cheap eats

Secret staff cafeteria in Osaka is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets

This super cheap find is open to the public, so join us as we walk you through how to eat there.

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Secret staff cafeteria at this Japanese train station is still open…for those in the know

Eat where the rail employees eat, at super cheap prices. 

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School Cafeteria for adults is a great place to go for cheap Japanese food in Tokyo

Experience the comforting flavours of a school lunch, and enjoy all-you-can eat Japanese curry as well! 

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The secret staff cafeteria at Osaka Airport that few people know about

Behind this door lies an oasis of cheap Japanese meals, if you know where to find it.

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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All-you-can drink deal in Japan puts the self-serve drinks machine right on your table

This Japanese yakiniku chain wants you to get drunk on your own or with a friend for less than 5 bucks!

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The secret staff cafeteria at a Japanese train station that few people know about

It’s like a dungeon quest, but anyone who finds this special door can enjoy the cheap meals hidden behind it.

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Londoners marvel at newly-opened Marugame Udon restaurant’s low prices

You paid how much for a bowl of udon?!

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Lawson Japan serves up carbs on carbs with their new French Fry Bread

Finally, a competitor for yakisoba bread has arrived.

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This casual restaurant in Yokohama will serve you a tasty “two-color” tray at the crack of dawn

We follow a Japanese taxi driver’s recommendation and find a delicious eatery that’s easy on the eyes and the wallet.

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Coronavirus makes popular Japanese restaurant chain raise prices by one yen, but not to earn more

Saizeriya’s price bump isn’t an economic decision, it’s a health one.

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Japanese wife creates izakaya pub at home during coronavirus outbreak

When your husband can’t go out to the izakaya during a pandemic, you bring the izakaya to him.

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Samurai Mac burgers arrive at McDonald’s Japan

Which warrior faction do you belong to?

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We order all four burgers from McDonald’s Japan’s Big Mac line and compare their…sizes

The Big Mac Jr., the classic Big Mac, the Grand Big Mac and the Giga Big Mac are like a happy Big Mac family made of meat and buns.

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Tokyo bento shop famous for jumbo orders offers a meaty sausage lunch for under 1,000 yen

The Internet is still reeling from the amount of oblong meat products they’ve crammed into a single lunch box.

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Cheap monthly subscription to Tokyo yakiniku restaurant lets us eat intestines every day for free

And it’s an all-you-can-eat plan, too!

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The top nine stand-and-eat soba noodle restaurants in Tokyo

Our resident soba expert ate at over 200 soba spots in the greater Tokyo area, and here are his top picks

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Japanese Twitter breaks down the perfect spot for a first date, and it’s surprisingly cheap

Flummoxed about where to take a prospective partner for the first time in Japan? Twitter, as always, has the answer (well, an answer).

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Izakaya etiquette: Stacking your plates after eating doesn’t help waitstaff in Japan

Japanese restaurant worker says there’s a better system that diners should use.

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Futon izakaya lets you drink and sleep on the cheap

Now you can sleep inside a restaurant in Japan.

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