W.P Gold Burger is the most unlikely combination of celebrity meats patty (pun intended), in a shop that is full of humour plus 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 past it numerous times. So I hope the picture below helps those who are a tad lost.
The menu is pretty simple to decipher, full of classic celebrity names with varying ingredients to resemble that star. 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 are eligible for a bonus free drink. Their selection is pretty standard including a selection of soft drinks, juice, tea and coffee. However, if you venture here during the night, like most shops it means drinks are extra. The menu opens up too, so you can break into the alcohol range of beverages. W.P is open every day 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 patties are both juicy and tender. French fries are as one would expect, hot and crispy and the mashed potato is also quite good and not too mushy. The numerous variations of burgers are also an incentive to return too. Helping you cross that off your checklist.
Interestingly, the interior is also quite amusing as you can see various cartoons about burgers, ketchup bottles and more. If you decide to use the toilet, then you’re also in for a special treat. You can view the video (above) for that.
Overall, this is definitely one of our top Tokyo burger joints, with a sizeable helping of burgerlicious goodness and an all-around 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.