“Best American Burgers in Japan”
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American-style Burgers 11am-11pm (depends on the restaurant)
11am-11pm (depends on the restaurant)
If you’ve lived in Japan for a while now, you know that finding a real “American” burger can be quite hard. The hamburgers in Japan come in various forms. Rice buns, soy patties, squid ink buns, tomato sauce burgers, red spicy buns, or even halloween special edition burgers. You can find any types of burger here in Japan, but to find a real BIG American-style burgers, can prove to be quite a challenge.
McDonald’s sometimes releases limited edition burgers that come from different States. I’m not American, so I don’t know if any of these are actually a thing back in the States, but you can find different styles of burgers at different times of the year!
There are numerous fast food joints that sell hamburgers, but most of them aren’t made with fresh beef and they’re usually made with pre-packaged ingredients. At Kua ‘Aina, everything is made with fresh ingredients! When you get to the store, you can choose what kind of buns you want (Kaiser, Brioche, Rye, Sandwich Multi-grain Bread), what type of cheese you want (Mozzarella, Provolone, Emmental, American, Cheddar, Monterey Jack), and you can also add toppings to your burger if you wish to (pineapple, pickles, bacon, avocado). If you order a combo, you can choose whether you want fries, onion rings, or half and half! The actual burgers are HUGE compared to fast food joints, the meat is super juicy, and the ingredients are delicious! I recommend ordering the Island Sweet Potato Fries because THEY ARE THE BEST THING ON THIS PLANET. These fries are dipped in MAPLE SYRUP…YES, I said maple syrup! That is the most brilliant idea I have ever heard! If you ever make sweet potato fries at home, dip them in maple syrup!! SO GOOD! If you have the chance to visit this restaurant, please let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below!
If you want to see what Kua ‘Aina actually looks like and how to order, please watch this video! This video was filmed in Saitama Shintoshin in Saitama prefecture! I ordered the avocado mozzarella burger on a brioche roll with fries and onion rings. It was about 1600 yen!
Mira is a self-trained home cook from the land of maple syrup in Quebec, Canada, who currently lives in Saitama. In her spare time, she studies Japanese, travels, and practices photography.