Bite into Beef Bliss at Hamburger Steak Restaurant Hamburg & Hamburg in Shibuya

As of 2023, a hambāgu craze is taking Japan by storm, with specialty shops sprouting in every nook across the country. Known to the English-speaking world as hamburg steak or hamburger steak, it’s a succulent patty typically made from a mix of ground meat and savory seasonings, served without the bun that characterizes its fast-food cousin.

“Hamburger Steak Restaurant Hamburg & Hamburg” (hereinuder referred to as “Hamburg & Hamburg”) offers this beloved comfort food with a delightful twist—promising “hamburger steak you’ll want to enjoy every day.”

Photo of the exterior of Hamburger Steak Restaurant Hamburg & Hamburg

Patrons get to choose from a palette of 10 sauces, making each visit a new adventure in flavor. The mix-and-match possibilities have Instagram users excited!

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Demi-Glace and Cheese)

“デミグラス,” Demi-Glace (Left); “チーズ,” Cheese (Right)

Fancy a fried egg crowning your hamburger steak? Or perhaps a slice of avocado or a side of sausage? With over 66 sauce and topping tangoes, your perfect plate could be any combination.

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Ticket machine with English also listed

For the uninitiated wandering into this sauce panorama, worry not. The shop’s recommended sauce pairings are a perfect starting point.

Cheese and demi-glace sauce: The dynamic duo of deliciousness

In the lineup of sauces at Hamburg & Hamburg, their demi-glace sauce—a savory reduction rich with the essence of red wine and umami—is a standout. However, the five-cheese sauce is the true crowd-pleaser. The creamy, luxurious blend has earned its spot as the top favorite. Together, they’re a sensational sauce match-up.

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Demi-Glace and Cheese)

Don’t miss out on topping your hamburger steak with a sunny-side-up egg, especially when it’s paired with this popular duo! The runny yolk melds perfectly with the demi-glace and cheese, creating an exquisite combination that’s doubly tasty.

Photo of hamburger steak

デミグラス&チーズのハンバーグ (150g),” Hamburger Steak (Demi-glace and Cheese) 150g 1,280 JPY (tax included); “目玉焼き,” Fried Egg 100 JPY (tax included)

The sizzling spectacle is served on a hot iron plate, keeping every bite as warm as the first. But even before you take that first bite, the aroma of the bubbling sauce is sure to whet any appetite. It’s a delightful dish you must try on your first visit.

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At Hamburg & Hamburg, every hamburger steak is made with premium Black Angus chuck, combining both minced and cubed cuts to capture that steak-like juiciness. You’re in control here: pick from medium-rare to well-done to suit your taste.

Experiment with the various sauces and cooking levels to find your ultimate hamburger steak experience!

Photo of a cross-section of hamburger steak

Avocado affair: The creamy meets the dreamy

Grilled avocado is one of the top picks for toppings here, as the heat from grilling amplifies its natural buttery flavor, making it an even tastier complement to the hamburger steak. It’s versatile too, pairing well with various sauces, but for a special treat, try it with the “Garlic Tomato” or “Pepper” sauces.

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Garlic Tomato & Pepper)

“ガーリックトマト&ペッパーのハンバーグ(150g),” Hamburger Steak (Garlic Tomato & Pepper) 150g 1,280 JPY (tax included); “アボカド,” Avocado 250 JPY (tax included)

The Garlic Tomato sauce lets you savor the natural sweetness and just the right amount of tang from the tomatoes. It’s given an exciting twist with garlic, offering a refreshing taste that’s also tantalizingly spicy. As for the Pepper sauce, it’s known for the robust punch of black pepper and a hint of nutty flavor. These sauces are not just rich; they dance beautifully with the creamy avocado, turning your steak into an indulgent feast you won’t want to miss!

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Garlic Tomato & Pepper)

“ガーリックトマト,” Garlic Tomato (Left); “ペッパー,” Pepper (Right)

At Hamburg & Hamburg, ordering a hamburger steak means you get rice and a side dish as a set. And here’s a bonus: the rice comes with free refills. The savory flavors of their sauces are so well-suited to rice that it’s not uncommon to find yourself eating more than usual.

A photo of rice with hamburger steak on it

For the ‘gram: the picture-perfect plate

A particularly eye-catching sauce pairing for the Instagram-savvy is “Mentaiko Cream” and “Tororo Wasabi.” Here, your hamburger steak gets a vibrant splash of green and pink—a unique visual treat you won’t often find elsewhere. The colors represent mentaiko, a spicy marinated pollock roe, and wasabi, adding a zesty kick to tororo, grated mountain yam. This duo promises a plate that’s as unusual as it is photogenic.

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Mentaiko Cream & Tororo Wasabi)

“めんたいクリーム&とろろわさびのハンバーグ(150g),” Hamburger Steak (Mentaiko Cream & Tororo Wasabi) 150g 1,280 JPY (tax included)

Mentaiko Cream allows you to enjoy the unique pop of mentaiko’s cod roe texture, making it an excellent match for hamburger steak. The unusual Tororo Wasabi is a light sauce that lets you enjoy the distinctive flavor of wasabi.

Photo of Hamburger Steak (Mentaiko Cream & Tororo Wasabi)

Tororo Wasabi

Umami Bites writer Bensky weighed in with enthusiasm:

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A uniquely Japanese hambāgu experience. Both mentaiko and wasabi go perfectly with hamburger steak. In fact, this combo might be my favorite!

Once you’ve savored your meal, don’t forget the bread on the table—it’s perfect for scooping up any remaining sauce. And with flavors like spinach and carrot, it’s a tasty way to make sure no drop of deliciousness goes to waste.

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Bread dipped in Mentaiko Cream sauce

Apart from the mentioned pairings, Hamburg & Hamburg offers an assortment of other sauces, including “Curry” and a tangy citrus-soy “Ponzu” with grated daikon radish. Staying true to their idea of a hamburger steak you can enjoy daily, the diverse selections promise a fresh and delightful eating adventure with each visit.

Photo of the interior of Hamburger Steak Restaurant Hamburg & Hamburg


Store name ハンバーグとはんばーぐ
Hamburger Steak Restaurant Hamburg & Hamburg
Address Shibuya Miyashita Park Building 1F, 1-24-7 Shibuya-ku, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access Shibuya Station(SBY)Short walk from Shibuya Station Exit B2
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY20)
  • JR Saikyō Line(JA10)
  • JR Shōnan Shinjuku Line(JS19)
  • Tōkyū Tōyoko Line(TY01)
  • Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line(DT01)
  • Keiō Inokashira Line(IN01)
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hanzōmon Line(Z01)
  • Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line(F16)
Phone number 03-6427-1029
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD)
  • QR code payment(au PAY・d Payment・Merpay・PayPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Closed No holidays
Seating 14 counter seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • A touch-panel ticket vending machine is available with English language
  • Please ask staff about halal menus; allergy-friendly, vegan and vegetarian menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on SNS is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of October 2023.