Korzo Haus

(Now Closed)
Burger Joint$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Jaro G.
    Jaro G4July 6, 2013
    Wow what a great little spot! Get the organic ale & dumplings to start. BUT, the original Korzo Burger with well done bacon, w/ both their ketchup and Hungarian hot sauce is to die for.
  • Ellis H.
    Ellis HamburgerFebruary 11, 2013
    Perhaps the best burger I've had in my life. Pastry dough wraps an ideal ratio of beef, bacon, and cheese. Comes with mayo, pickled cabbage, apple slices. Beet and homemade ketchup on side. Perfect.
  • Clement C.
    Clement ChanAugust 7, 2014
    I have yet to taste burgers better than the ones at Korzo Haus: fried Hungarian burgers at its best. Still my favourite burger joint in NYC if not the world. Unfortunately it's cash only.
  • Glenn G.
    Glenn GentzkeNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers, it's obviously about the burgers, it's only about the burgers. The original or Otto, med rare and fried, with the sweet potato fries and house ale. Can't go wrong.
  • Brandi F.
    Brandi FrenchfryJune 3, 2013
    Obviously the burgers are the greatest in lower manhattan (fried!) but if you're in need of a spicy hearty winter treat their goulash isn't to be missed. Filling with the right burn and leftovers!!
  • Juyeon L.
    Juyeon LeeApril 1, 2013
    Good low-key joint - very small. Get the Original burger: Meat itself is bland, but fresh. Condiments, fried bun, and sides are what make it so tasty. Aioli mayo is amazing - I don't even like mayo.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJuly 22, 2013
    The glorious patty is wrapped not in a bun but "a fine bread made according to an old Slovak family recipe", and then effing deep fried. It's also got applewood-smoked bacon, and Emmental cheese. Read more
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 19, 2014
    One of the more unusual burgers I have ever had, but in no way is it just a gimmick. The fried bread keeps all the ingredients in and it is fantastic.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterMarch 29, 2011
    At Happy Hour M-Th 5-7pm for $10 get a pint of the very very good house draft plus the outrageous signature deep-fried burger. Bonus: Super nice staff, cozy space.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.May 6, 2012
    Try the original Korzo burger...fried bread filled with fresh ground beef patty, apple smoked bacon, allgauer emmentaller cheese, mustard, and dill pickle.
  • Gunnar A.
    Gunnar AasenMarch 8, 2014
    Quality burgers. Really, it's hard to find anything wrong with deep frying a patty in the bun. The house beer is delicious too.
  • gabi p.
    gabi porterNovember 15, 2011
    The deep fried burger is not as scary in real life as it is on paper. The fryer is the right temperature so it's not a grease bomb. Basically a good burger wrapped in a savory donut.
  • Emiliano V.
    Emiliano ViscarraDecember 28, 2015
    One of the best burgers I ate in NY. It's closed now so you have to go to the one in Brooklyn. Quality is the same.
  • foodforfel
    foodforfelApril 21, 2012
    The veggie burgers here are surprisingly satisfying and hearty. If you're not vegetarian, add bacon to it for some extra meatiness ;)
  • Jenna O.
    Jenna OdettAugust 4, 2011
    love the otto, all the burgers wrapped in hungarian fried bread (like a burger inside a donut, but not at all greasy). amazing staff. cash only.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Korzo Haus is a burger place, but there is a twist: Burgers can be wrapped and fried inside of their bun. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 25, 2014
    Comfort food like goulash and fried burgers to go along with plenty of beer.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GreeneOctober 27, 2010
    Bacon wrapped figs are better here than at Kafana on Ave C. The fried bread is tasty and cheap. The dumplings have a great sweet and sour sauce.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HayesOctober 6, 2014
    Great place. Small but you will get a great meal. Don't forget the halusky fries
  • Angela T.
    Angela TruesdaleOctober 23, 2010
    Had the Wunderwurst Platter...delicious platter with bratwurst, hungarian sausage and kielbasa. :) Also the blue cheese stuffed prunes wrapped in bacon were mind blowing.
  • Dens
    DensOctober 8, 2010
    Both the beers are great (organic one is better). The sausages were just okay and the noodle-thing is basically mac & cheese. Worth coming back for a round 2 me thinks tho. ps: No wine.
  • Linz S.
    Linz SheltonMarch 5, 2012
    You haven't lived until you've housed a plate of halusky w/ bryndza-Slovak feta & a pint of Korzo organic ale.
  • Nik N.
