3266 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002034.063595 -118.293638
Neighborhoods: Wilshire Center / Koreatown, Central LA
Enjoy The Food!! – I enjoy their food here. Lots of mouth watering flavor and I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing
Great Place!! – When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, Absinthe did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was so small that I left feeling hungry still. The price wasn't worth the meal. However, the ambiance is very nice.
Tasty Burger – This is hole in the wall burger joint. You can place your order with the cooks and then doctor up your burger just the way you like it with items from the condiment bar. In addition to our bugers we also got an oder of fried zuccini which I was surprised at how good they were - but i guess you cant go wrong with friend food. I will go back when craving a burger, its close to my work in Korea town.
Best Burger in LA then and now – I grew up with this place, and I remember Mr. C. himself when he and his wife ran the place, I wonder if they still have the best ham sandwich on the planet. I remember watching him make the burgers and the ham's as well. The tuna was also out of t his world. My office was on WIlshire and Vermont in the 60's, and it was the best place going then, and is still outstanding.
Not bad, but there's better – I tried a cheeseburger here. I like the condiment bar with leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomato slices, onion slices, horseradish potato salad and homemade mayonnaise. As far as taste, it didn't seem to be any better or worse than most burgers I've had. This place may have seen its heyday back in the 1970s, but I think it's past its prime.
Great Old School Burger joint – Great Burger! Toasted Buns. Plenty of bacon. Wide selection of condoments and very fresh selection of toppings. Service was extremely friendly and burger patty was thick, flavorful and very good quality.
User review by unclecharlie – Still Best Burger in town even with the new owner.
Downtowners swear the famous double-broiler delivers L.A.'s juiciest burgers. – The Scene
Cassell's doesn't exactly rely on ambience to attract customers--the sterile white room is crowded with Formica tables, each equipped with a napkin dispenser and mismatched chairs. Suit-clad business types stand in line, gripping orange cafeteria trays and humming along to Neil Diamond. An autographed picture from the cast of "The Love Boat" watches over all.
Each morning, Cassell's prepares for the lunch crowd by grinding its own 100-percent USDA prime beef. Its secret weapon in the L.A. burger war, the double-broiler, cooks both sides of the burger simultaneously, trapping the juices into the invariably well-done patty. The toppings bar boasts a bevy of garnishes and homemade spreads that will ignite the unseasoned beef. Skip the fries and order fried zucchini: Lightly battered, fried in vegetable oil and served with the best ranch dressing this side of Hidden Valley.
Doesn't live up to its billing – There is an article on the wall dated 1972 that describes the previous owner as arriving at 5AM to hand slice the cheese and bread, and hand select the ham. I didn't see any evidence that this still happens. I am guessing in the 70's that this was the best burger in LA, but like most places that change owners it hasn't maintained that title. I ordered the 2/3 burger, onion rings and a regular soda and it came to $11...a little pricey. Add to that parking in a nearby lot and now you are at $16. The burger is fresh but bland.
Real Prime Beef – I stop in here every 1-2 months for my burger fix. Cassell's is one of the best burger joints in L.A. I get the 2/3# burger med-rare. What a treat.
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