• uobei

    Uobei – Flying Sushi Restaurant

    Let’s face it if you’re a cheapo that doesn’t like sushi then you’re in the wrong city. No where in the world is sushi so good, so fresh, so cheap and so correctly pronounced than in Tokyo and Japan. So [...]

    April 12, 2013 -
  • via-mama

    Fresh Pasta at Via Mamma Shibuya

    As I mentioned last time, being a cheapo in no way means settling for inferior quality. So today I’d like to share with you a real gem I found in Shibuya a few years back. As the gourmet’s amongst will [...]

    May 22, 2012 -
  • otoya-meal

    Cheapo Eats: Ootoya

    There are cheaper places to eat in Tokyo, but unlike places like Sukiya and Yoshinoya, Ootoya offers a wide variety of Japanese teishoku (meal sets) that are healthy, cheap and authentic. At 820yen, the teishoku I ordered was actually one [...]

    May 15, 2012 -
  • Caffe Latte

    Cheapo Coffee: Bar del Popolo

    If you count Tully’s, Starbucks, it’s down market cousin Doutor and spooky Starbucks rip-offs like Excelsior, then Tokyo is definitely not short on coffee joints.  Certainly Starbucks has its uses – they don’t mind if you set your computer up [...]

    May 10, 2012 -
  • saizeria


    I’d been living in Japan for a number of years before I paid my first visit to Saizeriya and how I wish I’d found it sooner! Tokyo is a great place for budget Japanese food, but never in my wildest [...]

    May 4, 2012 -
  • Cheapo Golden Rule: Posh Lunch, Cheap Dinner

    Just because you’re a cheapo doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy posh grub. In fact in this respect Tokyo is perhaps one of the best cities in the world for offering the cheapo high quality dining experiences. You perhaps already [...]

    April 7, 2012 -