1. Popular restaurant chains in Japan have a lot of foreign fans too. Yolo Japan, an information service for non-Japanese residing in Japan, recently conducted a survey on favorite restaurants, which received responses from 456 people from 66 countries.
Popular Restaurant Chains Among Foreigners in Japan
|Sukiya (gyūdon beef-on-rice bowls)||152|
|Mister Donut (doughnuts)||147|
|Sushirō (conveyor-belt sushi)||144|
|Gusto (family restaurant)||120|
|Mos Burger (hamburgers)||119|
|Coco Ichibanya (curry)||109|
|Yoshinoya (gyūdon beef-on-rice bowls)||100|
|Coco’s (family restaurant)||93|
|Kura Sushi (conveyor-belt sushi)||83|
4. A Filipina in her thirties who chose Saizeriya said that “the food looks wonderful and there’s a wide choice of toppings.” An Italian woman in her thirties said that “they have varied seasonal menus too.
5. I’d like it if we were able to pay by credit card.” Regarding Sukiya, which placed second, an Australian man in his thirties said that “you can choose the size of your rice bowl to get it just right, although it’s difficult to relax as they clear the dishes away as soon as we’ve finished eating.”
7. On the other hand, only 21% felt having a menu in English was key, with one person commenting that “it doesn’t matter if they have language support or not because if they have pictures of the food, I can see what it is.”