Where to Eat in Ginza Cheap: Under $5 Restaurants in Ginza

5 Restaurants in Ginza where You can Eat for Under $5

Ginza Cheap Eats

Ginza is arguably the most expensive district in Tokyo. There are lots of lavish shops and boutiques on the shopping street, and numbers of high-end & Michelin starred restaurants gather in this area. Well, don’t worry, Ginza is not only for rich people. When it comes to dine out, it is very possible to eat in Ginza cheap. Despite the fact that the majority of stores in Ginza can be more pricey than other areas, I can whisper you some great restaurants where you can eat around 500 JPY ($5)!!! Eat cheap but still walk like a queen on Tokyo’s poshest street 🙂

1. Japone (ジャポネ)

Neopolitan 500 yen

Japone is a spaghetti restaurant located near Yurakucho station. Most of their spaghetti dishes are served under 600 yen including 500 yen Neopolitan. Japone is especially popular because of their generous portion,too. If you wanna make your dish even bigger, take Oomori (+150 yen) or Yokozuna (+250 yen) option!

Address: 1F Ginza INZ3, 2–2 Ginza Nishi, Chuo-ward
Nearest Station: 2 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho station Kyobashi exit
Hours: 10:30~20:00 (~16:00 on Saturday&closed on Sunday)
Genre: Spaghetti

2. Fukutei (ふくてい)

Curry 500 yen

Fukutei is small curry restaurant located in Yurakucho’s under the rail tracks. Their simple curry is served at 500 yen only and toppings can be added with additional charge. Tonkatsu curry (850 yen) & Sirloin steak curry (840 yen) are most popular dishes.

Address: 3–6–7 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ward
Nearest Station: 2 minutes walk from JR Yurakucho station
Hours: 11:00~23:00 (~21:00 on Saturday&closed on Sunday)
Genre: Curry

3. Chaojan (巧匠)

Daily lunch meal 650 yen

Authentic Taiwanese restaurant in Ginza area. Serving variety of Taiwanese dishes including dim-sum and noodles with reasonable price. Their amazing lunch deal is daily lunch meal (3–4 kinds) served at only 650 JPY with generous portion.

Address: 3–14–10 Ginza, Chuo-ward
Nearest Station: 5 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00 /Dinner 17:00~23:00
Genre: Taiwanese

4. Warajiya (わらじ家)

Daily lunch meal 650 yen

Warajiya is a small and cosy restaurant located at the basement of Ginza 9–2 building near Shinbashi Station. Warajiya serves simple and authentic Japanese set meal “Teishoku” with fish, miso soup, rice and small condiments. The set meals comes with a choice of fish (mackerel, salmon, etc) and are available from 650 yen.

Address: B1F Ginza 9–2 , 8–7 Ginza, Chuo-ward
Nearest Station: 2 mins walk from JR Shinbashi Station Ginza exit
Hours: 11:00~21:00 (Closed on Sundays)
Genre: Japanese

5. Kabuki Soba (歌舞伎そば) <<Permanently Closed>>

Mori Kakiage Soba 470 yen

Located right behind the Kabukiza building, Kabuki Soba is a long-established Soba restaurant beloved by locals. They have been keeping their price as low as possible since opening. Try the significant Mori Kakiage Soba served with veg tempura which costs only 470 yen!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kabuki Soba closed its door in April 2023

Address: 4–12–2 Ginza, Chuo-ward
Nearest Station: 2 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza station
Hours: 11:00~18:30 (closed on Weekends)
Genre: Soba

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