Carl's Jr. Burgers, Akihabara

Down to earth burgers

By Sleiman Azizi    - 2 min read

As a family of burger lovers, it was no surprise to hear my wife suddenly cry out, "We've got to try the burgers there!" My better half had been silent for a while, scouring the internet for a decent burger store when she came across the famous Californian burger chain, Carl's Jr. Ever subservient to the demands of burger fandom, we all hopped onto the train and headed off to the ever energetic Akihabara to try the famous burgers of Carl's Jr.

Unlike their store opening five or so years ago, we were grateful that we didn't have to wait for several hours to enter. Once we stepped inside we were immediately greeted by the typical subdued and relaxing ambience of many Japanese restaurants and eateries. The store was busy too but not overly so and we soon had the kids settled in their seats. Now, it was menu time.

Famous Star burger
Famous Star burger

Carl's Jr. offers a range of rugged Angus beef burgers along with their range of classic burgers. Perhaps we were less ravenous than we had imagined ourselves to be but we ended up settling for the rather simple Famous Burger from their classic range and a tray of Crisscut Fries. The burgers were a very reasonable price at only JPY590 a burger while the fries went for JPY320.

Crisscut Fries
Crisscut Fries

The kids absolutely loved their burgers and fries and it didn't take them very long to devour their order. Kids, right? Always hungry for burgers and fries. The downside was that half of papa's burger ended up heading the way of the little ones... At least the half that I did eat tasted nice and I do know that my wife loved hers. Carl's Jr, I will be back....

Getting there

Take the Ginza Line to Suehirocho Station for a 2-minute walk from Exit 1. Alternatively, take the JR Yamanote Line to Akihabara Station for a 6-minute walk from Electric Town Exit.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident, I drool over proper soba and sushi while Japanese aesthetics ticks all the right boxes for me.With over 200 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books written in a traditional Japanese style, I also happen enjoy writing. Funny that...I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, Japan's never ending capital, so if you've anything to say about Tokyo - or Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Sherilyn Siy 2 weeks ago
We were here yesterday!!! The cheapest burger at ¥590 was extremely satisfying. And of course we had to get criss-cut fries too.
Sleiman Azizi Author 2 weeks ago
Kim B 2 weeks ago
I've been to the one in Jiyugaoka and it was really good!
Sleiman Azizi Author 2 weeks ago
Next time I go, I'll make sure to try the Angus beef ones and see what the fuss is all about.