Tokyo Food Guide
Shinjuku: A Haven for Office Workers
The majority of restaurants here in Shinjuku are Japanese Izakayas or Nabe (Hot Pot) restaurants, and one of the more famous Nabe restaurants is called "Nabe-Zo" (鍋ぞう). Known for its cheap all you can eat courses, and the wide variety of vegetables, desserts, and meat, Nabe-Zo is the place to go for a satisfying hot-pot experience!
Shibuya: Foreign Cuisine Paradise
Shibuya can be generally separated into two parts: one being the major shopping streets, located beyond the famous Shibuya intersection. Apart from chic shops, you can also find cheap ‘’standing sushi bars’’, local Izakayas, Yakitori, all you can eat Nabe and more. Rest your feet at one of the many restaurants here after a day of shopping, and experience the real Japanese cuisine that makes this country proud!
Ebisu: Deluxe Cuisine
Although it may seem like an expensive area, there are actually quite a few fairly priced restaurants hidden in the streets of Ebisu, such as "Ebisu Yokocho" (恵比寿横丁), located close to Ebisu station. Designed as an indoor "night market", you will find many food stalls here that sell barbeque meat, sushi, Okonomiyaki, Japanese Sake and so on. One of the most popular stalls with locals and tourists alike is "Niku-Zushi" (Meat-Sushi), which sells raw horse meat, duck meat, beef, chicken sushi and so on. Of course, there is also the option of barbequing or grilling the meat, so those who aren’t accustomed to raw meat can also have an enjoyable experience.
Ginza: Omelette Rice Paradise
Tokyo: The No.1 Street
Lets not forget about the famous "Tokyo Ramen Street" (東京駅ラーメンストリート) either. Situated near the central Yaesu Exit, there are 8 different ramen shops in this area, each promoting their own specialized broth, ingredients, texture and noodles. One of the more popular stalls is the "Ikaruga", best known for its Tonkotsu Gyokai Ramen (fish stock and pork bone broth), which originated from Tokyo. Don’t forget to line up and purchase a meal ticket first before heading in!
Akihabara: The Ramen Warzone
Many tourists come to Akihabara to experience the famous maid cafes and themed restaurants. However apart from these spots, we also recommend you to try out "Aoshima Shokudo", a modest neighborhood cafeteria that serves "Shouga Shoyu Ramen" (Ginger Soy Sauce Ramen), the ramen representative of Niigata. The broth is much lighter than the traditional Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen, so why don’t you stop by here for a change of taste?
Ikebukuro: Little China
Ikebukuro can be generally separated into two districts: East exit and West exit. The East exit is the major shopping area, with different department stores and shops such as Matsukiyo Drug Store, Tokyu Hands, Sanrio merchandise stores and so on; while the West exit mostly has Izakayas, restaurants and cheap bars, and is a popular place for businessmen to socialize after work!
Apart from the many Chinese restaurants, Ikebukuro is best known for its curry. There are quite a few noteworthy curry restaurants in Ikebukuro, and one of the most popular place is "Kare wa nomimono" (Curry is a drink). Situated close to the West exit, Kare wa nomimono offers only two kinds of curry, red and black, and prices are the same for small, medium and large sized rice bowls! Although you might have to stand in line for a bit, this flavorful and generously portioned dish will definitely be worth the wait!
Average Food Expenses per Meal in Japan – All Meals Below 1000 yen
When traveling to the other countries, you will spend plenty of time to search, check and list down how much should spend on foods. Frankly speaking, many people consider Japan is one of the world’s most expensive country. Food is the second largest expenses p
Sakura/Cherry Blossom Themed Items, Foods & Drinks in Japan 2018
Sakura (or Cherry Blossom) season is coming near, starting in late March. This means that sakura-themed items, food and drinks can be found all year round. For this article, I will focus on the limited-edition and seasonal items, most of which are edible. (