It's not often you can call a burger a healthy lunch, but Jiyugaoka Burger does plenty to live up to the title. As you take up a seat on the pretty, cosy terrace (which is even more cosy in winter when they fire up the heaters), your waiter brings you an ice-cold decanter filled with water and fresh mint leaves. There's a range of organic drinks to choose from on the menu, along with ice herbal teas and a surprisingly delicious natural cola soda. The burgers come in small and regular sizes, and you can opt for a walnut and rye bun for a small extra charge. We ordered the regular cheese burger set with fries (¥1,490) and were more than pleased when the 'fries' turned out to be chunky, crispy baked potatoes. The burger has neat layers of lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and patty piled up high in between a sesame seed bun, and is served inside a handy paper bag to ensure your ingredients don't spill all over the place. They really have thought of everything.
|Venue name:||Jiyugaoka Burger|
1-3-15 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-10pm (last order 9pm) / closed Mon|
|Transport:||Jiyugaoka Station (Toyoku, Oimachi lines)|