The Japanese word for restaurant is resutoran (English loanword) and the small Japanese family owned restaurants are called shokudo.
|Japanese Dining Hall|
Japanese family owned restaurant.
A traditional Japanese bar that also serves food.
Interesting facts about restaurants in Japan
Japan has every type of food available from American fast food restaurants to the much smaller izakaya and shokudo restaurants that serve traditional Japanese food like ramen and miso. You’ll also be glad to know that Tokyo has over 226 Michelin-starred restaurants – more than any other city in the world. So if you’re a foodie, Japan certainly won’t disappoint.