Top Japanese Dishes

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Gyukatsu

 

Gyukatsu

Motomura

Try this wonderful Gyukatsu. Gyukatsu is deep fried beef cutlet. Interesting here, they serve it raw with an small stone grill. You decide every single piece how done you want to have it. The normal Katsu is made with pork cutlet deep fried which you can find more often and cheaper than Gyukatsu but it also taste very good. It's usually served in a bowl and on top of rice. It's called Katsudon. 

Price

Standard Course:

130g cutlet + rice + salad 

¥1,400 / $ 16  

 

Advanced Course: 

260g cutlet + rice + salad

¥ 2,100 / $ 24  

Gyudon

 

Gyu Kaku

Be prepared for All-you-can-eat (Tabehoudai)!! As much as you want from the best of beef, pork, chicken or vegetables for 120 mins (last order after 90 mins). Grill it on your own BBQ. And the best - you can have the standard curse for just 2,980 yen / $ 35 (excludes drinks). With this menu comes 80 different kind of dishes. If you take the advanced course for 3,480 yen / $ 40 you can choose between 100 different dishes. The biggest course contains 120 dishes and is available for 4,380 yen / $ 47. Out of experience it is enough to take the standard course. Order the food convinient by tablet Hot recommandation - try the Black Pepper Honey Bacon!      

5. Udon in Roppongi

Sukiya

Sukiya is one of four franchise restaurants which is specialized in making delicious Gyudon. Gyudon is a ricebowl topped with thinly sliced beef and tender onion simmered in a mildly sweet soy based sauce. On top of these wonderful ingredients there are several optional toppings like tripple cheese, leaks, kimchi, grated radish and others. Gyudon is also consider as a Japanese fast food as it's usually served in less then 2 min.  

Price

Standard Course:

Gyudon M size 

350 / $ 3.8  

 

Advanced Course: 

Gyudon topped

480 - 500 / $ 5.20 - 5.40  

(All prices excludes drinks and per person)

Yakitori

 

8. Ootoya

Torikizoku

Yakitori is Japanese chicken BBQ. Here are any part of a chicken in several ways prepared on skewers. Yakitori is basically the finger food in Japanese bars (Izakaya). Torikizoku is one of these Izakayas and a bigger chain in Japan. You will be able to find it at almost every big station in Tokyo. Torikizuko offers a wide diversity of Yakitori and each plate will cost you only yen 300 (USD 2.80). So you will be able to try a lot of different things.    

Price

Standard Course:

All Dishes 

300 / $ 2.80  

  

(All prices excludes tax)

Yakiniku

 

Gyu Kaku

Be prepared for All-you-can-eat (Tabehoudai)!! As much as you want from the best of beef, pork, chicken or vegetables for 120 mins (last order after 90 mins). Grill it on your own BBQ. And the best - you can have the standard curse for around $ 35 Out of experience it is enough to take the standard course. Order the food convenient by tablet Hot recommendation - try the Black Pepper Honey Bacon!

Price

Standard Course:

Variety of 80 different dishes 

2,980 yen / $ 35  

 

Advanced Course: 

Variety of 100 different dishes

3,480 yen / $ 40 

Big Course:

Variety of 120 different dishes 

4,380 yen / $ 47

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Udon

 
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Tsuru 

Ton Tan

Tsuru Ton Tan is a place with very delicious Udon bowls. You can chosse here between around 20 different kind of Udon for example Curry Udon (picture) or carbonara udon. Also you can choose if you want normal amount of noodles or double. It's already a big size so be prepared. 

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Price

Standard Course:

Around 1.000 yen depending which bowl you choose. Find the assortment on their Website.

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Ramen

 
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Tsukumo

Ramen

Ramen exist in several different kinds and each of them is on their own way very delicious! It's basically noodles inside a soup covered with different toppings. Find the most popular Ramen in my Quick Ramen guide >.  My favourite is against expectation not the Ramen from Ichiran it's the Cheese Ramen from Tsukumo in Ebisu what is topped with an amount of Parmesan cheese. Based on Miso or Tonkotsu Soup you can choose between plain cheese or tomato (Picture). If you go there don't miss additional the cheese Onigiri!

