Another Vegas discovery from over the Christmas holidays was bachi burger. Although open for quite some time now, it was only on our last visit that I was able to try the Asian-inspired menu at bachi burger. We went for dinner on a weekday night and the place was packed with a half hour wait so we sat patiently with everyone else and were seated under 30 minutes. The menu has Asian-inspired appetizers (bachi pickles, chili fried chicken, crispy onion rings and flavored organic edamame: steamed with sea salt, stir-fried with garlic and chili, sauteed with garlic butter and truffle oil) followed by a couple of Steamed Bao Sandwiches (duck or pork belly), some standard salads and finally, more than a dozen beef burgers plus several non-beef burgers along with lots of sides (flavored french fries – garlic, truffle or Parmesan, shrimp chips and sweet potato fries).
What makes bachi burgers different? Well, all bachi burgers are 100% all-natural Angus chuck or Wagyu from Morgan Ranch or Washugyu Beef, buns are fresh baked Taiwanese style sweet bread and sauces and aioli are original recipes (aioli, pineapple ketchup, Porcini cream sauce). They also have an extensive selection of milkshakes and Asian style iced teas and Boba milk teas.
We all shared some crispy onion rings to start along with Jalapeno flavored french fries. J had the kid’s bachi burger ($9) which came with fruit and fries. C had the signature Kiki’s Burger ($10) which was an Angus beef patty with several types of mushrooms, caramelized bacon and sweet onion marmalade, Gruyere and aioli and I had Miyagi-San’s grass fed Wagyu burger ($13) which came with chili mayo, fried egg, furikake, caramelized bacon and crispy onion rings. R shared with both C and myself as the burgers are quite big. The burgers lived up to their char grilled reputation (the word bachi comes from hibachi which is the traditional Japanese coal-fried grill which gives the burgers that special smoky flavor) and the sides were hot and crispy. For dessert, we all shared the Portuguese donuts – deep fried cinnamon sugar coated munchkins which were okay but would have been better with something tart (like a lemon curd) to eat them with instead of the coffee gelato and the service could have been better. Coffee was a mug of dark Organic free trade Sumatra (available Vietnamese-style hot or iced as well). A nice end to a tasty dinner.