This Giant $900 Japanese Wagyu Burger Comes With a Magnum of Champagne
Sweet Mother of God.
A Japanese restaurant is serving up a decidedly decadent $900 burger that’s fit for a king. Or rather, an emperor.
Chef Patrick Shimada of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Oak Door steakhouse created the so-called “Golden Giant” to celebrate both Japan’s holiday-filled Golden Week and the ushering in of the new Reiwa imperial era under Emperor Naruhito, who will ascend his father’s throne on May 1.
The enormous 6.6-pound sandwich boasts Wagyu beef slices, foie gras, freshly shaved black truffles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese and a beef patty, all nestled between two gold-dusted buns.
Each order, which includes a side of triple-cooked giant fried potatoes and a magnum of champagne, red or white wine, serves 8 people.
Alternatively, the Oak Door also sells the smaller, similarly prepared “Golden R Burger” for $180.
A Forbes writer actually traveled all the way to Tokyo to find out either is worth the price. Here’s his verdict:
The answer is a resounding yes. The large burger in particular…is a steal for 8 people who will be paying around $112.5 per person.
The smaller version is a little pricier but for the quality and experience, it’s well worth the price.
Just be sure to book a reservation three days in advance if you and a crew want to take on the Golden Giant before it’s taken off the menu in June.