The Japan Burger Championship 2023, a tournament to determine Japan’s best hamburger, will be held on June 9th (Fri), 10th (Sat) and 11th (Sun), 2023 at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse!

Japan Burger Championship 2023 Executive Committee
The Japan Burger Championship 2023, a tournament to determine Japan’s best hamburger, will be held on June 9th (Fri), 10th (Sat) and 11th (Sun), 2023 at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse!
Bringing Japanese hamburgers to the world stage Food sports festival where you can eat and support famous hamburgers

This time, the Japan Burger Championship 2023, a competition to determine the best hamburger in Japan, will be held at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse for three days from June 9th (Friday) to 11th (Sunday), 2023. A total of 12 hamburger shops in Japan will gather and compete, and the winning shop will win the right to participate in the “World Food Championships 2023” to be held in Dallas, USA in November 2023.
“Japan Burger Championship 2023” Official Site
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In the Japan Burger Championship, popular hamburger restaurants from all over the country compete within a time limit to determine the best hamburger in Japan by competing in terms of technique and taste within predetermined rules such as ingredients used, cooking equipment, and team formation. It’s a competition. This tournament is the only official international qualifier in Japan recognized by the World Food Championships, the world’s largest food sports event.
The first Japanese tournament was held last year, and out of a total of 8 hamburger shops, “SHOGUN BURGER”, a wagyu hamburger specialty restaurant created by “Yakiniku House Taishogun”, which has been in business for 35 years, won the championship and won the “World Food Championships”. 2022” and ranked 6th in the world.
In 2023, the number of participating stores and sales stores will be expanded, and the “Japan Burger Championship 2023” will be held at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse from June 9th (Friday) to 11th (Sunday). Twelve popular hamburger shops will participate, and preliminary and final rounds will be held over three days to decide the best hamburger in Japan. In the competition, the hamburger cooking method, taste, and appearance are judged in total, so you can watch the hot battle with a sense of reality, such as the condition of the kitchen on the day and the ability to respond flexibly. The winning store will win the right to participate in the Japanese representative at the “World Food Championships 2023” to be held in Dallas, Texas, USA in November 2023. At the venue, not only can you watch the competition, but you can also eat hamburgers from the participating stores, as well as sell collaboration goods, popular apparel, and drinks, so you can enjoy hamburgers in total.
Overview of “Japan Burger Championship 2023”
Japan Burger Championship 2023
A tournament to decide the best hamburger in Japan, which will be held for the second time this year. A total of 12 stores will compete for the perfection of hamburgers, and the winning team will challenge the “World Burger Championship” hamburger division in the world
competition “World Food Championships” as a representative of Japan. At the venue, you can eat hamburgers from participating stores, as well as sell collaboration goods and popular apparel, as well as drinks.
June 9th (Friday) to 11th (Sunday), 2023
June 9th and 10th 11:00-20:00 (doors close at 21:00)
June 11th 11:00-17:00 (closed at 18:00)
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
-Admission fee-
Free (*Eating and drinking will be charged.)
-Sales store-
A total of 22 stores including hamburgers, french fries, and beer -URL-
-Instagram- (@jburger_2023)
-Outline of competition-
Complete burgers within the time limit and be judged on appearance, accuracy of cooking and taste.
Preliminary Round (June 9th (Friday) and 10th (Saturday))
Create 1 type of hamburger, 6 in total, within 60 minutes. 4 out of 12 stores advanced to the finals.
Theme: “The Ultimate Cheeseburger I Want Burger Fans Around the World to Eat” Final round (Sunday, June 11)
Cook a specified number of hamburgers within a time limit of 90 minutes *The theme will be announced at a later date
Organizer: Japan Burger Championship Executive Committee
“Japan Burger Championship 2023” Participating Stores *In alphabetical order Industry uproar! Naniwa Technician Gakuya Burger (Nishi Ward, Osaka)
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The owner, Masateru Tobimatsu, dreamed of opening a hamburger shop since he was a child, and opened it in 2012 after selling food trucks. Tobimatsu is the only one who bakes… The masterpieces created by his stubborn craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly works of art. He has been exposed to the Kansai media a lot, and is attracting a lot of attention from inside and outside the industry.
A new specialty in Oshu! Ultra-authentic “meat guy” GROW (Oshu City, Iwate)
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“I want to do something about this declining town…” The owner, Ryota Kikuchi, who is full of local love, opened in 2016 with the desire to establish a new culture following “apples”, “rice” and “wagyu”. It is a simple and authentic burger with an excellent “meaty” patty of Angus beef shoulder loin, which is said to have arrived after trial and error.
No more explanation required… Superb Burger Field completed over 3000 days (Koto-ku, Tokyo)


