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All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

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All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Spots for Under ¥1,000

For foodies looking to tighten their purse strings, you simply cannot miss this list of eateries offering all-you-can-eat lunches for under ¥1,000, ranging from traditional Japanese restaurants to chic Western-style buffets and eat-as-much-as-you-want bakeries! These tasty spots are great for budget travelers and yen-saving residents alike!

Sandog Inn (Tokyo Station)

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Established in 1918, Sandog Inn is a time-honored bakery that keeps up with the latest trends by offering new tastes using seasonal fruit and other ingredients. In-store dining is a new addition to the storied repertoire, and what’s particularly special is the buffet lunch offered at the branch in Yaesu Shopping Mall featuring over 20 types of bready goodness, including katsu sandwiches, hotdogs and pastries, as well as a wide selection of soups and drinks. What wonderful news for bread-holic gourmands!

Sandog Inn (サンドッグイン)
Address: B1F, 2-1 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: Take the Yaesu Underground Central Exit at Tokyo Station
Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily
Lunch Price: ¥994

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DinaGyang Dos (Shibakoen)

Once you start eating at a buffet, there's no way to stop! DinaGyang Dos carefully selects fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare a splendid array of cuisines, including Japanese and Western styles. Miso soup, grilled fish and more are on the Japanese dining menu, while pasta, vegetable soup and risotto sit on the Western side. Salad is, of course, available, and there's a wide range of desserts to choose from. The menu changes daily so you won’t get bored. How sweet!

DinaGyang Dos (ディナギャン ドス )
Address: 2F Shiba-Koen First Building, 3-8-2 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: Toei Mita Line to Shibakoen Station, take Exit A2, walk for 1 minute
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Last order at 2, except weekends and Japanese public holidays)
Lunch Price: ¥1,000

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Numazu-ko Kaisho (Ueno)

Mouthwatering sashimi is often pricey, but in Ueno, you can find a glut of sashimi that only costs you ¥1,000! Over 10 types of seafood, including octopus, tuna, cherry shrimp, mackerel and salmon, are sent directly from Numazu Port in Shizuoka Prefecture, attracting waves of customers every day. Fried whitefish, egg and pork skewers are also on the menu. You can order a customized set meal with the choices given or go with a donburi rice bowl—either way is nummy! If you like sashimi, this eatery is a must-go!

Numazu-ko Kaisho (沼津港海将)
Address: B1F Gomi Building, 6-8-4, Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes’ walk from JR Okachimachi Station
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (weekdays only)
Lunch Price: ¥1,000/45 minutes

Shuko Chiichi (Shimbashi)

Shuko Chiichi (Shimbashi)

Kara-age fried chicken is an irresistible classic, your definitive "B-class gourmet" food, which, compared to more refined cuisines, is affordable to ordinary people in a relaxing dining atmosphere. Shuko Chiichi offers eat-all-you-want fried chicken with 12 special dipping sauces. They also offer mains and sides such as rice, miso soup, eggs, tofu and more. Eating well and dining out are by all means compatible in Japan!

Shuko Chiichi (酒肴ちいち)
Address: 1F Ohashi Building, 3-9-4 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes’ walk from the Karasumori Exit of JR Shimbashi Station
Lunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Except weekends and Japanese public holidays)
Lunch Price: ¥850 for the fried chicken menu

Moyan Curry (Shibuya)

Rest assured, the curry at Moyan Curry will not fall short of your expectations! Pork and beef curries are available, and you will also find over seven kinds of fruits, vegetables and other natural goodies—apples, onions, ginger, honey and more—rocking your taste buds. It takes as long as two weeks and as many as 23 spices to prepare the curry. When poured over rice, it is truly addictive! On the menu are also salad, tandoori chicken, udon and kimchi. You can leave this spot with both a full stomach and a heavy wallet!

Moyan Curry (もうやんカレー)
Address: 1-7-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes’ walk from the Hachiko Exit of Shibuya Station
Lunch Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Last order at 2:30, closed Sundays)
Lunch Price: ¥1,000