Charbro: Musashi Kosugi
Charbro Musashi Kosugi: American

American barbecue and steaks are the specialties at this cozy neighborhood spot, and at lunchtime they serve a great line-up of burgers and sandwiches. The burgers are some of the best in town, with a pleasant infusion of charcoal flavoring from the grill, and they're served with excellent home-made bacon, crisp thinly cut fries and good cole slaw. There are also plenty of optional toppings such as grilled jalapenos and chili con carne.

Two taps dispense craft beers from Gigantic Brewing in Portland, Oregon, and this seems like an adequate beer selection for a shop this size. You can also choose from several California wines by the glass or bottle. The two-story space is set up with counter seating on the first floor and tables upstairs. The background music tends towards country rock, blues and Bob Dylan.

Lunchtime burgers start at Y1000 for a regular burger and Y1300 for a Bacon Cheeseburger; coffee or tea is included in the price. Budget around Y3000-4000 for food and drink at dinnertime. Burgers and sandwiches are ready to take out at both lunch and dinnertime.

Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Shin-Maruko-Higashi 2-906-30.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays


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