A Shin-Maruko institution, Sanchan Shokudo has been delighting regular customers and visitors alike with its quintessential Showa dining experience since 1967. Since its inception, Sanchan's mission statement has been to provide cheap, fast, delicious food in volume - something it achieves with aplomb.
Although its origins as a ramen and gyoza canteen (this is no izakaya) catering to local workers and students during Japan's economic boom years are still proudly displayed on the noren hanging before the entrance, over the decades the offering has expanded to cater to the changing tastes of its patrons. The result as an expansive menu of classic Japanese and ‘Chinese’ comfort foods. The aji fry, chicken cheese roll and fried rice are our favourites, although the shop speciality is undoubtedly the voluminous yakiniku ricebowl.
The retro decor (complete with topless calendar) and happily inebriated, chain smoking clientele combine to create a lively old school atmosphere. Hugely popular, weekends tend to be especially crowded with brief waits for a seat at one of the long rows of trestle tables to be expected.
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