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Tokyo's Cheapest Restaurant?

What's Tokyo's Cheapest Restaurant?


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6 Thursday, 19 November 2009 13:56

Easily the best and cheapest restaurants I went to in Tokyo were the Okonomiyaki restaurants. The best thing was that you got to cook your own food. YOu get a hot plate in the middle of the table and you put you kind of pancake with vegetables and meat etc on there and cook it up. THere are loads of them in Shibuya. This is the Japanese to look for on the flags/ signs outside the restaurant: お好み焼き


5 Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00
Another good Izakaya is:


in Ebisu
Although there are plenty of these restaurants all over Tokyo, this one is a little different. It's small form-factor and large round bar make it perfect to have a drink, some food and have a chat with some of the locals. Friendly and fairly cheap, this place offers a range of food for all tastes. They also specialize in collecting rice wine sake from all over the country. So if you are a sake connoisseur or just fancy some decent sake, this may be the place for you.

Map 1-14-1 Ebisu-Nishi; +81 3 3496-7744


4 Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00
Yes you got all the Izakayas but in the the small towns/ areas you can find cheap place called "akachochin" just look for the red laterns outside the bars.

These are fairly local places so you can get a feel for the traditional Japan. Many of the chain Izakaya's just serve substandard food in a sceptic environment...
3 Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00

If you are eager to see an evening city view of Tokyo but are unwilling to fork out the two-thousand yen or so it costs to take a trip up Tokyo Tower or the Mori Building in Roppongi Hills then check out this one.
Set in the business district of Nishi (west) Shinjuku in the Sumitomo Building, this Izakaya is on the 52 floor. Called Yui-an, it combines a commanding view of Tokyo with some excellent and reasonably priced food. Better book in advance if you want a jaw-dropping seat by the window.

Map 52F Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg., 2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku: +81 3-3342-5671
2 Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

If you're looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to eat during your stay in Tokyo, check out some of the 'Izakaya'. These provide some of the widest choices of food you can find in Japan and cater to all tastes. Most dishes are shared dishes so you can order an array of dishs and try each one. Both beer and food are cheap and .

Izakaya have a look and feel more akin to the German beer bar than the British pub and food quality closer to Little chef than Gordon Ramsey. Some of the bigger names; Tengu, Uotami, Watami, Shirokiya are chain izakaya and can be found in the vicinity of most train stations around Tokyo. The difficulty is in actually finding them so look out for these logos









Prining this page would give you a good reference. Often they are located on the upper floors of buildings so focus your gaze upwards find the floor and head up on the elevators. Here are a pick of choice Izakaya you can try for a change.

1 Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:00

Teyandei in Nishi Azabu Offers All you can drink (ask for "nomi houdai) for 2 and a half hours for about 1500 yen. Excellent value if you want to have a decent drink. It's basically a converted 2- story house which cater to foreign clientelle by having leg-wells. This means you dine like Japanese by sitting on the floor but put your feet in a well below the table. Pefect if you've been shopping in Azabu for the day. Serves most local foods including sushi, sashimi and a range of tofu dishes. (Ask for the Agedashi dofu)

Map 2-20-1 Nishi-Azabu; +81 3 3407-8127

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