One year ago, McDondald's Japan released two Samurai Mac burgers, "samurai-themed" burgers, each representing a feuding samurai faction. On one hand, the Wild Faction's roasted soy sauce double-thick beef burger, and the other, a roasted soy sauce bacon tomato thick beef burger from the Selfish Faction. In case it wasn't obvious, the "samurai" flavor comes from the rich roasted soy sauce-based sauce, as well as the promotional efforts of popular actor Masato Sakai. The burgers were available for a limited time.

Now for 2021, the Samurai Mac is back, and McDonald's has decided they're good enough to add to the regular menu, available for April 7th, 2021.

Just like last year, McDonald's Japan is marketing the Samurai Mac as a burger with a taste meant to satisfy adults. Their slogan 大人を、楽しめ otona wo tanoshime, literally means "Enjoy adulthood."


Samurai Mac: Roasted Soy Sauce Double-Thick Beef Burger

The Roasted Soy Sauce Double-Thick Beef Burger (炙り醤油風ダブル肉厚ビーフ aburi shōyū fū daburu nikuatsu bīfu) costs 490 JPY a la carte or 790 JPY in a value set. (Not available for "doubling" in the Night Mac menu).

Samurai Mac: Roasted Soy Sauce Bacon Tomato Thick Beef Burger

The Roasted Soy Sauce Bacon Tomato Thick Beef Burger (炙り醤油風 ベーコントマト肉厚ビーフ aburi shōyū fū bēcon nikuatsu bīfu) costs 490 JPY a la carte or 790 JPY in a value set. (Not available for "doubling" in the Night Mac menu).


Coke® Dry Ginger and Coke® Dry Ginger Float

For a limited time, McDonald's will also have the perfect accompaniment to your Samurai Mac burgers in the form of Coke® Dry Ginger and Coke® Dry Ginger Float with a crisp ginger flavor and served in a specially designed cup with the image of a samurai. (Contains 2% lemon juice. No actual ginger used.)

Coke® Dry Ginger is available for an additional 30 JPY in a value set or 250 JPY a la carte and the Coke® Dry Ginger Float for an additional 90 JPY in a value set or 310 JPY a la carte.


Twitter Campaigns

Follow the official McDonald's Japan account and participate in one of these special campaigns for a chance to win a Mac Card worth 1,000 JPY.

  • April 1st to 3rd: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #サムライマックレギュラー化, writing something you'd like to do in your life and including the same hashtag, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 JPY. See here for details.
  • April 6th: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #大人を楽しめサムライマック, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 JPY. See here for details.
  • April 12th, 19th and 26th: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #サムライマックはじマンデー, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 JPY. See here for details.
  • May 2nd to 5th: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #サムライマックで大人を楽しめ, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 JPY. See here for details.

By - Ben K.