Family Restaurant and Shokudo:
“Famiresu” or shokudo offer a variety of Western, Chinese and Japanese
style dishes that are suitable for all family members.
Teishoku-ya are restaurants that offer set menus (known as teishoku). A set menu usually consists of a main dish such as a
fried fish, a bowl of cooked rice and some side
In the town you will often find specialist restaurants.
Some examples of popular types of restaurants are listed below.
Specialising in ramen noodles.
Ramen-ya specialize in ramen dishes - Chinese style
noodles served in a soup with various toppings. Every ramen-ya
has developed its own soup, and the taste often differs greatly. Several other dishes of Chinese origin,
such as gyoza and chahan fried rice are also usually available at a ramen-ya.
Specialising in sushi.
Customers can sit either at a normal table or at a counter.
Kaiten-zushi are sushi restaurants where the sushi dishes
are presented on a conveyor belt - you can
freely pick up the dishes that you like or alternatively order dishes which are
not available. The number of plates is
counted to determine the cost.
Specialising in soba and udon noodles.
Most noodle dishes come either cooled with a dipping sauce or
(especially in winter) hot in a soup with a variety of toppings.
Tonkatsu-ya serve tonkatsu, deep fried breaded pork cutlets.
Other deep fried dishes are also available at
Yakitori-ya specialize in yakitori, grilled chicken skewers.