UMAMI BURGER TOKYO

Currently in Vegas as I write this…

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A few weeks ago I visited a popular California burger joint, Umami Burger in Tokyo. Umami, which itself is a Japanese word that translates to savory in English. The restaurant chain in Tokyo is its very first international venture.

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Opened in March, Umami Burger has created an immense buzz as this has been long awaited. The newly opened restaurant is located inΒ Kita-Aoyama.

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What really caught my attention and made me want to try it out was its Falafel burger. Being a vegetarian in Japan is tough, like really tough. Compared to nearly a decade ago things have substantially improved, however it still is a struggle. So, you could imagine how delighted I was seeing a vegetarian burger on the menu – that too a falafel one!

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The burger was good – but would I go again? Hmmm probably not? The burger was too dry for my liking. They are known for their meat patty burgers so I don’t blame them. I think I was more excited of seeing a vegetarian burger on the menu than the burger itself as very few places in Tokyo serve them.

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Photo for proof!

Nonetheless, I liked the wooden interiors, fancy chandeliers and my favourite was the neon Umami sign!

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On a side note, if any non-meat eaters are looking for a delicious vegetarian burger in Tokyo, definitely try out the Hard Rock Cafe’s “Veggie Leggie” burger – it surely won’t disappoint!

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