I posted about a breakfast at Denny's the other day and today I'm writing about one other breakfast option you can try. Yoshinoya is very popular beef bowl restaurant chain who has over 1000 restaurants in Japan and 700 in other countries. Their main meal is beef bowl called Gyudon but in the morning, they do some breakfast combos. The one in the picture is grilled salmon combo and you have rice, soup, grilled salmon, nori seaweed and spicy cod roe and it's only 590 yen ! There is another beef bowl restaurant chain called Matsuya and they also have similar breakfast. They are all over Tokyo and you will bump into one in every 10 minutes. Add this to your "to-try" list !
I understand you want to avoid anything western when you are traveling Japan but if you do that, you are missing out ! Some of my guests stay at air bnb and they often struggle finding place for breakfast. All they can find open is either Starbucks or convenience stores. When they ask me if there is any other place they can try, I always recommend them to go to Denny's. Yes, the American restaurant chain, Denny's. Denny's do very good breakfast from something western to something Japanese. The one in the picture is traditional Japanese breakfast available at Denny's and it's only 592yen ! Concerned about the quality ? Don't ! You get the meal that looks exactly the same with the picture !