6 Popular Restaurants With Extra Large Meals in Tokyo
When you are starving, craving for your favorite food, or looking for something to tell your friends about, why not try these mega meals? Here are 6 restaurants in Tokyo that offer extra large meals!
Aug 28 2017 (Sep 09 2020)
1. Tenryu [Ginza]
Founded in 1949, Tenryu is a well-established restaurant in Ginza. The restaurant was renovated in 2016. Their signature meal is their huge gyoza dumplings. Just look at the size of these things!
To show how big it is, if you put it on a bowl of rice, both ends will stick out of the bowl. These huge dumplings are available at 1,100 yen for 8 pieces.
They are pretty filling, so it would be better to share them between a few people. The well-cooked dumplings are crispy on the outside and juicy inside. Their delightful taste will fill your mouth!
[About Ginza Tenryu]
Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM (last orders 9:00 PM)
(Weekends, Public Holidays) 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM (last orders 9:00 PM)
Closed: End and beginning of the year
Access: Right by Exit 5 of Ginza-Itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
5 minute walk from A13 Exit of Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
5 minute walk from Kyobashi Exit of Yurakucho Station, accessible via various JR lines
Address: Puzzle Ginza 4F, 2-5-19 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: ginza-tenryu.com/index.html (Japanese Only)
2. Kyobashi Megumiya [Kyobashi]
Kyobashi Megumiya is a soba place with a classical Japanese vibe. Their menu is really Japanese, yet rock music is played inside. This rare combination of soba noodles and hard rock is worth experiencing!
The noodles are thin yet chewy, so it is easy to eat a lot. You can choose your portion size, from small (150g), regular (300g), large (500g), and extra large (650g). The picture above is the large size.
Here is the extra large. 650g of noodles is a lot. You have to be a really big eater to be able to finish this!
[About Kyobashi Megumiya]
Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:00 AM - Until noodles are sold out (around 3:00 PM), 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
(Saturday) 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
(Public Holidays) 11:30 AM - Until noodles are sold out
Closed: Sundays, Other unspecified holidays
Access: 2 minute walk from Exit 3 of Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Address: 3-4-3 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: blog.livedoor.jp/megumiya2001/ (Japanese Only)
3. Raumen Saburo [Higashi-Shinbashi]
This ramen place is famous for providing a variety of free services. You can choose the toughness of the noodles and the amount of oil and vegetables. You can also add spicy soy sauce, spicy miso, or other toppings. If you want, you can even have a mountain of vegetables!
For pork belly ramen, you can choose the number of pork belly slices from 2, 5, or 8, and the price will change based on that decision. Add some free toppings of your preference and make it your own!
You can add coriander for an additional 100 yen. Ramen and coriander go really well together and it will make the ramen taste like a southeast Asian dish!
[About Raumen Saburo]
Opening Hours: (Monday - Friday) 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
(Saturday) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed: Sundays, Public Holidays
Access: 5 minute walk from West Exit of Shiodome Station on the Toei Oedo Line and the Yurikamome Line
Address: 2-6-5 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
LINE@: page.line.me/ghd2242m (Japanese Only)
4. Gyuhachi [Oi]
This curry gyudon (beef rice bowl) restaurant gets a lot of media attention. The place itself is really small, with 6 people taking up the entire space. Why not try the locals' favorite food?
The signature dish, stamina curry, is curry and butadon (pork rice bowl) served on the same plate. You can choose the spiciness of the curry from mild to spicy. If you like spicy food, you can add some pepper powder to make it even spicier. The pork from the butadon is really soft and delicious.
You can change up the taste by adding some pickled vegetables, which can be found on the table, or by adding a raw egg for 50 yen.
Opening Hours: (Monday - Saturday) 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
(Sunday) 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Closed: First and third Sunday of every month
Access: 1 minute walk from Oimachi Station's Central Exit, accessible via various JR and Private Rail lines
Address: 1-2-20 Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: gyu8.com/ (Japanese Only)
5. Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto [Tokiwadai]
The No. 1 most popular dish at this place is the Mouko Tanmen. Miso tanmen with a lot of meat and vegetables will be served with spicy mabo tofu. The level of spiciness is on a scale of 0 to 10 and it differs with each dish. The spiciness of Mouko Tanmen is at level 5.
The picture above is the Jumbo Mouko Tanmen with spring onions (+60 yen). It is such a big meal! The fresh texture of the spring onions makes it taste even better, so you can finish the whole thing with ease.
Another popular dish here is the North Pole Ramen. The level of spiciness of this is at an astonishing 9, super spicy! You can tell how spicy it is by the redness of the soup. If you really, really like spicy food and are brave enough, you should give this a go!
[About Mouko Tanmen Nakamoto Kami Itabashi Main Branch]
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified
Access: 1 minute walk from North Exit of Kami Itabashi Station on the Tobu Tojo Line
Address: Asaka Bldg. 201, 4-33-3 Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: www.moukotanmen-nakamoto.com/ (Japanese Only)
6. Nagasaki Saikan [Hatchobori]
This is a picture of Nagasaki Champon. This is merely a regular portion, not a large one, but it is still around 15cm high and has a mountain of vegetables. It is always exciting not knowing where to start eating because the dish is so big!
A plate of large fried rice costs 850 yen. It has egg, kamaboko (fish paste), shrimp, and carrots. You can really dig into it, as the saltiness and oiliness are really well-balanced.
This is a limited seasonal dish, Hiyashi Chuka. It looks pretty big, but this is regular sized as well. It has a lot of vegetables, so you can eat a ton but still manage stay healthy. Eating this cold dish on a hot day is truly special.
[About Nagasaki Saikan]
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:50 PM
Closed: Weekends, Public Holidays
Access: 3 minute walk from A3 Exit of Hatchobori Station on the JR Keiyo Line and the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Address: 3-11 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
All these dishes are so big, yet pretty cheap. Eating too much every day is not good, but it feels great to eat a lot sometimes. Please remember that it is your responsibility to finish your meal once you order it!
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.