Updated: August 15, 2019
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10 superb affordable restaurants near Shibuya station

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Here is a list of 10 affordable really popular restaurants that you might want to try when in Shibuya. All kinds of foods are included so you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy.

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Himonoya

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Himonoya is an izakaya-style restaurant in Shibuya that serves truly outstanding fish dishes in a relaxed and cozy setting. You might think only of sushi and sashimi when you think about Japanese fish dishes, but Japanese-style grilled fish is incredibly delicious too! Give this place a try if you love seafood. It's pretty affordable too. You can have a good meal for around ¥2,000.
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Curry House Tiri Tiri

Curry house TIRI TIRI's curry is made without any chemical ingredients. This natural curry is not only healthy but also tastes amazing. All the curries served at Curry House TIRI TIRI have an entire onion used in each dish, so the onion gives the curries their sweet and sharp natural taste. An order of curry is about ¥1,000.

Hayashi

This is one of the most popular ramen joints in the highly competitive ramen world of Shibuya. Just walking by Hayashi, you can smell the delicious scent of the fish-based broth that makes the soup.

The soup here is pork, chicken, and seafood-based. Having both ground animals and seafood in it makes the umami even deeper and more complex. Plus there is also some soy-sauce in it, so that's why the taste is pronounced, but still, it isn't too oily. It's the perfect ramen for the summer when you want something salty but not too heavy.

If you want to eat there, you're better to go outside of peak hours. The restaurant is opened for lunchtime only from 11:30 to 15:30.

Reg-On Diner

For burgers, this retro American-style diner is really great. The burgers are made with 100% Aussie beef and no additives are used. Lunch special burgers range in price from ¥1,050 to ¥1,800 and they are served with some French fries.

Chatei Hato

Chatei Hato is a wonderful authentic cafe, the kind that was prevalent during the Showa era. So it has a superb retro atmosphere with classical music playing and dim lighting in the evening.

The coffees are about ¥850 each and you can get a popular banana chiffon cake for ¥500 or a croque-monsieur (grilled cheese sandwich with ham) for ¥750. This is the perfect place to spend some downtime after having explored the overstimulating Shibuya district.

Zuicho

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Zuicho is a tiny restaurant with only 8 counter seats. It is open on weekdays from 11:30 AM to 6 PM. Since the opening hours are quite short, you can always see a long line-up with customers coming in and out all the time.

Zuicho serves huge tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets) on top of a bed of rice and fluffy omelette for ¥1,000.
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Morimoto

Open since 1952, Shibuya Morimoto has become a cult yakitori restaurant. Located in a corner barely 300 meters away from the famous Hachiko statue, they serve yakitori, or chicken skewers, grilled to perfection. The staff is super friendly and they have an English menu. The skewers range in price from about ¥190 to ¥500. The restaurant sits only about 25 people with most of the seats at the counter tables where diners sit almost shoulder to shoulder.

Katsukichi

Katsukichi is a restaurant established over 50 years ago which specializes in Tonkatsu. Tonkatsu is a popular Japanese dish where pork is coated with panko (bread crumbles) and deep-fried. What's particular about this place is that they've created a tonkatsu dish served in a cold soup that is ideal for the hot summer months of Tokyo. You might be put off by the cold soup if you're not used to it bu give this tonkatsu a chance! It's one of the most popular places in the area, actually.

Uobei

If you want to try affordable sushi in Shibuya, here's the place to go.
Uobei is located 5 minutes away from Hachiko exit of Shibuya station, and there is always a long line of people.

As you order on the tablet at your table, you do not have to worry about speaking in Japanese to the waiter. There are over 80 different types of sushi which are only ¥100 per dish! Swoosh! The sushi you ordered will come on a special bullet train at high speed! It's a very exciting outing for children. Kid meals come with an adorable paper vehicle.

Ivorish

If you want French toast and fruit for dessert, this is the place for you. Ivorish has these amazing creation made of rare cheese cream, ice cream, whipped cream and an abundance of fresh fruits as a topping for their French toast. The portions are generous so you could have one of their French toasts for brunch. The prices vary from about ¥1,000 to ¥2,000. For many menu items, you can have half sizes as well if you want something lighter. This cafe is at about a 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station. It is on the basement floor.

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