The burger was good, 4 out of 5 at least...but the fries were amazing! Also got some chicken noodle dish for tomorrow so had to try it...it is delicious too...highly recommend, dont let the mall location put you off...I did take out and everything was great!
Yes. We,re Eating Again.
This place truly fits under the heading, 'hidden gem' so much so that I am tempted to steer you wrong on its location. That would be selfish and just wrong however, plus its really not that hidden in the literal sense. Located in the inside corridor area of Royal Square at 8th and McBride, this is a food court eatery. As malls go, this one provides a very nice 'dining room' for IT Burger! Complete with a beautiful 2 story wood carving and skylights, and seemingly, minimal traffic, we ate in a mall and didn't hate the surroundings! Now we don't usually seek out 'mall food' but I had read about IT Burger in a couple of trusted local food blogs (and this is why you should read food blogs) and knew that the burger was worth coming for! Two beefy nicely charred patties, with bacon and cheese and delightful sweet caramelised onions. These onions must have cooked slowly and forever. They were amazing!The fries were world class also. Skin on and very crisp, I upgraded to Chilli Fries. This was not a mistake. Marie is not keen on burgers but that's OK as IT serves a variety of other things also. She had the Butter Chicken on Rice which was as good as we have had at many Indian restaurants. The chef here has some history having cooked at The Westin Calgary and Buchanan's Chop House and by all accounts, is always present. We had all this food and a couple of Cokes for only $25. Amazing!
My partner has been meaning to bring me to “Royal Mall” for some time now. This strip mall in New Westminster” is an out door space with an inside courtyard and foodcourt. The latter would be our destination. Where the number of available tables and the age of their chairs speak to the traffic. This is the home of “IT burger”, a foodcourt stall offering a plethora of cuisines, and not just what its name suggests.
I am addicted to their hand cut fries! The cheeseburger is my go-to; the beef patty is always juicy, not too big yet very filling, and the lightly toasted bun tops it off perfectly. The reason I docked half a point in my review was because of the processed ``cheddar`` cheese used on the burgers. (I am unsure if they offer other kinds though as I have yet to ask).
I was a little skeptical about these reviews as I am a burger fiend. I went to try these and I have agree with them and go one step further... These are the BEST BURGERS in New Westminster BAR NONE!!!! Real meat, real fries (not the prefab frozen ones you get at most places. People like to call them 'home fries'. I think they should be called 'real fries! All the food is made fresh and to order on a real flame broiling BBQ grill. So don't expect your food in 2 mins. There's one guy working here and this isn't McDonald's. The regular burger is 3 oz and for some people it may be too small but the burger and fries was the right portion for me. The comments about difficulty trying to find it is correct. There are few signs as Royal Square is a tiny nondescript mall. But I'll be back. It's always feels good to support a mom and pop place. Great value, quality and taste!
In New Westminster this morning for medical appointments at the hospital, and had time to kill between tests, so headed over to Royal Square Mall to check out the burgers at IT Char Burger. We (as a threesome) arrived at the Mall about 9:30 am.
The ‘restaurant’ (food-court stall) is located inside and way at the very back of the Mall — we parked near the Mall’s main entrance, and entered there. Note: if you wish to skip the walk inside the Mall, the restaurant itself is most-easily/readily accessible via a side entrance to the Mall located right by the entrance to Safeway.
I asked the owner if it was too early to order burgers - “No, I can make you burgers.” - was his reply, and what we wanted to hear. So we were good to go!
At this still rather early time of day, their signature burger (IT char burger) looked way too big for the time, and our appetites, so with a helpful recommendation from the owner, we opted for smaller single meat patty burgers, and ordered three cheeseburgers, but via the lunch ‘combo’ (i.e., with fries & drink), so that we could taste what was anticipated to be some great fries.
Our food came out of the kitchen totally made-to-order. The burgers well-made - buns toasted, the inside ingredients plentiful, fresh, tasty, and juicy — definitely requiring a couple of napkins to fully-enjoy!! The fries were great, and all they have been cracked up to be — lightly-battered and seasoned, and cooked perfectly.
It was a fun dining experience. Food-court burgers and fries for breakfast, certainly far from our usual fare to start the day, but for today, a rather nice, tasty, and much-enjoyed treat. A cool little place, and based on our initial taste, very capable of serving up some rather well-prepared food stuff.
One of the most underrated burger places in the lower mainland. Patties are juicy, toppings are fresh, and fries crispy. I've never had a bad experience here.
My favourite burger joint! I always get the bacon cheeseburger and am never disappointed. I recommend this place to all my friends! The fries are great too!
Finally got to try this place! I ordered the cheese burger and fries. I didn't get to take a picture of my food because I ate most of it on the car ride home. The burger was flavourful and juicy. And the fries were delicious and crunchy. This definitely looks like a dive. I can't wait to try some other dishes like the butter chicken and beef bulgogi. Maybe next time I'll be able to take a picture of my burger before scarfing it down.
The burger are incredible, so much flavour ! The fries were impossible to resist, the price is great! Somehow we ended up ordering double patties so next time we will get singles, it was just so satisfying and yummy!!
Great as always! This little hidden burger joint seriously hits the spot, and is so reasonably priced! The owners are lovely, and they hand make the burgers per order so there is usually a short wait time (but it's worth it). Their namesake burger, the I:T Burger is a crowd favorite (comes with 2 patties, bacon, caramelized onions and fries), but all the burgers are wonderful - I usually go for a double spicy Korean burger or the Cheeseburger myself. If you're looking to go all out and get another side ad well, you HAVE to try the garlic fries. So, next time you're in the area, stop by! Just remember they're closed on Sunday's.
IT CHAR, how I love thee! Best burgers and fries in town. I don't live nearby so only eat here every few months but I lust after the delicious taste. Juicy char grilled burgers oozing with sauce and omg the garlic parmesan fries! Delicious. If you get takeout the trapped heat will steam the fries and they get soggy (but still delicious) however if eaten fresh they are very crispy.
The past couple visits I ordered the spicy BBQ as the It char burger is too much food at once for me. For two people, two orders of the spicy BBQ burger and one order of garlic fries comes to just over $20 with tip. Amazing value for the quality. It didn't take long either under ten minutes and all made fresh to order.
P.S. I don't get why people diss the mall, it's actually beautiful architecture and really nice sculpture in the middle and nice natural lighting. Exudes a pleasant vintage vibe and I love the small vegetable fruit market, dollar store and of course liquor store. Various other utility type stores I haven't been to.
These are DELICIOUS hamburgers. Not sure whose can rival theirs in this neighbourhood. I didn’t even try the fries but will on my next visit. Excellent Mom & Pop establishment!
One of the best burger joint in town. Service is slow, but that is obviously because your burger is made fresh and not from microwave or steamer. Fries extremely crispy and the burger is full with flavour. Located and hidden inside a mall, well hidden gem. Friendly mom and pop staff.
Seriously the best burgers around. Garlic fries are amazing. Small family business. Feels good supporting them too! Can’t wait for them to open back up. Been telling all my friends :)
Perfect grilled burger with crispy edges. Decadent garlic fries come with mayo dip. Good prices, good service!
We miss you, and hope that your family is well.
i:t char burger has been closed for about 2 months now due to family concerns. I encourage everyone to support them when they open back up, and buy one of their most excellent burgers and fries.
Best burgers EVER, they make pretty good food for decent prices and serve a variety of different options like butter chicken, Burgers, Curry, And fries.
They are very professional for a family business.
and have takeout which cames in handy when i'm busy.
Overall just an awsome place, They have been temporarily closed but i can't wait until they open again!