In a delectable triumph of culinary excellence, Hank’s, located at shopping and dining destination Palisades Village, has clinched the coveted title of “BEST BURGER” in the Los Angeles Times’ “Best of the Southland 2023” Readers’ Choice Poll for the second year in a row! The man behind this award-wining burger, Executive Chef Isaias Peña, and his team at Hank’s have reason to celebrate, and it’s a victory well-deserved.

Hank’s Wins ‘Best Burger’ in Los Angeles Times’ ‘Best of the Southland 2023’ for Second Consecutive Year

Hank’s, a restaurant named in honor of Palisades Village Owner Rick Caruso’s father, Hank, stands as a gastronomic gem in the heart of Pacific Palisades. Designed to offer elevated American classics, Hank’s has won the hearts of patrons with its handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, premium wines, and, of course, the star of the show, Chef Isaias Peña’s Hank’s Single and Double Diamond Burger.


The award-winning Hank’s Single and Double Diamond Burger is comprised of a carefully crafted beef blend of wagyu, brisket, and short rib. Topped with Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, butter lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and Hank’s special sauce, all embraced by a soft potato bun, it’s a taste sensation that deserves every accolade.


Chef Isaias Peña is no stranger to the world of fine dining. As the Caruso Regional Executive Chef at real estate development and hospitality company Caruso, he’s responsible for the culinary magic at both Hank’s and Qué Padre, another of Rick Caruso’s culinary ventures. Chef Isaias’s culinary journey has taken him across diverse cuisines and cultures, enriching his expertise in both traditional and contemporary culinary techniques.


Chef Isaias’s commitment to sourcing the finest, freshest ingredients and his unwavering dedication to sustainability infuse his creations with innovation and authenticity. His culinary perspective reflects a harmonious blend of exquisite flavors, striking presentation, and unparalleled craftsmanship. Beyond his culinary skills, he is a mentor and leader, nurturing the next generation of culinary professionals.


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Hank’s is not just about burgers. The restaurant offers a contemporary menu of elevated American classics prepared with fresh, seasonally, and locally sourced ingredients. From appetizers and seasonal salads to flatbreads, sandwiches, mains, and sides, every dish showcases a modern twist on classic flavors.


In the culinary world, where excellence is the standard, Hank’s and Chef Isaias Peña have risen to the top, once again, claiming the title of “BEST BURGER.” This win is a testament to their dedication to culinary artistry and their commitment to delighting the palates of their patrons. So, whether you’re a regular or a newcomer, make your way to Hank’s and savor the taste of victory, one bite at a time.


Hank’s is open every Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm, every Friday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, every Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and every Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information about Hank’s or to make reservations, please call 424.363.7166 directly or visit www.HanksPalisades.com.