cheap eats

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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Dine at Akihabara’s Dorami and get all-you-can-eat mapo tofu, plus delicious dumplings and more

Our Japanese-language reporter follows a hot tip to a mouth-searing offer he can’t refuse.

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Japanese convenience store’s fried chicken pizza burger is a some-assembly-required masterpiece

Frankenstein’s monster of fried chicken is frighteningly tasty.

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Akihabara restaurant Dante’s 10-buck steak: delicious, and so divinely cheap it feels like a sin

Splurging on tech toys in Tokyo doesn’t mean you have to skip steak for lunch and dinner.

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Save yourself hundreds of yen at CoCo Ichibanya curry chain through menu mastery!

Taking advantage of the menu options can have you stuffing your face with delicious curry rice, for less.

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10-yen sushi? Such wonders do exist at new Tokyo restaurant in Shinjuku

See that mouth-watering plate of yellowtail sushi? It cost us less than a buck.

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Subway Japan’s crazy new seafood sandwich packs in a whole fistful of shrimp!

This massively shrimpy sandwich is the latest marine muse of our lunchroom.

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Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat curry, udon is under five bucks, comes with free fried chicken

Or grilled fish, if you’re in the mood for something healthier.

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Tokyo restaurant offers amazing sushi lunch deal for less than 5 bucks

Moulded by hand by a sushi chef in front of you at the counter, this impressive selection is the type of special locals usually keep a secret to themselves.

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All-you-can-eat fried chicken in one of Tokyo’s most fashionable neighborhoods for under 7 bucks

We found one of our favorite things in one of the last places we expected it to be.

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Awesome mountain of meaty goodness now at beef bowl restaurant in Tokyo’s Akihabara and Shimbashi

Two kinds of beef, and a surprising amount of veggies, are keeping Tokyo’s otaku and businesspeople full.

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Semi-secret Shinjuku sushi lunch is a great way to get your fish fix for cheap in central Tokyo

Delicious maguro tuna and all-you-can-drink coffee for less than most fast food set meals.

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