I normally don’t order burgers when I am out and about, but being that Burgers is the specialty of the Seven Brothers Food Truck, I had to give them a try. These are definitely not your everyday burgers. You can tell by the photos below that the Seven Brothers Food truck put some thought into making their unique burgers a complete meal.
The Seven Brothers Food Truck does not have prices listed on their truck. The one I ordered was one of their most popular, the Shem Burger. It was $8 and for an additional $2 you get French fries. I knew this burger would more than likely fill me up but I had to see how their fries tasted.
Their fries were not some garbage fast food fries. These are the real deal. These fries were fresh, nicely sliced potatoes and were well seasoned. Unless you are super hungry, this burger and fries meal is going to be one that few people will finish and even fewer will finish and still be hungry. This is a lot of food for $10 and is actually a pretty good deal considering the quality of burger and fries.
The Shem burger comes with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, cheese, guacamole with a cream sauce and BBQ sauce on the side. I put both sauces on the burger and it tasted very good. Like you would expect, this was a messy hamburger to eat, but I have found that some of the best ones are.
Overall, I was very happy with the quality of the food and the ingredients the Seven Brothers use. I was hardly able to start on the sliced fries after I was done with the hamburger. It was that filling. The only real gripe I have with the Seven Brothers Food Truck is that there is literally no place to sit and eat, not even a single chair or stool. To me, this is unacceptable for any food truck to not have a least a few chairs where people can sit and eat if they want to. The Seven Brothers food truck is very new so at this time, there are only two reviews on Yelp which are both 4 stars. The original location is not a food truck but a normal brick and mortar restaurant located in Laie right by Laie Point.
The Seven Brothers food truck has only been open for a few weeks and currently don’t have their hours of operation posted. While they are settling in, it’s probably a safe bet they’ll be open from at least 11am to 6pm (as most food trucks are) if you are looking to give them a try.
The original Seven Brothers in Laie is closed on Sunday so it may be a safe bet that the food truck will also be closed then too. As for their contact information on their Yelp and Facebook page, don’t bother calling because it goes straight to a voicemail box that’s not set up; you’ll never get a hold of anyone.
Side Note: The Seven Brothers Restaurant on Yelp:
The original Seven Brothers restaurant has a pretty good reputation on Yelp, with over 85% of reviews being 4 or 5 stars. The only thing that bothers me about this particular Yelp review page is that Yelp has chosen not to include an additional 43 reviews. I’m not sure how Yelp decides this but those uncounted reviews are quite possibly legitimate feedback not being given to the public for this particular establishment.
I have seen Yelp not include a handful of reviews before but dismissing 43 seemed like an excessively high number for Yelp to just throw in the trash. Most of them were positive. For some perspective, the Original Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck has 1,671 reviews on Yelp with an additional 71 reviews which Yelp has disregarded. While only 4% of the reviews for the Original Giovanni’s Shrimp truck has been discarded by Yelp, Seven Brothers has 29%. This number seems way out of whack and it should be addressed as to why so many reviews have been discarded.
I know Yelp has faced some issues and lawsuits for allegedly manipulating feedback and or fraudulent reviews. Currently, to my knowledge, they have not been found guilty of any wrongdoing. Even so, I thought this was worth a mention considering how big Yelp is and how many use it to find a good place to eat.
Here are some photos from my visit to the Seven Brothers Food Truck
Map to Seven Brothers Food Truck