National Burger Day is May 28th and Yelp’s list of the top 100 burger restaurants in America features some Bay Area favorites.
KoJa Kitchen (Berkeley) Ranked 10th on Yelp's list, KoJa Kitchen in Berkeley offers a mouthwatering blend of Korean and Japanese flavors. A unique use of garlicky fried rice patties as buns, provides a crunchy and flavorful base for their signature KoJa Burgers. Fillings like juicy shredded pork, spicy-sweet gochujang, masago, and pineapple placed KoJa Kitchen’s burger earned them their place as at Number 10 in the nation.
Bear Bitez (Newark) At 14th place, Bear Bitez in Newark. Instead of traditional buns, their beef patties are wrapped in French puff pastry, with the blend of crisp flakiness and buttery flavor. Or go veggie with a blend of Shiitake & Button mushrooms, mixed with Garbanzo & White beans. Pair with many choices of sides, or keep it simple with pink salt chips and craft sodas featuring Bay Area tributes like Golden Gate Orange and Oaktown Rootbeer. Top of your meal with homemade featuring San Francisco favorite Ghirardelli chocolate
The Counter Santana Row (San Jose) Claims the 16th spot on Yelp's list, The Counter Santana Row in San Jose is a fast-casual chain known for its endless customization options. With over 85 ingredients to choose from, create your own perfect burger, from patty size to toppings and condiments. The Counter Burger, featuring an Angus beef patty topped with provolone, sautéed mushrooms, garlic aioli, and more, is a favorite among visitors. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available, ensuring there's something for everyone
Yelp's rankings also featured other Bay Area noteworthy mentions. A Five Guys location in San Jose secured the 38th spot, while Vinsetta Garage in Berkeley took the 95th position.
Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to the Bay Area these top-ranked burger spots are a great place on National Burger Day and beyond.