Run by the affable Mr Sato, a devotee of burgers and music, Authentic makes a strong claim for best burger in Akasaka. The patties here are made from 80% red meat and 20% prized, fatty wagyu beef seasoned only with pepper and salt and put together without a binder. To add to the succulence of the burgers, they make their own sauce aurore in-house and source tender, bite-friendly soft buns from a bakery in Shinbashi.
Authentic’s showpiece burger is the Broccoli Cheese (¥1,300), which brings crunchy broccoli together with creamy Monterey Jack cheese. Needless to say, this shop has its own unique character, tasty burgers, and because of the combined power of location and good food, attracts quite a few diners every day. Authentic is closed only for the New Year's holiday and during Fuji Rock (a priority for Mr Sato, we hear). Repeat customers are encouraged to use the funky point card system.
1F, 2-18-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-10pm (last orders 9pm); Sat, Sun & hols 11am-8pm (7pm)|
|Transport:||Akasaka Station (Chiyoda line), exit 5a; Tameike-Sanno Station (Ginza, Namboku Lines), exit 11 or 12|