To really experience good food, go local. Dont go into glitzy neon signed main street places. Get off the high street (or out of the city) and look for small restaurant with little noren(split curtains) across the door. Go in - one of two things will happen- you will be asked to leave or welcomed warmly.
"totomo oishii tabemono o kudasai"
very delicious food please
"o susume wa nan des ka"
what do you recommend?
are useful phrases.
Set a price. 3000Yen will be more than enough in a local place.
This is the best way to get good food.
Favorite Dish: O cha zuki (rice based soup like dish)
yaki tori (chicken on sticks)
sashimi (raw fish)
sashimori (a selection of sashimi )
nabe (winter food- like a stew which you cook on the table)
soba noodles (hot in winter cold in summer)
Let's try to eat Toshikoshi-Soba or Buckwheat noodles (Japanese people eat when the end of the year for happiness) ,Tako-Yaki (Octopus is contained!) , buttered potatoes ,and burnt corn. You can find food anywhere you are in Shrine.
Speakeasy is owned operated by Paul (E/J speaking Australian) and Shenji (E/J speaking Japanese). It is an amazing place to hang out. It is frequented by both Westerners and anglophile locals. The menu consists of a variey of food and drinks from the 4 big English speaking countries, as well as Japanese favorites. Monday is Meat Pie Night, and Paul will even sell homesick North Americans boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese for 250 yen each.
Favorite Dish: Guinnes (on tap!) and Fried Chicken!
Directions: SpeakEasy is right next to Chiba Station. In fact you can see it from the Narita or Sobu lines as you pull into Chiba Station. It is on the Second Floor, and can easily found by its bright yellow neon
I Love Pizza is a small Casual and Specialty Restaurant in Chiba, Japan. If you are a pizza lover here’s a place where you shouldn’t miss. They make excellent pizza in an affordable price. I Love Pizza have been doing business in Chiba for over twenty years no wonder it has perfected the art of making a delicious pizza. The surrounding is not bad for a small restaurant. You can feel the fusion of Japanese and American Culture in one sit. They also offer a unique way to get more customers for their 70min all-you-can-eat pizza for only 1700 yen. It is not a fancy restaurant that is why casual attires will do. You’ll also worry less with communicating with them because people here can speak minor English.
Dinner:17:30-22:30 (22:00 last order)
Favorite Dish: Their Pizza is authentic, excellent and affordable!
Address: Chiba City, Chuo-ku, Nobuto 1-13-7
Directions: Walk out Chiba station and follow the monorail towards "shiyakushomae" station. One block before shiyakushomae station take a right on a small street and you will see I Love Pizza on the right-hand side of the road. You can't miss it.
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Pankon Tomate Pasta Restaurant is a Specialty and Casual type of restaurant. It is a restaurant specializing in pasta at an affordable price. It has different kinds of unique pasta most of it are delicious and at the same time good for our health. The crew was very friendly and their service is great they also know how to speak English so you don’t have to worry miscommunication. The décor was very homely and comforting it matches the good food. If you’re a pasta lover this is the place where you shouldn’t miss. You can wear casual attire because it is just an ordinary restaurant but has a unique characteristic that people would definitely love.
Lunch until 15:00
Address: 2-14-8 Chiba-shi Chuo-ku Fujimi Enuzu Building 2F
Directions: Located in the Fujimi area of Chiba city, Chuo-ku.
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Gajalu Restaurant in Yayoicho 4-1, Inage-Ku, Chiba Shi, Chiba Ken,Japan is a very good Indian Restaurant. It is just infront of the Chiba University gate. It has a sister branch in Chubakimori, Chiba-shi. The food was great always. It was very crowded at the lunch hour. Service was good and the people were speaking english that was good for me because I didn`t have good knowledge of Japaneese language. Naan, Tandoori chicken and curries were really delicious and the price was cheap. To enjoy Indian food, I would like to recommend anyone to go there after 3 pm. It is open continously from 10:30 am to 11 pm. Everything makes you happy in this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: Tandoori chicken, Nepali Beer, Indian Beer and set menu were delicious and cheap. Butter Chicken with Naan (Indian Bread) was fantastic.
Address: Yayoicho 4-1,Inage-Ku,Chiba-Shi,Chiba-Ken, Japan
Directions: Nishi Chiba Station in Sobu line 5 minutes walk and 4 minutes walk from Keisei line station. Its in the way to Narita International Airport from Tokyo.
Phone: 080 3085 5953
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Its quite new and therefore clean & well maintained. The chef is a good friend of ours from his last restaurant. The restaurant offers a range of Japanese food to suit all tastes. Simply say "o-susume wa nan des ka" (what do you recommend?) and see what you get............
Address: Kahin Makuhari
Directions: Kahin Makuhari is about 40 minutes east of Tokyo on the bay. The department store is next to the train station and the restaurant is on the ground floorRelated to:
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