Earlier this fall I had been told the cafeteria manager at the kids school had opened a "real" burger restaurant near our house. We were very excited as the typical "burger" in Japan actually tastes more like meatloaf. So today Matt and I decided to enjoy the beautiful weather and walk 15 minutes with Chris to The Burger Pit.
The restaurant itself is small. There are a few tables and then counter-like seating all around the cooking grill. It was impressively clean and decorated with lots of Canadian flags and posters. (Jeff the owner is from Canada).
The menu was in Japanese an English and full of pictures. The menu features several different burgers, grilled chicken (which looked amazing) and grilled tofu. And even more exciting than a real burger, was fresh-cut, homemade french fries. As for drinks, you can get many different sodas, Canadian beer and wine, Japanese draft beer and imported beer, such as Sam Adams, Corona, Guiness, and Budweiser.
The burgers are grilled right in front of you, which makes the ambiance of the place pretty cool.
After we finished our burger, Chris got to mark North Carolina on the the world map, showing where we lived before we came to Japan.
So Kobe now has a real burger shop. All we need is some good Mexican food and a buffalo wing shop and I will be a happy little expat.