I bought the "Regular Burger" version for $6.39 (they also have a "Big Burger" version with a larger patty).
The burger chain offers a locally-inspired burger for each region and this is the one we get in Los Angeles.
Between the thin-crispy, fried wonton wrapper and the fresh, juicy, thick slices of cucumber, there was a really nice crunch factor to the burger. There was some sort of seasoning on the wonton that didn't really leave an impression.
The bun veered toward a heartier texture than your standard burger bun. The black sesame seeds didn't really add anything extra for me other than a different look.
The fried egg was really nice and just cooked. The yolk was runny and the white was very soft. With the burger tilting toward milder flavors, I could really taste the excellently cooked egg.
What the burger lacked was a strong accent to give it character. The ginger dressing was slightly sweet and tasty but, like most of the burger, it lacked punch and I could barely make it out in most bites. This might be a first for me, but I think the burger needed more dressing.
Overall, Smashburger's L.A. Smashburger was a quality and expertly-executed burger that suffered a bit in the concept. It ended up feeling like eating a salad with very little dressing and a hamburger patty (they also offer a chicken filet so maybe that would work better). I might have been happier just separating the produce into a salad and just enjoying the egg, patty, and bun alone.
Nutritional Info - L.A. Smashburger
Calories - 860 (from Fat - 500)
Fat - 56g (Saturated Fat - 23g)
Sodium - 1210mg
Carbs - 54g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 34g