My quest for a good cheeseburger in Japan has ended! I finally had the opportunity to have lunch at The Bronze Grill, a small cafe in Hachinohe. So in this time of COVID-19, I parked, donned my mask, and walked up to the little wooden door with a bit of trepidation. Would it be crowded? Will others be wearing masks? Would I have to leave and come back another day due to too many people vying for a burger? I opened the door and the cheeseburger gods smiled on me with no crowd! There were only four people inside. I found a nice, fairly secluded table and a menu, which was in Japanese and English. I walked up to the counter and ordered the Wagyu Burger and a Coca-Cola. There was only one person working and she took my order, cooked the food. As I waited, the place began to fill up. I kept my mask on until my food arrived. The cook delivered my burger to my table. It looked delicious and I was not disappointed! In front of me on a wooden cutting board sat an egg bun with a slice of bacon as the bottom layer, lettuce, some grilled onions, a beef patty, cheddar cheese, and three slices of wagyu sirloin. Topping the bun were three good sized tempura style onion rings that were tender and delicious. I cut the burger in half and the juices flowed and the aroma of well seasoned beef filled the air. That first bite left me speechless. This was simply the best burger I had eaten anywhere in Japan! The wagyu sirloin was so delectable that I took two of the slices off of the burger and ate them as a stand alone steak. Oishi desu!
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