Kuramae: Burgers
McLean (Kuramae: Burgers)
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO; Sun -3pm). Closed Mondays.
Sun: Open Sundays

In addition to regular, cheese and teriyaki-egg burgers, McLean's menu offers interesting daily specials like Hot Chili Cheese Tex-Mex Burger (Saturdays; Y1480) and Triple Melt Blue Cheese Burger (Wednesdays; Y1380). Beverage options include a few craft beers by the bottle (Thornbridge, North Coast), and one or two on tap (including a Knee Deep IPA when we visited).

Our cheeseburger was well balanced, and the thick wad of lettuce contributed more than just crunchy texture, adding a fresh element to the overall flavor. The patty itself was subtle rather than assertive, and probahbly well suited to the various exotic daily toppings.

The decor has a sort of retro-hipster theme, and the musical soundtrack ranges from sixties R&B and early rock and roll to Lovers Rock. There's a barber shop on the third floor in case you want to get a haircut after you finish your burger. You can also order your burgers to go and eat them on the nearby banks of the Sumida River if you're so inclined.

Taito-ku, Komagata 2-2-10.

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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended