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Lunch with View

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Lovely big windows. Great scenery to boost the appetite



Side story :

Back in my home country, we don’t normally have “lunch menu” with “lunch prices”.

Basically, what they sell, in terms of food variety and price, would be the same throughout the day.

Sometimes they have ‘breakfast menu’, but lunch and dinner would be the same.

That’s not the custom in Japan. Normally they will have different set of meals (and also price) throughout the day; what they served for lunch might be different with dinner.

And, when they sell the same menu for lunch and dinner, the price for lunch is cheaper than dinner.

I find this very interesting.


How about in your place?



*Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan


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4 responses

  1. In Portugal is the same as in Japan. You always have a lunch price that it’s different from dinner, but only for a subset of the menu. Other options apart from that list will have the normal price.

    I like the silhouettes you created. What I don’t like much is the view. It could be much better having lunch near the sea or with a view to a garden or something like that. :)

    May 13, 2011 at 21:55

    • Hooo, interesting. So, it’s the same thing in Portugal. I still cannot understand why, though… is it because lunch is not as crowd as dinner?

      Haha! Yes, sea or garden view would be best… actually, I took this photo because I really like the big window(s). Too bad the scenery outside wasn’t really great :D…

      May 13, 2011 at 22:07

      • Usually the restaurants chose 2 or 3 plates from the usual menu and do this special lunch price.

        I believe there are 2 reasons:
        a) Usual it’s not so well served as a normal lunch or dinner – meaning less food but still ok for the average eater. :)

        b) They attract more people on lunch hour from their jobs to the restaurant. At night you have less people on the streets or having dinner at home. So price is higher to compensate less people on the restaurant.

        May 13, 2011 at 22:47

        • I don’t think the same assumption applies in Japan.

          The lunch set menu is often bigger, at least the same, with dinner… and most restaurants here are actually more crowded during dinner time.

          That’s based on my observation, though… I don’t have the actual data :D…

          May 13, 2011 at 23:27

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