We tried Japan's $1,000 burger — here's what it tasted like

  • The Golden Giant burger normally costs 100,000 JPY, or close to $US1,000.
  • It’s filled with wagyu beef, a one-kilo beef patty, foie gras, lettuce, shaved truffle, tomatoes, garlic saffron sauce, cheddar, and served in a gold leaf bun.
  • The burger went on sale in Tokyo this year to celebrate the reign of the new emperor.
  • We went tried it at the Oak Door steakhouse at the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo’s fashionable Roppongi Hills.
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The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is serving one of the world’s most expensive burgers, the Golden Giant Burger. It weighs a total of 3 kg (6.6 lbs), and guests can find it at The Oak Door steakhouse, one of the hotels many restaurants. The burger was made to celebrate the new Imperial era, “Reiwa,” part of Golden Week. There is a regular-size version of the burger too, the Golden “R” Burger.

What’s in it? It features a one-kilo beef patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, Wagyu beef slices, foie gras, and shaved black truffles. The buns have been dusted with gold leaf. It’s served with a magnum-sized bottle of Champagne, red, or white wine.

The original design for the burger was by Chef Patrick Shimada. It measures 15 cm in height and weighs a total of 3 kg (6.6 lbs).

Priced at JPY 100,000, it’s intended to be shared between eight people, but we gave it a try on a recent visit to Tokyo. Reservations for the burger must be made at least three days in advance via the restaurant page.

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