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Enjoy Unlimited Delicious Japanese Food at All-you-can Eat Buffet Restaurants

Portions can be a little smaller in Japan. Lucky, there are many all-you-can eat buffet restaurants serving delicious food. For a set price during a certain amount of time, enjoy all-you-can eat food.

People who have already visited Japan might have noticed that portions served in restaurants tend to be a little smaller than those in western countries. However, there is one popular way this problem can be solved. Tabehodai, literally made from the words taberu (食べる, to eat) and hodai (放題, as much as you like), tabehodai is an all-you-can eat buffet that is popular in Japan as a way to chow down on a huge amount of food without cutting a hole in your wallet. Usually the restaurant will charge a set fee for a certain length of time, and within that period you’re free to order as much as you want to, or can, eat. All-you-can eat restaurants come in a variety of styles and specialize in various kinds of food.


#1. Sweets – Sweets Paradise

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Sweets Paradise is a dessert chain with restaurants all over Japan that welcomes customers to come in and enjoy sugary treats to their hearts content. While the restaurant focuses on desserts, many kinds of pastas and soups are also offered.

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A 90 minute set will cost around 1530 yen for adults and 860 yen for children, but allows customers to order any amount of food they’d like. Those hoping to satisfy their sweet tooth need look no further than Sweets Paradise.
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Sweets Paradise

Address: 1-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station East Exit

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekdays)
10:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Weekends)

Phone: 03-6914-3902

Website: Sweets Paradise (Japanese)


#2. Sushi – Umegaoka Sushi no Midori Sohonten

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Sushi is another popular choice for all-you-can eat buffets, usually when ordering sushi, the total bill is only revealed at the end of the meal as the restaurant staff count up the number of plates you have chosen, which can lead to some surprises when it comes to paying. With all-you-can eat buffet sushi however, you’ll know exactly what you’re paying regardless of how much you eat.

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Umegaoka Sushi no Midori has been open since 1977 and offers an all-you-can eat buffet and all-you-can drink on all sushi and Japanese alcohol. The restaurant is located in Setagaya, Tokyo and is just a little bit south of Shimo-Kitazawa, a popular area for live music in the south of the city. The all-you-can eat buffet set in Umegaoka Sushi no Midori costs between 3000-4000 yen but still offers good savings when considering other, smaller portioned restaurants.
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Umegaoka Sushi no Midori Sohonten

Address: 1-20-7 Umegaoka, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Umegaoka Station South Exit

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Monday)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Tuesday-Friday)
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Saturday)
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Sunday)

Phone: 03-3429-0066

Website: Umegaoka Sushi no Midori Sohonten


#3. Yakiniku – Gyukaku

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Yakiniku is a kind of barbecued meat similar to Korean barbecue, Bulgogi. Often, the grill is at the customers table itself, and the guests are the ones to cook the bite-sized pieces of meat, although in some restaurants, the staff may come over and assist.

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Gyukaku is a yakiniku all-you-can eat buffet restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo which ranges from 2,980 yen to 6,000 yen. It also offers private rooms so your group can dine in peace, though it depends on the location since Gyukaku is a chain restaurant. Gyukaku is a restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere and remains open late into the night.
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Address: 30-5 Udagawacho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from Shibuya Station Hachiko exit

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Weekedays)
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Weekends)

Phone: 03-5456-4129

Website: Gyukaku (Japanese)

Tabelog: Gyukaku Shibuya


#4. Shabu shabu – Onyasai

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Shabu shabu, for those familiar with other forms of Asian dining, is Japanese style hotpot, where a pot of simmering broth is placed in the center of the dining table and customers order ingredients to place add to the broth. Another self-cooking cuisine, Shabu shabu lets you create a personalized meal that suits your tastes perfectly.

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Onyasai is located in Asakusa in the northern parts of Tokyo and is open from 5 PM until 3 AM. It offers private booths for groups of diners and offers an all-you-can eat buffet and all-you-can drink for between 3,000 and 4,000 yen.
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Shabu Shabu Onyasai

Address: B1 International Amano Building, 13-13-6 Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Akasaka Station

Hours: 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Phone: 03-3560-2129

Website: Onyasai

Tabelog: Shabu Shabu Onyasai


#5. Hotel Buffet – Luxe Dining Hapuna

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Luxe Dining Hapuna near Shinagawa Station is a hotel that offers an all-you-can eat buffet Italian food and seafood. While being a little more expensive than previous recommendations at 6,000-8,000 yen, as a hotel restaurant in the Shinagawa area it is a bit more luxurious as well as serving international cuisine which justifies this extra cost. Enjoy as much Italian food as you’d like in the stylish hotel restaurant just a few minutes outside of one of Tokyo’s business hubs.
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Luxe Dining Hapuna

Address: 1F Main tower of the Prince Hotel, 4-10-30 Takanawa, Shinagawa, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Accesss: 3 minutes walk from Shinagawa station

6:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Breakfast)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lunch)
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner Monday – Friday)
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Dinner Saturday – Sunday)

Phone: 050-5592-8618

Website: Shinagawa Prince Hotel

Tabelog: Luxe Dining Hapuna


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