W.P Gold Burger – Shibuya, Tokyo
W.P Gold Burger is the most unlikely combination of celebrity meats patty (pun intended), in a shop that is full of humor and added taste to match.
It’s an easy place to miss, as you approach the unassuming shop front, with a fading sign and almost camouflaged exterior. Some years ago when I first searched for this outlet, I must have walked passed it numerous times, only to give up in favor of the closest Hawaiian burger chain.
The menu is pretty simple to decipher, full of classic celebrity names with varying ingredients and combinations to choose from. For example, there are the obvious selections like the Kevin Bacon burger, which of course includes added bacon. Alternatively, you may choose the Helena Bonham burger, which as you would (not) expect comes with added avocado. Unfortunately, their default choice the Whoopi Gold Burger does not include any gold, rather their standard burger combination in between two gorgeous golden buns. You can also decide between french fries or mash potato as your go-to-side.
If you happen to visit during lunchtime, you earn yourself the bonus gift of a free drink including a selection of soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee. However, venturing here during the night, means you have to pay extra, but probably would anyway if you opt for a Beer or other alcoholic beverage. W.P is open everyday except Tuesday, lunchtime starts from 12 and finishes at 14:30, while dinner kicks off at 18:00 all the way through to midnight.
The burgers themselves are quite generous in their volume and the taste of the patty’s are both juicy and tender. French fries are as one would expect, hot and crispy and the mash potato is also quite good and not too mushy. The numerous variations of burgers are also an incentive to so that you can completely check off the menu.
The interior is also quite amusing as you can see various cartoons about burgers, ketchup bottles and more. Venture into the restroom and you’re also in for an entertaining surprise, but I’ll let you check out the video (for that).
Overall, this is definitely in my top 3 Tokyo burger joints, with a sizeable helping of burgerlicious goodness and an all round great taste. The free entertainment helps put the icing on the cake on what should be a must do on your Tokyo shopping list.
W.P Gold Burger Details:
Opening hours: Lunchtime from 12:00pm-2:30pm, Dinner 6:00pm-12:00am. Closed Tuesdays.
Address: 1-9-4 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Or find the burger shop on google maps here.