Irv’s Burgers for old-school, pastrami-topped burgers and filling breakfasts

Scouting Report: Irv’s Burgers (new location)

Name of restaurant: Irv’s Burgers (open since 1946) moved to a new location in January. The former hamburger shack is just up the street from the old location and now offers indoor and outdoor seating.

Concept: Old-school burgers and filling breakfasts.

Chef/Owner: Sonia Hong, her brother Sean and their mother, affectionately known as Mama-Soon.

What dish represents the restaurant, and why? Irv’s classic cheeseburger topped with pastrami (or bacon) is a meat lover’s treat. French fries and thick onion rings are solid as well.


They also offer a breakfast menu including a loaded, chorizo burrito and a sizable bacon and egg sandwich.

Who’s at the next table? A large group of men holding court near the counter. More than a few look to be nursing hangovers.

Appropriate for...: Everyone.

Uh-oh...: Cash only, and parking can be a challenge during lunch hours.

Service: Extremely friendly and fun. And Yes, owner Sonia still sketches “just for you” drawings on both the lunch and breakfast plates!

What are you drinking? Diet Coke.

Info: 7998 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. (323) 650-2456


Photos: Inside Irv’s burgers

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