For thous who have the language problem, MacDolnald is your best choice. Before asking for direction, do not forgat to pronounce as 'Maku-donarudo' otherwise they will bring you to the police station.
I don'T have the Mac photo, so I use a 'looked Smilar' photo for temporary use.
Favorite Dish: In Japan, we have the `Deep Blue' manu, all make of seafood. 3 type of sources Barberque, Mustard and Curries taste.
I was walking around Roppongi my first night in Tokyo when I came upon the local McDonald's.
Some people tend to look down at McDonald's because it is your stereotypical American fast food joint, but this isn't the case in Japan. McDonald's Japan has one of the more unique menus.
It didn't just change the names of the normal menu but offered local items as well.
Ebisu Burger is a combination of fish and shrimp burger, which tastes better than fish and shrimp burgers by themselves.
There was also a local pie called Marron Pie. i'm not sure what marron is exactly, but it was sweet in flavor.
Also, there's the McTeri Burger or Teriyaki Burger -burger smothered with Teriyaki sauce.
Another thing that the Japanese improved on was customer service with their 'Hai!' every time you order something.
Favorite Dish: Hands down, the Ebisu Burger beats every kind of burger there is.
You will see this in guidebooks as well, this area of town has tons of them everywhere, and its not such a bad thing. I know McDonald's gets a bad rep, but I did go here a few times while in Japan due to the cheap prices of their food compared to traditional food your supposed to eat when a tourist! :)
It overall saved me a few hundred dollars.
One tip for westerners, if you are ordering with a few other people you will rarely get all your food over the counter. They like to get people out of the line from waiting and you go into the sitdown section and they bring you the food. For those who don't speak the language everything is the restaurent is displayed in pictures with the yen prices for clearly displayed.
It is typical Mc donalds food. Now(May/2004) they are also not offering fish burgers that used to be quite good. :-( if you dont want to loose time and no bugdet. I do not reccommend going Mc. Donalds just go any am/pm or 7eleven and buy a sandwich or sushi or japanese chips. the proces are around 600Yen ~6$
Favorite Dish: If you must then chicken...
Okay, so I never eat at American restaurants abroad. In fact I hardly ever eat at places like McDonalds when I am home but we had been having a bad travel day and I was willing to do almost anything to cheer up Marc so we stopped at McDonalds. Honestly we were both intrigued by the Ebi Filet on the menu – a clear departure from anything on the menu back home in the States. And I must admit the sandwich, consisting of fried shrimp and sauce on a sesame seed bun was great. I only wish that we had the Ebi Filet at home. And it was a great lesson for me too, that sometime joy can come in not avoiding the things I can get back home, but appreciating the things from back home with a foreign twist.
Every country has unique items at McDonald's and Japan is no different. We made it a point to visit McD's once during our trip and got to partake in these delicious Japanese items:
- Ebi-O-Filet: Similar to a fish filet but made with "ebi" (Japanese for shrimp) pattie
- Shaka Shaka: Special seasoning to add to fries
- Green Tea McFlurry
If you are truly a fry lover, pick up the French Fries cup holder for your car! Seriously! In Japan, fries are not only a side dish for a meal but also a standalone snack. What better way to enjoy your fries on the go than with an official fries cup holder!
Quite frankly I can't remember stepping in to a McDonalds while I was in Tokyo. However, I did take the picture outside a McDonalds outlet. :-)
I guess for those who can't get the hang of eating sushi or sashimi, are tired of yakitori and teppanyaki, they can always fall back on McDonalds.
Favorite Dish: I like Fillet of Fish (for a lighter bite) and Big Macs. I also enjoy their french fries.
