470 E Windmill Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Dining date: 5/10/14
I’ve heard rave reviews about Bachi Burger and it definitely shot up on a list of Las Vegas restaurants to try off-strip. The restaurant is primarily known for its unique take on the burger with some Asian twists; the most notable may be its Shogun Burger with unagi, foie gras, and Asian fruits pairing with a traditional beef patty. Sounds good enough for me. On this most recent LV trip for Vegas Uncork’d, our family went to the original location for our last meal before heading home (it’s pretty close to the airport).
The restaurant’s success has led to a second Bachi Burger in the Las Vegas area, as well as consistent rumors of a location in the Los Angeles area. Sister concepts Shoku Ramen and Bachi Healthy Life Kitchen round out the group’s concepts. Shoku Ramen is actually next door and shares a wall, so their ramen-centric menu is on offer within this location of Bachi Burger. Our party of 7 was able to try quite a bit of the menu including one of the ramen.
Almond Milk Tea boba
Sparkling Lychee Orange Blossom nigori sake, orange, mint, club soda
I’m not sure how I feel about boba milk drinks paired with french fries and burgers but hey, they’re available. The sake-based cocktail was a crisp, refreshing way to start the meal on this hot day.
Oxtail Chili Cheese Fries Garlic Aioli, Fried Egg
I just had to try this. Oxtail, chili, cheese and a fried egg all on french fries? What’s not to like? The dish delivered too, with a ton of savory depth and slight spiciness all picked up on the crispy fries.
Salt & Pepper Garlic French Fries Maui Onion Sea Salt, Garlic Chili Aioli
These french fries showed off a Chinese spicy salt topping I’m most familiar with on fried pork chops. Tasty enough.
Truffle Parmesan Fries Parmesan Reggiano, Black Truffle Porcini Cream, Sun Dried Tomato Aioli
These were less successful; the sauce may have been better as a dipping sauce as it quickly took away the fries’ texture. The flavor was a little murky and didn’t quite convey the truffle or porcini flavor too well. Kind of messy too as the cone didn’t really allow for fork usage.
Tonkotsu Chashu, Kikurage, Menma, Negi, Umeboshi, Mayu
My grandmother was the sole non-burger diner for this lunch. She seemed to like her bowl of ramen; it looked like a good one.
The rest of the us ordered a variety of burgers getting four unique ones.
Kikiʼs Burger Angus Beef, Sautéed Shiitake, Enoki & Eryngii Mushrooms, Caramelized Bacon, Sweet Onion Marmalade, Gruyere Cheese, Garlic Chili Aioli
Miyagi-sanʼs Grass Fed Wagyu Burger Chili Mayo, Fried Egg, Furikake, Caramelized Bacon, Crispy Onion Rings
Ronin Burger Angus Beef, Caramelized Onions, Japanese Cole Slaw, Miso Goma Dressing, Fried Egg, Katsu BBQ, Yuzu Citrus Aioli
Shogun Burger Wagyu Beef & Unagi, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Poached Asian Pear, Miso Butter, Yamamomo Peach
I split the Shogun with my cousin. I had high expectations for this one and I’m not sure it fully delivered. The eel sauce was sticky and sweet, quite decadent, but I thought the foie gras got lost amidst it. The patty still showed off a nice beefiness that went well with the strong sauce, though. Tasty for an eel-beef burger.
Bachi Burger may not have met high expectations, but still presented a tasty meal at an affordable price. Generally, the family enjoyed the rest of the burgers and they really showed off a varied mix of Asian accents that worked well. I’m not in a hurry to return, but I wouldn’t be opposed to doing it either.