Updated: June 13, 2017
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Tokyo on the Cheap: Chinese Meals for Less Than ¥1,000!

There is so much to see and do in Tokyo, but sometimes just want to give your wallet a break, yet fill up on cheap, tasty food. Cheap Chinese chain restaurants are exactly what you are looking for. You can refuel and continue exploring this wonderful city called Tokyo. Here is the top 6 Chinese restaurants preferred by Japanese people!

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Gyoza Ohsho

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Gyoza Ohsho is a casual dining Chinese restaurant. They have almost 60 branches all over Tokyo (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Meguro, etc.) so you are bound to find one in your area.
A plate of 6 gyozas is ¥220, ramen starts at ¥430, and fried rice at ¥440.
Tasty and cheap!
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Gyoza Ohsho (Minami Ōtsuka)

2-36-1 Minamiotsuka, Toshima, Tokyo


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In Tokyo alone, Bamiyan has almost 90 branches. I think it goes without saying that it is highly popular across Japan.
Ramen starts at ¥499 for take-out; 6 gyozas are ¥159 (also for take-out). Lunch starts at ¥599.
There is an all-you-can-drink course starting at ¥999 for 100 minutes.
No wonder it's so popular!
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4-35-4 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo


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33 branches across Tokyo, Kourakuen attracts regulars on a daily basis.
Here, ramen starts at ¥390; your money will really go a long way! And 6 gyozas are ¥200. If you have the take-out menu, 30 (frozen) gyozas are only ¥525!!!
Plus, some branches are open 24/7, which is great if you're craving for a late-night snack.
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Kourakuen (Roppongi)

7-14-13 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo


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This chain has almost 200 branches all over Tokyo, so it is by far the most popular.
A fried chicken set starts is ¥680, ramen starts at ¥390 (not a set). And 6 gyozas are ¥210.
Some branches are open 24/7 for some late-night ramen after drinking.
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Hidakaya (Kagurazaka)

1-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


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There are around 50 branches in Tokyo, and they are mostly open from 11:00-21:30/22:00.
This restaurant specialises in "gyoza" (pot stickers), they are about ¥220 for six. They also serve ramen, starting ¥490.
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2-1-8 Akatsuka, Itabashi, Tokyo


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Toshu has 27 branches around Tokyo and most branches are open until 23:00 or 2:00.
5 gyozas are ¥167; ramen starts at ¥371 (¥278 for a half portion); and a stir-fry sets starts at ¥602.
Why not try all of the above restaurants, let's see which one is your favourite!
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Wanderlust Foodaholic
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of different local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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