Little Hiro is a popular burger shack in Bukit Timah. It used to be known as “Burger Shack” before a major revamp of it’s menu & decor. The food served have a fusion of Hawaiian & Japanese. They still serve the same affordable burgers as before, and is still a very popular burger joint among the residents and students there.
The decor of Little Hiro is quite fun & quirky. The place is usually filled with students & its decor is kept simple & bright for its target audience. Aluminium sheets are used for decor/partitions, painted bright blue & yellow colours, making you feel like you are in a beach shack. The whole place definitely gives off a Hawaiian vibe. Owner, Ian Kwok, attended a friend’s wedding in Hawaii and fell in love with its atmosphere & food. He decided to revamp “Burger Shack” to look like a beachside barbecue after his experience in Hawaii.
As said earlier, Little Hiro serves Hawaiian-Japanese cuisine. Most of their menu items are burgers, but if you are uninterested in having burgers, there are some things from the grill, rice plates & other side dishes to choose from. One aspect that makes Little Hiro so popular is the price. Prices are kept very affordable even though ingredients are fresh & imported from all over the world. Hence the place is constantly crawling with students from the nearby junior college. I would liken Little Hiro’s quality of food & affordability to that of fast food joint “MOS Burger”. It is definitely a step up from fast food, but if you are looking for something more gourmet, like “Fat Boys” [Review soon], you won’t find that here.
The owner of Little Hiro, Ian Kwok, is related to the owner of Island Creamery. Thus, you can find some of Island Creamery’s desserts being sold in Little Hiro. [Review soon] Of course, an Island Creamery outlet is just a stone’s throw away, so if you prefer, you can head there for more desserts after a visit to Little Hiro.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Little Hiro is definitely worth a visit. It’s affordability and above average food keeps the place popular, especially with students. It’s a great place for casual dining. Though the food do vary in consistency, it’s one of the better quality places. I do really like their style of cuisine as well, it’s quite unique & you hardly find any Hawaiian cuisine around here. Quite a few of my friends have expressed their interest in going back to try more of their food items. I would like to make a second visit myself.
01-01, King’s Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, Singapore 269695
(Nearest train station: Botanic Gardens)
Contact: 6466 3477
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm