KGB

Address: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, 89109, United States
Telephone: 800-214-9110

- Budget

4.5

“Gourmet burgers”, a vodka bar and top notch milkshakes elevate junk food to an art form.

Burgers are a staple of Vegas menus, but I’ve not found anywhere that does them better than KGB. The Soviet theme may be a bit odd (technically the name stands for Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers –Kerry Simon is the celeb chef here) but the food definitely isn’t. Simon actually won US TV series Iron Chef with his sliders (mini burgers) so you’re in good hands here.

Food and drink
4.5
90%
Service
3.6
90%
Food and drink
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Ambience
4.1
90%
Location
3.9
90%

Food and drink

Chef Kerry Simon has made a name for himself in America with his elevation of junk food to pro levels, and here he turns the burger into an art form. There are 10 burgers on the menu, and if none of them take your fancy, create your own (choose the bun, meat, and toppings). They're of a fantastic quality - I don't know anyone who's been who hasn't been impressed.
For drinks, the hand-carved ice vodka bar is in the centre of the room. If you’re not boozing, I recommend the milkshakes, which are evil if you're counting calories, but delicious.

Recommended dishes

The signature dish is the Cheddar Cheeseburger - deep fried in four layers of cheese - and though it sounds pretty revolting, it’s wonderous. Trust me. Although your waistline might not.

Ambience

Casual but classy. The cartoon-ish murals on the walls keep it low key but the ice bar (which is replaced every two hours) and presentation of the food and staff push it upmarket from your standard burger bar. Unusually for a Strip restaurant, there are a lot of locals here.

Service

Most of the waitresses (yes they’re all women) are actually from Eastern Europe, and while they’re not as stereotypically effusive as American servers, they’re friendly enough (and in fact, a touch of froideur can be a relief in over the top, your server is your best friend, Vegas).

Location

In Harrah’s, which isn’t the best casino, but it’s very centrally located – under 10 minutes walk from Caesars and it's directly on the Strip.

Price advice

Burgers start at US$10, and prices are the same for lunch or dinner.

Tables to book

Ask for a booth if you want to make it romantic. I like the tables in the upper section, too.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Trendiness

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