(if you don’t want to read some useless mumbles, skip the first paragraph)
I am always riding the bus going to work if I stayed at the city the night before. With one hour ride and a cold foggy afternoon, sometimes you can’t help but to stare outside the window and start day dreaming. With a WOMAN my age, probably you would be thinking about what on earth are you doing with your life. You might also be thinking on how to make your life a little exciting and colorful. Maybe you are also dreaming about who you want to be after 5 years of working or maybe what you could do to earn extra income. And then maybe (or is it just me) what you will eat for dinner without spending too much.That was when a single ray of light on a certain spot crossed your eyes which caused it to sparkle. I saw Graffiti Burger. I told myself I will eat there whatever the odds may be.
But that’s not what really happened.Daydreaming can also be done at work, sorry.
My friends and I decided to go eat at some burger spot near their home. It’s called PINK BURGER. We were always checking the store because of it’s cute place with lighted tables. Also, the name is a little bit catchy leaving you with a question ‘Are the burgers there colored PINK?’ But the night we came, there were no tables and we were informed that it was borrowed by another branch and will be returned by January 10. So we decided to go somewhere else.
Then Rahp suggested GRAFFITI BURGER.
I noticed that most of the restaurants here in Abu Dhabi have very small space. Just enough for kitchen, serving area, and 2 to 3 tables. I am not referring to the ones located at the malls. I’m referring to those restaurants you can find at the streets of abu dhabi.
Same goes with Graffiti. It has small space. Only two groups can eat inside the restaurant itself. But it’s okay because I’ve noticed that most of their customers are ordering for take away (Take out) which is not bad because their packaging for take away foods are really cool! Like if I would be ordering for take away, I will keep the paper bag.
They have very beautiful graffiti-ed walls creatively painted in neon and is lighted with LED lights which makes the color pop out. Very nice!
They have the typical menu for a burger shop which consists of burger/ sandwich + Fries + drinks. So it’s not that hard to choose what to eat. We’ve tried three burgers from the menu.
1. Graffiti Burger
Of course I tried the burger named after the restaurant but I was a little disappointed because there is nothing special with this burger except to the fact that they are using graffiti sauce which I think consists of mayonnaise and some spices, not sure though. Just the normal burger with tomato and lettuce. The only thing I can say is that the patty is really tasty and meaty.
2. Mushroom Burger
The grilled onion give this burger a little kick of spiciness and sweetness at the same time. The patty is really consistent with it’s meatiness. Aside from the chunks of mushrooms which adds texture to the burger, the mushroom sauce that they put really makes the burger flavorful and tasty. The melted cheese is matching well with the mushroom sauce which leaves a super creamy taste.
3. Smoke burger
This burger is really YUMMY! The smoked bacon matched with that tasty patty and smoke sauce makes this burger leaves you speechless. I would highly recommend you to try this!
All burgers are in small sizes for the price being paid. Though I think they are focusing more on giving the customers delicious patties which makes it a little convincing to pay this amount. If you really want to enjoy the burgers, try ordering the burgers in “Double.” They will give you one burger packed with two super duper yummy patties. **hearts everywhere** I’m in love with their packaging. Definitely grattified with black prints.
4. Spicy Graffiti Style Fries
The spicy fries that was served to us wasn’t spicy at all. The only thing that makes it spicy is the pickled jalapeno. I loved the jalapeno. It has that slightly sour and spicy taste which I like. They also put a little bit of chili flakes to add more spiciness but still not enough. Maybe it’s just me.
Overall rating will be 4.8/5! Great and clean place but small. Beautiful graffitied walls and paper bags. Nice staff. Food served hot and freshly cooked. Small sized burger and a little bit pricey but became reasonable because of their presentation and the super delicious patty.
I will definitely put this on my “I should come back here” list.