Five pieces of gyoza dumplings are only ¥160! The Kameari area offers meals at unbelievably reasonable prices. Satisfy your appetite with ¥500 per person!

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If you have visited Tokyo few times in the past, this time you may want to try restaurants that are popular among local people rather than those for tourists located in a tourist spot. It is not fun if this article introduces just usual local stores. So, this series focuses on Katsushika-ku, which appears to be difficult to approach for first-timers, but it has a lot of restaurants, which satisfy you at a high level with deliciousness and price performance. In the next three articles, we introduce carefully selected restaurants that are secretly known as popular among Japanese people, in addition to long-established stores with a great presence.

Featured!! Kameari Area

The third and last article introduces the area of Katsushika-ku, which is the surrounding area of Kameari Station, located approx. 35 minutes from Tokyo Station. The Kameari Station area, which is famous as the setting of the comic book series 「Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen Mae Hashutsujo (This is the police station in front of Kameari Park in Katsushika City)」 or commonly known as 「Kochikame」, has a large shopping area beloved by locals. It is an area of the common people that bustles with the local customers of greengrocers, general stores, delis, eateries and more. We would like to introduce you to the proletarian flavors of Kameari.

A commercial district full of small shops. Energetic cries from sellers fly back and forth.

The Kameari station-front area in the evening. It is jammed with office workers on their way home and shoppers.

In the following, we introduce you carefully selected, delicious menus, which pieces are amazingly reasonable!

⑪Baked gyoza 5 pieces ¥160
Inside the wrap is a dumpling mixed with finely chopped vegetables, pork mince, and a small amount of garlic, which are baked crispy.

▼You can buy this at “Miyoshi Shokuhin”.
This is a takeout gyoza (pot sticker) shop. They are perfect as a side dish at dinner or with alcohol.

A chef bakes crispy gyoza in the best way.

【みよし食品 (Miyoshi Shokuhin)】
Address:3-32-7 Kameari, Katsushika-ku
Business hours:11:00-20:00
Closed:Sun. & Hol.

⑫ Kameari Minced Cutlet ¥170
Menchi-katsu are a kneaded mixture of ground pork and chopped onion breaded and deepfried. The exterior is crispy and the delicious flavor of the meat spreads forth from the inside.

▼You can buy this at “KAMEARI MENCHI”.
The shop is specialized in minced cutlets, which we believe that has never seen. Not to mention souvenirs and takeaway menus, the shop has an eat-in space inside.

Address:3-32-5 Kameari, Katsushika-ku
Business hours:11:00-21:00 (Sun.: -20:00)

⑬Ryo-san Monja: portion for 3-4 people ¥1,550.
Monjayaki a dish in which wheat flour is mixed with a generous amount of water, then squid, shrimp, soba noodles and other ingredients are added before the whole thing is fried on an iron plate. It is scraped off the iron plate with a small spatula and eaten on the spot.

▼You can enjoy this at “Sagano”.
While maintaining the taste of downtown and traditional flavors, the restaurant continues to create new, original monja. The prices are very reasonable!

Ask the restaurant staff to know when it is done cooking.

【嵯峨野 (Sagano)】

Address: 3-33-1-2F, Kameari, Katsushika-ku
Business hours:
12:00-15:30 (L.O.15:00)/17:30-23:00 (L.O. 22:00) Sat.,
Sun. & Hol.: 12:00-16:00 (L.O. 15:00)/17:00- 23:00 (L.O. 22:00)

The location map of the above mentioned stores is shown below!

At the Kameari area, your appetite will be satisfied with ¥500, and you can have a ‘lavish’ meal if you pay ¥1,000. Enjoy eating out at Kameari, a place for people in a standard class!