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With Halloween just around the corner, people across Japan are getting ready to transform into all manner of awesome creatures. As a matter of fact, even some restaurants are getting into the spirit with special Halloween menu items, and we found one that’s a genuine monster: Tokyo’s massive Monster Burger, which is actually five burgers combined as one!

Some men have a weakness for beautiful women. Other can’t resist the lure of games of chance. But the personal siren song for our intrepid Japanese-language reporter Mr. Sato is gigantic hamburgers, which is why he found himself sitting in the AS Classics Diner in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills entertainment center.

From October 16 to 31, the restaurant is offering the Monster Burger, a 35.8-centimeter (14.1-inch) tower of beef and buns. Accompanied by one of his understudies, Mr. Sato recently visited the eatery, and the sandwich was just as huge as promised.

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Two things make the Monster Burger special, even compared to other oversized hamburgers of its ilk. First is the presentation. Usually, when restaurants are trying to grab your attention with quantity, they don’t put much effort into how the food is arranged. AS Classics makes sure the Monster Burger is looking good, though. With its ingredients carefully stacked, the sandwich stood tall and proud, with no danger of toppling or collapsing under its own weight.

What’s more, it’s not like the Monster Burger is just a quintuple order of the restaurant’s most bare-bones burger. It’s actually formed of the five most popular hamburgers on AC Classics’ menu, like a delicious edible Voltron.

▼ After lion and vehicle, burger was the obvious next component choice.

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Starting at the penthouse and making your way down, you’ll find a cheeseburger

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avocado burger

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bacon cheeseburger

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chili burger

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…and, finally, a teriyaki burger.

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This being Roppongi, where Tokyo’s beautiful people come out to play, the restaurant isn’t expecting you to dismantle the Monster Burger on your own, possibly spilling food on your clubbing gear in the process. After giving diners a moment to snap pictures of the behemoth, the wait staff will put the sub-burgers onto plates, if you so request.

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Mr. Sato is glad to report that the flavor is as impressive as the presentation. The patties are nice and juicy, and the buns are soft and absorbent, soaking up cheese and meat drippings so you can savor every last drop of flavor.

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At 4,860 yen (US$41), the Monster Burger works out cheaper than ordering the equivalent burgers individually. Split between four or five people, it’s actually pretty reasonably priced, especially for this swanky part of Tokyo. Best of all, AS Classics is happy to bag up any leftovers, just in case you can’t finish the whole thing in one sitting.

▼ And yes, the Monster Burger comes with a side of fries.

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Restaurant information
AS Classics Dinner Roppongi Hills branch / エーエス クラシックス ダイナー 六本木ヒルズ店
Address: Tokyo-to, Minakto-ku, Roppongi 6-4-1, Roppongi Hills Metro Hat Hollywood Plaza basement level 1
東京都港区六本木6-4-1 六本木ヒルズ メトロハット ハリウッドプラザ B1F
Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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