The Beefy Glory of GORI-GORI BURGER TAPROOM: Hefty 100% Beef Burgers in Roppongi, Tokyo

While the United States is known as the home of the hamburger, high-quality burgers can be found in Japan as well. GORI-GORI BURGER TAPROOM (hereunder referred to as “Gori-Gori Burger Taproom”), the self-proclaimed “best burger joint on the planet,” is located in Roppongi, Tokyo. The restaurant continues to captivate diners with its selection of delicious and distinctive burgers.

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Savoring a satisfying burger that makes an impact: the “GORI-GORI BURGER”

The first-timer’s must-try at Gori-Gori Burger Taproom is the eponymous “GORI-GORI BURGER.” This hefty burger presents an impressive visual impact.


“ゴリゴリバーガー,” GORI-GORI BURGER 2,000 JPY (tax included)

The ingredients consist of two patties, each weighing 180 grams (6.24 ounces), and two slices of cheddar cheese. Not a single vegetable is used. “We want our customers to enjoy the meat,” they say, revealing the inspiration for their signature burger.


The patties, which use no fillers whatsoever, have a steak-like succulence. Just one bite fills your mouth with juicy meat flavors. You’ll surely enjoy the rich taste!

Photo of cooking a burger

It comes with a special sauce to enhance your burger experience. It’s a barbecue sauce flavored with tomatoes and garlic, and it complements the thick patties perfectly. You can try it on the patties or buns to switch up the taste. Rest assured, however, because this burger is delicious even without the sauce.

Photo of adding sauce to a GORI-GORI BURGER

Bensky of the Umami bites editorial team, who was born and raised in the United States, has tasted countless burgers. When he tried the GORI-GORI BURGER, he raved: “It’s a dream taste for burger lovers.” He also noticed something else:


Is it me, or do the buns taste a bit sweet…?

The buns used in the burgers vary in flour type depending on the season and temperature. Not just sweet but also slightly salty, these buns are delicious even on their own.

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For the meat lovers: the “Carbohydrates Hater” burger

Recommended for those who want to savor the unadulterated flavor of delicious meat is the “Carbohydrates Hater” burger. This unusual burger sandwiches tomato and cheese between two patties instead of buns.

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“カーボ・ヘイター,” Carbohydrates Hater 1,600 JPY (tax included)

Enjoy this beefy burger your own way. You can either have it like a typical burger and wrapped in a paper sleeve or eat it with a knife and fork like a steak.

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The Carbohydates Hater is one of the few burgers at the shop that includes vegetables. A slice of tomato adds a refreshing twist, distinguishing it from the GORI-GORI BURGER. And for those who want even more meat, try the “DBL Carbohydrates Hater” with two extra patties!

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Not just famous for burgers! Kampai with specialty craft beers

At Gori-Gori Burger Taproom, you can enjoy a wide selection of craft beers. The owner takes pride in pouring beers with a minimal head of foam, aiming to serve full glasses.

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Every beer pairs perfectly with their burgers. A top recommendation for pairing with beer is what they call the “Burger with Homemade Smoke Cheese” featuring two slices of cheese thoroughly smoked in-house.

Photo of Burger with Homemade Smoke Cheese

“スモークチーズバーガー,” Burger with Homemade Smoke Cheese 1,700 JPY (tax included)

The creamy smoked cheese, melting from the heat of the patties, enhances the beer’s flavor.

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Uncommon for a Japanese burger specialty shop, they also have a variety of side dishes that go well with alcohol. You’re welcome to visit just to enjoy the drinks.

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Don’t worry if you can’t finish your burger; take-out containers are available.

So, the next time you’re in Tokyo, be sure to visit Gori-Gori Burger Taproom for its tasty, hefty burgers and carefully selected craft beers.


Store name ゴリゴリバーガー タップルーム
Address 1F, 1-2-3 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access Roppongi Station 2-minute walk from Roppongi Station Exit 2
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H04)
  • Toei Ōedo Line(E23)
Phone number 03-6804-2435
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Tabelog
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(Apple Pay・iD・QUICPay)
  • QR code payment(PayPay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Sun-Thur. 12:00-22:00(last order 21:30)
Fri-Sat. 12:00-23:00(last order 22:00)
Closed No holidays
Seating 31 seats
3 counter seats, 28 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • English menus are available
  • No allergy-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, or halal menus
  • Wheelchair-accessible (3 steps at entrance)
  • Take-out and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage space is not available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

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