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Sunny Diner

Since there was an article about this blog stating "updates are sparse", I will try to update this blog more frequently. If you are able to read Japanese, please check out the Japanese version of my blog, which can be found here. This English version of my blog is a summary of good hamburger restaurants in Tokyo.

Sunny Diner is located in Kita-Senju, a northern part of Tokyo. A 10 minutes walk from the Kita-Senju Station, the restaurant is located near the Senju-Honmachi-Elementary School. It is also a very small resturant, with two table seats and one counter, it could only cram 10 people at once.

The hamburgers they offer is very basic, with melting American cheese on a beef patty cooked on iron plate. One thing to note about this place is that they offer tons of french fries along with each order. They are deep-fried with a bit of crusty texture on the outside. By contrast, it is about the same amount of a Super-sized fries at the largest hamburger chain store in the world.


The Bacon Cheeseburger. The buns they use are very soft, yet has a slight sweet taste. The hamburger itself is bit small compared to other restaurants, but there's the french-fries. The amount they server is sure to satisfy every hungry eater.


The 2x2 Burger. One more note, the sodas they serve are also super-sized too. If you think Japanese restaurants only serve small portions, check out this place, and your sterotypes are sure to change.


Just look at this melting cheese. This alone justifies the trip to Kita-Senju. (It is about 30 minutes from Tokyo Station)

Official Homepage: None
Business Hours: 11:30am - 11:00pm
                      Closed on Mondays, except on Japanese national holidays
Address: Senju 3-45, Adachi-Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN

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Goro's Diner (Udagawacyo branch)

If you follow Tokyo's current hamburger trends, you will hear the name "Goro's Diner" often. I've introduced Goro's Diner in my first post in my blog. Since then, the restaurant opened a second branch in Udagawacyo, which is near the Shibuya station.

The difference between the original restaurant (Jingumae) and the new restaurant (Udagawacyo) is that the the Udagawacyo restaurant features charcoal-grilled hamburgers during dinnertime. As you can imagine, the charcoal flavor will add a new dimension to the hamburger. Here's what the hamburgers at Udagawacyo restaurant looks like...


The cheeseburger without vegetables. Since my vacation trip to New York, I try to eat hamburgers without vegetables. I do this because in this method of eating, I believe that I will fully taste the beefy taste of the hamburger. I can tell you that this cheeseburger did not disappoint me. The combination of added charcoal smoke and the melted cheese works perfectly.


This is the bacon cheeseburger, cooked on charcoal grill. One of the major feature of Goro's Diner is that their hamburgers are a work of art. The genius behind this, Mr. Yoshiazawa, takes pride in making his hamburgers look excellent. He is also a spice magician, using different amounts of spices in his hamburgers so that the spices will be able to draw the maximum flavor out of the ingredients.


This is the "Classic Burger" cooked on charcoal grill. It is a different kind of a bacon cheeeburger, but the type of the bacon and cheese is different. While the "regular" bacon cheeseburger uses cheddar cheese and regular blend of spices, this "Classic Burger" uses Swiss (Emmental cheese) and only salt and pepper for seasoning. In my opinion, this is the best-balanced hamburger you can eat at Goro's Diner. If I had to choose my favorite hamburger at this place, this is it. Perfect balance of the ingredients, with the irresistable taste of the Emmental cheese is a must-eat combination.

Official Homepage: http://www.gorosdiner.com
Business Hours: 11:30am - 23:00pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
                      11:00am - 22:00pm (Sundays and national holidays)
                      Closed on Mondays and Tuesday after national holidays
Address: Ryukho Building 1F, 11-11 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan

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