cheap eats

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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Quite possibly the greatest food bargain in Japan: tasty convenience store pasta for less than a buck

This chain’s 100-yen pasta and noodle dishes are just the thing when you’re looking to stretch your budget.

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Udon chain’s awesome “Tempura Pass” deal works out to less than 10 yen per piece over five weeks

Prepaid tempura plan is totally the way to go, and even lets you choose fried chicken if that’s what your heart desires.

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Clam chowder tempura being offered by Japan’s most popular tempura restaurant chain

Tenya buries the lede (under other types of tempura) in its new “Bacon Chicken Tempura Bowl.”

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One of Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain begins offering low-carb meals with tofu instead of rice

Losing the carbohydrates gains you a taste of Kyoto cuisine.

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Awesome Tokyo ramen restaurant’s all-you-can-drink plans start at less than three bucks

Come for the unlimited beer, stay for the Japanese-style fried chicken (and probably the ramen).

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Yoshinoya, Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain, is now serving fried chicken in Tokyo

Not satisfied with dominating only Japan’s cow cravings, Yoshinoya adds karaage to its menu in Akihabara.

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We try all-you-can-eat sushi for less than $8.50 at a restaurant in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward

This impressive restaurant ticks all the right boxes in terms of quality, atmosphere, service and price.

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Customer gets more than expected after ordering the large size at a Japanese restaurant

This cautionary tale proves that the Japanese word for “large serving” could result in having to eat a truly mountainous meal.

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Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat gyoza and all-you-can-drink beer starts at just 20 bucks

If you like delicious dumplings, cold beer, and having plenty of cash left in your wallet, you need to eat here.

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Tokyo’s awesome all-you-can-eat deals continue with unlimited fried chicken for under 10 bucks

KFC Japan’s summer of all-you-can-eat fried chicken is ending, but at this Tokyo restaurant limitless chow can be your all year long.

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McDonald’s new toppings yield a cheap surprise: Hidden Chicken Crisp for 140 yen!

By the look on Seiji’s face you might think he just discovered the cure to a rare disease, but the truth is much better. He found a way to get a delicious chicken sandwich for only 140 yen (US$1.34) from McDonald’s.

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Shuko Chiichi restaurant in Tokyo boasts all-you-can-eat deep-fried chicken and other sides

What’s not to love about a good karaage deal?

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Japan’s biggest curry chain now offers a true vegetarian curry

Coco Ichibanya rolls out a new curry roux in select locations to better serve its health-conscious and non-Japanese clientele.

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Breakfast for a buck! Tokyo university offering ridiculously cheap, mouth-watering morning meals

No one said the most important meal of the day can’t also be the cheapest.

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