Food & Drink March 19, 2015 11:58 am

Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink


Food & Drink March 19, 2015 11:58 am

Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink


Nomihoudai Japan: All-You-Can-Drink

Nomihoudai Japan Nomihoudai (飲み放題) at restaurants and izakaya (Japanese style pub) means all-you-can-drink and it’s surprisingly common in Japan. Tabehoudai (食べ放題) means all-you-can-eat and many restaurants offer both. Each establishment has its own rules for their particular nomihoudai special, but most places do a flat fee for 90-120 minutes of unlimited alcoholic drinks; sometimes tabehoudai...

Read more



Nomihoudai Japan Nomihoudai (飲み放題) at restaurants and izakaya (Japanese style pub) means all-you-can-drink and it’s surprisingly common in Japan. Tabehoudai (食べ放題) means all-you-can-eat and many restaurants offer both. Each establishment has its own rules for their particular nomihoudai special, but most places do a flat fee for 90-120 minutes of unlimited alcoholic drinks; sometimes tabehoudai...

Read more



Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Food & Drink February 25, 2015 4:28 pm

Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet


Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

Read more



Nomihoudai Japanese Cheat Sheet: With Audio Nomihoudai (飲み放題) is “All-You-Can-Drink” and tabehoudai (食べ放題) is “All-You-Can-Eat”. In many Japanese cities both are popular, especially in Tokyo. Essentially, you pay a flat price for a specified amount of time that drinking and eating are unlimited; some tabehoudai has no time limit. Most establishments that have nomihoudai are...

Read more



Food & Drink February 5, 2015 2:07 pm

Japanese Restaurant Basics: Cheat Sheet


Food & Drink February 5, 2015 2:07 pm

Japanese Restaurant Basics: Cheat Sheet


Japanese Restaurant Basics Cheat Sheet: With Audio A helpful guide for going out to restaurants in Japan. Play the audio at the restaurant if you have trouble pronouncing the phrases correctly. If you do not have mobile network access while in Japan, please download the PDF and MP3 files before leaving the hotel or wifi...

Read more



Japanese Restaurant Basics Cheat Sheet: With Audio A helpful guide for going out to restaurants in Japan. Play the audio at the restaurant if you have trouble pronouncing the phrases correctly. If you do not have mobile network access while in Japan, please download the PDF and MP3 files before leaving the hotel or wifi...

Read more



Food & Drink January 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Sangenjaya: Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight


Food & Drink January 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Sangenjaya: Tokyo Neighborhood Spotlight


Japan Dreaming

Sangenjaya is an “under-the-radar” Tokyo neighborhood, filled with highly regarded restaurants and cool drinking spots. Part of Setagaya, Sangenjaya is somewhat of an upscale neighborhood that manages to minimize pretense. Just one express stop (two local stops) from Shibuya station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line, Sangenjaya offers a stark contrast to the insane bustle of...

Read more



Sangenjaya is an “under-the-radar” Tokyo neighborhood, filled with highly regarded restaurants and cool drinking spots. Part of Setagaya, Sangenjaya is somewhat of an upscale neighborhood that manages to minimize pretense. Just one express stop (two local stops) from Shibuya station on the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line, Sangenjaya offers a stark contrast to the insane bustle of...

Read more



1 2