The truth and nothing but the truth
Sometimes less really is more. Let’s compare it with a beautiful woman: if ‘more is even more’ would work, then the dream scenario for straight men would be a female with at least four breasts, right? But as you only have two hands, you don’t really need more than two breasts, do you? We’re not straight here so have absolutely no expertise in this area, as we also of course have no expertise when it comes to burgers, but it doesn’t withhold us from having an opinion. Oh, and the Secret Gay Guy wants to stay out if this discussion completely, to not … (pssscht 🤐 #SecretGayGuy).
So, Piri Piri is one of the many places suffering from the four tits-syndrome. Apart from that, it’s a sympathetic little joint seating twenty people on the edge of Görlitzer Park, but it’s also running a high risk of becoming hipster heaven. In the eternal hunt for the next big thing, Piri ticks all the boxes (tattooed people behind the counter, grungy interior, so cool it almost gets chilly inside) for tourists and young locals alike, but it might be more hype than substance here.
That was a long story, dude. Ze burgers?!
Yes of course. So, the owners from Australia honor their roots by specializing in chicken burgers, Ozzie-style. That could theoretically be an exciting idea, and the meat might actually be good. Problem is: as with competitor BBI down the road, the patty is hidden under thick layers of ingredients and sauce.
Now, if your goal is to just wow your customers by a bombardment of flavors, then mission accomplished. And most people will leave Piri with that feeling, no doubt. But here is a free and radical idea from us: what about focusing on the meat, so you can actually really taste it? Just an idea of course 🤔.
Famous last words?
They don’t only do chicken of course, but also complicated stuff we don’t understand with beef and call it the Buckshot burger (sounds dirty and it is, big time). And the good Australian guys won the Berlin’s Best Burger award in October 2015, so they must be doing something right.
- Price: 9€ Piri Burger Menu // Burger 6€
- Address: Wiener Straße 31, Kreuzberg
- Website: http://piris-chicken.com/
- Our ratings:
- Burger: 6,5 / 10
- Fries: 7,5 / 10
- Atmosphere: 5 / 10