Let's Meat: Beacon
Situated on a quiet backstreet between bustling Shibuya and up-market Aoyama, Beacon is—well, a beacon of fine dining in a centrally located neighborhood. And the Beacon Burger is, no doubt, one of Tokyo’s best gourmet burgers, made from freshly ground beef, hand-shaped and grilled to order. Served on a homemade brioche-type bun with toppings like real red cheddar, smoky American bacon and ripe avocado, the burger comes garnished with lettuce, tomato, red onion and crisp natural cut fries, with Heinz ketchup and a mayonnaise-based “secret sauce” on the side. It’s available at lunch every day. Or stop by Beacon on Sunday nights for the “Burger and Zinfandel” promotion, where an entire burger menu is available. You can choose from different sizes and toppings, plus a variety of unusual fries and side dishes. Enjoy your Beacon burger with a fantastic list of Zinfandel wines, all priced at ¥4,000. At Beacon, children are always welcome, which makes this restaurant the perfect place to bring the family for a casual Sunday dinner.
HOW TO GET THERE
1-2-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku.
Tel: 03-6418-0077. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-11pm (LO 10pm), Sun & hols 11:30am-10pm (LO 9pm).
Nearest stn: Omotesando or Shibuya.
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