Fast Food / Rice Bowl/ Light Meal Spots in Japan

  • AWAJISHIMA Burger Onion-Kitchen (Main Shop)
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    4.0
    119 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Minamiawajishi Fukura Hei 947-22 Road Station Uzushio
    This hamburger shop is in the Roadside Station Uzushio on Prefectural Route 237 Fukurahei, Minamiawaji City. Their burgers feature local Awaji beef, onions, and seafood. Their Awaji Island Onion Beef Burger and Awaji Island Onion Gratin Burger won first and second place respectively in the National Burger Grand Prix taste offs. They also have side dishes and even soft serve ice cream that incorporates Awaji Island onion.

    Burger definitely is better than the run of mill fast food burger. Patty is a bit thin.Onion and sauce oishii.... But wont bother to queue again. Tot taste fairly closed to Shake Shack...

  • Yo-Roppaken restaurant (Tsuruga Main Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Aioichou 2-7
    Yo-Roppaken is the restaurant that, back in 1913, created the first “Sosu Katsudon” (a bowl of rice with a breaded and fried pork cutlet on top, served with Worcestershire sauce), the result of intensive experimentation by the restaurant owner (who had encountered Worcestershire sauce while working in Germany) to develop cuisine using Worcestershire sauce that would appeal to Japanese palates; today, “Sosu Katsudon” is a famous Fukui specialty dish. Other popular dishes at Yo-Roppaken include Pari Don (which uses menchi-katsu—a fried cake of minced meat—instead of a pork cutlet) and Shrimp Don. Yo-Roppaken is located around eight-minute drive from JR Tsuruga Station.
  • Nakamura Farm
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechouhigashide 4986-524
    This is a poultry farm near the entrance of Yatsugatake-ohashi Bridge, growing original Kaijishamo chickens, and Koshu Hootoshidori fowl, a domestically unusual helmeted guinea fowl, and an endorsed brand of poultry in Yamanashi Prefecture. There is a combined restaurant and shop and in the restaurant visitors can enjoy meals made from eggs and chicken meat of which the farm is proud, such as yakitori, bowls of chicken and egg on rice, and liver dishes and so on. The shop sells fresh eggs collected that morning, chicken meat, and other agricultural products.
  • Kannon Shokudo Donya Shichibee
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Inumachou 1-26
    Located in Iinuma Town, Choshi City, Shichibee is a restaurant specializing in Zuke-don (marinated fish on rice) made using Aozakana (various species of blue-backed fish). The menu features Zuke-don, sashimi, nigiri (hand-rolled sushi), grilled fish and boiled fish made using fresh mackerel and other fresh Aozakana (the exact species varies depending on the season and on that day’s catch) landed at Choshi Fishing Harbor. In the winter months, the restaurant also serves Nabemono (hotpot).

    以前から気になっていたので、ランチで訪問しました。 メニューではいろいろ悩みましたが、看板メニューの極上サバの漬け丼にしました。 定食にするとつみれ汁とか煮物とかついてきますので、おすすめです。 味はいい意味で値段なりです。 再訪してもいいと思えるお店なので、次回は真イワシの漬け丼を食べる予定です。

  • Kitsuneya
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    4.0
    113 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-9-12
    This restaurant's signature dish is its horumon-don ricebowl topped with slow-stewed horumon, a type of cuisine made with offal. Kitsuneya's popularity has even led it to being featured on television. Stewed in rich miso, the shop's horumon, served piled high, is tender, plump, and free of off flavors. Opening early in the morning, Kitsuneya is also a perfect place to have breakfast or to conclude a very long night of drinking.

    Upon arriving at Tsukijis Fish Market, we decided to first tackle a food stall which was highly recommended by my sister’s friend, Kitsuneya. As all our stomachs were empty, we wanted to start with...

  • burger kitchen CHATTY CHATTY
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 1-12-11F
    This hamburger specialty diner, located in Shinjuku 1 Chome, Shinjuku City, is just a two-minute walk from the Shinjuku-gyoemmae Station. This kitchen always has at least 15 different hamburgers on their menu. They offer fries, salads, fried chicken, beer, and wine together as a set menu at lunch. During cafe-time, fresh brewed coffee and homemade cakes are served. The hamburger dishes are available for take-out as well.
  • Kadoya Shokudo
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 1109-1
    Kadoya Shokudo is a long running restaurant situated about one minute walk from Yuasa Station in Yuasa, Yuasa Town, Arida County. The restaurant is famous for its whitebait rice bowl and live whitebait rice bowl made with fresh whitebait from Yuasa topped with the restaurant’s own original sauce. It is also the original founder of whitebait rice bowl which has been selected as one of the top 30 local foods in Wakayama as a local specialty of Yuasa. As well as whitebait rice bowl served as a set meal with sashimi or udon, guests can have whitebait rice bowl included with any of the various set meals on offer by paying just a little extra.

