Go Here for Lunch When You Can’t Decide! Family Restaurants

“Family restaurants” are spacious restaurants aimed at the general public. The appeal of these chain restaurants are the extensive and reasonably priced menu items. Here are some typical family restaurants that are perfect to go to when you can’t decide on what to eat.

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1. Gusto

Gusto is the only family restaurant with branches in the whole metropolis and in every prefecture, making it easy to find when sightseeing. The lunch menu is available from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. The “Daily special hamburg lunch” has rice and soup included for 499 JPY (tax excluded). You can freely have additional helpings of the daily soup, and the drink bar for 199 JPY (tax excluded) gives you all-you-can-drink soft drinks. In addition to the hamburg steak menu, there is an extensive menu of dishes like pasta, doria, udon, zosui and much more. When in families or groups, even if everyone wants to eat something different, you will surely find a menu item that suits each person. Additionally, the menu items and prices may vary depending on the store so please take note.

2. Saizeriya

You can enjoy Italian food like pasta and pizza for a moderate price at Saizeriya. During their lunch time from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, you can choose from a menu of meat dishes, pasta and doria with salad and soup included for 500 JPY (tax included). If you order the lunch drink for 110 JPY (tax included), then it gives you all-you-can-drink soft drinks. We recommend the pasta menu items like “tarako cream spaghetti” which you can only find in Japan. Perfect for persons who want to enjoy Japan’s Italian food at a low price!

3. Bamiyan

This is a Chinese food restaurant with a Japanese twist. The service a-la-carte menu has an extensive selection of Chinese dishes like ramen, noodles, fried rice, gyoza and more. There are hors d'oeuvres and dim sum available, so in large groups you can order and enjoy sharing amongst everyone. The lunch menu is available on weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The daily lunch special “Chicken in chili sauce with steamed dumplings” comes with rice and soup included for 599 JPY (tax excluded). You can also choose from menu items like annin tofu, sweet sesame seed dumplings and other Chinese sweets for dessert. A must for persons who want to enjoy cheap and delicious Chinese food!

4. Bikkuri Donkey

This restaurant focuses on hamburg steak dishes. You can choose your preferred amount of hamburg steak seasonings and toppings when you order. You can enjoy dishes ranging from Western-style hamburg steaks to Japanese-style topped with grated daikon radish and shiso. Although the food prices vary based on the store, you will have change leftover from 1,000 JPY (tax included). Lunch is from Monday to Saturdays and the times differ based on the store so be sure to confirm. Other than hamburg steak, there are also pasta and dessert menus with abundant options. The facade and the interior of the restaurant differs by store but many of them are quite eye-catching. When you’re brought to your table, you might be surprised to see a huge menu made of wood right before your eyes. Recommended for persons who want to go all out eating hamburg steaks.

5. Yumean

With Japanese-style set meals of tempura, shabu-shabu, udon, soba, grilled fish, meat dishes and more, Yumean has the complete “Taste of Japan”. The lunch menu is available on weekdays and Saturdays from opening time till 5:00 pm. There is the “daily set lunch” (599 JPY (tax excluded)), the “daily grilled fish lunch” (899 JPY (tax excluded)) and more. There is also a Japanese sweets dessert menu where you can choose from dishes like shiratama, zenzai, matcha mousse and more. The times when you think “I want to eat Japanese-style food!”, this restaurant is perfect to enjoy it in a relaxed atmosphere. Additionally, the menu items and prices may vary depending on the store so please take note.

Family restaurants have a number of stores and an abundant menu. During your sightseeing, be sure to stop by to eat.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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