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No. 18 Dining Bar - Burgers: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Hefty, voluminous, meaty gourmet burgers are the draw at this tiny counter shop.
Open 11am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Hohokam Cafe - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Choose from more than two dozen burger variations at this comfortable American-style cafe, including fun combinations like baked apple and gorgonzola or chili, cheddar and jalapeno. They also offer...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Teddy's Bigger Burgers - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
The burgers at this popular Hawaiian chain are indeed rather big - flat and wide rather than thick - and charbroiled to order. A regular-size burger (5 ounces) is Y880, or Y1200 with fries and a...
Open 11am-8:15pm (LO) daily.
Great Burger, The - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
First-rate premium-grade burgers, although we prefer the more laid-back atmosphere at their nearby sister shop, Hohokam Cafe. Lunch sets from Y1000 are served until 4pm (2pm weekends).
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Zip Zap - Sandwiches/ burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
The inside may look like a Harajuku cafe, but the menu is straight out of an American diner - good (though pricey) burgers, big sandwiches, Mexican favorites and simple starters like fried calimari. ...
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
3rd Burger - Sandwiches/ burgers: Omotesando
Open 7am-11pm daily.
With its sleek decor and lush wall of greenery, this is one of the more pleasant and relaxing spots along Kotto-dori to stop for a midday snack. Charcoal-grilled burgers (from Y450) are served with...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Harakara - Burgers: Gaienmae
Open 11:30am-4, 6-8:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8). Closed Mondays.
The aged-beef burger here is seasoned with only salt and pepper, and is topped with ripe avocados.
Open 11:30am-4, 6-8:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8). Closed Mondays.
Eat - Burgers: Gaienmae
Open 11:30am-5:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
This ambitious American-style diner serves one of the few lamb burgers in town, and they do a terrific job. With minimal dressing on the burger, it's all about the very flavorful meat, beautifully...
Open 11:30am-5:30, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Gotham Grill - Steak house: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Charcoal-grilled steaks from dry-aged beef range from Y3150 (7 oz. fillet) to Y12,600 (32 oz. porterhouse); they also offer a half-pound classic burger.
Open 11:30am-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Ebisu
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This branch of the popular burger chain offers a well-chosen selection of craft beers to go with your burgers, from breweries like Green Flash, Ballast Point and Far Yeast. The six taps include one...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Blacows - Burgers: Ebisu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Run by a Japanese meat company, Blacows specializes in gourmet burgers made from black Angus wagyu beef, coarsely ground and very juicy. A full-time butcher occupies one corner of the kitchen and...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Henry's - Burgers: Daikanyama
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Charcoal-grilled burgers made from top-quality A5-grade wagyu are the drawing card at this popular burger shop, managed by the owners of a yakiniku restaurant.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Hiroo
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches are served here, with six taps of craft beer in different styles - lager, pale ale, IPA and so on. Draft beers are Y880 and Y1100 (370ml and 473ml...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Shirokanedai
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original shop of this popular burger chain serves American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Craft-beer fans can choose from six beers on draft, including one each of stout, lager, pale ale,...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
7025 Franklin Avenue - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-9pm daily.
American West coast-style burgers and sandwiches, with delivery service and a pleasant outdoor patio.
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Munch's Burger Shack - Burgers: Mita
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Smoked bacon and a good selection of cheeses (cheddar, gouda, colby, mozzarella and pepper jack) liven up the 100% US beef burgers here, along with avocado, chili beans and mushrooms. Onion rings...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Pe'z Magic - Burgers: Nogizaka
Open 11am-10pm (Sat, Sun 7:30pm) daily.
Organic burgers and sandwiches; delivery available through much of Tokyo. Delivery 11am-8:30pm weekdays, 11am-6:30pm weekends.
Open 11am-10pm (Sat, Sun 7:30pm) daily.
Authentic - Burgers: Akasaka
Open 11am-2, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
This cozy backstreet diner serves a menu of American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches, to stay or to go. The unusual broccoli cheeseburger (Y1270) is one of our favorites - the slightly crunchy...
Open 11am-2, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
David Myers Cafe - American: Ginza
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
The Famous David Burger here (Y1944) definitely belongs in Tokyo's top burger ranks. The juicy patty has a good fat ratio, and is served medium-rare to accentuate the meatiness. It's topped with a...
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Brozers' - Burgers: Ningyocho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
This long-running shop provides Japanese-style premium burgers to this otherwise burger-deprived Tokyo quarter. Burgers start at Y1000, and topping variations include fried egg, pineapple, and...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Jack 37 Burger - Burgers: Kodenmacho
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat -8:30). Closed Sundays.
