Top 5 Cheap Restaurant Chains in Japan

Want some lovely Japanese food, but don’t want to spend loads of money?  Try these!

1. Matsuya

All sorts of cheap Japanese food.  Gyudon (meat on rice), steaks, Japanese style burgers……


2. Yoshinoya

The best place for a cheap Gyudon (meat on rice)img_970263_35073931_0

3. CoCo Ichiban Curry House

The king of curries in Japan!CoCo_ichibanya_CurryHouse

4. Sukiya

Similar to Yoshinoya, but often has interesting special dishes and menus.


5. Chikara Meshi

Lots of fatty items to keep your energy levels up! Gyudon, curry and stir-fry dishes.




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Hi there! はじめまして! I am a writer and designer, and I focus on budget travel in Japan. I have lived in and out of Japan for nearly a decade now and know all the tricks! よろしくお願いします!


  1. Nihon Scope May 16, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Nothing better then some epic B-Class gourmet. I’ve been mighty impressed by the affordable YET very much edible food here in Japan!

    • Nihon Scope May 16, 2017 at 3:21 am

      I actually ate at a coco curry house in Hakata the first weekend I moved to Japan. They have english menu’s just FYI and their curry goes from level 1 to 10. If you want to eat anything hotter then a 5, you need to order a 5 and finish it all before they’ll let you order anything higher.

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