Bowling Buddy:

    Teddy's is overpriced for the quality and quantity.


  14. Keoni:

    Eh BL, cute da keiki and she has da stink eye down pat! :lol:


  15. M:

    Howzit BL!
    I like W&M burgers, simple but so ono!