“Gyudon”(Bowl of rice topped with beef) is a fast-food meal as common as Mc.Donalds in Japan.
There are many Gyudon specialty fast-food restaurant all over the country.And its one of the most eaten lunch by busy Japanese business person.
There are several Gyu-don restaurant chains in Japan and it is located all over the country.
The famous two chains are “Yoshino-ya”&”Matsu-ya”. There are many opinions which chains “Gyu-don” is more delicious,because it belongs to the preference.In this article I will introduce “Yoshino-ya” which is said to be the founder of the Gyu-don chain restaurants. And which I think serves the best Gyu-don.
This is my Evaluation of “Eating “Gyu-don” at Yoshino-ya”.
|If I am a Foreign Traveler do I visit?||A||You can experience what Japanese Busy people eat an d the taste is worth to eat|
If I were a Foreign Traveler, I will decide to eat this Japanese Fast Food.The reason is that you can casually eat a delicious meal with cheap price and also can experience how common Japanese business person eat there lunch especially in the busy week days.
Many foreign gets surprised by the cheap price(Beef Bowl ¥300-¥400) and saids “Japanese fast food is healthier compared to our countries Hamburger shops!”.
I know that there are many Yohinoya outside Japan, and I have been to a few in other countries,though I felt a little difference of the taste and quite a big difference of the atmosphere.Please feel the Real Yoshinoya’s taste and atmosphere.
I recommend to eat when you got tired of formal food like SUSHI,SASHIMI,TEMPURA,etc…
Please note that most of the tim, eating Gyudon is a behavior of men,and only a few women eat at these kind of restaurants.I think this is because when these kind of chain restaurants occurred, the target were business “man”.
Though, lately these restaurants are challenging to acquire female customers by adding a menu which women prefer or changing the atmosphere of the shop.
“YOSHINOYA” and “MATSUYA” serves set lunch in addition to GYUDON. I think MATSUYA has a thought to recommend the set menu more strongly than YOSHINOYA. Please challenge MATSUYA’s set menu if you have chance!
You can find it anywhere around the country!I’ll attach the shops around Shinjuku(Tokyo) and Shijyo(Kyoto) as a example.
■ Open times : 24hours
■ Cost : ¥300-¥800
■ Restaurants around Shinjuku(Tokyo)/Google maps
■ Restaurants around Shijyo(Kyoto)/Google maps