    Really worth visiting and they have very knowledge able guide to take tourists through not just the history of Soy but also the commercial reality of its inception

  • Eggs ‘n Things Shonan Enoshima Branch
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kanagawa Pref. Fujisawashi Katasekaigan 2-17-23theBEACHHOUSE1F
    This is the Shonan Enoshima restaurant of the popular casual dining chain, in a great location looking over Enoshima and Sagami-wan Bay. Aside from a wide variety of voluminous pancakes and waffles, the all-day breakfast menu is also popular. From 5pm the dinner menu features traditional Hawaiian plate cuisine and steak, and one can make dinnertime reservations online.
  • Yoshinoya Himeyuri-dori Street Branch
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    2-6-5 Utsunoya Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
    This branch of the national beef rice bowl chain “Yoshinoya” is located on Himeyuri-dori Street. Okinawa's Yoshinoya locations feature a region-specific menu with items such as “taco rice,” which is rice topped with minced meat, cheese, lettuce, and salsa. This is a standard addition to the menu in Okinawa.

    We got carry-out last night, and we were pleasantly surprised with our meal from Yoshinoya. We fed our family of 4 for $15, and still have a little leftover! The food was great tasting and filling...

  • Iwazakiya
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Gunma Pref. Otashi Teraichou 697-8
    This yaki soba noodle shop was founded in 1957. Its “black” yaki soba is famous and has been featured on television and in magazines. It features thick noodles smothered in the shop’s original sauce. It’s dark and delicious, and the simple flavor accentuates the sweetness of the cabbage. Their “yaki manju” steamed yeast buns with miso-dare sauce are also popular. A takeout menu is available.

    群馬の名物「太田焼きそば」で人気の店。大量に持ち帰る人も多く、ひっきりなしに地元の人が入店しては大きな袋を持って出て行きます。もちろん店内飲食も可。意味不明なメニューが並びますがほぼサイズの違い。具はほとんどなく麺のみ、見た目真っ黒ですが味は濃くないです。

  • Tamanashi Tofu Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Onuma-gun Kaneyamamachi Tamanashi
    A tofu shop in the Kaneyama and Tamanashi area, Oku-Aizu, still considered to be an unexplored region. They offer authentic handmade tofu made with Oku-Aizu Centennial Water that springs from deep within the mountains. Their fresh tofu, made with carefully selected locally grown green soybeans and bittern gathered from natural salt fields, has a vibrant top-quality flavor that gradually exposes the sweetness of the soybeans in your mouth. The shop is located within a kominka-style Japanese residence and you can enjoy their Tamanashi Gozen Meal which comes with Yose Tofu (soft tofu), Namaage (deep-fried tofu), Okara (tofu dregs), and donuts. Alongside their handmade tofu which can't be had anywhere else they also offer soy milk soft-serve ice cream and tofu dregs donuts so many people stop by while driving.
  • Tsukubasan Enmusubi
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi Tsukuba 1223-8

    环境的精致,燈光充足,能清楚聽到鄰桌的談話及小朋友聲音,侍應態度好,但是沒有笑容,照顧客人,很快有位坐,侍應有推薦招牌菜,出菜就已經聞到香味,甜而不膩,食完不不會口干

  • Tokachi Buta Don Ippin
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Nishinijuichijouminami 3-5
    Tokachi Butadon Ippin is a specialist Buta Don restaurant located on Shinroku Street, around 15 minutes’ drive from Obihiro Station. The restaurant’s pork portions are substantial but tender, with a slightly sweet flavor to the fat. Carefully selected Japanese pork tenderloin (backstrap) is grilled using only the best Bincho-tan charcoal (made from Ubame oak wood); to avoid spoiling the natural flavors of the ingredients, the specially-made sauce is prepared without heating it. Diners can specify how much rice and how much pork they want, as well as the size of the pork portions and the amount of sauce to be added. Besides the Obihiro flagship store, there are five other Tokachi Butadon Ippin branches in Sapporo City offering the same outstanding charcoal grill taste.
  • Pork Tamago Onigiri main branch
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    4.0
    323 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Okinawa Pref. Nahashi Matsuo 2-8-35
    This “pork egg rice ball” shop is located near the First Makishi Public Market. Pork egg rice balls are an Okinawan food made by combining pork lunch meat with a fried egg and rice and wrapping it all with seaweed. This shop’s offerings start with the basic “pork and egg” rice ball, with “Standard” orders allowing you to add an additional topping such as abura miso and others, and “Special” orders allowing you to customize it even further. You can also select your favorite varieties and purchase them as a set.

