Japan’s oldest hamburger chain, Dom Dom Burger has finally opened in a central city location. This being Ginza, one of Tokyo’s swankiest neighbourhoods, the burger restaurant has a ‘Plus’ tag to its name to differentiate itself from the brand’s regular stores.
Dom Dom Hamburger Plus offers premium burgers made with 100 percent Japanese black wagyu beef. And they come with various seasonings and add-ons from wasabi and soy sauce to bacon, egg, cheddar, gorgonzola, mushroom and avocado. There’s wine, too, which you can order by the glass or bottle.
However, what we really love about this Plus outlet are the creative burgers, especially the deep-fried soft shell crab burger (¥1,690). Here the satisfyingly crispy whole crab is stacked with crunchy lettuce, cheese and onion slices. On the side are fries and pickled ginger, like those you get at a sushi restaurant. It’s an odd condiment for a burger but it works surprisingly well to refresh your palate.
Other burgers worth checking out include the Sangen pork loin cutlet burger with curry sauce (¥1,590), the crispy Alaska pollack fish burger (where the fish is twice the size of the buns; ¥1,190), and the sweet and spicy chicken burger (¥1,190). Keep an eye out for the limited-time specials, too. On our visit in April 2023, there was an avocado shrimp cutlet burger and a honey cheese chicken burger.
Dom Dom Burger Plus is small, with table and counter seats fitting just 18 people. The interior also doesn’t look like a fast food restaurant, but a suburban American diner, and a super retro one at that with its red-and-white chequered tablecloths.