5 Must-Try Japanese Food Experiences in Tokyo

Japanese Food is awesome, and the overall dining experience is just as fun. If you are looking for places to eat in Tokyo, here are five great Japanese food experiences that I love while living in Tokyo.

1. Japanese Grill (Robata) – You sit around a few men who cook all of the meat and vegetables right in front of you on a grill. You just point to what you want and they grab it with their giant wooden spatulas.

2. Ramen – My favorite Japanese food, and perhaps the most well recognized Japanese dish apart from sushi. There are hundreds of places to choose from in Tokyo, each with their own rendition of the classic. One spot where you can get a large variety of options is on “Ramen Street” in the lower level of Tokyo Station.

3. Yakitori – Meat and veggies on sticks, cooked over a similar grill as the Robata, Yakitori is a favorite among Tokyo residents because it’s fast and goes great with beer. The most famous area for Yakitori in Tokyo is down “Memory Lane” or “Piss Alley” just outside the Shinjuku Train Station.

4. Chanko Nabe – The ultimate in gluttony for a normal civilian, but a necessary bulking strategy for up-and-coming sumo wresters in the Ryogoku neighborhood of Tokyo. There are many different versions of this massive stew, and they are all aggressive and delicious.

5. Conveyor Belt Sushi – As I mention in the video, there are a million different ways sushi is served in Tokyo. One of the most fun methods is by way of the conveyor belt sushi.

*Bonus* – Convenient stores such as FamilyMart, Lawson’s, and 7 Eleven are a major part of Japanese Food culture in Tokyo. People are busy and need a quick meal, so I wanted to take you around real quick and show you what’s inside!

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Yoda TheWise says:

Bloody pedo at 3:40

WhiteWolf Darkpaw says:

I’d love to get some real ramen, but that transporter sushi looks awesome!
Sadly, of the stuff you showed at the grill, nothing really appealed to me (stupid American pallet :B ), and the Chanko Nabe would probably be too much for me.
Yakitori would be good, too. Who doesn’t like skewered meat? 😀

Calvin Smith says:

13:39 Family Mart has an excellent selection of dirty mags, of course.

cher young says:

Are there a lot of Genki sushi location in Tokyo? is it the most inexpensive sushi place for this type of self serve restaurant?

Kumi Nam says:

Who’s hungry here;

Mr. Gong先生 says:

My god
Japan is food haven m

Trasirshall says:

The fifth ones is how I imagine IKEA would do it, if they went into the sushi-restaurant business.

心'oneheart'一 says:

Would you like to introduce Okonomiyaki, Monjayaki, Oden, Variety Set meal, etc. ?

adamofr says:

Awesome foods…..

Abu Sayeed says:

It’s really very good!!!!

test luck says:

Nice video

TheWeaveWhisperer says:

1 million views and counting! So proud of you!

Ws Sg says:

Fun videos lots of charisma. You should try Georgian food hardly known to most extremely diverse and tasty and i think you will get along with the people.

1DayAtATime says:

Hey @ 4;04 what is the name of that you’re eating? It looks sooo delicious.

1DayAtATime says:

I plan to visit a Japanese restaurant soon. What do you guys recommend? Also any Japanese drinks to try out? And desserts! 🙂

DickkeAlso Bwalls says:

3:40 lmaooo nice doujin

MrFloridasam says:

you should remove video content from 3:39 – 3:41

Ben Liu says:

Sushi is so amazing

Castry Studios says:

Oh man, I had that Ramen 4 years ago. Whenever people ask me how Japan was, I am always like duuude! the food man, the food… Awesome Video by the way.

duc tri tran says:

You made me want to going back to Japan again .

Marisol Ortiz says:

I just saw your channel and I like it.. You should try visit Mexico… Our Traditional food is one of the best in all Latin America .. and may be the world

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do the skatey thing says:

straight exposed my boy reading a doujin @ 3:40

Bounmy Bounpraseuth says:

3:38 was that guy looking at hentai tf

Calvin Smith says:

3:40 wut? LOL

Primeiro Último says:

Nice man. I will have to try this.

Eliza Apathetic says:

This place is amazing

Norman Payne says:

I do love these types of video’s but , but , but , you left out 1 of the most important things to know before going to Japan. RADIATION level’s are above and beyond the norms folks. up to 1,000,000 times higher than what is normal and their water is worse. The fish seem normal but when cut open they are full of sore’s. I do love the Japanese people but come on folk’s get the hell out of Japan NOW!!!!!! You thought the “H” bomb was bad well get ready as when your lovely nuclear plant went to hell you did not properly clean it up and you and the rest of the world are going to suffer for it.

Yvonne Moore says:

So cool, the, “Ro-ba-ta,” and the, “Conveyer Belt.”

ja da says:

I did a lot in my two weeks in Japan. But one of the things I did not do, oddly enough, was eat sushi. On top of that I really did want to try the conveyor belt kind, but alas, I did not. Also on the list is the bullet train and the capsule hotel. ^_^

Kirtan Kapadia says:

Hi Garett Leonard, how expensive is these restaurant?

Puny Poppy says:

Tastes little bit like poison is as accurate verdict as tastes little bit like air. How does poison taste?

lewinrue says:

Ginko nuts are good pan roasted and dipped in honey

Sheronne White says:

I loved the ramen also, wished we could have went to the Sumo spot. We went to one in Kyoto. Just had me at Japan.

You Tube says:

Do you need to be able to speak Japanese to place order in these restaurants?

Travis A says:

so to sum it up Japanese food looks disgusting but tastes like heaven?

Gareth Leonard says:

Thank you all for watching, and even more if you took time to leave a comment! I truly appreciate all of you who make this little growing community so much fun for me! You can see all the pricing and location information about the restaurants featured at http://www.tourist2townie.com/ and if you like the video, please follow along on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/tourist2townie for daily travel photos!

Kuro Neko says:

at 3:40 is he reading a porn manga?

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