Monday, 13 July 2020

Mikkeller Kanda

Today, a post on the recently opened Mikkeller Kanda, burger restaurant and beer bar. It’s a bit of an unfortunate time to be opening a new business but Mikkeller seem to be making the best of it with a nice new place with an interesting layout and some very nice burgers. Well to be honest,  I can only really speak for the veggie burger, but it’s mere existence is something to be praised in itself and it was very tasty. Here’s what you need to know.

- Very close to Kanda JR station, literally a stone's through distance wise, although you’d have to throw the stone round a corner if you were really looking to live out the cliche. Bottom floor is the burger floor with one tap of beer and some bottles and cans and is open from lunchtime through to closing. Upstairs there is another bar and further up again some more seating. The decor is very unique and the stairs are extremely unique. Don’t focus too hard on the steep stairs as if you do, you’ll bang your head like I did. At the same time, don't focus too hard on not banging your head and neglect the stairs. Balance is the key!
- Main beer business is done on the middle floor. The drinking section of this place is open from 16:00 daily. They have 12 taps of mainly Mikkeller beers with a few imports. The bottom floor had their house beer on, which was made in collaboration with Devil Craft. A Mikkeller pint (400ml, I believe) of it was ¥950. Didn’t see prices upstairs but I’d imagine they are the same as the Shibuya bar. I didn't see any smaller servings offered but I'd imagine they are. If someone can let me know I'll update.
- No cover charge, no smoking, WiFi, daytime opening and really nice burgers. I had the lunch set which I think was ¥300 extra and had a really nice salad and some really unique chips/fried potatoes/wedges whatever you want to call them.

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I like Mikkeller a lot so it will come as no surprise to find out that I like this place too. Next time I definitely want to go when the upstairs bar is open as I only was able to have a quick look at it rather than being able to settle down and enjoy it fully. So, if you’re coming here to drink lots of different beers you should probably make it after 16:00. But the fact that there is one tap on the ground floor means that it is perfect for popping in quickly for some food and a beer at lunchtime too. I really appreciate the fact that they have a veggie burger. Vegetarian options seem to be appearing in Japan recently but are still pretty rare in a place like this, so I’m delighted! Will definitely be back for another burger and some beers soon!

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:   
Devil Craft

Opening Hours:
Daily 11:30-22:30

内神田 3-21-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo



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