    Difficult to go wrong with spam and fried prawns. There was a place to order your onigiri and another place opposite where you can sit to eat. They make the onigiri on the spot upon ordering, and...

  • Mother Leaf Tea Style (Nagareyama Otakanomori Shop)
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Chiba Pref. Nagareyamashi Nishihatsuishi 6-185-2 Nagareyama Otaka no Mori Shopping Center Main Building 2F
    This cafe is in the Nagareyama Otakanomori SC shopping mall. Their drink menu includes coffee, black tea, and herbal tea, and they serve waffles they bake themselves. In addition to a dessert menu, they have a wide range of meal items including pasta, rice with mixed grains, and salad. Their Big Salad and Half-Pasta Set is huge and features your choice of salad, pasta, and a drink, along with a dessert waffle.

    買い物終わりに休憩がてら寄りました。洋梨とカシスのモンブランワッフルをチョイス。好きなもの大集合で最高でした。ただお店が連絡通路付近にあり、壁も低くいので、歩いてい人が少し気になりました。

  • Calbee+ (Kobe Harborland umie Shop)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-7-1 Kobe harbor land umieMOSAIC2F
    Located on the second floor of the Mosaic building in the Kobe Harborland umie mall a five-minute walk from JR Kobe Station or Kobe Municipal Subway Harborland Station, this official shop is a showroom operated by long standing snack company Calbee. Here customers can select from among four different flavors of potato chips, one of Calbee's staple products, and enjoy fresh chips straight out of the fryer. The Soy-sauce and Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce flavor, created with assistance from the Oliver Sauce company, can only be had here at the Kobe shop. The shop also offers other fresh made snacks like Poterico Salad, the most popular hot snack selection; as well as soft serve ice cream and drinks.
  • Cafe a too (Awaji Service Area)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Iwaya 3118-1
    This cafe is at the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway's Awaji Service Area. It's a great place for a light meal or dessert while enjoying the view of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Their popular cream puffs feature a crispy cookie dough crust stuffed with lots of cream made with local Awaji Island milk. Other popular desserts packed with local dairy include their soft custard and soft serve ice cream.
  • Kamameshi Victoria
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Tenjin 2-7-144 Shintenmachi Shopping Street
    "A kamameshi rice pot specialty restaurant located in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. Serving kamameshi made with select rice and a secret recipe dashi broth, since its establishment in 1954, the restaurant has been a favorite of countless customers. Particularly popular is the ""soup covered chicken,"" separated grilled chicken tenders, small green onion, perilla, and red pickled ginger served over rice and covered with soup. The restaurant also serves seasonal selections such as oyster kamameshi."

    솥밥 전문점이에요. 갓 지은 따끈따끈한 솥밥을 맛볼 수 있는 곳. 밥 위에 얹는 토핑을 선택할 수 있습니다. 달걀과 고기, 소보로 추천해요.

  • DAZAIFU BURGER & FRIED CHICKEN CHIKUSHI-AN
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukuoka Pref. Dazaifushi Saifu 3-2-2
    "A hamburger and karaage fried chicken shop situated along the approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. The shop's expansive menu includes the ""Dazaifu Burger,"" sandwiched between a bun made with flour from Fukuoka; ""Chikushian Karaage;"" and the special ""Gokaku Kigan Burger"" specially created for worshippers visiting the shrine in the hope of spiritual aid in getting into the school of their choice."

    This restaurant servers chicken-burgers in all variations (different sauces). They are very tasty and freshly made. Also their home-made drinks are amazing (I had something with ginger). The staff...

  • Tsushima Burger Kiyo
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Iduharamachiotebashi 1052
    This hamburger shop is located in Otebashi, Izuhara-machi, Tsushima City along National Route 382. It offers local hamburgers using Tsushima ingredients such as the Tsushima Burger, Tonchan Burger, and Tsushima Red Beef Sirloin Burger. In addition, it also has menu items including curry udon noodles, curry and rice, and steak using Tsushima red beef.

    一番安くて600円もするハンバーガーに、店に入るかどうか躊躇しましたが、入って正解でした。ずっしりとボリュームのあるハンバーガーにまず感激。いかの食感がこれほど合うとは。対馬に来たらぜひ寄ってほしい店です

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