Classic burgers, taco rice, nostalgia mix at 50’s Café
There are burgers, and there are really great burgers
Hayashi Oshiro knows the difference, and has opened a new 50’s Café to make it easier for Americans to enjoy his creations. The restaurant is touting not only burgers, but a menu featuring a French toast plate, pancake plate and a shrimp, basil and saffron flavor fried rice, each for only ¥700. Of course, Oshiro points out, “you can always enjoy my burgers. They’re made to order, fresh, every time.”
The 50’s Café is a flashback into 50’s Americana, right down to the finest décor detail. Oshiro, who used to mingle with the stars as he worked in California, has decorated both his 50’s Cafes with authentic memorabilia, signs, bottles and license plates. He’s plenty of posters, photographs –autographed, of course—by the likes of Pat Boone, Dustin Hoffman and Kirk Douglas.
His love for America began as a youngster in Okinawa, when he recalls the island was seemingly a part of the United States. Oshiro says he felt how different the lifestyles of Okinawa and America were, even as he experienced the two cultures. Everything was fresh to him; television, movies, magazines,