Beef Bowls / Rice Bowls Spots in Japan

  • Kitsuneya
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    4.0
    117 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...

  • 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.
  • Yoshinoya Himeyuri-dori Street Branch
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    3.5
    21 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...

  • 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

  • Kannon Shokudo Donya Shichibee
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    4.0
    15 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).

    鯖の棒寿司と真いわし漬丼を食べました。いわしが新鮮でたっぷり盛られた薬味が爽やかでとても美味しかった。つみれ汁が上品な薄味なのにまったく臭みが無くてびっくりしました。鯖の棒寿司は脂乗りのいい厚みのある鯖が本当に美味しい逸品です。銚子の鯖ってこんなに美味しいんだと初めて知りました。

  • Perry no Ikuradon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Higashishinsaibashi 2-2-7 Tower Estate Building 1F
    Located on the first floor of the Tower Estate Building in Higashi-Shinsaibashi, Pery no Ikuradon is a restaurant that specializes in Ikura Don (salmon roe on rice) but also serves other fresh seafood, crab broth, and similar dishes. The dish that is featured in the restaurant's name is available in three sizes: regular, large, and double, and diners have the option of topping it with scallops from Hokkaido. The salmon roe dishes are the only ones available for take-out. From May to July, customers can enjoy Uni Don (sea urchin roe on rice), combinations of salmon and sea urchin roe, or extra-large servings of Uni Don. Be aware that it is closed at irregular times, and even on business days, it closes when the menu items are sold out.
  • Kamameshi Victoria
    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."
  • Oedo Toyosu Market Restaurant
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Koto-ku
  • Moku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Aichi Tahara-shi
    This popular restaurant is about 500 meters from Mikawa Tahara Station on the Toyohashi Railway. It takes about seven minutes on foot to reach it. Known for their teppanyaki Iron plate dishes such as okonomiyaki and rice bowls , their signature okonomiyaki pancake and yakisoba fried noodles have been a hit since they opened 1978. People also favor their Tahara Cabbage Croquettes. Replacing the standard potato with heaps of cabbage, they feature the light crispness and distinctive sweetness of cabbage. Their Tahara Pork Sauce Katsudon rice bowl, includes a large fried pork cutlet and their own original sauce, is also recommended.
  • 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.
  • Buta Don Hanatokachi
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Odoriminami 12-2-4 Kawarami Building 1F
    Buta Don Hanatokachi is a specialist Buta Don (Pork Bowl) restaurant with a distinctive yellow sign outside, located around seven minutes’ walk from Obihiro Station. It was originally an ordinary Japanese restaurant, but when Buta Don was added to the menu the restaurant rapidly acquired a word-of-mouth reputation as having high-quality, reasonably-priced Buta Don, and it became very popular. The loin roll meat used to make the restaurant’s Buta Don is marbled pork, which can be obtained from only around 3% of Hokkaido pigs. To satisfy customers who want to be able to eat both marbled pork and boned rib, Buta Don Hanatokachi introduced “Half-boned Buta Don,” which has become a famous dish. Please note that on weekends and public holidays Buta Don Hanatokachi is very busy, and it may be necessary to queue for a table.

    夜の部にお邪魔しました。夜の部の時間帯は、18:00-19:00の僅か1時間。カウンター席6席くらいと二人掛け席2ヵ所、奥に4人掛け席1か所。ここでは、「半ばら豚丼(ロース肉とバラ肉を半分ずつ・並盛980円)」が人気らしいのですが、自分はロース肉だけの「豚丼(並盛)980円」を注文しました。7-8分で豚丼登場。出てきた豚丼のロース肉は、薄切りのため、肉の味をあまり楽しむことが出来ませんでした。しか...

