Henry’s Burger, located a stone’s throw away from Daikanyama station might just be the Wagyu thrill any true burger nerd travelling to Japan is looking for.
A lot of people might think “why on earth would you travel all the way to Tokyo and eat burgers?”
Obviously you, the reader, do not belong in this category. Because if you are anything like me, you praise and respect two major elements of Japanese cuisine: The meat and the frying techniques.
So why wouldn’t you try the Japanese take on the hanbāgā (ハンバーガー)? Japanese spins on Western food items, take sandwiches as one example, has always resulted in elevating the items to a new level.
After all, according to the Guinness World Records, a Japanese man, Takeru Kobayashi ate the most amount of hamburgers in three minutes. Savage.
Henry’s Burger Menu
The simplicity of the menu reveals a food joint that perfects its offering. You’ll only find three items on Henry’s Burger’s menu: hamburger (¥650), double hamburger (¥900) and fries (¥250).
What more do you need?
The Wagyu meat is chopped in coarse pieces, making the bite feel like you’re eating a steak than a traditional burger. Although the texture may not be to your liking, the flavor and the overall quality of the burger is undeniable. The patties are dressed with cheese, tomato, lettuce and a rich, creamy dressing, and sleeps comfortably inside the lightest bun, making the patty the real star of the show.
The offerings at Henry’s Burger are made to be eaten on the go, so don’t be surprised when you see that the joint only has four seats. The place has built a nice reputation among Tokyo burger aficionados so if you do plan to eat in, be prepared to wait in line.
Address: 1-36-6 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Opening hours: 11am-8pm daily
Transport: Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko line), Main exit