Hamburger restaurant in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima: ‘A place to feel the culture of the American West Coast’

PUBLISHED Apr 5, 2021

A hamburger at COLORS

It has been three months since the hamburger restaurant COLORS opened its doors in Kagoshima’s Tenmonkan district.

The store opened on December 27 last year. Shimoda Ryotaro, the owner of the store, has been involved in music activities mainly on the West Coast of the U.S. “I wanted to create a place where people can feel the culture of the West Coast,” Shimoda said. The name of the restaurant comes from the movie “Colors” which portrays the street culture of the area.

“Hamburgers are an essential component when talking about the culture of the American West Coast,” said Shimoda. The menu includes COLORS Burger (1,200 yen) with a patty, tomato, cheese, egg, and bacon on a 12-centimeter bun; Mary Jane Burger (1,000 yen) with shrimps, egg salad with tartar sauce, avocado, and lettuce on a pink bun; and Snoop Dogg (900 yen) with coarse sausage and onion on a navy bun. For drinks, they serve 150 types of cocktails and soft drinks. All food menu items are available for takeout.

COLORS has 4 tables and 8 counter seats. There are 2 mirror balls and vinyl records displayed on the wall, and a DJ booth for parties. The restaurant has an adjoining shop, C’s SHOP, where you can buy West Coast streetwear and accessories selected by Shimoda himself. “I want to make this a center for spreading the West Coast culture, with a focus on music,” he added.

Opening hours: noon – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Closed on Mondays.

  • Snoop Dogg at COLORS

  • COLORS Burger at COLORS

  • COLORS Burger with extra everything

  • Various dishes at COLORS