Reputed to serve one of the best university cafeteria food in Tokyo. School and company cafeterias are also popular with the Japanese lunch crowds as they are usually much cheaper with a balanced diet.
My friend departing from Tokyo wanted to check out Rikkyo University cafeteria food so off we went to check out the campus and cafeteria food.
The small campus had a very European feel likely due to their Christian background
Students headed to their cafeteria for lunch.
If we were all in cloaks then we would be almost like in Harry Potter setting
Almost like a scene off Harry Potter? (giggle)
This place was not only popular with the students but also the public. In fact, we met with some senior ladies from Taiwan and Japan who was there to eat the lunch.
The menu of the day being on display for us to choose from.
There are choices between western, Japanese rice and Japanese noodles. Each category is divided into Section A, B and C.
After purchasing your food ticket, you can wait in line for your food in Section A, B or C.
Water and green tea is usually free in Japan (Just like Waseda)
Italian rice with mussel for only 520JPY. Definitely don’t look like school cafeteria food right?
Omelette rice set for only 480JPY.
In Japan, you have to return your utensils and it was definitely a skill to acquire. Even till now, I have to read all the instructions carefully. In general, you have to dispose your leftover drinks and soups into the leftover food disposal. Burnable waste like tissue paper and wooden chopsticks into their designated bins. Some return area, you can just place your tray onto the conveyor belt. In this case for the return of trays. You have to clear all food waste into the open sink with running water which we kinda looked a little stupid at that moment when we din know what was the right steps 😛
So if you have some time in Tokyo, why don’t you check out the cafeterias of the nearby university. Who knows you might get a cheap and good lunch.
Address:立教大学 第一食堂東京都豊島区西池袋3-34-1 立教大学