Yet another mission to eat an awesome burger, we went to Guru Burgers & Crepes in Sugar Land, TX. With a name like that, I was ecstatic to see what they had to offer. Unfortunately this place had given me something great sandwiched by two disappointments.
The first disappointment was our first trip. We were meeting on a Monday, 7pm, and the place was closed. There wasn’t a posted sign, a notice, or anything on the Web site that stated they would be closed. We thought perhaps it was another doomed restaurant in that string of retail spaces there. When a friend suggested it again recently, we crossed our fingers that they would be open, since they were listed in Houstonia’s Best Burgers after our doomed expedition.
The place seemed energetic and welcoming. That feeling seeped through to the menu, and the offerings were great. The options of burgers, sandwiches, savory crepes, entree dishes, and sides were enticing. And to round the menu selections off with different types of sweet crepes was an eater’s paradise. The best part of the menu was that you could get any of the burgers as a slider, a regular size, or a double size. And to top it off, they advertised that they made their pickles in-house.
We started off the meal with an awesome appetizer of tempura-fried mixture of green beans and baby spinach leaves, topped with crab meat and a dipping sauce. It was a great portion for 4 people to share. Then I opted to get the slider version of Japaneiro’s and The Poncho as we shared some yucca fries and sweet potato fries. This is the great part in the middle of two disappointments. The burgers were just the right size, and delicious. When they say it’s spicy, it’s spicy, and the in-house pickles were to die for.
Lastly, the disappointment happened with the dessert. With “crepes” in the name of the business, they were hitting it out of the park to have different variety of crepe options. We ordered the Chunky Monkey, which was described as fresh banana tempura and maple ice cream. What we got was crispy crepes with a little bit of ice cream, topped with bananas that were bruleed with sugar. I was hoping for the bananas to be tempura-fried with a soft and thin crepe, but that wasn’t the case. The crepe was crispy and sweet, didn’t match up how good the burgers were to get a starring role in the name of the restaurant.