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Cheap Restaurants for Budget Travelers in Tokyo

Under 500 yen! Cheap Restaurants for Budget Travelers in Tokyo

I know Japan is not particularly the cheapest destination for a holiday. But when it comes to food, I can assure you that you don’t really need to restrict your budget to go for one of the best dishes. And here are the example list that you can try them for under 500 yen!

#1. Fukuwa Sushi

Although the lunch menu only has two options, Kaisen-Don (seafood Sashimi rice bowl) & Negitoro-Don (minced tuna rice bowl) to choose from, the prices are just 500 yen for both. If you are hungry, you can ask it to be an extra-large size with no further charge. As they decide which fish to be put on the Kaisen-Don according to what was caught on that day, you can enjoy fresh seafood every day at this amazing price.
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Fukuwa Sushi (福和寿司)

Address: 2-9-6 Yokokawa, Sumida, Tokyo

Access: 10 minutes walk from Kinshicho Station

Hours: 11:00am-2:00pm / 5:00pm-10:00pm

Phone: 03-3622-8872

Website: Fukuwa Sushi


#2. Shibatora

Unlike other restaurants in Tokyo, Shibatora is quite spacy and would probably has a capacity to accommodate up to 50 people. Its speciality is Yakitori, grilled chicken skewers, and you can enjoy them in a form of “Don” (rice bowl dish). Other recommended lunch menus includes Pork Don and Chicken Curry Don. The combination of smoky flavored chicken and Japanese Wasabi must not be missed. One thing to note, it is only every Thursday that you can try those plates so if you ever go to Shinbashi/Ginza area, you know where to have a lunch, but on Thursday!
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Shibatora (芝虎) – Shinbashi

Address: 1-22-6 Nishi-shinbashi, Minato, Tokyo

Access: 2 minutes walk from Toranomon Station

Hours: 11:30am-1:30pm / 5:00pm-11:00pm

Phone: 03-6206-1640

Website: Shibatora (Shinbashi)


#3. Chandon

It is hard to believe that so many quality lunch dishes here cost only 480 yen. That’s right, you can even get some changes with a 500 yen coin. It’s a Korean restaurant and its particular taste can bring such an addiction to your mouth. Pork would be their main menu, but there are other plates which are suitable for veggies. Their sauce is their family-secret recipe, and you will see why it has to be kept so!
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Chandon (ちゃん豚)

Address: 3-11-11 Shinjuku, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Shinjuku-Sanchome Station

Hours: 11:30am-3:30pm / 6:00pm-0:00am

Phone: 03-3356-6667

Website: Chandon


#4. Shichiban

We all know the lucky number 7, but did you know that one of the most popular lunch places in Tokyo has put that to their name? This place, literally means No.7 in Japanese, offers a huge variety of dishes just under 500 yen. The quality is guaranteed as you can find a queue at the front during the lunch time every day. If you don’t know it there, anybody could walk pass it as they are not advertising it obvious. Try to get there early so that you don’t need to stand there for long under the Japanese ruthless heat!
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Shichiban (七番)

Address: 1-4-14 Nishiazabu Minato Tokyo

Access: 8 minutes walk from Nogizaka Station

Hours: 11:30am-3:00pm

Phone: 03-3408-6466

Website: Shichiban


#5. Ichiyoshi

Although Ichiyoshi is more popular during the night time for people to have casual drinks with good food, the lunch menu won’t disappoint you with its taste, volume, and of course with price (under 500 yen!). Here, you can experience very Japanese style dish that consists rice, Miso soup, Japanese pickles, and the main dish. The balanced diet is crucial in Japan, and this place is very popular among busy business men and women who find it challenging to keep up with their healthy diets.
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Ichiyoshi (一佳)

Address: 1-4-1, Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access: 2 minutes walk from Ebisu Station

Hours: 11:30am-1:30pm / 5:30pm-11:00pm

Phone: 03-3444-0801

Website: Ichiyoshi


#6. Seika

Those who have read until here must be thinking “What about Ramen!?” – Don’t worry, I have a good recommendation that you should try. Here at Seika, despite of its reasonable prices, you can choose the amount of oil as well as the thickness of the noodles to personalize your Ramen. The soup is the golden mix of pork and soy sauce which will definitely make you “Mmmmm!”. Some Nori, spinach, and flavored pork slices are already there as toppings, and you won’t get bored with the perfect taste until you finish the very last sip. Since it’s open even after midnight, you can even go after a party when your high alcohol percentage stomach is just craving food!
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Seika (せい家)

Address: 1-21-15 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access: Walking distance from Harajuku Station

Hours: 11:00am-2:30am

Phone: 03-3796-6888

Website: Seika


#7. Dagashi Bar

It might not be your meal for a day, but I still wanted to introduce this slightly funky Japanese snack bar where you can eat as much snacks as you want with just 500 yen. As soon as you go inside, you will realise that this place was really made for a pure purpose of enjoying Japanese traditional snacks. Hundreds of snacks are there and you got to try them even if you can’t possibly guess what they are: some exist from our grandparents’ generations and there is a reason for that. If you want, you can also try what the traditional Japanese school lunch was like from their food menus. Trust me, many Japanese visitors keep coming back to appreciate the feeling of going back to their childhood.
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Dagashi Bar (駄菓子バー) – Shibuya

Address: 26-5 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access: 2 minutes walk from Shibuya Station

Hours: 4:00pm-11:30pm

Phone: 03-6416-9820

Website: Dagashi Bar (Japanese)


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