Service: Shy but very friendly
Equipment & Facilities: Good general cleanliness. Excellent washroom
Prices: Reasonable to slightly expensive but very good value
Strong points: Tex-Mex gastronomy of superior quality. Doubles up as bar in evenings.
Tequila’s Diner in Shichiken Cho (near Aoba Park Street) has become a real institution when it comes to American gastronomy, hamburgers in particular.
The latter are always 100% beef, generally American.
The food might sound a bit pricey at first, but the generous portions, the fully garnished dishes and the health of all makes more for an extremely good value.
Moreover the patties are always made with knife-chopped meat giving a real bite to a whole hamburger you enjoy at easy pace!
I had ordered something different when I belatedly noticed the summer limited treat on the blackboard overhead at the counter (lucky me as I wouldn’t have noticed since I usually sit in the small “lodge” outside!): lamb and blue cheese hamburger!
I just had the time to notify Chef Chihiro Okamato who took it easily in his stride!
The lamb and blue cheese hamburger both available at lunch and dinner!
Note the big fresh green salad!
The bun is baked by a local baker!
If you don’t want too much salt on your potato chips tell the staff beforehand! Actually a kids’ set is available with reduced salt on the potatoes!
The New Zealand lamb patty with the blue cheese and more vegetables for a great balance!
Knife-chopped meat patty.
This has nothing to do with soft meat you gulp down at cheap diners.
You need a knife to cut it if you do not eat it with your hands!
I like my meat with a real bite or else!
Incidentally Tequila’s Diner is not all hamburgers, far from it!
Check their ONLINE MENU!
No wonder you can expect more articles!
Chef Chihiro Okamoto
420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 8-6 (near Aoba Park Street), ACT 7, 1F
Business hours: 12:00~14:00, 18:00~24:00
Small and big parties welcome on reservations
Small outside lodge can be made non-smoking
Kids’ special lunch (with little salt) available!
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