ICHIBUNS – Shaftesbury Avenue, Chinatown
Fusing drool-worthy, American filthy foods with fine Asian flavours, ICHIBUNS is a burger bar like no other. With a cool Tokyo rock n’ roll attitude, this three-storey eatery redefines the fast food concept, serving their buns up with a luxurious take on the humble bap. Take their signature ICHIBAN burger; its patty is a blend of premium Wagyu beef and 28 day aged, grass feed Angus beef, slathered with melted cheese, gherkin, lettuce, tomato, red onion and topped with smoky BBQ sauce.
Expect crowd-pleasing Japanese-American remixes too like a mouth-watering, panko-encrusted chicken katsu burger. If burgers ain’t your thang, ICHIBUNS serve up much more than just, well, buns. You’ll find steaming hot bowls of rich ramen soup (veggie, Wagyu beef or king crab), freshly rolled maki rolls, crispy harumaki (Japanese spring and summer rolls) plus guilt-laden desserts galore like green tea profiteroles and Cocowhip coconut milk.
For an Eastern-inspired take on a classic shake, try their Sakura Blossom – milk and cherry ice cream with marinated cherries, pink and white marshmallow and cherry sauce.
Ultra cool and ultra Insta-friendly, ICHIBUNS is the ultimate American diner experience via Tokyo, whether you want yours to go or dine in.