Rikkyo School Cafeteria (立教大学 第一食堂)

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
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.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
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.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
The small campus had a very European feel likely due to their Christian background

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
Students headed to their cafeteria for lunch.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
If we were all in cloaks then we would be almost like in Harry Potter setting

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
Almost like a scene off Harry Potter? (giggle)

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
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.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
The menu of the day being on display for us to choose from.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
There are choices between western, Japanese rice and Japanese noodles. Each category is divided into Section A, B and C.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
After purchasing your food ticket, you can wait in line for your food in Section A, B or C.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
Water and green tea is usually free in Japan (Just like Waseda)

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
Italian rice with mussel for only 520JPY. Definitely don’t look like school cafeteria food right?

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
Omelette rice set for only 480JPY.

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
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 😛

Rikkyo School Cafeteria
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


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 18:50:47

    Hey, we are featuring the best of food & drink posts around the world and would like your permission to feature a part of your post in our site. I will add in your blog post link and credit your blog as well. Hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Xuan-er
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 16:56:07

    @Kate: Thanks for your interest in some of my posts in my blog. It is my pleasure to be featured in your site. Just credit my blog when you share the posts that you like. Thank you!

  3. Kate
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:08:58

    Thanks! By the way do you happen to have any idea what their opening hours are like?

  4. Xuan-er
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:11:39

    @Kate: This is a university school cafe so they are only opened during school terms from 8am to 530pm.

  5. Kate
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 11:31:15

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  6. Xuan-er
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 17:27:19

    @Kate: thanks!

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