Price

Plain Cheese Ramen:

980 yen / $ 9  

 

Tomato Cheese Ramen: 

1,030 yen / $ 9.5 

Cheese Onigiri:

220 yen / $ 2

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Sushi

 
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Sushi

no Midori

Probably Japans most famous food. Sushi! To find a Sushi restaurant in Tokyo is for sure not really difficult. As you can imagine. The Sushi restaurant I want to recommend is "Sushi no Midori". It has a really good quality and is liked by locals. The assortment is big so everyone will be able to find something good for sure.

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Price

Nigiri:

from 150 yen / $ 1.4  

 

Maki: 

from 50 yen / $ 0.4 

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Teishoku

 
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Ootoya

Teishoku

Ootoya is a Japanese restaurant what serves "Teishoku". "Teishoku" is a set menu containing next to your chosen main dish rice, a salad, some assortment of vegetables and a Miso-soup. Prices are around $10. For the main dish you can for example choose between chicken, pork, beef or fish. There are around 30 different dishes. 

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Price

Dishes starting from:

790 yen / $ 7  

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Soba

 
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Soba

Michi

Soba is a Japanese noodle dish. Special here is the noodles were cold served. You definitely have to get used to it. You can order your Soba with different sauces like curry (see picture) to dip it inside. The good thing is the curry is hot. Soba has less carbs which makes it actually to a diet food. If you refrain of the curry.

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Price

Dishes starting from:

900 yen / $ 8.5  

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Gyoza

 
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Gyoza

Gyoza or dumblings. This are super delicious small buns filled with pork and some vegetables. Actually there are several ways to prepare them. Boiled, Fried or deep fried. Also there are Gyoza with cheese stuffing. Super tasty. There is also a small restaurant near Akihabara called "Warashibe" which serves this big plate with a lot of cheese in the middle to dip it!!

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Price

Normal Gyoza:

~400 yen / $ 3.5  

 

Big plate with 1 kind of cheese: 

1,800 yen / $ 9.5 

Biggest plate with cheese 

(Picture):

2,600 yen / $ 23

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Sukiyaki

 
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Sukiyaki

 

When you go for Sukiyaki you will find yourself at the table and the waiter will bring you in the first place some raw meat and an assortment of vegetables. Additional comes a big pot in which later the meat and the vegetables together with an unbelievable tasty sauce get cooked. Usually the waiter will put the ingredients into the pot. Sukiyaki is a pricey Japanese Hot Pot but different to the Shabu Shabu more intensive. Recommendation in Osaka is the restaurant Kisoji in Shinsaibashi next to the famous Namba.

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Price

Select Japanese beef sukiyaki

(Picture):

4,070 yen / ~$ 35  

 

Choice Kuroge-Wagyu sukiyaki: 

4,950 yen / ~$ 40 

Choice Kuroge-Wagyu sukiyaki: 

5,720 yen / ~$ 50

(All prices including water + tax)

Shabu Shabu

 
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Shabu Shabu

 

Shabu Shabu is the Japanese answer to Chinese hot pot. Compares to the Japanese dish Sukiyaki the different to Shabu Shabu is the sauce you brew it in. In Shabu Shabu it's normal cooking water in a pot in which you will dip the ingredients like meat and vegetables. After cooking it for some seconds you can take the meat or vegetable and dip it into the sesame or ponsu (sour soy sauce) sauce. Recommendation check out the website.

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Price

Standard Course:

3 kind of meat 

1,200 yen / $ 10

 

Additional meat

from 300 yen   

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Kushi Katsu

 
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Kushi

Katsu

 

Kushi Katsu is original from Osaka and means deep fry everything you find! It's a wonderful tasty high carb way for Izakaya. It's fun to eat the skewer with for example garlic, asparagus, mushrooms or sausage while drinking a beer or highball. You will find tons of Kushi Katsu places everywhere over Japan. Even the skewers start from 100 yen you will be surprised about the bill in the end. Probably also be aware of a table charge what is also common in Izakayas and are around 300 yen per person.   

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Price

Skewers:

~100 yen / $ 0.90  

 

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

Okonomiyaki

 
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Okonomiyaki

 

Okonimiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake. It contains several different ingredients like cabbage, meat, eggs and what ever you choose. Topped with a special brown sauce and fish flakes which are moving!! It's a fried dish and very delicious. There are depending in which area in Japan you are different versions of Okonomiyaki.  

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Price

Normal Plate:

~1000 yen / $ 9.0  

 

(All prices excludes drinks and per person + tax)

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