Menu is 100% vegan at Superiority Burger in Tokyo’s bohemian district
Stars and Stripes November 2, 2023
A bohemian district in Tokyo is home to a “taste of the United States” at Superiority Burger, a vegan burger chain that originated in New York City.
The menu is 100% vegan.
This small restaurant in Shimokitazawa, known for its live music and thrift stores, has only two outside tables but offers take-out and delivery.
Burgers are available alone or in a set that includes crunchy potatoes and a drink for another 400 yen.
The hot avocado burger — topped with vegan cheese, avocado, mustard, delicious vegan mayo and just the right amount of peppers — with a side of crunchy potatoes and a sparkling water comes to 1,900 yen, or about $12.70.
The burger stayed together without crumbling, as many vegan burgers tend to do. The potatoes were also good. I prefer thick potato slices instead of French fries.
Two menu items are available only in Japan: the Yuba creation burger, topped with tofu skin, herbs, onions, pickles and mushroom mayo for 1,300 yen; and the Superiority Burger hot dog, topped with ketchup, mustard, relish and ginger for 680 yen.
Other intriguing dishes include the burnt broccoli salad and fried tofu nuggets, both for 600 yen.
Coffee and either hot or iced tea, along with cola, orange juice and sparkling water are available. beers like Budweiser and Brooklyn Lager.
Finish off your vegan burger lunch with a serving of gelato at 350 yen for one scoop or two for 500 yen, or tiramisu at 450 yen.
Location: 5-33-7 1F Bee Five Shimokitizawa, Setagaya City, Daizawa, Tokyo 155-0032
Hours: Open noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Prices: Most menu items range from $3 to $15.
Directions: An approximately 7-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station.