Food: Asia and japan22 Dec 2010 05:21 pm

This post has been years in the making.

When Mike and I visited Tokyo nearly three years ago, there was a Freshness Burger location near our accommodation. We never got around to eating there, and the morning we left, Mike asked if we could dash in. I am a freaked out traveler and was too distracted by making it to the airport on time and I denied him his right. I also thought it was a half assed chain, not really worthy of our time. How wrong I was!

That mistake was corrected this year, and he finally got to go. I went a few weeks later, and immediately regretted not going the second I landed.

Freshness Burger is excellent. They live up to their name with fresh burgers, fresh high quality toppings and a great non fast food atmosphere. They offer up huge burgers, smaller burgers and a selection of non beef burgers like chicken, vegetarian/tofu, SPAM and even hot dogs.

Their beef comes from Australia, but all other items are domestically grown in Japan (kind of a big deal for a country that imports 60% of its food) and organic. Their buns (which are baked in store) are made from pumpkin and have a slight orange hue, but you probably could not tell when you ate one.

Onion rings

These seriously might be the best burgers on the island, but I am always open to trying new places of course. We have tried a few different places now, including A&W, MOS Burger and Jet City Burgers, but Freshness remains number one.

Mike reads one of the children`s books while we wait for our meal to be brought to us. How civilized!

Fresh flowers at a fast food restaurant? Don’t mind if I do!

Comfy seating

Freshness burger and I share a birthday!

Selection of hot sauces for your burger, including Cholula.

An even more pleasant surprise was how delicious their chai was. It was so good I returned there a few weeks later just to enjoy a cup and to write some postcards. They were sold out of the seasonal ginger milk tea both times, but I hope to try that soon.

There are two locations of Freshness Burger on Okinawa. One in the Shintoshin area of Naha and the other in Chatan, near one of the bases.

The one in Shintoshin also does delivery on these super cute delivery scooters!

On December 1, they just opened their first location in Singapore, adding to various Hong Kong and Korean locations.

Shintoshin / Naha branch
Monday – Friday 8am – 10:30pm
Saturday 7:30am – 11pm , Sunday and Holidays 8am – 10:30pm

Chatan / American Village branch
沖縄県中頭郡北谷町美浜15-69 (2nd floor)
Everyday, 10am – 11pm

2 Responses to “freshness burger, naha”

  1. on 23 Dec 2010 at 7:06 pm Kelly

    Ginger milk tea sucks compared to the chai.

  2. on 26 Dec 2010 at 11:42 pm Ron

    now that you have a car you can go to gordie’s by the sunabe sea wall. definitely best burgers in the mid-south part of the island. captain kangaroo in nago has the best burgers in the north.