As we all know, Hollywood is a very burger-centric area, with a smorgasbord of burger options like, Umami, Stout, 25 Degrees, Lucky Devils, Juicy Burger and Go! Burger, all around Cahuenga, so one would ask: Why would Hollywood need another burger joint? Well, Fuku Burger is very different from your usually meat and bun concoctions. For starters, it’s a Vegas food truck, not to mention Japanese inspired.
The establishment is backed by Harry Morton, a local business, along with Fuku’s co-owners Robert Mags Magsalin and Colin Fukunaga who took over a vacated spot in Cahuenga. They redid the interior with a more vibrant theme that includes, red lights, screen displays showing Tweets about the restaurant, a custom made mural by a local tattoo artist and an open front facing the street.
The Japanese inspired menu includes specialty burgers, the Kinoki, a Fuku patty grilled with shitake mushrooms, wasabi mayo, teriyaki, and red ginger, the Tamago, a Fuku patty with teriyaki, fried eggs, wasabi mayo, furikake and onion straws. Also, house-made veggie burgers, chicken katsu, a panko-crusted fried burger, and last but not least, Jazz Fries (smothered in “crack” sauce and gravy). What more can a customer ask for? With a delicious array of food selections, along with drinks that include a Root Beer Float made with sake and soju, adult milkshakes and an adequate beer list, not to mention the price is right, ranging in about $7 a burger, business can get a little crazy at Fuku. Even though, Cahuenga is overcrowded with burger restaurants, Fuku has no problem with standing out. Ironically, the term “fuku” in Japanese means luck.