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