Banzai Burger Red Robin Copycat

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Recipe: #31514

February 22, 2019

Categories: Burgers

"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 is 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 by Step Method

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!


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


I thought these were way too salty, but everyone else loved them. The pineapple was a nice sweet touch to the saltiness of the burger. Loved the tomato and lettuce. This is not a neat burger.....very moist and drippy, usually the best kind!!


review by:
(10 Jan 2022)

Daily Inspiration

We had a burger fest yesterday for lunch. I made two different types of burgers and we split them between the two of us. I cut the marinating time as I didn't want it to overpower the burgers. The addition of the pineapples was a nice treat. Enjoyed the burger very much.


(24 Mar 2021)


What a yummy messy burger...keep a good supply of napkins close by...we loved the teriyaki flavor and the addition of the pineapple...I'll be making this again...made for "Players Favorites" tag game...


review by:
(7 Mar 2021)


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)

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