Cheap eats in Shibuya

Whether you’re out shopping in Shibuya 109 or joining the crowd at the Shibuya crossing, we can never avoid the inevitable. HUNGER!!  Oh man, I get hangry ꒰╬•᷅д•᷄╬꒱ super super easily.

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Here are my go-to restaurants for under 1000 yen (9 USD) in Shibuya. AND all these places have English menu, some staffs even speak English! 


Grandma’s Georges // グランマーズジョルジュ


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I’m in love with the layout and the interior of this place. Great place for girlfriends to chill and chit-chat.  

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Best to go after the lunch peak hour as Grandma’s Georges is known for its long lunch hour 12:00 ~ 18:00!!

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Did I mention its PET FRIENDLY 

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ImaOishiis friendly dog Donut! Yes. I love my dog <3

Chic interior and spacious with 58 seats, great to just grab a beer and chill. The whole restaurant is smoking area,  so stay away if you’re against smoking.

The desserts here were not bad but a little pricey

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Peach Tart 780 yen 

Lunch set ranges from 860 – 1100 yen (8-10 USD) which comes with drink + soup + salad + bread/rice

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I had the grilled chicken with shiodare (salt infused sauce) and vegetables. The chicken was soft however I did not get enough bread for the dish maybe I shoulda gotten rice instead.

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Shiodare Grilled Chicken with vegetables 960Yen

I recommend this place more for its ambience rather than food, good for big groups. However, it was hard to get a seat here on weekends even off peak hours

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Cheers!

Tel. 050-5877-4945
Reservation can be made via phone or web

Opening Hours

» 12:00 ~ 18:00 Lunch Hour 
» 12:00 ~ 23:30 Monday – Friday
» 11:00 ~ 23:30 Saturday – Sunday

Address
B1F Zoen Kaikan, 1-20-11 Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo
≛ 東京都渋谷区神南1-20-11造園会館B1F ≛


Kawara Cafe // 瓦 ダイニング


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╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮Not a morning person and tend to sleep past noon? No worries! Kawara Cafe offers lunch till 5 pm╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮

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Lunch ranges from 880 – 1180 yen (8 – 11 USD) add a drink for an additional 100 yen (1 USD). Variety of dishes from taco rice, curry, pasta, salad and more.

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Love how the restaurant have a weekly and daily lunch menu. So even if you go everyday, there is always something new to try 

My daily lunch set was the Chicken Nanban (sweet and sour fried chicken) 930 yen which came with free refill of rice and soup, kinpira, tofu, egg, pickled radish and salad.

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Top: Grilled beef set 1180 yen ・  Bottom: Chicken Nanban set 930 yen

It sounds like a lot, but the portion was just right and a well-balanced meal I must say ٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ

I also had the grilled beef set 1180 yen which came with free refill of rice and soup, a big bowl of salad, pickled veggies and hijiki (seaweed).

I am more of a steak person…so I preferred the grilled beef set and the salad was delicioius! 10 types of veggies in one bowl, really gave a pop of colour to the overall meal experience (༶ૢ˃̵̑◡˂̵̑༶ૢ)

Wifi is available, just ask the staff for the password. It does get crowded during lunch peak and likelihood to queue.

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Tel. 050-5869-5616 // 03-5456-1770
Reservation can be made via phone or web

Opening Hours
» 12:00 ~ 17:00 Lunch Hour 
» 10:45 ~ 24:00 Monday – Sunday
⋬⋬ Last order 1.5 hour before closing ⋬⋬

Address
2F World Udagawa Building, 36-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
≛ 東京都渋谷区宇田川町36-6ワールド宇田川ブル2F ≛


Bacari da Porta Portese // バカリダポルタポルテーゼ


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Have a taste of Japanese style Italian, the Bacari Pranzo lunch for 953 yen (9 USD)

The lunch set comes with

  • Unlimited bread basket
  • Appetizer
  • Pasta
  • Dessert
  • Coffee or Tea

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Ahhh I immediately love places that offer unlimited bread. To be honest you will not get full here without the bread basket. The pasta portion is what I like to say “Japanese size”…..very little (ఠ్ఠ ˓̭ ఠ్ఠ)

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Japanese style ragout with gorgonzola and walnut

I recommend here more to the ladies, that wanna have a girls talk or lunch date. Its tucked away at the end of the 2nd floor building (look out for CanDo and Doutour), making it a hidden gem. With a limited seating of 20 it is a place you want to keep a secret.

