This shop in Tanimachi may be a little out of the way of tourist spots, but it is completely worth the trek. Each burger is filled with a multitude of ingredients, from the expected onion and lettuce to unique local fillings like Japanese pickles and turnips, topped off with a generous amount of rich cheese, making for a delicious, multi-flavoured burger that is messy to eat but is heaven for your taste buds. Any’s Burger has a relaxed Californian ambience, as its walls are plastered with posters, old signs, surfboards and a treasure trove of other memorabilia.
Address: 7-1-39 Tanimachi Chuo-ku Osaka, +81-6-6768-3307
Kuma Kafe (クマカフェ)
This café, run by an Australian owner Paul, is situated right next to the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. A favourite with locals and especially expats, Kuma Kafe serves Western comfort food including fries, pizzas, and, most importantly, burgers. The burgers are simple and straightforward, but will surprise you with their excellent taste. The owner is very friendly and will make you feel right at home.
Address: 4-4-15 Chikko, Minato-ku, Osaka 552-0021, +81 6-6572-2450
Critters Burger (クリッターズバーガー)
Located right in the heart of downtown Osaka, in the popular shopping district Shinsaibashi, Critters Burger is an authentic burger joint that will satisfy your meat cravings. They serve American classics like double cheeseburgers, as well as burgers with a local twist, such as the popular wasabi avocado burger. They also have a great selection of side dishes such as fries, as well as delicious milkshakes that go perfectly with the American diner menu.
Address: 1-10-35 Nishishinsaibasi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0086, +81 6-4963-9840
Hamburger Monster (ハンバーガーモンスター)
Located in Horie near Dotonbori, Hamburger Monster serves burgers in a stylish, relaxed space. They have an English menu, making it a favourite for tourists and the local expat community. Their burgers might not be as visually appealing as some of the others on this list, but they are certainly just as delicious.
Address: 1-14-7 Minamihorie Nishi-ku Osaka, +81-6-6535-8822
Situated near Awaza station, Burgerlion is a small shop serves classic burgers and fries at a budget price. With its relaxed atmosphere and simple but hearty food, this joint is one of the best places to grab a tasty and inexpensive burger. While mostly catering to a local clientele, Burgerlion also has an English menu available, making ordering easier for non-Japanese speaking travelers.
Address: 3-8-9 Kyomachibori Nishi-Ku, Osaka, +81 6-6450-8145
Bubba Gump Shrimp
Located next to Universal Studios Osaka, this seafood and burger restaurant is the perfect place to end your day at the theme park. Bubba Gump Shrimp serves a variety of seafood, as well as burgers with both seafood and classic fillings. Decorated in an American diner style, it gives a warm ambience that allows you to relax after a long day.
Address: 6-2-61 Shimaya, Konohanaku | Universal City Walk Osaka 5F, Osaka 554-0024, +81 6-4804-3880