For those on a budget, best to try the normal cheese burger or beef burger. Grab two if you're very hungry as they are quite small, but tend to be quite good value for money.
im just going to be honest i dont like japanese food i tried but didnt like its just my taste but i did give it a shot i like to try new things but i also hate seafood so anyways how i got by was goin to of coures american places to eat such as mcdonald's, wendys, subway and so on, there actually like all over the city so if happend no to like the food there dont worry just hope you like fastfood and also hotel usually have american dishes also
Alternatives to McDonalds of course exist. You'll see local chains Mos Burger and First Kitchen are plentiful. And more traditional Japanese fast foods such as curry, soba/udon (noodles), gyuu-don (beef over rice) and ten-don (tempura on rice) can be found as well.
Favorite Dish: Many people pride themselves in not eating at the ubiquitous American chains and if you can avoid them, then more power to you. However, there may be occasions when you're in a hurry or just feel a need for something familiar. So don't listen to the naysayers and follow your instincts.
Besides, you'll be able to compare the experience to that in your home country. Even at McDonalds you can still choose a menu item that you can't find at home. The McTeriyaki burger is not something you're likely to find in North America. And, I'll bet the tsukimi ('moon viewing') burger -- a fried egg on top of a hamburger patty -- is not something you've seen elsewhere. (Note, the tsukimi burger is only available during moon viewing season.) Even if you order the 'usual,' you may be surprised. My mother claims the best filet-o-fish sandwich she ever had was the one she had in Japan.
Old Cliffie likes to boast that he spent a year in Tokyo and never went to McDonald's. The Golden Arches are so common in Japan - it is the country's biggest restaurant chain - that many Japanese believe it is a Japanese company and are quite surprised when they first go abroad and find McDonald's elsewhere. And if you are wondering how old Cliffie survived a year without a double burger with cheese and the works - well, sometimes he went to Wendy's.
Mc Donalds might be the world's largest burger chain (due to the enterprenurial abilities of founder Ray Croc) but is not the most tasty but they have lots of branches here competing with the local burger chain Mos Burgers and the burgers here are a tad more expensive than in the United States with less servings especially the french fries. this branch of Mc Donalds is located at the terminal one of the Narita International Airport. If you want to eat at budget meal while on a layover at the Narita airport then this is your best bet as the other japanese restaurants and international restaurants here are more expensive.
Favorite Dish: like in any Mc Donalds stores around the world, they also added local flavors and here in Mc Donald's Japan, the local flavors are the Mc Pork ( a pork hamburger with japanese sweet sauce) at $ 700 yen with drinks and the Teriyaki Burger at 840 yen with fries and drinks.
Mc Donalds might be the world's largest burger chain (due to the enterprenurial abilities of founder Ray Croc) but is not the most tasty but they have lots of branches here competing with the local burger chain Mos Burgers and the burgers here are a tad more expensive than in the United States with less servings especially the french fries. this branch of Mc Donalds is located at the terminal one of the Narita International Airport. If you want to eat at budget meal while on a layover at the airport then this is your best bet as the other japanese restaurants and international restaurants here are more expensive.
Favorite Dish: the burgers off course, well everyone knows the taste of a Mcdonalds. a big mac meal with regular fries and drinks costs 640 yen and a double Mac Burger with fries and drinks costs 670 yen. a large iced tea costs 260 yen and a large hot Coffee at Mc Cafe costs 260 yen.
Well, McDonalds is mcDonalds, regardless of where you go. The food is pretty much the same. There are some odd ball items like the McTeriyaki, but all in all, after you've satisfied your tape worm, it's all the same.
On VT'er said that McDonalds was a cheap place for food....that person must of not been to too many places to eat since you can get far better meals for about the same price, if not less.
If you go to Japan and only eat burgers and fries then you've got issues...
Favorite Dish: Cheeseburger!! WOOO! Got Cheeseburger! YEAH!
McDonald's, as in all other cities I've visited... :>
However, I've never seen the Beatles before!
This store was in Shinjuku(3).
Finding food in Japan is not a problem, to know what it is, that's another story! Fortunately there will always be a McDonalds. I wanted to have a McTeriyaki but I was always full.