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) 3. CoCo Ichiban Curry House The king of curries in Japan! 4.Continue reading “Top 5 Cheap Restaurant Chains in Japan”

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Okonomiyaki, sometimes called a Japanese pancake in English, is a cheap and fun meal to have. It basically tastes like a mix of pancakes and omelettes, and there are all sorts of toppings and fillings. Popular ones include cabbage, pork strips and shrimp. At some restaurants you can cook the Okonomiyaki yourself, which is great fun withContinue reading “Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)”

Curry Rice

Japanese curry. Some love it (me!), for some nothing to write home about. But it’s something that has to be tried and is one of the cheapest lunch and dinner options for budget travellers in Japan. The sauce is probably sweeter than most foreigners are used to, and the standard options are not too spicy.Continue reading “Curry Rice”

Gyudon – Japan’s essential budget meal

Gyudon is to Japanese people what the burger is to Americans. Or what a fish and chips are to the British. Cheap, fatty and quick, they make for great food for those on the go who don’t want to spend too much. Gyudon, sometimes known in English as beef bowl, is a simple Japanese bowlContinue reading “Gyudon – Japan’s essential budget meal”