Kyoto’s best hamburgers are served at Grand Burger restaurant, just a short walk east of the north end of the Kyoto Gosho Imperial Palace Park.
Exterior of Grand Burger in Central Kyoto – image © Chris Rowthorn
Until recently, there weren’t many options for burger lovers beyond the usual international and local burger chains. When Grand Burger opened in 2015, it quickly became the go-to restaurant for Kyoto’s carnivores.
Grand Burger is a simple restaurant with a long counter and several small tables. It’s a simple operation, with the chef and one waitress on duty most of the time. The menu is in English and Japanese so ordering is no problem.
There’s not too much to think about. You can get burgers by themselves, but the set meals are the way to go (they include fries and cole slaw). The hamburger lunch is Y980 including tax. But, you really should try the eponymous Grandburger, which is covered with avocado, bacon and cheese. The Grandburger lunch costs Y1,120 including tax.
You can wash it down with a nice selection of bottled or draft beer, a glass of wine or soda. And, if you’re really hungry, try the excellent onion rings.
Burger and Fries from Grand Burger, Central Kyoto – image © Chris Rowthorn
107 Shinnyodomae-cho, Teramachi-dori-Imadegawa-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku
11am-11pm, closed Tuesday and third Monday (except holidays)
hamburger set Y980, Grandburger set Y1,120
7min walk from Demachiyanagi Station, Keihan line or Imadegawa Station, Karasuma subway line
Grand Burger (Japanese)
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