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Burger buns in Tokyo - where???

Asomaniac Jul 17, 2008 01:23 AM

I don't seem to be able to find any kind of burger buns in Tokyo, not even at Nissin, which vry much caters for gaijin. Can anyone help? Do you know any shop / supermarket where I can find burger buns? Thank you.

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  1. steamer RE: Asomaniac Jul 17, 2008 02:25 AM

    Four packs of regular sesame seed hamburger buns have been showing up fairly regularly at the ito-yokado supermarket in Oimachi, they seem to sell out fast. However it is a fricken Japanese supermarket and what was on the shelves yesterday is prone to vanish never to be seen again. Also the bakery linde in odakyu depachika in Shinjuku usually has several kinds of kaiser rolls that make a good burger.

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      Asomaniac RE: steamer Jul 17, 2008 02:28 AM

      Brilliant, will give it a shot. Thank you!

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        steamer RE: Asomaniac Jul 18, 2008 05:40 AM

        One more sesame bun sighting today, Aeon Jusco at Shinagawa Seaside Station.

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      prasantrin RE: Asomaniac Jul 17, 2008 03:45 AM

      Costco used to have them. I know they still have hot dog buns, but I'm not sure about the hamburger.

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        tokyozilla RE: Asomaniac Jul 17, 2008 10:18 AM

        Also the international supermarket National Azabu in Hiroo sells the hamburger buns all the time. Everytime I go they have them, but try to go early in the day because they do sell out. Gotta go there next week and restock for the BBQ!


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          lost squirrel RE: tokyozilla Jul 29, 2008 08:08 PM

          I was at National on Sunday, around 3pm and they had a few packages of hamburger buns as well as hot dog buns. Side note: the Nathans down the street is gone :( replaced by a chinese/italian place. I was very sad.

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            RHplus RE: lost squirrel Jul 30, 2008 03:47 PM

            yeah, i saw that Nathaniel's was gone, too. what a pity..hope for their revival.

            sorry, i know this thread was for hamburger buns, but i couldn't resist.
            Lemme just add that I would go to National to get it, as well...

            and I recall seeing it in the organice supermarket in omotesando last year...

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              Uncle Yabai RE: lost squirrel Sep 17, 2008 09:10 AM

              Yes, there was hardly anybody ever there. Of course, a chinese/italian place is bound to be even more of a success in the very forgiving Tokyo restaurant market.
              As for hamburger buns, don't know, you should ask where Roti or Beacon get theirs.

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              marckenton RE: tokyozilla Aug 25, 2008 10:15 PM

              Thanks for the heads up! I've actually been looking for buns for months. I was actually relieved to see this topic posted...at least I wasn't the only one having trouble. Anyway, stopped by National Azabu this morning and picked some up. Looks like I'll get some pretty decent burgers tonight. Now if only the rain would cooperate...

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              maclock RE: Asomaniac Jul 18, 2008 01:18 AM

              I read that West Park Cafe sells burger buns at its restaurants, but having dined there quite a few times, I do not recall seeing an obvious display featuring burger buns for sale. Either:

              (a) I am incorrectly informed; or
              (b) you have to ask for 'em.

              Do let us know how you make out.

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                Asomaniac RE: maclock Jul 22, 2008 07:41 PM

                Thanks to everyone for their responses. Will try all the places you recommend until I find some buns. Eating burger patties between English style muffins is not quite the same...

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                marckenton RE: Asomaniac Sep 1, 2008 09:18 PM

                actually, I was just at Nissin this weekend, and they not only had hamburger buns, but they had 3 different kinds! It was definitely a pleasant surprise.

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                  wakaba RE: Asomaniac Sep 14, 2008 07:13 PM

                  i see them pretty often at hanamasa in kojimachi, just the regular white bread/sesame bun type.

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                    lost squirrel RE: wakaba Oct 15, 2008 08:07 PM

                    Last night I saw the same 4-pack of sesame seed buns that I previously bought at Nissin, this time they were being sold at the Yotsuya Hanamasa. Only 148 yen!

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