The service still has room for improvement. The head waiter was rather cold and hard to hear his menu explanation  BUT at least the chefs were good at interacting with the customers.

Love it when chefs socialize with diners, gives a personal touch ೭੧(❛▿❛✿)੭೨

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Tel. 050-5890-9986 (Reservation) / 03-3462-2277 (Inquiry)
Reservation via phone or web

Opening Hours
» 12:00 ~ 14:00 Lunch Hour 
» 18:00 ~ 21:00 Dinner Hour
<Closed>  Sundays, 1st and 3rd week of Mondays

Address
2F World Udagawa Building, 36-6 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo
≛ 東京都渋谷区宇田川町36-6ワールド宇田川ブル2F ≛


CONA // コナ


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Love Pizza? This standing pizza bar is the place to go! Proper pizza oven, great bar snacks, beers on tap…did I mention that lunch set is only 500 yen?! Thats under 5 USD for salad + drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) +pizza.

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Meaty, Fruity Hawaiian Pizza

Highly recommend this place! Pizza is thin crust and worth every penny.

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So why not fill your belly with over 30 different pizza to choose from.

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Attention: Weekends and dinner operations charge additional 300 yen as entrance fee.

Tel. 03-3770-5729
❈ No Reservation ❈

Opening Hours
» 11:00 ~ 14:00 Lunch Hour only weekdays
» 11:00 ~ 05:00 Monday – Friday
» 13:00 ~ 05:00 Saturday – Sunday
⋬⋬ Last order 30 mins before closing ⋬⋬

Address
2-7-5 Dogenzaka Shibuya Tokyo
≛ 東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-7-5 ≛


Shibuyabaru 209 // シブヤバル209


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During lunch hours this tapas restaurant offers soup and drink buffet with your main dish.

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Grab a coffee, juice or tea to quench that thirst

Currently my brother’s favourite cheap eats in Shibuya!

Lunch ranges from 780 to 980 yen (7-9 USD). All kinds of food is served here from dry curry to BBQ pork to fried chicken.

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The tandoori chicken had a hint of spice with a zesty flavour. The salad over the rice was slightly disappointing but overall a great meal, especially for you salad enthusiasts out there 

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Tandoori chicken 780 yen… rice hidden under the salad 🙁

My favourite was the crab, shrimp and avocado tartar which went great with my salad (can change rice to salad for an additional 50 yen) 

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Crab, shrimp and avocado salad fiesta 950 yen

I recommend changing the rice to salad, as the rice portion was rather small and for some reason this place gives a lot of salad.

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Don’t expect fine dining nor is it insta-worthy but this dingy restaurant may be a little hard to enter. But its that GAP of a little-run down restaurant serving good food with good service…its exhilarating ✧*.◟(ˊᗨˋ)◞.*✧ᗯ੨~ɪ̊♪ْ˖⋆

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*Tip  If you go before 12pm you can enjoy the “1 coin” promotion… 500 yen for a lunch meal

Tel. 03-3462-7422
Reservation via phone

Opening Hours
» 11:30 ~ 15:30 Lunch Hour 
» 17:30 ~ 05:00 Monday – Saturday (Dinner)
» 15:30 ~ 24:00 Sunday (Dinner)
⋬⋬ Last order 30 mins before closing ⋬⋬

Address
1F Suitsu Building, 2-28-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo
≛ 東京都渋谷区道玄坂2-28-5椎津1F ≛


I must confess that one of my odd hobby is to look for restaurants that is not only tasty but wallet friendly. I love dining at restaurants when you know that they got its “A-Game”! Cuz seriously I faced way too many bitter experience at gawd awful restaurants. Learnt from those mistakes and only strive for the best ^.^

Grub up fellas!  And have a wonderful time in Shi-boo-yah! 

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Another dog tax for you guys cuz I know its love at first sight <3

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