Casual Dining in Japan

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Group Dining Hosted by Gourmetmei

Join Twitch streamer Gourmetmei and other foodies for a fun meal featuring classic Japanese dishes like sashimi, tempura and shabu-shabu.
from ¥6,500
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Shonai Cultural Activities & Lunch at a Farmer’s Restaurant

Relax your body and mind during this Shonai tour, featuring cultural activities and local cuisine in Yamagata.
from ¥21,700
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Tokyo Boat Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea while cruising around Tokyo and eating delicious championship-winning pastries during this unique dining experience on a boat.
from ¥5,500
With 1 drink
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Nagoya Kochin Chicken Lunch with Komaki Shrine Tour

Explore two shrines in Komaki and taste the highly-regarded Nagoya Kochin chicken for lunch.
from ¥17,000
With lunch
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Abalone and Sea Urchin Donburi at Specialty Restaurant

In Karatsu City, taste incredibly fresh, hand-harvested abalone and raw uni (sea urchin), sourced from the nearby Genkai Sea that borders Saga Prefecture. Revered as delicacies, appreciate the subtle taste of this premium seafood.
from ¥3,795
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To an outsider, the dining culture of Japan might seem overly austere, but that’s far from the case. Really, the restaurateurs of Japan are some of the most friendly and welcoming on earth, and there are plenty of places to enjoy a relaxing traditional Japanese meal without getting dressed up to the nines.

Leisurely meals in laidback izakaya gastropubs; seafood rice bowls at local-favorite eateries; outdoor dinners on warm terraces in summer. With byFood’s range of casual dining experiences in Japan, you can enjoy some great Japanese food and drinks in a social atmosphere that’ll leave you feeling like just another local.

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by the idea of stepping into a Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant where not a single person speaks your language, then these fun and accessible casual dining experiences are the ones for you. They’ll allow you to cut out the stress and focus on making some fantastic memories instead.