When I heard we would be dining at a burger joint, I had my doubts. I mean a burger is a burger, right?
With an ideally convenient location and a great menu, Left Coast Burger in Itaewon can count me as a fan.
Itaewon Station (line 6) Exit 4. Turn left. Walk about 100 metres (past the road for the Wolfhound, past the bus stop with all the people waiting). The restaurant is on the 2nd floor.
Ambiance: It looks like you need to be a cool kid to get a job here. Even the chefs looked uber cool. They all speak perfect English and it’s quite a relaxed feeling in the restaurant.
This was when we arrived but by the time we were leaving, the place was packed.
If I could add one negative thing it would be the music. It was so loud that we had to raise our voices to hear each other.
Food: The menu has something for everyone. It’s not just regular burgers, you can get.mini combinations and lots of sides, salads, a veggie option, quite a variety.
The size of the portion is a little on the small side. Usually, I can’t finish an entire burger in a restaurant but I wiped the plate here. The burger was the perfect size for me but for those with a larger appetite, I fear they might be left wanting more.
Price: Side dishes were 5 or 6,000won with the mains being 11,000won upwards. I thought the pricing was fair for the portions you got so definitely no complaints.
Staff: They know their stuff. They were super helpful in explaining the menu, made recommendations and were attentive. Almost too attentive. We were a group and the staff might as well have joined us for there was barely a second when they weren’t topping up the water or clearing the dishes. Personally, I would have preferred a little space but they were still great.
Bathrooms: The great door sign was enough;
The bathroom was large, clean, had plenty of tissue and soap and I had no complaints.
Overall opinion: I will definitely eat here again. It’s a clean, well run restaurant. The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, it’s reasonably priced AND it’s in Itaewon.