Here I would like to introduce you to gyudon. Gyu-don is a dish of thinly sliced beef and onions cooked together and served over rice in a bowl.

The selling point of gyudon is that it is fast, cheap and delicious.
The three most famous beef bowl chains in Japan are Yoshinoya, Sukiya, and Matsuya. Each restaurant has its own characteristics, with Yoshinoya being the only one that has focused on selling beef bowls. Recently, the menu has become richer, but Yoshinoya is still strongly associated with the image of going out for a beef bowl.
Sukiya offers a wide variety of rice bowls.

They have regular gyudon as well as gyudon with cheese and green onions on top.
Sukiya is more popular among families because it has a wide variety of children's menu items.
Matsuya, unlike Yoshinoya and Sukiya, comes with miso soup. Matsuya does not say "gyudon", but rather "gyumeshi" , which is the most common type of gyudon.

There are around 1,200 Yoshinoya stores throughout Japan.
Prices start at around 390 yen (tax included) for a regular beef bowl.

There are about 1,900 Sukiya stores throughout Japan.
Prices start at around 350 yen (tax included) for a regular beef bowl.

There are about 900 stores in Japan.
Prices start at around 320 yen (tax included) for a medium-sized bowl of beef rice.

Try ordering a beef bowl at Yoshinoya.

It may vary from store to store, but here, when you enter the restaurant, you order and pay for your food.
You can look at the menu and choose, but here, I'll order a beef bowl.

Next is the "size.
At Yoshinoya, you can choose from several sizes of gyudon, such as "komori" (small portion), "namimori" (regular portion), "oshimori" (large portion), "tokumori" (special portion), and "chotokumori" (super special portion).
(Some sizes are not available at some restaurants.
(Some restaurants do not offer this option.) At Yoshinoya, even a regular portion is enough.

(Some restaurants do not offer this option)

Gyuudon(Type), Nami (size), Ichi(quantity)

Tell the waitress the following information.

After placing your order, wait for about 30 seconds to a minute.

One of the free toppings is "red pickled ginger".
There are also chopsticks here, so take them here, fill them with free water or tea, and go to your seat.

There are many different types of restaurants, but we find an empty seat and sit down to eat.

When you have finished eating, take it to the return corner.

This is how you can eat a beef bowl at Yoshinoya.

In Japan, tipping is generally not necessary.
If you eat or drink in a restaurant, you will be charged a 10% consumption tax.

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