Posted by: evedlewis | August 2, 2015

My FIRST Wagyu Burger Experience ;)


The best meat I’ve ever had in my life was from an open grill steak restaurant in Isla Mujeres, which is a lovely small island off the coast of Mexico. I was very young when I had these tender cutlets, however, I will never forget the phenomenal taste and texture of these perfectly marinated grilled steak pieces.

Ever since that magical moment, I have compared all of my beef to the Isla Mujeres standard. No other meat has ever come close in comparison. Since living in South Korea, I have heard many people rave about Wagyu, but I had my doubts. I finally had a chance to try this “top grade” Asian beef in the form of a hamburger, and I must say that I was quite impressed.

One of my students recommended that I try the Wagyu burger at 405 Kitchen. Although skeptical, I went there last week and ordered the well-done burger with cheese, on a soft white bun with no onions. The sandwich came with a small side of fries and coleslaw.

My burger was very juicy and tender with a surprisingly awesome and well-seasoned buttery taste. I’ve had some burgers that are totally bland or dry — and others that taste more like grainy fillers than actual beef. However, the Wagyu patty at 405 Kitchen was totally satisfying and worthy of praise. The thin cut fries were also good, and the coleslaw was just okay.

I can’t say that the Wagyu burger stole my heart away, or that it would defeat the Isla Mujeres steak in a taste test. However, I will say that I would certainly go back for more, and I would recommend that others give this cool place a try as well.

405 Kitchen also serves shrimp burgers, chicken burgers and baskets of fried shrimp for those who want something different. Sandwiches are served on your choice of a black, white or brown bun.

When you have a burger craving, and you don’t want fast food, try the “top grade” Wagyu beef burger for a reasonable price at 405 Kitchen. I paid 12k won for a lunch set, which included the burger, fries, coleslaw and a drink. Next time, I will ask for my meat to be cooked even longer. However, if you love sloppy wet burgers, this place is perfect for you. 😉 😉 😊 ☺

To get there >>>>> Take the Green Line (Line 2) to Gangnam Station. Exit at #11. Walk about two or three blocks to the CGV alley. Turn right up the hill and walk straight. 405 Kitchen will be on your left about a half mile up the hill. (Right next to Brick Oven Pizza).

For more information about Wagyu beef >>>>>>

For more restaurant info and pics >>>>



  1. Hi Eve. Great blog!

    • Thank youuu!!!! 😉

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