A mug of beer and a couple of other alcoholic beverages cost only 200 yen (+8% tax: 216 yen) during happy hour (14:00 – 18:00) in a restraint chain called GUSTO ガスト in Japan.
Kushikatsu 串カツ Deep-fried food on skewer A restaurant Kushikatu Tanaka 串カツ田中 which is good for nonsmokers.
Yakiniku 焼肉 is Japanese style barbecue.
This set meal of Whitebait (Baby sardine) Bowl is only 500 yen. Super low price and delicious!
Udon topped with Sansai 山菜うどん
This confectionery is called Ichigo-Daifuku.
We often eat Sakura-mochi 桜餅 さくらもち during cherry blossoms season, spring.
This banana cream cake is a recommended souvenir when you leave Tokyo.
Slightly roasted raw chicken. Give it a try!
This restaurant is going to permanently close September 17, 2018. Actually it costs about US$5 (500 yen). Inexpensive and tasty!
Grilled chicken mince patty on a skewer is tasty!
They offer small size beef steak for 290 yen. Bifuteki ビフテキ
3 kinds of sampler: 1000 yen (including tax)
Ginko nuts are tasty!
3 kinds of sampler: 1000 yen
Meet-up events are fun!
These items look delicious!
It has creamy texture. Delicious!
It is held once a year in Tokyo.
Hamu-katsu ハムカツ is good for drinking beer. Many Izakaya (Japanese) style bars offer Hamu-katsu ハムカツ.
A noodle chain Ringerhut offers this for 500 yen.
A udon (noodles) chain restaurant Marugame Seimen 丸亀製麺, in Japan offers many kinds of Udon うどん.
This is HAPPYTURN ハッピーターン and a popular Japanese snack which is a kind of rice cracker. It is really good to eat.
How to eat rice: In Japan, we sometimes eat without a main dish. We often add some food that matches well with rice.
One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea. A high quality green tea is recommended. When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.
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Hey, hungry boys! It costs only 500 yen. (US$4.44) Many pieces of deep-fried chicken are topped with rice. This shop is located near Akihabara 秋葉原 in Tokyo.
In Japan, some restaurants specialize in blow (puffer) fish food. It is white meat fish. Blowfish is called Fugu ふぐ in Japanese. Don’t worry about blowfish poison. The parts which have no poison are edible. It is always prepared by licensed manufactures or chefs.
ANKO あんこ is a sweet red bean paste. There are many kinds of ANKO sweets in Japan. One of them is OHAGI おはぎ which is sticky rice covered with ANKO.
KOURAKUEN 幸楽苑 This ramen shop offers inexpensive food and when you want to get full with little expense, it’s good to order their set meal of ramen, dumplings, and fried rice. The set meals are slightly discounted compared to the total of their list prices.
There are an English edition and a bilingual edition. Both of them were revised this year. The eBooks are discounted for a while. About US$3 > $1 (100 yen)
A traditional Japanese food Tokoroten ところてん is made from a kind of sea vegetable Tengusa 天草 (agarophyte).
A bar offers this service. 1 hour 1010 yen 2 hours 1680 yen I haven’t been there yet, but I would like to go. Does anyone want to go to the bar with me?
1. Restaurant chain name Tsukiji-ichiba-niikyuppa 築地市場298 In total, 2050 yen, 90 minutes would be suitable for 2 foods and the all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages.
A Japanese restaurant Ika-center イカセンター specializes in fresh squid sashimi. Some squids are kept alive in the tank of the restaurant. Immediately after the customer orders, it is sliced as sashimi.
Occasionally I meet international tourists in Tokyo who come to Japan just because they’re curious about the country and its culture, sometimes as young as 20 years old. It’s not a problem, of course, I would like to see them to enjoy Japan even more.
Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo occasionally organizes sushi making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You will walk to a nostalgic Japanese style sushi bar near the hostel. You must enjoy making sushi and the bar’s atmosphere.
You will see ice cream vending machines while traveling in Japan. They are placed in stations and popular sightseeing places. When I was young, I would often buy 17 seventeen ice after school. セブンティーンアイス
This food is sashimi konnyaku さしみこんにゃく. Konnyaku is a traditional food and made from the root of a plant of Araceae family such as taro. It has unique in texture like a hard type of jelly. Sashimi konnyaku is a kind of konnyaku, but it is made softer than normal konnyaku and usually seasoned with nori.
