There’s been a hamburger boom going on recently here in Kansai. Two weeks ago a local program did a feature on local hamburger shops, including my favorite Awajishima Burger in Nishinoimya. Now, over this long 5 day weekend weekend on Rokko Island in Kobe there’s the Kansai Hamburger Festival! It’s only on for another day so go tomorrow!
I was able to munch down 4 of these glorious burgers. In order starting with my favorite burger that day.
#1 58 Diner - Bacon burger - From Kyoto
Amazing bacon cheese burger covered in a sweet miso bbq sauce.
#2 T’s Star Diner - Takatsuki Cheese Burger - From Takatsuki
Made with local tomatoes and thick shredded cheese.
#3 Tsuruhashi Burger - Tsuruhashi Burger - From Tsuruhashi, Osaka
Tsuruhashi is the center of the local Korean community in Osaka and they have their own take on the hamburger, this one has grilled steak (yakiniku) and kimchi on a sesame seed bun.
#4 Giocare (ジョガール) - Mini Kitahama Burger - Kitahama, Osaka
They ran out of the normal sized burgers by the time I ordered mine so I got the small one which was so-so. I wish I was able to get their normal avocado topped Kitahama burger.
There also was Shin's Burger who've I've reviewed before. I'm considering going again tomorrow. See you there?!?!
Kansai Hamburger Festival
Going on till Wednesday the 23rd at Rink - Kobe Fashion Plaza on Rokko Island in Kobe. For a map see the poster above. More information on their website [in Japanese]: http://www.kfp.co.jp/square/index.html