Americans really love their burgers. So much so that they're even turning Japanese classics into bun and patty form. 

That's right. The sushi burger is a thing in NYC. 

Redeye Grill's creation artfully combines traditional Japanese ingredients into an American staple.

The chef first starts with a rice "bun"; you have a choice of white or black sushi rice. 

The filling begins with a base of dried seaweed and spicy tuna. Toppings like avocado, cucumber, watermelon radish, pickled ginger, and seaweed salad are piled on. 

The burger then gets a few squeezes of sriracha and yuzu aioli. 

The top bun gets a sprinkling of fumi furikake, a Japanese seasoning containing dried and ground fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar,  and salt. 

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Executive chef Jawn Chasteen is even experimenting with different fillings like pickled vegetables and shrimp tempura. Although, the tuna version remains the most popular. 

Seriously, just take a look at this:

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That is one sexy burger. 

Dreams really do come true. #Blessed. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Delish] [via Delish]