Member Rating 3 out of 5 by billmoy on August 23, 2002

Yoshinoya is a popular chain of fast-food outlets selling a hearty and healthy selection of typical Japanese dishes. There are about a thousand restaurants found all over Japan, and there are some in Taiwan and California as well. Depending on the location, there are tables or long diner-style counters.

The typical Yoshinoya will have an easy-to-read photo menu to order your food selections. There are plenty of standard noodle and soup dishes to choose from, such as the "beef and rice bowl" which every restaurant chain and frozen dinner company has seemingly adopted. Your Japanese-style breakfast can contain miso soup, pickles, salmon, and steamed rice. There are also some set menu meals that are reasonably priced, and that is important in an expensive city like Tokyo. Wash down your food with a tea or even a beer.

I recall ordering one meal with sautéed beef, white rice, a small soda, and a small round container of what looked like flan. Well, I was hoping it would be a dessert. Alas, it turned out to be something like a warm and hearty stew. It contained corn, mushrooms, and chicken swimming in a thick paste-like gravy. This stew is a bit of an acquired taste, but the rest of the meal was tasty.

6-1-6 Roppongi
Tokyo, Japan, 106-0032
+81 (0)3 5772 6253


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