8 Amazing Japanese Fast Food Restaurants That You Should Try

Yes, Japan does have their own fast-food chains

S.A. Ozbourne
10 min readOct 13, 2021


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We’ve all most likely heard of and eaten at global fast-food chain restaurants like McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, Wendy’s, Carl’s Jr., and Taco Bell. Most American fast-food chains have restaurants located all around the world. It’s common knowledge that pretty much anywhere you go in the world you are bound to find an American fast food joint.

Japan is no different.

Although Japan is known for its authentic and healthy Japanese food like sushi, tempura, tofu dishes, and miso soup, Japanese people do love fast food as well. As American culture spreads, not only in big cities like Tokyo or Osaka but in every small town or suburb around the country, you can find American fast-food restaurants.

To rival these major chains, Japan has its own fast-food chains for people looking for quick, cheap, and convenient food to eat on the go. Japanese fast-food chain restaurants, some of which I would argue are healthier, more delicious, and cheaper than American chains, are so popular that much like American chains, they are spreading to other countries and becoming well-known globally.

Here are ten of the most popular and famous Japanese fast-food restaurants that you should try while you are in Japan or if one opens up where you live.

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Mos Burger

Mos Burger is Japan’s biggest fast-food chain with over 1700 stores. Mos stands for mountain, ocean, and sun. The creator, Atsushi Sakura used to live in Los Angeles in the 1960s and was obsessed with chili burgers. After returning to Japan he decided to open his first store in 1972.

Along with its signature “Mos Burger ‘’ which is a beef burger with chili sauce, the restaurant also became popular because of its teriyaki chicken burger and its rice burger. A rice burger uses rice instead of bread…



S.A. Ozbourne

Canadian in Japan. Teacher, Crime writer, video editor, and pet lover. Follow my journey via my monthly newsletter: https://bit.ly/team-ozsome-subscribe