  • Butadon Meijin (New Chitose Airport Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport domestic flight 3F gourmet world
    A butadon (pork rice bowl) restaurant located inside the Gourmet World area on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building. Butadon Meijin's simple butadon are made with Camborough pork loin carefully raised and managed in Tokachi covered with a secret recipe sauce made with garlic and ginger. You can also order butadon topped with a hot spring soft-boiled egg; butadon covered with toasted, melty cheese-a New Chitose Airport exclusive; and butadon covered with crisp cabbage and a specially made mayonnaise.
  • Donburi Chaya New Chitose Airport Store
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 3F
    This seafood bowl specialty store is where you can enjoy the fresh taste of Hokkaido seafood, and is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport International Terminal Building, the entrance to Hokkaido by air. The freshness is outstanding since it is directly operated by the Sapporo Nijo Market. There is an extensively developed menu, with magnificent seafood bowls unique to the old store, and Western-style seafood bowls with new sensations. Of their famous rice bowls, their Marusendon is a set of four small rice luxurious seafood rice bowls and miso soup, and their Tuna Teriyaki Bowl have a good volume and are very satisfying. The Ladies Seafood Bowl is something new and limited to the airport. The New Chitose Okonomidon is a new specialty of the airport.

    Had lunch here prior to flying out at New Chitose - there are a lot more restaurants and shops in the domestic terminal (on top of JR train station) compared to the international terminal. Really...

  • Katsudon
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Namba 1-1-18 Hozenji Alley
    Located roughly a five-minute walk away from each line of Namba Station. This is a well-established specialist katsudon (breaded pork fillet on rice) restaurant, and it has an elegant exterior which fits into Hozenji Yokocho alley. In the restaurant, there are only 10 counter seats, and the service style is with the rice and the pork cutlet being served separately. The good flavor from the Japanese soup stock can be tasted in the sweet juice, these rather large pork cutlets are soaked in these juices. If the pork fillet was put on top of the rice with the juices, the dish would become a little soupy. If it is to your liking, they are delicious even eaten separately. In addition to the standard Katsudon, the menu has various kinds of dishes which you can enjoy including Katsudon with Korean pickles on rice, Katsudon with cheese on rice and Katsudon with curry on rice.
  • Butasute (Geku-mae Restaurant)
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Mie Pref. Iseshi Iwabuchi 1-1-33
    Founded in 1909 and located near the Outer Shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine, Butasute has been serving its specialty, Wagyu beef, for over 100 years. Since they deal only in Ise meat, painstakingly selected with expertise handed down from the Meiji Period and insist on using Ise and Iga cattle, customers can enjoy meat from domestically produced black-coated breeds at a reasonable price. Besides set meals such as Salisbury steak and grilled meat, there are many other dishes that are available only at the Outer Shrine restaurant. Two popular options include croquettes for take-out or Butasute's famous Gyudon (beef over rice).
  • Ryoshi no donburiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Toyohama 4127 - 43 Nagisa's exchange interior
    A restaurant in the Fukuda Fishermen's Coop Fukuppa in Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The menu focuses on fresh seafood and local ingredients and includes a variety of dishes including Fresh Whitebait Rice-bowl, Boiled Whitebait Rice-bowl, and Chef's Choice Seafood Rice-bowl. They also use limited seasonal ingredients such as the Iwagaki oyster.
  • Restaurant Murai
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Mondenmachi Nakano Yashiki 107-1

    ソースカツ丼ロース 一度閉店したむらい 現店主である娘が 存続させるって新聞で見た時は嬉しかったなぁ 接客もいいし でもいつ見ても混んでるんだよなぁ で、今回はたまたま 正面駐車場に空きを発見したので 緊急ピットイン やっぱ見た目もパンチあるし ロースって美味いね #カツ丼 #ソースカツ丼 #丼 #ロースカツ #ロースかつ #ランチ #lunch #gourmet #会津...

  • Roast Beef Ono
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku
  • MATSUYA Mishuku
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Setagaya-ku Ikejiri 3-30-10

    三軒茶屋駅から渋谷方面に歩いていたら松屋を発見したので寄りました。カウンター席のみで、券売機は1台です。創業カレーを食べました○

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