53-1, YongKang St (close to JinHua intersection)
11 am-10 pm; Sun 12 am-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Lately, fresh handmade burgers
are making a name for themselves in Taipei's dining
scene; if you are a fan of American-style burgers,
but are not so keen on getting a cup of grease
with your meat, then California Grill is definitely
worth checking out. Although the space in this
hamburger joint is small, the owners are proud
of the USDA approved beef they offer to customers
(and for this particular reason alone, they can
beat other well-known competitors out there!).
California Grill has an open-style kitchen, so
customers can take a peek at chefs while they
cook the generous patties. The Salmon Fillet Burger
(with pesto sauce/NT$190) is made with fresh,
top-grade salmon. The Tofu Burger (NT$120) is
a popular choice among vegetarians. All the hamburger
buns at California Grill are handmade, organic,
and come in two flavors—original and whole
grain. --By Josie Wu, translated by Ann Lee
Wei, Betty, Brian, and Extra (from L to R) are
the four owners of California Grill. Brian, who
is Canadian, is in charge of developing recipes.
Available at California Grill:
Dad's Root Beer (NT$30) and the Super-thick Mofo
Burger (NT$180), which is fabulous with juicy
bacon and tasty beef—don't forget to ask