Gourmet burgers, prepared by an alumnus of the legendary Fire House burger shop in Hongo. The spicy burger incorporates Indonesian sambal sauce.
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat -8:30). Closed Sundays.
Cruz Burgers - Burgers: Yotsuya
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Burgers and craft beers are on the menu here, with five taps dispensing beers from breweries like Lagunitas, Brewdog and Kikuchi (Hitachi no Nest), plus one tap for cider. The burgers are around...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Martiniburger - American: Kagurazaka
Open 11am-10pm (LO; 9pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
This casual neighborhood spot serves up gourmet burgers, upscale diner fare and assorted vodka cocktails. They bill themselves a New York-style bar-restaurant, and accordingly the menu features...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; 9pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Fire House - Burgers: Hongo
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun. 7pm) daily.
A pioneer of Tokyo's gourmet hamburger scene, this charmingly rustic little shop offers more than a dozen burgers to choose from, with variations like apple-mozzarella, mushroom-mozzarella and...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun. 7pm) daily.
Shares - Burgers: Kachidoki
Open 11:30am-3, 6-midnight daily.
Gourmet burgers, ribs, macaroni and cheese, and buffalo wings make up the all-American menu at this "New York-style brasserie." On weekends they're open 2pm-midnight, with the lunch menu served...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-midnight daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Toyosu
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
An offshoot of the Village Vanguard novelty-gift chain, VV Diner has spawned a growing chain of its own, offering a reliable menu of reasonably priced gourmet burgers in comfortable settings. This...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Fatz's - Burgers: Koenji
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun noon-6pm). Closed Mondays, 3rd Tuesday.
Run by an experienced American burger chef, this friendly neighborhood shop custom assembles all its hamburgers according to your instructions. A basic, single 120-gram beef patty on a bun with cole...
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (Sun noon-6pm). Closed Mondays, 3rd Tuesday.
Arms - Burgers: Sangubashi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
You'll find excellent gourmet hamburgers at this pleasant little parkside cafe, including some interesting special toppings that change seasonally.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Fashioned after an American roadside diner, Village Vanguard offers diner-style comfort food, including tasty apps like mozarella croquettes and entertaining burger variations such as garlic mushroom...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Koshigaya Laketown
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers are served here, with original variations like "pepper and wild bacon," "quattro formaggio and honey," and "basil, tomato, mozzarella." Burgers start from under...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Village Vanguard Diner - Burgers: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers are served here, with original variations like "pepper and wild bacon," "quattro formaggio and honey," and "basil, tomato, mozzarella." Burgers start from under...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Good Mellows - Burgers: Kamakura
Open 9am-8:30pm daily.
A tropical-themed, almost-beachfront restaurant five minutes from Hase station, Good Mellows serves charcoal-grilled burgers and imported craft beers from the US.
Open 9am-8:30pm daily.

Sandwiches, deli

Banh Mi Sandwich - Vietnamese: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-7pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
This simply named shop sells freshly made Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in several enticing varieties, including roast pork (our current favorite), grilled chicken with honey and lemongrass, ham and...
Open 11am-7pm (Sat -6pm). Closed Sundays, Mondays.
Park Hyatt Delicatessen - Sandwiches/ deli: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Perhaps the best deli counter in town, with a huge selection of cold cuts, pates and salads. Lunches are priced from around Y1000, and breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 to 10:30am. The outdoor...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Luke's - Sandwiches/ deli: Harajuku
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Lobster rolls - lobster meat sandwiches in a toasted bun - are the specialty at this New York-based shop. All the lobsters come straight from Maine, and a display in front of the shop shows their...
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Dominique Ansel - Bakery: Harajuku
Open 8am-7pm daily.
The popular New York-based bakery Dominique Ansel is best known as the inventor of the cronut, the croissant-doughtnut combination that took New York by storm when it was first introduced. In...
Open 8am-7pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers from Hawaii.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Andersen (sandwich counter) - Sandwiches/ deli: Omotesando
Open 9am-9pm daily.
Excellent made-to-order sandwiches and salads in the basement deli area underneath the bread store.
Open 9am-9pm daily.
Kuumba du Falafel - Middle Eastern: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; Sun -6). Closed Mondays.
Falafel sandwiches and platters, hummus and lentil soup are served at this tiny eight-seat cafe, and everything is available to take out.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; Sun -6). Closed Mondays.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Big Hawaiian-style hamburgers and assorted sandwiches, plus Hawaiian microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cafe Habana - Cuban: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Tasty Cuban-style sandwiches - stuffed with shredded roast pork, ham and cheese - are a big draw at this Cuban-themed bar-restaurant, along with Mexican-style grilled corn on the cob topped with...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
King George - Sandwiches/ deli: Daikanyama
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) daily.