    Nik NadolskiAugust 15, 2013
    JUST DO IT... Original Korzo Burger (bacon well done) + Halusky Fries + Organic Draft
  • Laura
    LauraAugust 10, 2011
    Order the original burger + fries and an organic beer, then sit at the bar and talk to the kitchen staff.
  • Nam L.
    Nam LeJuly 28, 2013
    Awesome burger. The spaetzle is great. Don't be discouraged by the location.
  • Kendall M.
    Kendall MeyerMay 26, 2014
    Undoubtedly the best burger in the entire world: just get the original medium rare
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BurnsSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best hamburgers and best hostess. Make sure to get the halusky mac and cheese thingy!
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotMarch 30, 2011
    Good burgers and great staff! Forgot the 3 things I ordered because I was drunk, but they were yummy!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Burger in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Deep-frying a burger? Yes, please.
  • Jasmine H.
    Jasmine HsuOctober 5, 2014
    deep fried flatbread burgers, try the beet sauce.
  • Chris D.
    Chris DignesMarch 7, 2013
    I already know this is a stupid thing to like when there's a fried burger on my plate, but I'll be goddamned if I didn't actually enjoy that slaw instead of tolerate it.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsNovember 3, 2013
    Hidden gem. The ketchup is made from beets. Beet-chup?
  • Bill G.
    Bill GilroyAugust 12, 2013
    Well worth the trip for one of the most distinctive burgers in town.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CancilAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Slav with a side of spicy mayo and a fire island ipa and talk to steven.
  • Robert I.
    Robert IngaSeptember 22, 2013
    Great burger deep fried in its own bun.
  • mikeithdavis
    mikeithdavisAugust 5, 2013
    Get the Sweet Potato fries. Do it.
  • tobias b.
    tobias brusegardJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers are awesome! Potato salad is addictive!
  • Mike B.
    Mike ByhoffAugust 14, 2011
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a better burger in Manhattan.
  • Serena T.
    Serena TAugust 8, 2011
    wow, amazing burgers and fantastic organic beer Read more
  • Katherine R.
    Katherine RethJanuary 3, 2013
    Ugh, I didn't notice the C rating, which was partially hidden by a decorative shutter door, until I left. Yuck. My Original burger was pretty bland. Service was friendly but slow...
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LeonardDecember 20, 2010
    HOLY cow. all puns intended. quite possibly the best burger I've ever had.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangAugust 19, 2014
    Get the original, fried please.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoSeptember 4, 2010
    Get the Korzo Burger. Deep fried dough around your 100% grass fed beef.
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Best burger in east villagr
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan MorganNovember 16, 2010
    This place rules, best winter comfort food ever! Eat here now!
  • Gonzalo M.
    Gonzalo MendezSeptember 16, 2014
    Slav, it's just amazing
  • Michael J.
    Michael JaccarinoDecember 24, 2013
    The Burgers are awesome!!!
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre TortiMay 19, 2012
    Bernard Pivo: nice beer pitcher
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YusonSeptember 11, 2013
    Original Burger
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 28, 2011
    Voted Best Burger in New York in 2011 Read more
  • tim w.
    tim wyandJune 3, 2011
    Don't even bother looking... When ordering, just ask for whatever the cook wants to make..... Never done me wrong
  • Su L.
    Su LeeMay 14, 2011
    Fresh nutella donut. Le sigh.
  • Patricia T.
    Patricia TironaMarch 11, 2012
    Try the Philly Cheesesteak
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GisrielDecember 27, 2013
    deep fried burger
  • Amie N.
    Amie NguyenFebruary 26, 2011
    Great stumptown coffee.
  • Tim I.
    Tim IrelandApril 26, 2012
    Korzo burger is the bomb.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 20, 2010
    Try the Deep Fried Cheeseburger
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah StrausOctober 21, 2014
    Klassik halusky 👍
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 5, 2010
    Try the Korzo Burger
  • Maria C.
    Maria Cruz LeeNovember 1, 2011
    Czechoslovakian immigrants opened Korzo Haus. #Immigrant-owned
  • Erika K.
    Erika KazOctober 20, 2012
    Eat these burgers.
  • Su L.
    Su LeeMay 14, 2011
    That's our nutella!!
  • Leo S.
    Leo SkvirskiyFebruary 16, 2014
    Deep fried burgers - круче секса. Чесночный соус, охуенные хрустящие галушки, оргазмические свекольный кетчуп и острый соус собственного приготовления. И очень классное пиво! 10/10
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KochMarch 24, 2014
    Super leckere Burger!Ich bin sehr zufrieden und die Preise sind absolut passend!Gehe hier immer wieder sehr gerne hin!
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