Hamburgers in Shizuoka 3: Tequila’s Diner!

Service: Shy but very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Good general cleanliness
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive but very good value
Strong points: Tex-Mex gastronomy of superior quality. Doubles up as bar in evenings

These past years, for the pleasure of quality-minded hamburger lovers, we are witnessing the emergence of new diners (as they say in the States) which not only have the merit not to be part of chain stores with all the consequent disappointments, but which also endeavor to serve full and appetizing repasts in a slow enough manner to guarantee unhurried satisfaction.

I had meant to visit Tequila’s Diner in Aoi ku, Shizuoka City for quite some time, especially at lunch.
The problem is that it is really busy and the waiting is long, it being slow food!

They do make an effort at their English!

Pick your sign!

The menu is clearly posted outside! A plus, definitely!

And written in both languages!

I had decided on my order before entering the place!

The Japanese customers prefer to sit inside in a congested room sitting about 14~16 people but I wouldn’t give away that small table outside to anyone!
The place was full so the table outside was gladly agreed with on my request!
The Chef even asked me if I wanted the parasol fit in for me (which I declined!)
Next time I’ll make sure to have the same place in the evening!
For all his tattoos and scars, Chef Chihirou Okamoto is a shy and friendly bloke always ready to serve!

For 200 more yen I got a glass of beer and one soft drink and two small appetizers!

My “Tequila’s Favorite” order!

I noted with pleasure that the fried potatoes were not served with the usual mountain of salt but with just enough salt and black pepper!

The appetizers: corn salad and ham on coleslaw!

No, I didn’t use my hands but ate the whole the slow way with fork and knife!

The egg was fried to perfection, although I’m sure you can request it cooked longer for those who don’t like runny eggs!

Being from Bourgogne I always add mustard on my potatoes!

I told you that a good hamburger is a full meal: bread, Fresh and cooked vegetables, beef, bacon, cheese and egg!

I’m definitely planning to come back soon one evening with an American friend and enjoy real American food outside, away from the smoke!

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 8-6 (near Aoba Park Street), ACT 7, 1F
Tel.: 054–255-7595
Business hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~24:00
Closed on Wednesdays


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8 thoughts on “Hamburgers in Shizuoka 3: Tequila’s Diner!”

  1. It looks absolutely fabulous and dangerously cheap! Congratulations for the beer photo. I can see it was made with a real passion 😉
    I am so happy to see I could understand many items without the photos (I can manage in katakana and hiragana). Sorry for boasting, but I still cannot believe I will not be a total illiterate in Japan (just a partial illiterate 😉 because it will take me ages to learn enough kanji to read menus or shop names).


  2. That egg looks really good! I love the color of the yolk. It’s always interesting to me to see how Japanese chefs interpret American food. I wish you had put up a picture of the chef, he sounds interesting. Do they also serve tequila at this place?


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