Always trying to think of something different to do for the blog, last week I contacted the Hamburgler of Bangkok Burger Blog to see if he would like to do a co-review of one of the few burger places he had yet to visit. Heawen is purposefully spelled with a ‘w’ as Thais cannot normally pronounce a ‘v’ and it ends up coming out with a ‘w’ sound. ie. T.V. = Tee Wee. Heawen for Burger Devils is a playful and creative name for a burger restaurant and according to my count is 1 of 4 restaurants whose primary focus is on burgers. Would their name be a more than just a gimmick or were we headed to burger hell?
Located on the 2nd floor of K-Village, this fairly new restaurant is easy to get to and easy to find and since we arrived there a few minutes before the Hamburgler we bypassed the ‘ordering counter’ and grabbed a seat at a booth in the back. Maybe Quasimodo designed these booths and wanted everyone to experience what it would be like to be a hunchback because it felt as if the booths were actually inverted. Switching to a table, we proceeded to catch up for about 15 minutes and though the staff outnumbered us by 5 to 3, not one person decided to come by and see how we were doing the entire time we sat there. Well if they weren’t going to come to us we must go to them and made our way back to the counter and placed our orders.
CB chose the Ko Khun Classic Burger set (THB149 / $5 net) which came with fries and a pop. I opted to try their Larb Lamb Burger set (THB190 / $6.25) and the Hamburgler went with the Penang Beef Burger (THB170 / $5.75) and a side of onion rings. For a restaurant in K-Village the prices were quite reasonable and in a few minutes we found out why. After unwrapping the packaging I would say the burger size was similar to a Wendy’s Jr. or a McDonald’s cheeseburger. What they lacked in size they really tried to make up in seasoning and the Classic Burger was actually the worst offender in the over salty department. My Larb Lamb Burger was decent but seemed to disappear after a few bites. The Penang Burger was alright but nothing to write to your Malaysian friends about. The french fries were fresh from the freezer and didn’t actually taste that bad but the same thing couldn’t be said about the onion rings that were beyond bland and wouldn’t have been out of place if they were served at a senior citizens home.
I would totally have to agree with Hamburgler’s review that this place is more of a gimmick than an actual ‘burger house’ and if they didn’t have the same owner as Siam @ Siam Hotel I doubt they would be able to survive for a few more months. After we finished eating we talked for about 90 minutes and not once did any of the 5 staff come by to clear the table as they were too busy having a chat and probably a snooze up front. The best part about going here was the nice quiet atmosphere we had for a chat with a fellow food blog writer. That isn’t saying much but sadly it would be a pretty cold day in hell before I come back for another burger at Heawen.
K Village – A218, Zone A, 2nd floor
Sukhumvit 26, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Open everyday from 11 am. – 10 pm.
Website: Heawen Facebook