Burger Heaven is a local favourite restaurant in New West that serves up specialty burgers. I had heard that their decor was outdated, but I was shocked at how ugly it is inside.
They have old carpet on the floors, pictures from the 80s, and a bunch of wood panelling that smells like a musty old basement. After being seated, I was skeptical about this place, but since there were so many people eating here I thought they must be doing something good.
I ordered the Hawaiian burger, with bacon instead of ham, and wedge fries ($14). The burger was topped with a pineapple ring, teriyaki sauce, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, red onions, and tomato.
The beef patty was thick and juicy and the bacon was perfectly crisp. I loved the addition of sweet pineapple on the burger and it gives it a kick of flavour and moisture
The mozza cheese was gooey and piled on and the teriyaki sauce was a bit sweet and went well with the rest of the toppings. They put a ridiculous amount of red onion on my burger and I ended up taking off half of it.
The sesame seed bun tasted fresh and one thing we noticed while we were eating was how surprisingly not messy the burger was. Even though there were plenty of toppings, it didn’t fall apart on me while I ate it. I liked how they served crispy wedge fries instead of regular fries.
Despite my initial negative reaction to the gross atmosphere, I thoroughly enjoyed my burger. It was fresh, filling, and it tasted great.
I also appreciate that they have some crazy burger toppings (like a Thai burger with peanut butter on it). My only complaint is that the food is a bit expensive for the complete lack of atmosphere and many other restaurants at the same price point can provide a better overall experience.
Yes, for a satisfying burger.