{  AS Classics Diner  }

AS Classics Diner
AS Classics Diner
AS Classics Diner
AS Classics Diner

AS Classics Diner is owned by the same owner as A&G Diner at Gaienmae. AS Classics Diner also has opened a location in Roppongi Hills so you can try their burgers at any of these locations.

They are an American-style burger joint inspired by the 60′s and are quite popular with the locals here. The location we went to is right by Komazawa Olympic Park and gets crowded on the weekends. All of their burgers include tomato, grilled onions, lettuce, original sauce, an original bun and the meat itself is 100% beef. For lunch, we ordered the “Hamburger Lunch set” (1050yen), which comes with fries and a drink of your choice. We also added a small salad (extra 157yen) and customized our burgers a bit by adding cheese (extra 105yen) and avocado (extra 105yen).

The burgers here are not as large as American-sized burgers but they are still larger than regular Japanese burger joints. I was quite full after my meal. The meat has a smokey grilled flavor to it and it’s pretty good. Their monthly burgers are also popular. If you’re hungry for a burger and close to any of these locations, I recommend giving it a try.

Hours // 9am – 11pm
Closed // Tuesday
Smoking // They allow smoking except on weekends between 11am – 4pm, it’s completely non-smoking
Note // Pets allowed on their terrace seating only

Address // 5-9-22, Yakumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5701-5033
Website // http://www.asclassics.com/

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{  A&G Diner  }

A&G Diner
A&G Diner
A&G Diner

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DISCLAIMER: This restaurant is temporary closed.
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A&G Diner is yet another really good burger joint in town. This diner is so shockingly small, we peeked in and couldn’t believe how tiny it was. In fact, it only seats about 8 people total at one time. As soon as they start cooking your order, you smell the wonderful juiciness of the burger throughout the entire place. We tried the Avocado Cheese Burger, Special Burger (Bacon, Avocado, Chedder Cheese, Gouda Cheese, Fried Egg, and Teriyaki BBQ Sauce), and the Bacon Cheese Burger. They were all excellent.

Essentially this place serves perfectly executed American burgers. I definitely have the urge to go back and try the other burgers on their menu, especially their monthly burger which is ever-changing.

This place has been constantly rated #1 for hamburgers on a popular review site here. They seem to be temporary closed for a good amount of time though (Info updated on October 17, 2013). However, they have 2 other locations in Roppongi as well as Komazawadaigaku if you’re interested in checking them out.

Address // 3-41-2, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3403-9033
Website // n/a

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{  Village Vanguard Diner  }

Village Vanguard Diner
Village Vanguard Diner

I don’t know how, but Japan has some of the tastiest hamburgers… I’ve tried quite a few already, and they are all pretty good. This hamburger joint in Kichijyoji is called Village Vanguard – and it was so happening that the line was out the door during lunch time.

Their most popular burger is the ‘ABC Burger’, which includes avocado, bacon, and cheddar for 1100yen. The huge burger pictured above is the ‘Rockfeller’ and has pumpkin, 2 beef patties, tomato, cheese, and onion for 1480yen. The other avocado burger pictured above is the ‘Laver Burger’ which has a wasabi soysauce sauce inside for 1100yen. Everything was delicious. Definitely check this place out if you are in Kichijyoji.

PS: I still love Blacows… :)

Address // 2F 2-20-1, Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 0422-22-1003
Website // http://village-v.co.jp/diner/

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{  Blacows  }

Blacows
Blacows

In Japan, there are many famous high-quality meats – including Kobe Beef, Matsuzaka-gyu, etc. And then there is ‘Yazawa meat’, and A5 rank wagyu-beef. Blacows is a burger joint that uses strictly Yazawa meat and it is SO GOOD. The combination of their meat, bun (specially made by Maison Kayser!), and sauces makes the most mouth watering burger I’ve had yet. I used to love Mos Burger (a popular fast food burger place in Japan), but after having Blacows, it’s just not the same anymore… the quality and taste are at a completely different level. I’ve also tried some other popular burger joints in town such as ‘Burger Mania’, but none of them have beat Blacows in my book. This place has consistently been a crowd-pleaser for all of our friends, and I highly recommend that you try it too.

If it’s your first time, you should try their signature Bacon Cheese Avocado Burger, you won’t regret it. Since I’ve gone so many times, I keep on changing the ingredients I choose inside. Their cobb salad is good as well. To my friends in California, this beats In-N-Out burgers!!

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BlacowsはA5ランクの黒毛和牛のみを取り扱う矢澤ミート直営のハンバーガーshopです。こちらのお肉、バン(メゾンカイザー特注品!)、タルタルソースの織りなすコンビネーションは、今まで私が食べてきた数々の中でも一番美味しいと言っても過言ではありません。バンズの旨みと黒毛和牛のパティの旨さが本当に素晴らしい相性です。Blacowsを知る前はモスからAS Classicsまでいろいろ食べていましたが、このジューシーな和牛パティに香ばしいパンを一緒に食べてしまうと同じハンバーガーなのに全くの別物だとすぐわかります。個人的にはポテトがイマイチ残念なのですが、周りの友人達の間でも”ハズさないハンバーガー店”として定番化していますので、是非一度訪れてみて下さい。

私は毎回違うバーガーを頼んで楽しんでいます。サイドメニューのコブサラダもおいしいですよ。

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Address // 2-11-9, EbisuNishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3477-2914
Website // www.kuroge-wagyu.com/bc/

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