While you’re traveling in Tokyo, we strongly recommend that you try tabehoudai, all-you-can-eat in Tokyo. Tabehoudai, a word that comes from taberu (“to eat”) and houdai (“as much as one likes”), is basically an all-you-can-eat buffet where you pay a set price and can eat as much as you like.
Best Restaurants for Tabehoudai All-You-Can-Eat in Tokyo
Ganryujima: All-You-Can-Eat Yakiniku & Hot Pot
For yakiniku (Japanese barbeque), shabu shabu, and sukiyaki made with the highest A5 grade wagyu, Ganryujima in Ginza should be your go-to restaurant for all-you-can-eat in Tokyo. Hot pot dishes like sukiyaki and shabu-shabu are usually served during the winter to keep your hands and belly warm in the cold weather, but at this tabehoudai restaurant, you can have it any day of the year. While high-quality black beef is expensive in the market, here at Ganryujima, you will be able to taste some of the best slices of black beef at a very reasonable price. Serve it up with vegetables fresh from the farm and you’ll find out why the customers keep coming back. Ganryujima is located on the 5th floor of Pacific Ginza Building.
Daichi no Okurimono Ueno: 100% Organic Buffet
Popular for having a healthy menu that can accommodate many dietary needs, at Daichi no Okurimono Ueno Shop you will find scrumptious dishes ranging from traditional to creative, made with 100% organic ingredients. People can choose from the buffet, including the salad bar which is stocked with fresh vegetables and fruits and the dessert bar which serves soft serve ice cream and cakes, as well as various types of drinks ranging from tea to brandy. Even vegetarians and those with nut allergies enjoy all-you-can-eat in Tokyo at Daichi no Okurimono Ueno, as dishes are clearly labeled in English as well as Japanese.
Yakiniku Gen-Chan: All-You-Can-Eat Wagyu Yakiniku
Yakiniku Gen-Chan, is a charcoal-grilled yakiniku restaurant in Shinjuku. Open nearly 24-hours per day, you can get your grill on at any time of the day or night, picking your favorite cuts of meat to cook up right at the table. Have a tabehoudai course of sizzling all-you-can-eat A4 ranked meat and all-you-can-drink (nomihoudai) together for just ¥3,480 yen for women and ¥3,980 for men. The course includes over 70 dishes, so your tastebuds will never get bored! There is also a special A5 kuroge wagyu beef all-you-can-eat course for just ¥5,980, and a course for super rare cuts of A5 wagyu for ¥7,980. For more restaurants in Tokyo that are open 24/7, check out the Best 24-Hour Restaurants in Tokyo.
Spicy Spicy: All-You-Can-Eat Korean Food
If Korean food is your thing, then Spicy Spicy is the place to go. It lives up to its name where they offer a wide range menu of well-loved spicy Korean dishes like the ever popular bulgogi, chapchae, jeon, and bibimbap. Pile up your plate with these and have yourself some free-flowing soda drinks. They over a budget buffet lunch every weekend so might want to go here as early as possible since people line up fast.
Sandog Inn: All-You-Can-Eat Bread
Bread fanatics, Sandog Inn’s all-you-can-eat in Tokyo is calling. This isn’t your typical bakery, offering a tabehoudai lunch buffet so customers can get their fill of sandwiches, pastries, and other baked goodies. Established in 1918, Sandog Inn uses the freshest seasonal fruits and veggies and carries a wide selection of soups and beverages so you can hydrate while you load up on carbs.