Saturday, 20 February 2010

Grinders for Burgers

Sometimes when you crave a hamburger—a real hamburger. So, where do you go without succumbing to MacDonald’s? Mosburger is a good alternative. I met with a friend who was craving meat in Sannomiya the other day, and I knew exactly where to take her: Grinders.

Located one block east of Sogo Department Store, opposite Beams, this little burger joint is one of Kobe’s best kept secrets. The owner, who speaks excellent English, wanted to open a hamburger joint in Japan and travelled the U.S. looking for the right hamburger. He finally approached Grinders burgers to allow him to open a franchise in Kobe.

My friend ordered a large Basil and Avocado Burger and she was afraid that she would not get through it; it was so big. She did, however, because “it tasted so good”. Other burgers include Super Cheese with a cream cheese and oregano sauce, Italiano Verde with a basil and parsley sauce, Hot Salsa, and Japanese-style with lots of mushrooms. The burgers are made with 100% quality Australian beef and fresh vegetables, and made fresh to order. The prices might seem more expensive than you are used to paying, but you will not be disappointed.

Of course, there are sets, freshly made soups, and other items on the menu to tempt you. As well as your standard soft drinks, Grinders also stocks a wide range of imported beers at reasonable prices; Samuel Adams, VB, Negro Modelo, Singha, Fosters and more.

Check out Grinders on YouTube.

Business hours:
11:00-20:00 (11:00-15:00 Tuesdays)
Closed Mondays & the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.

B1F Maki Bldg, 7-1-5 Onoedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 
Phone: 078-267-3350


  1. Unfortunately, no. Though, you could probably ask them to hold the meat on some of the burgers and enjoy the veges and sauce.