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Shake Tree

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Shake Tree Description

Located in the bustling neighborhood of Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Shake Tree is a renowned burger and bar restaurant that has been selected as one of the top 100 burger restaurants in Japan for 2022. With a rating of 3.68 out of 5 stars and over 1,180 reviews on Tabelog, it is clear that Shake Tree has captured the hearts and taste buds of many burger enthusiasts.

What sets Shake Tree apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations. Their menu features a wide variety of mouthwatering burgers, each crafted with precision and care. From classic cheeseburgers to innovative creations like the Teriyaki Burger and the Avocado Bacon Burger, there is something to satisfy every craving. Vegetarian options are also available, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a delicious meal at Shake Tree.

The restaurant's interior is stylish and modern, with a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The open kitchen allows diners to catch a glimpse of the skilled chefs in action, as they expertly grill the patties to perfection. Whether you're looking for a quick lunch or a relaxed dinner with friends, Shake Tree is the perfect spot to indulge in a satisfying burger and enjoy a refreshing drink from their well-stocked bar.

So, if you find yourself in Tokyo and craving a delicious burger, look no further than Shake Tree. With its top-notch ingredients, creative menu, and inviting ambiance, this restaurant is sure to leave you craving for more.

Shake Tree Overview


1f Iwasaki Building 3-chōme-13-6 Kamezawa, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0014


+81 (0) 3-6658-8771


10 minute walk from Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line)
11 minute walk from Kinshicho Station (JR Sobu Line, North Exit)
13 minute walk from Kikukawa Station (Toei Shinjuku Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Home Delivery

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible



Sake Selection

Wheelchair Accessible

Stylish Interior

Shake Tree Reviews

Shake Tree Google Average Rating



Be prepared for a line! Even outside of peak hours, at 2pm, the wait was 45 minutes. When I left at 3:30pm, the line was still as long as it had been at 2pm.

The waitress was super welcoming and, upon me sitting down, immediately launched into an excited explanation of the menu items. Her English was very good, too.

I ordered a cheeseburger with American cheese subbed in for cheddar 🇺🇸,and a white and black pepper burger with a side of horseradish. The burgers came with a side of fries and pickle. With a soda, the bill came out to 3800 yen ($27 USD as of time of writing). A good deal for how much food I ordered, but how did it taste?

The meat may be minced but my words won’t be: This is the best burger I’ve had in Japan. The meat is hand-chopped rather than ground, giving it a subtly steak-y bite. The lettuce is perfectly crisp and while it looks like a lot, is just right for balancing out the burger. The brioche bun compresses nicely in your hand; the white and black pepper burger appeared too big to bite into but it actually all squished down to a manageable height.

As good as the food was, there were a few things that I would have preferred differently. Some of these are more objective than others:
(1) The fries were under-salted and not very crispy.
(2) Heinz mustard is not as good as French’s mustard.
(3) The tomatoes were quite soft and slightly grainy. I think a fresh Roma tomato would have worked better.
(4) As good as Shake Tree’s brioche buns are , I am still of the opinion that potato buns are superior for burgers.

The interior is cozy and well-decorated, and the atmosphere is perfect for a casual outing or date.

After coming to this restaurant, I want to open up a burger restaurant myself. This was a fun meal. The food is very good, but the atmosphere and service really help complete the experience.

I strongly recommend this restaurant. If I could do my order again, I’d do the cheeseburger again but add bacon, stay with the cheddar, and ask for a 180g meat patty instead of 120g. Alternatively, the “freestyle” option looks fun: You just tell the staff what flavors you like, how hungry you are, and how much money you want to spend, and see what happens - sort of like a burger omakase.


Kinda reminds me of Franky Fresh circa 2015 Kaimuki, HI. Juicy burger, smaller patty compared to US restaurants but on par for Tokyo. I had the daily special, a red pepper burger that wasn't super spicy at all, and the wife had the cheese burger with bacon. Both were awesome, properly cooked to our request (med. well), and the fries & onion rings were hot and crispy. Staff was super accommodating, they offered to half the burgers since we were sharing with our daughter! Def a great alternative to Shake Shack if you're in Kinshicho, mahalo & aloha from Hawaii!


I had the Red Devil. The anything but hot sauce can be poured over the burger itself at will. The rest of the ingredients are incredibly fresh and delicious. The meat, however, was slightly too raw for me. Perhaps it should have been stated in advance how you would like the meat grilled. The fries were pathetic to say the least. The place is clean and the workers are nice and helpful.

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