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The owner, Hiroyasu Iwamoto, has traveled to 25 countries around the world as a backpacker, eating gourmet food from all over the world. One day, I was shocked by the taste I ate in New York and started pursuing the ideal burger.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, it is a one-of-a-kind delicacy full of umami meat that was created through repeated trial and error over a long period of time.
Drive the boom! This is Gourmet Burger J.S. BURGERSCAFE (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
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Opened near Shinjuku Station in 2000, when the word gourmet burger had not yet existed.
It is no exaggeration to say that this legendary restaurant was one of the originators of authentic burgers. Currently, it is deployed in 9 stores nationwide.
The parent company is the apparel brand “Journal Standard”, but it’s a full-fledged whole grain bun + 100% beef patties.
Wait for me, world! It’s always serious Shiomi Skippers (Koto-ku, Tokyo)
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“I want people from all over the world to come to this restaurant.” The owner, Masatoshi Tojo, is seriously aiming to be the best in the world.
Based on this belief, the buns, patties, and sauces are all made by hand, making 100% handmade burgers that are rare in Japan.
Participated in the “Japan Burger Championship” for the second year in a row.
The legendary “Burger Fantasista” is back! Buger Big Bang PJ (Hanyu City, Saitama)
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Takahiro Watanabe, the founder of the legendary restaurant “Baker Bounce Sangenjaya,” which had annual sales of 1.4 billion yen at its peak, abandoned the past and launched a new brand to enter the “Japan Burger Championship”!
Watanabe is enthusiastic about building a new concept of hamburgers. A new legendary door is now opened.
The slogan is… “No one will bake! I will bake!” B.B.Q KIMURA (Tokorozawa City, Saitama)
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The owner, Atsushi Kimura, is a leading person in the Japanese B.B.Q world who learned many techniques in the home of Texas, USA. Kimura makes authentic B.B.Q burgers with the fragrant aroma of charcoal-grilled patties that will whet your appetite.
He also participated in “JapanBurgerChampionship2022” and excited the venue with a high-tension character.
Authentic from home! Hama’s Authentic American Penny’s Diner (Kanagawa/Yokohama City)
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In a stylish restaurant reminiscent of an American diner in the 1950s near Yokohama’s Osanbashi Pier, the owner, Naoto Yuasa, who trained in the United States, offers a hearty and authentic burger.
The taste is exactly the good old America itself. It is also called Yokohama number one.
From Ibaraki! A supernova that appeared in the undeveloped land BORDERTOWN (Sakaimachi, Ibaraki)
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Opened in 2010 as a restaurant bar where you can enjoy NY style hamburgers and dry martinis.
“Brooklyn”, “Bronx”, “Westside”… The burgers named after New York are not only delicious, but also carefully crafted with story and design.
Butcher shop x bakery miracle collaboration Yanagiya x Pukugari (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
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The bakery “Pukugari” and the meat shop “Seiniku Yanagiya”, which are located next to each other in Chitose-Karasuyama, Tokyo, teamed up to produce a hamburger. It is said that it is so popular that it is sold out with advance reservations on the sale day once every three months. Two craftsmen who know everything about “cow” and “wheat” aim for the world with a miraculous collaboration!
Addictive! Shimokitazawa Smash Revolution YUMMY BURGER (Setagaya Ward, Tokyo)
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Opening in May 2022. It is said that the store name YUMMY was named from “addictive”. Shinji Amagasaki, the owner who trained at an American restaurant for 10 years, is aiming for simple and delicious! hamburger.
The exquisitely smashed juicy patty is truly addictive. Repeaters are increasing rapidly.
State of last year: Japan Burger Championship 2022
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In 2022, a total of 8 stores will participate, competing based on the accuracy of cooking and judging the taste. “SHOGUN BURGER” won 6th place at the world competition “World Burger Championship” held in Dallas, Texas, USA in November 2022.
About the World Food Championships
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Held in Dallas, Texas, USA, it is the world’s largest food sports event in terms of the number of mobilized spectators, the number of participating regions, and the number of participating chefs. The 11th event will be held in 2023. Approximately 1,400 chefs from all over the world will gather over five days to compete in techniques and tastes in 10 competition categories, including burgers, steaks, bacon, seafood, and soups.
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