I recognize that some of you have been to Japan.
Some are repeaters, and you know Japanese food very well.
I am often surprised that you know places I have never been to)
Living in Tokyo, Japan, I can tell you that the restaurant prices are in general not too expensive. Most of lunch is provided at less than 1000 yen, and dinner is not as expensive as you imagine.
And they have good service.
Actually, the restaurant business is very competitive, and employees work hard, but not get paid well. Yet, most employees provide good service, which I am proud of as a Japanese.
Most competitive may be the ramen business.
I want to introduce ‘Ramen Jiro’ in this blog.
It is located next to Keio University, which I graduated from, so I was walking to school while looking at a long line every day.
The portion size is large with bean sprouts/cabbage and pork. It is what students love. Shoyu, soy sauce, is special.
Menu is simple with only two kinds -しょう（Shou) and だい(Dai). Shou is small and Dai is big, lol. Simple is good)
There is a story that one American student, who came from Stanford and studied at Keio. He wasn’t able to read Kanji but was able to speak Japanese.
He came to Ramen Jiro every day to see the owner.
He came back to USA, and often comes back to Japan for travel.
He eats ramen everywhere in Japan, but he says Ramen Jiro is best.
If you worked for Ramen Jiro for three to four years, you can open your ramen Jiro shop on your own.
Actually, there is one in Boston,
I would not highly recommend this place LOL, as you need to wait in a long line, but if you are fond of ramen, and want to find a different ramen shop.
This may be it.
Thank you for reading,