Sasebo Burger

Sasebo BurgerMy quest to sample Japan’s finest burgers continues with a trip to Burger’s Base in Yoyogi to try a Sasebo Burger!

The Sasebo Burger is derived from burgers introduced by the American Navy in the 1950’s, and is named after the city of Sasebo where it was first made. Over the years it’s been perfected and is famous across Japan.

Burger's BaseLevel crossing
At Burger’s Base, a set Sasebo Burger meal costs 780 yen and includes both fries and spicy lattice fries. We opted to sit outside – the cafe is right by a level crossing which is perfect for a train nerd like me!

That is one tidy burger
When my burger arrived, I was impressed by how neat it was , all the ingredients perfectly stacked together unlike the delightfully messy Awajishima burgers 🙂 There were alot of layers in this thing too, I counted:

  • Burger with peppercorns
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Egg
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Cheese
  • Mayo
  • Bacon

All those ingredients added up to make one tasty burger! The flavours were bloody fantastic. It’s very hard to compare it to Awajishima, which I think retains it’s crown, but this comes really close.

Why not go see for yourself! Burger’s Base is located about a minutes walk from Yoyogi station on the Yamanote Line. Enjoy! 🙂

James: Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.

Emma: Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.Nom.

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  1. 17/08/2012

    Hey man, I saw your blog was added to the Japanese directory thing. This is why I hate computer people, your blog is beautiful haha. If your back in tokyo again I can tell you two places I’ve had the best burgers of my life. One is in Shibuya not far from the station and the other is in Jiyugaoka. It will probably be harder to find because its in a little alley and on the second floor of this place but considering I went there every sunday to feast on this burger its worth it. I am not in japan but I can provide you with directions or a google map if your interested.

    • 18/08/2012

      Haha, thanks 🙂 It’s taken a while to get it looking like this, and the code still has quite a few quirks, but it’s getting the job done! I’ve just had a look at your blog – love it, the commercial with James Brown(not me, the other guy) was brilliant 🙂

      I’m hoping to get back to Tokyo in September for Tokyo Game Show, so those places would definitely be of interest!

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      • 30/12/2016

        206Sorry bout that Autumn. It’s my fault as the images were being hosted on my old website that has since went away. I need to fix this and I will do so asap!! Sorry for your inconvenience,Jay

  2. 04/01/2014

    I’m sitting in the very place reading your entry on this place.
    I did a google search to see how others rate it
    and I agree an excellent burger!

    • 05/01/2014

      Glad you agree! There’s a Sasebo Burger restaurant here in Osaka, I really should go soon!

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