We came across Burger Mania’s new Ebisu branch a few weeks ago and popped in for a try – they have a reputation for serving up some of Tokyo’s best burgers, using 100% Japanese beef patties paired with some surprising sauce and topping choices (cherry and cream cheese burger, anyone?)
The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed with swaths of wood, walls of whitewashed bricks and upbeat jazz – just the place to sit down for a slow, indulgent meal and a coffee or three.
Pancakes and sandwiches feature on the menu, but of course, the burgers are the stars. We ordered the month’s special – a bacon mushroom burger with grana padano cream sauce – with some nachos and quattro cheese meatballs.
The meatballs were a nice surprise. We weren’t expecting much, but it was fantastic with the cheese and creamy sauce. The burger was delicious too, but we thought the 10 or so sticks of fries that came with it was rather miserly. A small niggle in an otherwise great experience.
If you’re a burger aficionado, or simply love a good hunk of beef on a bun, Burger Mania deserves a visit. As a plus point, this branch is only a short stroll from the East exit of Ebisu station, making it a lot easier to reach than the main one in Shirokane.
“As with the current trend of pairing gourmet burgers with craft beer, they offer a varying selection of craft beers on tap to go with your meal. Did we also say the meatballs are awesome? The meatballs are awesome. We had the quattro cheese flavor and it really hit the spot. Do give them a try!”
Ebisu 4-9-5 (Mansion New Ebisu 107), Shibuya, Tokyo
Ebisu Station (JR Yamanote Line), East exit
03 6277 4221
11.30am – 11.00pm (Weekdays)
11.00am – 11.00pm (Weekends and public holidays)
Closed every 3rd Monday of the month (if it’s a public holiday, it closes Tuesday instead)