Nov 20, 2011
Hands down the best burger in Chicago if not US. Although its not cheap and there is often a line out the door, even the most frugal and impatient customers will leave satisfied. Don't try and order miller or bud though. They only do premium beers but its a nice place to try new things. If you live in the area and havnt tried this place you're a tourist in your own town!Was this review helpful?
Nov 22, 2010
The burger was gigantic and delicious. Wait was quite long due to the popularity of the place. The turnoff was the loud death metal playing in the background. I get that's the theme of the restaurant, but it wears on you after the 20th song that sounds the same to the layperson.Was this review helpful?
Jul 3, 2011
I've never really liked heavy metal music all that much, but I found myself really starting to enjoy it when I sat down to a huge burger and an IPA yesterday. At one in the afternoon on a Friday the wait was supposed to be an hour and twenty minutes; as I was alone I was able to sit at the bar and order. (In fact, when they're busy you have to order food to sit at the bar.) The servers were very friendly, and even though the food took twenty minutes to arrive (as they say on their website, it's a 16X6 kitchen. Be patient.), it was worth every minute of the wait. I have not had a better burger yet, and even though I'll keep searching for one, I will come back here often.Was this review helpful?
Dec 29, 2010
The burgers are delicious, fun, and inventive . They clearly start with high quality meat seasoned to perfection and then add fabulous ingredients to make it as much as an experience as a meal. Also you can't miss out on their Mac & Cheese. It's rich and delicious, just don't peek into the open kitchen and watch them make it or you'll want an angioplasty to go with it. The only concern is the wait is long and the staff is generally smug. Most of the staff is polite in direct interactions, but there is an elitist air there. They blast heavy metal through the speakers (and it's a little place). You have to crawl over the bar to get the attention of one of the bartenders who generally look annoyed to serve you a beer, and the no substitution rule. I can pretty much get on board with that rule as you don't really need to sub anything in and each burger should be enjoyed as is, however, the combination of everything is just a little much. It's reeks of counter culture so much that you will feel out of place if god forbid you wear a button down or polo. Back to the wait. They will pretty much quote you 2.5 hours no matter what time you get there or how crowded it is. That wait time, though, scares a lot of people and you'll find that you will generally have to wait only half that time. 1.25 hours, though, is still a hefty wait for a burger, so I recommend you hit up Square Bar across the street while you wait. There you can sit, have a drink and actually hear one another, then just head back after about an hour and 15 minutes and you're likely to be seated soon after that. All in all, it's probably the best burger in the city. It's definitely worth putting up with the atmosphere and wait to at least try it. That said, with so many new options like Urban Burger Bar and DMK, which serve great burgers with none of the hassle, Kumas is not a place to go regularlyWas this review helpful?
Jan 6, 2012
This is absolutely the best burger I have eaten. Portion size was huge. The place is small and there aren't many tables. They told us the wait would be 2 hours for a table, but a spot opened at the bar within 10 minutes. Food came very quickly after and as I said was the best burger I have ever consumed. Cool list of beers, a lot of choices.Was this review helpful?
Hours (12:00pm - Noon, 12:00am - Midnight)
|Mon||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Tue||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Wed||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Thu||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Fri||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Sat||11:30 am - 12:45 am|
|Sun||12:00 pm - 12:00 am|