While the majority of tabehodai (all-you-can-eat) places in Japan offer sushi and yakiniku (grilled meats), there are also many all-you-can-eat spots that serve Japanese dishes. Below are five famous shops in Tokyo for buffet meals.
1. Kyuemon (Yakitori)
The first shop on this list is a place in Shinjuku that specializes in yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Here, you can enjoy as much of their delicious and perfectly charcoal-grilled yakitori as you want. They use local chicken that is known for their sweetness and rich taste. Menus in foreign languages (English and Simplified Chinese) are available, and there are staff who can speak foreign languages (English and Chinese).
Miyazaki Jitokko Sumibi Yakitori Tabehodai Course (All-You-Can Eat Yakitori With Charcoal-Grilled Miyazaki Chicken) (120 minutes): 1,980 JPY per person (excl. tax)
2. Ganryujima (Sukiyaki & Shabu-Shabu)
Ganryujima is a shop where you can enjoy all-you-can-eat sukiyaki (thin slices of beef cooked in a cast-iron pot with various ingredients) and shabu-shabu (thinly sliced meat that is boiled quickly and then dipped in sauce), two of the most famous dishes that represent Japanese cuisine. This place offers high-grade Japanese black beef at reasonable prices. You will be able to eat delicious marbled beef with a melt-in-your-mouth texture and organic vegetables that are fresh from the farm to your heart’s content!
Shabu-Shabu or Sukiyaki Tabehodai (All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu or Sukiyaki) (90 minutes):
(Men) 6,200 JPY per person
(Women) 5,200 JPY per person
(Middle School Students or Younger) 3,000 JPY per person
(Elementary School Students or Younger) 2,000 JPY per person
※All prices are exclusive of taxes
3. Daichi no Okurimono Ueno Shop (Japanese Food)
Next up is Daichi no Okurimono, a spot that is famous for its healthy menu. This shop has an extensive menu containing around 100 dishes that generously use fresh, organic, and pesticide-free vegetables. Their buffet is filled with various Japanese dishes – from standard items to creative dishes – along with a salad bar, seasonal fruits, different kinds of desserts like cake and soft-serve ice cream, 36 kinds of teas, 100 varieties of umeshu (plum brandy), and various other drinks.
(Dinner Buffet) Base plan (120 minutes, soft drink bar included): 2,990 JPY per person
(Lunch Buffet) 80-minute plan (80 minutes, soft drink bar included): 1,890 JPY per person
※All prices are inclusive of taxes
4. Mojiyakiya Kanda Shop (Monjayaki & Okonomiyaki)
The next spot on this list is Mojiyakiya in Kanda, Tokyo. It is a place that treats guests to all-you-can-eat monjayaki (savory pancake with various fillings) and okonomiyaki (savory pancake with meat, seafood, and vegetables as toppings). There are various kinds of buffet plans to choose from, so pick whichever corresponds to your needs. Savor the delicious taste of many of its popular fares, including the No.1 bestseller Mojiyaki Mix, which consists of monjayaki with a generous amount of filling.
【Ume】Monja/Okonomiyaki Zen-Menu Tabehodai (All-You-Can-Eat Monjayaki or Okonomiyaki All-Menu Inclusive) (120 minutes): 2,780 JPY per person (incl. tax)
※Note that the name of the shop changes to Mojimenya during lunch and on Sundays
5. Shinsekai Kushiya Tokyo Shimbashi Shop (Kushikatsu)
The last spot on this list is Shinsekai Kushiya Tokyo Shimbashi Shop, which has become the talk of the town for being the Tokyo branch of the famous kushikatsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables) shop in Osaka. Here, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat kushikatsu that uses fresh vegetables, meats, and seafood. It’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! You can eat it with sauce or salt.
Kushikatsu 15-shu Tabehodai Menu (All-You-Can-Eat 15 Types of Kushikatsu) (90 minutes): 2,980 JPY per person (excl. tax)
If you come all the way to Japan, then you’d definitely want to eat Japanese dishes to your heart’s content, right? When that time comes, make sure to head to shops that offer all-you-can-eat meals at great prices!
*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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