One of my favorite things to do is eat and I wanted to take advantage of my short <17 hour layover in Tokyo, Japan. Since I was only in Tokyo for less than a day, this is not a comprehensive list of things to eat in Tokyo.
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One of my first eats when arriving at Tokyo Station was at a Yoshinoya.
This isn’t your typical United States Yoshinoya fast food restaurant which I absolutely avoid back home. There’s quick table service along with many dining options on the menu.
I had the famous Beef Bowl with miso soup and a side dish which was delicious. The beef bowl tasted nothing like the junk that was served at a U.S. Yoshinoya restaurant. People actually line up here in Tokyo to eat at Yoshinoya because it’s convenient and it’s that good.
The next morning, I had half of the day left before my flight to Los Angeles, so I wanted to eat as much as my stomach could take. In the Harajuku neighborhood, I went to a fast food restaurant Lotteria for a light breakfast.
I wanted to see what a burger tasted like in Tokyo and it was nothing to write home about.
I was still hungry, so I went to the nearest restaurant in Harajuku for some Japanese comfort food. I ordered Tonkatsu with egg over rice which came with shredded cabbage and soup for 380 Yen ~ $3.20.
In between breakfast and lunch, I went to a local Japanese 7-11 style convenience store for a snack. I had teriyaki beef skewer, but I should’ve gotten a pre-packaged sushi.
I washed it down with an iced coffee from Pronto Caffe and Bar.
I was missing sushi and noodles but I was running out of time for both so I had to pick one or the other. I couldn’t find a sushi restaurant nearby, so I went with the latter. I found a small hole in the wall noodle shop in Shinjuku and ordered a small bowl of Udon noodles which came with complimentary hot green tea. This was delicious and definitely hit the spot for a quick lunch before my flight back to Los Angeles.