8 Bargain Lunch Buffets in Ikebukuro to Eat for $10

One of the worries when sightseeing in Japan is the insufficient food portions. The prices are high so if you eat too much it’s a ridiculous expense. That’s why we’re introducing 10 delicious, reasonably-priced lunch buffets in the Ikebukuro area, which is famous for shopping and indoor theme parks.

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1. Salvatore Cuomo & Bar Ikebukuro Branch

As an Italian restaurant, they offer around 4-5 different kinds of pizza. By removing or adding toppings, you can get over 10 varieties. They have 3 kinds of pasta and with substitution you can have over 6 kinds. In addition to that, they have short pasta. Their salad also comes with many choices of vegetables.

Address:  2F The B Ikebukuro, 1-39-4, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku (Google Map)

HP: www.salvatore.jp/restaurant/ikebukuro_higashi/ 

2. Taipei Yoichi

Their Chinese food is all-you-can-eat and they have over 30 dishes like Mapo Tofu, Ebi chili and more. These dishes are offered at reasonable prices so it’s always bustling with people on weekdays and holidays. It's also good news to know that their lunchtime extends until 5 pm.

Address:  4F Seiko Bld., 1-12-13 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: r.gnavi.co.jp/a327800/ 


This is located on the 1st floor of a hotel which is an 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro station East exit. Several kinds of pizza and pasta come out one by one so you can always eat them piping hot. Their known for their characteristic thin crust. Their pasta and salad dressings are particularly tasty and popular.

Address:  1F Hotel Resol Ikebukuro, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: www.chianti.co.jp/ikebukuro-est/

4. Harvest Lumine Ikebukuro

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With carefully selected seasonal vegetables as the focus, their menu offers over 60 varieties of dishes made to bring out the natural flavor of the ingredients. It’s a popular restaurant where you can savor natural food with lots of vegetables that is kind to your body.

Address:  9F Lumine Ikebukuro, 1-11-1, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: www.create-restaurants.co.jp/shop/index.php

5. Pino

The lunch buffet at Pino, the restaurant at Dai-Ichi Inn Ikebukuro, is a moderate ¥1,500. Moreover, their “Natural Buffet” which has a plentiful Japanese/Western menu is particular about using organic, specially cultivated vegetables that are safe and healthy and has even been featured on TV.

Address:  1-42-8 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map) 

HP: pino.kg-consul.jp/ 

6. Thai Sabay Ikebukuro Parco Branch

This is a Thai food restaurant located just outside of Ikebukuro East Exit. You can select 1 dish from 8 popular Thai dishes like Chicken rice, Gapao rice, Pad Thai, Green Curry and more as well as the daily all-you-can-eat Thai food buffet. The limit is 90 minutes. You’ll be happy to know that with all this, it’s ¥1,180.

Address:  8F Ikebukuro Parco, 1-28-2, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

HP: www.spiceroad.co.jp/Shop_ThaiSabay.html 

7. Compho Ikebukuro Branch

Lunch is all-you-can-eat curry at this Vietnamese Pho speciality restaurant. When you order Pho, you get 2 kinds of all-you-can-eat curry. Furthermore, you can have as much bean sprouts and cilantro as you can carry so cilantro lovers will find this irresistible.

Address:  3F Sunshine City Alpa, 3-1, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: www.compho.jp/ 

8. Maison Kayser Ikebukuro Sunshine Branch

The bread from Maison Kayser which is located on the 1st floor of Ikebukuro Sunshine Alpo is boldly ranked number 1 in “Bakeries Picked by the French” in a project by a Japanese TV department. It’s nice being able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with bread that’s been recognized by the French. Although it’s a bakery, if you order 1 item from their joint cafe then you can enjoy their all-you-can-eat buffet.

Address:  1F Sunshine City Alpo, 3-1-2, Higashi-Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP:  www.maisonkayser.co.jp/ 

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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