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Mean Gangsta’: A Review of Builder Burger

Builder Burger offers up some of the best burgers in town. Plus, their price point hits the flavor jackpot without breaking the bank! The staff also goes above and beyond to make sure that customers feel special.

Written by Hafsa Sheikh

Hafsa Sheikh

Food Critic

I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.

You can call me a foodie adventurer, blazing a trail through the culinary wilderness of Pakistani food, Fast Food, Chinese delicacies, Continental delights, and the wonderful realm of beverages. Just so you don't have to!

With my fork as my compass and my stomach as my guide, I’ve discovered some of the country’s most delectable delights. Join me on this journey, and get ready for a wild ride!

Updated Aug 22, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

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Yo, foodie fam! Let me hit you with a juicy slice of the restaurant scene that has been flying under the radar – a spot that doesn’t brag about its epic eats, a place that’s secretly slinging some of the meanest gangsta’ burgers in town. Yeah, you heard me right! And it goes by the name of Builder Burger! It all started during the uproarious Karachi Eat’23, where I, unsuspectingly, got introduced to Builder Burger. Since then, I’ve been its biggest champion and its biggest gatekeeper as well.

Call me possessive, but I don’t want Builder Burger to become a mainstream sensation where everyone and their grandma gather for a bite. And if you’re wondering why I’m so fervently guarding Builder Burger, well, let’s just say it’s a “mean gangsta” of Karachi’s burger joints – and trust me, that’s a high compliment in my book! So hold on tight, ‘cause it’s about to get good!

Taste: Doing Burgers Justice

First up, the Builder Smash Beef Burger – oh, the juiciness! A towering masterpiece of a custom blend patty, lovingly grilled to perfection and placed between the softest buns you’ve ever laid eyes on. But wait, it gets better! As soon as I lifted the top bun, a tantalizing aroma of double American cheese melted to a creamy delight tickled my senses. 

And that’s not all! The burger was crowned with delicate ribbons of white onion, adding a hint of zesty crunch to each bite. Oh, and the house-made dill pickles! Don’t even get me started on those tangy, briny beauties that balanced the richness with a burst of refreshment. Now, let’s talk sauce! The ketchup and mustard concoction was an artful dance of sweet and tangy, drizzling all over the patty like a saucy waterfall. I couldn’t help but let out little “mmms” of pure joy.

Next on the hit list was the Shroom Builder. I must confess I have a soft spot for anything with mushrooms, and this burger did not disappoint. The patty, just as juicy and tender as Builder Smash Beef Burger was now accompanied by a luxurious topping of sautéed button mushrooms and onions. Oh, the aroma alone was enough to set my senses into a frenzy. 

As I sank my teeth into this beauty, the earthy umami of the mushrooms danced the tango with the savory patty, creating a flavor that made my taste buds groove with delight. But the final touch – a dollop of creamy garlic aioli – was like a love letter to my palate. It added a velvety richness that elevated the whole experience to a level of burger bliss I didn’t know existed. With these phenomenal burgers, Builder Burger has cemented itself as one of the best burger joints.

Price: Bang for your Buck 

Disclaimer: The prices quoted above are at the time of publishing. They are subject to change.

When it comes to the price at Builder Burger, it’s hitting the flavor jackpot without breaking the bank! I couldn’t believe it when I saw the bill – it was on par with other fast-food joints in the city. Check them out below:

  • Builder Smash Beef Burger: PKR 650
  • Shroom Builder: PKR 740

And here’s the kicker – the quality was off the charts, too! So, if you’re looking for an epic taste adventure that won’t burn a hole in your wallet, Builder Burger is where it’s at!

Service: Burgerlicious!

Hold on to your hats, folks, because Builder Burger brought their A-game when it came to customer service! The staff was on top of their game, making sure I felt like a burger VIP. They were quick on their feet, genuinely caring about making my dining experience top-notch and making sure my burger dreams come true. 

I left with a happy heart, a full belly, and a new favorite spot that I can’t recommend enough! And guess what? The awesomeness didn’t stop at the restaurant door! Builder Burger even teamed up with FoodPanda for out-of-this-world delivery service. It’s like having burgerlicious goodness delivered straight to your doorstep, with a side of customer care that’s hard to beat! 

Ambience: Hittin’ the Right Notes

Builder Burger’s humble abode is in the Nishat Commercial Area, Phase 6, Defence Housing Authority. The location is prime – easy peasy to find and accessible to all the burger enthusiasts in town. Now, here’s the deal – inside, it was a cozy affair, and by cozy, I mean adorably chaotic! 

With a simple decor that screamed charm, it was a quaint little joint that could get jam-packed during peak hours. But let’s be real, who cares about elbow room when you’ve got burgers this good? It’s a quirky, bustling spot that felt like home, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with the lively atmosphere.

Honorable Mentions: Fry-O

But hold on, that’s not the end of this epic food adventure. The journey begins with the Spicy Chicken Tender Fries. The moment those thick-cut fries arrived, I knew I was in for a treat. They were golden, crispy, and oh-so-inviting, just begging to be devoured. But wait, it gets better – layers of gooey American cheese was smothered all over those fries, melting into a pool of cheesy goodness that made each fry a heavenly delight. 

And then, the pièce de résistance – chopped chicken tenders. But that’s not all—oh no! The spicy mayo brought a fiery kick that danced on my palate, while the creamy garlic aioli added a touch of smoothness that balanced out the heat. And a sprinkle of fresh coriander was generously sprinkled on top. The vibrant green herb not only added a pop of color but also brought a refreshing burst of flavor that elevated the whole dish to a new level of awesomeness.

Final Verdict

Oh, and one last thing – about that mean gangsta’ moniker? Yeah, Builder Burger definitely earned it! It’s everything you need from a burger joint! So, if you’re looking for an epic adventure with burgers that will rock your world, get yourself to Builder Burger! Discover a burger lover’s paradise at Savyour. Enjoy a curated range of top-tier burger spots, each serving delectable creations. Plus, with Savyour, every bite earns you cashback, enhancing your dining experience.

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