King George's sturdily constructed sandwiches include appetizing concoctions like the Meathead, made with turkey, turkey pastrami and jalapenos (Y1600), and the HLT with honey-glazed ham and white...
Open 11am-9pm (Sat -10, Sun -6) daily.
Homework's - Sandwiches/ burgers: Hiroo
Open 11am-9pm (LO) (Sun. to 6pm). Open every day.
Terrific overstuffed sandwiches and great burgers in a pleasant cafe-style setting. They also provide thirty-minute delivery within the area.
Open 11am-9pm (LO) (Sun. to 6pm). Open every day.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Anna Miller's - Coffee shop: Shinagawa
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
The last surviving Japan branch of the former cult favorite coffeeshop, Anna Miller's serves a variety of pies and American-style breakfasts.
Open 7:30am-3am daily.
Homework's - Sandwiches/ burgers: Azabu-Juban
Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.
Gourmet burger pioneers in Tokyo, they still grill up some of Tokyo's better burgers in town, and also assemble great sandwiches (including an inspirational shrimp and avocado combination) and...
Open 11am-9pm (LO), Sundays to 6pm. Open every day.
Fermintxo Boca - Spanish: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays, holidays.
Alluring Basque-style bocadillo baguette sandwiches are served at lunchtime here, and the namesake Fermintxo Boca sandwich (grilled Iberico pork loin, mozzarella and pimento) is especially...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; Sat -9pm). Closed Sundays, holidays.
David Myers Cafe - American: Ginza
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
The Famous David Burger here (Y1944) definitely belongs in Tokyo's top burger ranks. The juicy patty has a good fat ratio, and is served medium-rare to accentuate the meatiness. It's topped with a...
Open 10:30am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Pantry - Sandwiches/ burgers: Marunouchi
Open 11am-9pm (weekends -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Great sandwiches, American-style burgers and substantial salads (from the same management as Homework's in Hiroo). They deliver over a wide area from Nihonbashi down to Shimbashi/Uchisaiwaicho.
Open 11am-9pm (weekends -6pm). Closed Sundays.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and sandwiches. The atrium deck is very airy and pleasant, but seating there is limited.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Looking Good - Sandwiches/ deli: Otemachi
Open 7:30-9:30, 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
It's good to have a specialty, and this tiny shop has single-mindedly devoted itself to toasted cheese sandwiches, served morning, noon and night. "Let's Have Toasties!" declares their sign, and the...
Open 7:30-9:30, 11am-2, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Lina's Sandwiches - Sandwiches/ deli: Suidobashi
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Tucked away in the rather institutional-looking basement of the Athenee Francaise, this branch of the French-based cafe serves a range of good, made-to-order French-style sandwiches.
Open 11am-7:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Ogawamachi
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus Hawaiian microbrews from Kona Brewing Company (Y500/bottle). Deliveries to 9pm.
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Daiba
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Gourmet Hawaiian-style burgers and mahi-mahi sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Camelback - Sandwiches/ deli: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Mondays.
Modern, Japanese-inspired sandwiches prepared by a former sushi chef are served at this tiny take-out counter. Sushi-style tamagoyaki omelettes, steamed monkfish liver and home-cured lamb bacon are...
Open 9am-7pm. Closed Mondays.
Mi Choripan - Argentine: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.
Mi Choripan proudly serves up "Argentinian Soul Food" - aka overstuffed chorizo-sausage sandwiches seasoned with chimichurri sauce, which are sold from street stalls in Argentina and other parts of...
Open 11am-10pm (Mon 11-8). Closed Tue, 2nd, 4th Mon.
Fungo - Sandwiches/ deli: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Not-quite Western-style sandwiches, soups, drinks. They deliver within the area (to 10pm).
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Good American-style sandwiches and burgers are the draw here along with Hawaiian microbrew beers. In the evenings they also offer a few Hawaiian main dishes.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers from Hawaii. This branch is located in the food-court area of the Red Brick Warehouse shopping complex.
Open 11am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Lien Sandwiches - Sandwiches/ deli: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Formerly known as Lina's, this pleasant cafe serves good French-inspired, made-to-order sandwiches, including vegetable options. Lunch specials are served until 2pm.
Open 10am-6:30pm (LO) daily.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Kamakura
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
The main drag from Kamakura station to the beach is lined with cafes, fast food and family restaurants. Kua-aina stands out by virtue of its terrace and its reliable mahi-mahi sandwiches.
Open 11am-9pm. Closed Mondays.
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Updated 2016-09-25