Deli fu cious is a Japanese-style fish burger joint that prepares and cooks each of their burgers upon ordering, so as to ensure the freshness of the food. The eatery’s name is a cheeky combination of the words “delicious” and “f*cking”, thus with a name like that, they definitely need to uphold a higher standard and quality of the food being served.
Upon arrival, place your order at the window outside the shop and make your payment at the same time.
Food Menu: (they do have some other options if you don’t like fish)
As the place was full when we arrived, after we had placed our orders, we were told to sit and wait at the bench outside the restaurant and they would inform us when there were seats available.
Killed some time whilst waiting, by taking some pictures of the shop’s exterior. Noticed that the restaurant’s sign is shaped like a fish and there is also a fish motif hanging at the door.
At the entrance, you can find a door mat with the pattern of a fish sandwiched between two buns. This same logo is also imprinted onto the top of their burgers.
We discovered that they seem to make customers dine by batches – i.e. once all the seats have been filled, the rest of the customers need to wait (queue) outside until they allow you to enter. Even if some diners had already left the restaurant, the staff will actually wait for all the diners to vacate the premises, before they let you in (i.e. the next group). Thus, please be considerate whilst dining here and don’t hog the seats for too long, otherwise you will hold up the rest of the customers who are waiting outside for their turn to dine here.
Our timing seemed to be just right, as we were first in line (i.e. in next group to dine) and whilst waiting, a queue had already started to form behind us. When we were eventually seated, we found that the seating capacity was rather limited – i.e. only about 8 seats.
Drinks were served first and we had ordered some Italian sodas.
Finally, the main courses arrived and they were really good!!
KOBUZIME FISH BURGER
This fish burger had a fresh and tasty fish patty, topped with an interesting tofu sauce, with veggies and some Japanese pickled radish. Pickled ginger is also served on the side.
CRAB CREAM CROQUETTE BURGER
As you can see from the top of the burger, the same fish logo, that we saw on the floor mat earlier, is imprinted onto the bun.
I had ordered the Crab Cream Croquette “Special” Burger (by topping up an additional 300 yen), which gave me the kani miso version and it was a strong seafood flavour bomb! To those who are unfamiliar with this, kani miso also known as crab miso, crab paste, crab butter, or crab innards. It may sound disgusting, but it’s actually really creamy and full of umami! This was my first time eating a croquette made with this ingredient and it was definitely an interesting gastronomic experience!
The croquette was topped with some honey mustard sauce and some pickled ginger was also served on the side, to cleanse your palate.
As we wanted a balanced meal, we decided to order some coleslaw, which came with a special house dressing, but this was a letdown for us as it was just a simple bowl of raw veggies and a thousand island dressing. Nothing interesting as compared to the excitement of biting into the burgers.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the burgers, which are of good quality and made with fresh ingredients! Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough stomach to try the other burgers on their menu, but I’ll definitely be back again the next time I visit Tokyo!
Deli fu cious
1-9-13 Higashiyama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Opening Hours: 12:00～21:00
Closed on Wednesdays.
8-min walk from Naka-Meguro station