BEEF KITCHEN STAND offers tasty beef, chicken, pork, sausage, ham and horse meat. This beef steak (50g) is soft and juicy! 290 yen 名物ビフテキ
Sakana-no-himono 魚の干物 is semi-dried fish that is a traditional Japanese food. Grilled himono ひもの is popular in Japan. We often put a bit of soy sauce on it. This one is grilled horse mackerel. 590 yen Toroaji-no-hiraki トロアジの開き
I sometimes eat this set meal Sauteed Pork Liver & Chive (Nirareba-itame ニラレバ炒め) at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋. It includes rice, soup and pickles.
In Japan, some restaurants offer Horse meat sashimi that’s sliced raw meat, called Basashi 馬刺し. A restaurant uses tasty horse meat. It tastes like soft beef that’s cooked rare.
In Japan, some restaurants offer lightly roasted chicken carpaccio that’s cooked almost rare. It tastes like chicken meat sashimi. A restaurant uses Japanese brand of chicken called Daisendori 大山鶏. This domestically produced chicken is rigorously inspected and cleaned to provide that it is fresh and safe to eat.
When you are a bit hungry during your trip in Japan, It would be good to stop by a convenience store LAWSON and buy Large Size Yakitori でか焼鳥 Deka-yakitori which is grilled chicken on a skewer.
This restaurant is permanently closed. (Updated June 2018) Usually taking picture of the waitresses at restaurants in Japan is not allowed, but this Chinese food restaurant remarkably offer the pictures for free of charge. However, some maid cafes offer taking picture of the maids as a paid service.
Do you like beer? Why don’t you get a drink at a bar POPEYE ポパイ in Ryogoku 両国 Tokyo 東京? Enjoy drinking their original craft beer!
It smells like a beast and some people might even say like poo-poo. KUSAYA くさや is a type of half-dried fish, that’s eaten after being grilled.
Chige Miso Ramen チゲ味噌ラーメン at a chain restaurant Hidakaya 日高屋 is very good! Its broth is spicy kimchi miso taste.
A bar you have to try when in Akihabara 秋葉原 Tokyo 東京 early in the evening is Banpaiya 晩杯屋. They offer really inexpensive and delicious Japanese food. This picture is Yellowtail sashimi ブリ刺し Buri-sashi 200 yen.
Do you like TAKOYAKI たこ焼き (octopus dumpling)? Let’s have a party with octopus dumpling electric griddle at home!
If you use Tempura Pass, you can get a piece of tempura for free. However, you have to buy one udon. The pass costs 300 yen (includes tax) and is available from September 10 through October 21, 2018 at Hanamaru Udon はなまるうどん restaurants in Japan.
We are waiting for the cherry blossom (sakura 桜) festivals in Tokyo. The cherry blossom season is coming soon. Why don’t you go to Toneri Park 舎人公園 on 1st – 2nd April, 2017?
Nagasaki Chanpon 長崎ちゃんぽん is a type of noodle food, and looks like ramen. Ringerhut is this noodle chain and has many shops in Japan. The taste of the soup at Ringerhut is similar to pork taste ramen.
If you are new to drinking sake, a sake brand called Jozen Mizuno Gotoshi 上善如水 would be best for you. It has really smooth light feeling but is still very tasty and not so sweet. It is sometimes said to taste like water.
One of the food cultures in Japan is whale meat. I am going to take the pictures of the food when I eat them.
When you’re visiting Tokyo, do you miss your family, friends, and burger? If so, a good place to rest is J.S. BURGERS CAFE Where you will find yourself eating with the yummy burger. Come relax and recharge here. Then, continue your journey! !
I recommend you buy tasty instant noodles UMAKACCHAN うまかっちゃん as a souvenir. The soup is made with pork bone and many kinds of flavors are available. UMAKACCHAN is extremely rare in Tokyo!
This restaurant is specialized in only ONIGIRI (rice ball). Their onigiri is bigger than usual one and use a tasty bland rice KOSHIHIKARI こしひかり from Niigata 新潟 prefecture.
Are you tired of eating Japanese food during traveling in Japan? How about Italian food instead? A nine-course dinner with all-you-can-drink alcohol beverages costs 5000 yen and 8% tax. Cost effective! This restaurant is located in Shinjuku 新宿 Tokyo.