A Japanese restaurant is serving up a decidedly decadent $900 burger that’s fit for a king. Or rather, an emperor.
Chef Patrick Shimada of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Oak Door steakhouse created the so-called “Golden Giant” to celebrate both Japan’s holiday-filled Golden Week and the ushering in of the new Reiwa imperial era under Emperor Naruhito, who will ascend his father’s throne on May 1.
The enormous 6.6-pound sandwich boasts Wagyu beef slices, foie gras, freshly shaved black truffles, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese and a beef patty, all nestled between two gold-dusted buns.
Each order, which includes a side of triple-cooked giant fried potatoes and a magnum of champagne, red or white wine, serves 8 people.
Alternatively, the Oak Door also sells the smaller, similarly prepared “Golden R Burger” for $180.
A Forbes writer actually traveled all the way to Tokyo to find out either is worth the price. Here’s his verdict:
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