'Five dollar bowl' is another cheap and nice eating place. We call it 'five dollar bowl' because the dish that we like cost around 500 yen, which is about A$5. You order your food from a vending machine, take the token, find a seat around the serving counter and hand the token to the service staff. Small eating places in Japan are usually operated in this manner. The medium sized bowl I ordered was surprisingly generous and the meat was tender and delicious.