Everybody had their favorite burger place in Tokyo, and John and I are no different. In fact, I feel silly admitting this, but for a while I didn't blog about ours because I wanted to keep it a secret. What if word got out, and then we had to wait in line for an hour just to eat a delicious hamburger? Then I realized it was completely crazy to think my little old blog has a wide enough reach to cause that. And even if it did, this place deserves to be so popular.
So, I'm putting it out here. Authentic. It's a little restaurant in Akasaka, and I'm not kidding, it serves the best hamburgers that either of us has ever eaten. John and I first came here in the summer of 2010. Then we came back a number of times in the summer of 2011. Now that we live here, we have a point card and go probably once a month. It's stood the test of time, and we've never once been disappointed.
The place is really small, it only has about 5 tables plus 3 counter seats. The same people are always working there, and they're open every day except for during the Fuji Rock festival, when they close down so everyone can attend. Last order is at 7:00 on weekends, so don't come late (we've forgotten and been disappointed before).
John and I both order the cheese burger, and John gets jalapenos as an additional topping. (I normally steal the last few)
|Are you drooling yet?|
They have several more creative burgers like a broccoli cheese burger, and a peach burger. But we always stick to the classic. They have salt and nutmeg shakers on the tables. I'm guessing the nutmeg goes with the peach burger?
The menu has other non-burger options, but I've never tried any of them. John got a hot dog once with our point card, and also a "fried chicken" - it was a drum stick - but he says the burgers at the way to go. There is a vegetarian sandwich options though, in case you happen to go there with someone who is.
One of my favorite things about the place (after the amazing food and the friendly service) is the instruction sheet on how to eat a burger. I love the little crab with huge hands.
Hours: M-F 11:00-10, last order 9:30 Sat-Sun 11:00-8:00, last order 7:30
Address: 2-18-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo