If you want to fill up on Japanese comfort food on a budget, Kushiyo in Yokohama offers an unlimited kushiage (deep fried skewer) buffet for ¥1,539 at lunch (¥1,979 on weekends) and ¥2,089 at dinner (¥2,199). You can get everything on a stick and deep-fried, from the standard chicken thigh, pork and shrimp to veggies like eggplant, eringi mushroom and red pepper. There’s even some unusual kushiage ingredients like mozzarella cheese, dumplings and even pizza.
You won’t get bored feasting on just kushiage for an entire meal because there are a dozen condiments to complement each bite. Start with a drizzle of the classic tonkatsu sauce and move on to the cajun salt or a refreshing ume plum sauce for a change. You’ll also have access to unlimited side dishes like salads, rice, soup, pickles and curry, plus a selection of desserts to end your meal on a sweet note.
Looking for more variety? With an additional ¥500 you can upgrade your meal with an all-you-can-eat sushi. Or, if you’re a really big eater, get a combination of all-you-can-eat sushi and Taiwanese dishes for ¥1,000 – this also comes with refillable fruit tea and access to the drinks bar.