Let's Meat: The Great Burger
If you have any doubt that hamburgers are a hip food in Tokyo these days, head to The Great Burger. Located just off Harajuku’s trendy Cat Street, this homey restaurant attracts flocks of local students, designer-types, and other members of the city’s youth brigade. The Great Burger recreates the feel of ’50s-style America, but the relaxing, calm space is all Tokyo. The juicy and tender patties are 100 percent beef, though you can choose lamb if you like. Popular burgers include the basic Bacon Cheeseburger (¥1,250), the Gorgonzola Burger (featuring plenty of melting Gorgonzola cheese, ¥1,150), and the Avocado & Jamon Serrano Burger (¥1,300), which is gently spiced with nutmeg, salt and pepper. All burgers come with fries and include tomato, lettuce, onion, relish, mayo and mustard, and the buns are made with all-natural yeast.
HOW TO GET THERE
1F J-CUBE A, 6-12-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.
Open daily 11:30am-11pm.
Nearest stn: Harajuku or Meiji-Jingumae.
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