You may read that the burgers here are “too big” or “too messy”. My favorite review from Yelp in fact states that, “Needed a shower after eating it.” In fact, almost all of the negative reviews state the above and nothing more. Here’s a fact, I’m originally from the Midwest where burgers are cooked and mastered to perfection. In my opinion, a good burger is nothing but messy. A plethora of fresh ingredients stacked high to the ceiling with your choice of patty, all sitting in between a nice, fluffy hamburger bun. That’s what Berlin Burger International delivers to their customers. A true masterpiece.
My friends and I stumbled across this gem of a burger joint one night as we walked through the city. I remember hearing techno music bumping from around the corner and being in Berlin, we just had to check it out. We walked into a small hole in the wall spot filled with black lighting, and an incredible smell — BURGERS. There were a few cooks behind the counter cooking up beautiful pieces of art. Stickers and writing covered the walls. There was even a small TV mounted to the wall with a Super Nintendo. You can totally get down on some Super Mario while waiting for your food! It’s really worth noting how small the inside is. There’s barely any seating and it’s all barstools. Perfect for a quick bite but not ideal if you’re trying to sit down and feed a family. It’s also worth mentioning the price point is great.
The menu has a great selection of different specialty burgers, fries and beverages. Beef, chicken and even veggie patties are available. Everything is prepared fresh and some even say the chili-cheese fries are the best item on the menu. I can’t say for myself but I can back their delicious sweet potato fries. I ordered the El-Gordonita. A gigantic rare beef burger stacked with crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce, guacamole, cheddar cheese and the perfect amount of sauce. HANDS DOWN, the best burger in my life entire life. All of the flavors came together beautifully. The burger was super messy, so you’ll definitely need some napkins but don’t let that stop you from just savoring the moment.
All the elements of Berlin Burger International come together to make an incredibly fun and exciting experience. Most notably the customer service. Everyone was incredibly helpful when it came to recommendations and let us even snap a few photos at the counter. Next time you’re in Berlin, look this place up and make it a priority, especially if you love good beats and burgers. And if you like clean burgers that don’t make a mess when you bite into them, there’s probably a McDonalds down the street.