Banzai Burger (From Red Robin Restaurant)

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"The Banzai Burger is my favorite menu item at our local Red Robin Restaurant. So I was quite happy when a former Red Robin chef posted the recipe online several years ago. Now we can prepare these great burgers at home whenever the cravings hit. The addition of the teriyaki sauce and pineapple gives these burgers such a great flavor profile that takes a plain burger to a whole new level of awesomeness. As for the cooking process, I've also broiled the beef patties with equal success as grilling, so you can still have your favorite burger even when rainy or stormy weather makes grilling impossible."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (998.7 g)
  • Calories 1230.1
  • Total Fat - 35.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 151.5 mg
  • Sodium - 22821.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 135.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 97.4 g
  • Protein - 87 g
  • Calcium - 576.5 mg
  • Iron - 16.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Shape ground beef into a round burger patty. Marinate the burger patty in bowl #1 of teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes.

Step 2

At the same time as beef is marinating, marinate the pineapple ring in bowl # 2 of teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat grill (or broiler).

Step 4

Remove burger patty from marinade (discard marinade), and grill (or broil) the patty on high heat for 3 to 5 minutes, then flip and grill other side for another 3 minutes or to desired doneness. Place cheese on top of patty while it's still on grill pan, and let it melt slightly by covering with lid for about 1 minute.

Step 5

Remove pineapple ring from marinade (discarding marinade), and grill on medium heat for 1 minute on each side (or broil for about 4 to 5 minutes).

Step 6

Spread mayo on both halves of the bun.

Step 7

Place tomato slices on the bottom bun. Then place the cheese-topped beef patty over the tomato slices. Stack the pineapple ring on top of burger patty, and then top it off with the shredded lettuce. Place top burger bun over the lettuce, and you've got a signature Red Robin Bonzai Burger that's ready to serve!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love burgers and after reading the reviews and the fact that it contained teriyaki sauce, I knew these would be good. My family loved them! We will definately be making these again this summer! Thank you NWG for sharing. SWT, Fusion-Team Sue Chefs.

review by:
(11 Aug 2019)


These burgers turned out great! My brother-in-law and his family were in from out of town and we had them over for an informal dinner. I normally don't try a main dish recipe out for the first time when I have company, but I had a feeling these would be great. Everyone loved them! The marinating in teriyaki really gave the burgers and pineapple great flavor. I will definitely make these again. Thank you!

review by:
(10 Aug 2019)

Chef Potpie

This was a great burger! I didn't get time to do the entire marinating time, only about 20 minutes on one side, but it turned out tasting good. I must apologize for the rareness of the burger in my photo, that's just the way we like them. Loved the pineapple on there. Once we started eating them they got a little messy, and that is not a complaint! I added a slice of sweet onion to each. Delicious! We will do this again! SWT 2019

review by:
(10 Aug 2019)

K9 Owned

DH is very fussy about his burgers - he likes them the same way every single time but said he'd be willing to try this. That he actually liked it gets 5 stars from me. I knew I would like it btw. I just made very slight changes... I seasoned the ground beef as I would normally do before marinating it and I didn't have cheese slices just extra old cheddar that doesn't slice well. I grated that and squished it to make a sort of slice. We very much enjoyed this 'dripping off your elbows' burger! Thanks for posting it! Made for World Tour 2019

review by:
(3 Aug 2019)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I took a couple of liberties with this recipe - I had a tin of crushed pineapple on hand that I wanted to use. I pan fried the burgers. Used 10 oz ground beef for 2 burgers. Because crushed pineapple is very moist I drained it well before marinating the patties. When the patties were almost done I put the pineapple on the pan for a couple of minutes then assembled the burger following the recipe. Lovely textured, tasty burger. It will be made again.

(10 Mar 2019)