Japanese Fast Food Review: A Quick Lotteria Taste Test 🍔 | Tokyo, Japan

Join us for a Japanese fast review in Tokyo, Japan as we head over to Lotteria to taste test their burgers, fries, sides, drinks and desserts. So far our experience eating in Japan has been overwhelming positive. We’ve more or less liked everything we’ve tried but our winning streak ended with a visit to Lotteria.

All in all, we ended up ordering 6 burgers, fries, cheese sticks, chicken nuggets, apple pie and two sodas. The best burgers ended up being the Teriyaki burger, the shrimp burger and the double pepper patty burger. The veggie burger was dead last with a consensus that it kind of tasted like nothing aside from the bun and condiments.

The fries were decent and unfortunately we let the chicken nugget and cheese sticks sit until they got cold so they didn’t taste great but we didn’t feel we gave them a fair chance.

The ginger ale was decent enough but the melon soda tasted super artificial and nothing like a melon. The apple pie was worst of all featuring no real distinct pieces of apple and a harsh artificial apple flavour.

If you’re looking to try Lotteria you’ll find them all over Japan but to be honest it is not somewhere we’d recommend.

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Japanese Fast Food Review: A Quick Lotteria Taste Test 🍔 | Tokyo, Japan Transcript:

it is still raining here in Tokyo so we are not going to venture too too far. The plan today is to introduce you to Japanese fast food. There is a place called Lotteria. It is kind of like the Japanese version of McDonald’s. So we’re going to be going there having some burgers, some fries, seeing how fast food varies from Japan to North America.

The boys have come back with the food and I have to say the first impressions this looks a bit excessive. There is only three of us and we’ve got two tables full of food. Like three trays. Multiple burgers. Is this 6 burgers? I don’t know what they were thinking. But yeah this is going to be a massive taste test.

Alright Sam, I feel like you’re partly responsible for this. Partly. Can you tell us what kind of burgers did we order?

Did you order. So we have a burger over here that has it has some thin patties and then basically a fried what do you call that? Like a fried potato in between. A hash brown. A hash brown. That is the word I’m looking for.

What else? Then over here this looks like fish. This is the shrimp burger. Shrimp burger. Then we have a double cheeseburger here. Okay. Double cheese. Over here we have Teriyaki and mayo. That looks like a whole lot of lettuce. Yeah. And then over here that is just a regular burger. The mystery here.

What is that? I don’t know what that is. That is the Teriyaki burger. Oh, that is the Teriyaki burger. Wow. Alright.

This is going to be interesting. So I didn’t talk about the drinks or the sides. So we have a melon soda over here. It looks very artificially green. Over here is Ginger Ale. Then we have cheese sticks. We have chicken looks like chicken nuggets. Deep fried apple pie and of course classic fries and it is a pretty plain looking salad. So yeah we’ve got a lot to eat.

Honestly I do not feel the need to come back to Lotteria and I knew that already because I’ve eaten at Lotteria once before in Korea and it didn’t go well. I didn’t like it. I’m not sure why I thought it would be different in Japan.

Alright leaving dissatisfied but let’s talk about the price. The total was 3,690 Yen which comes to about $33.60 US dollars. It was a lot of food. Six burgers. That was the redeeming characteristic. It was a cheap meal. It was cheap fast food. We had burgers and a whole bunch of sides.

But it tastes cheap as well. Yeah. So mmmmm. Go to Shake Shack. Go to Shake Shack.

This is part of our Travel in Japan video series showcasing Japanese food, Japanese culture and Japanese cuisine.

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John Daly says:

Isnt Lotteria korean? Japanese version of Mcdonald is more like Mos Burger.

今井雄大 says:

You should go to Mos burger or Freshness burger!

Bruno Gambini says:

I kinda like Lotteria, it was good, not excellent! Loved the sandwiches Sam had, specially the cheeseburger. I thought that green drink was iced green tea, and not melon, was It good?

Travel With Mansoureh says:

I have seen many videos about Japanese food, but this is the first one about Japanese fast food

Volga Can Ozben says:

You should have been to Mos Burger or Freshness Burger. Similar prices but better food overall.

Angela Moon says:

There are many Izakaya( 居酒屋) in Shinjuku Area, You can have a better meal for the same price. Most of them open at 5pm. I hope you’ll enjoy.

darudo sandstorm says:

Hey, just wanna know are you guys rich, or you just sold your things to travel different countries

감자 says:

롯데리아는 한국기업이며 일본은 모스버거입니다. 현지화가 잘되어있을 뿐 한국기업입니다.

トイレの花子 says:

Lotteria chicken nuggets are surprisingly pretty good. Don’t ever go to “MOS burger”, a japanese fastfood franchise that I despise so much. Very expensive, super small in size, and the burgers taste so bland and the meat patty tastes so fucking bad. I don’t know why it still exists. Freshness Burger as good burgers.

TM says:


yojimbo_2000 says:

I really enjoy your food and travel reviews. I appreciate you guys going to normal everyday eating places too.

Yasmeen MO says:

The food looks good

Yuka T says:

Lotteria’s founder is a South Korean residing in Japan, but Japanese burger chain also has brunches in South Korea.
I personally prefer Freshness or MOS Burgers (Other Japanese hamburger chains). Have you tried? Freshness’s classic burgers are good as Shake_Shack’s.

yutumac says:

MOS BURGER is recommended. Try it !

Sun East says:

Honestly to say, I do not recommend the Lottelia. Sometime, you can find there are no good foods in Japan.

Akio NY says:

Have you ever tried Mos Burger ?
I prefer to go there.

Emily BH says:

Looking for American junk food in a foreign country would be the last thing I’d think of doing unless i had a toddler with me demanding it who wouldn’t eat anything else.. We are still waiting to see you go to an authentic Japanese sit-down meal in a pagoda surrounded by gardens where you sit on mats or cushions at a low table and are served an authentic Japanese dinner- or at least I am. Here is where I would be headed if I were you. https://savorjapan.com/contents/more-to-savor/where-to-eat-kaiseki-in-tokyo/

TouchyBanana says:

tbh your friend ruins the video experience for me.

FitAngie says:

Oh my gosh that all looks so fabulous! I only eat fast foods on a cheat meal but I would make an acception to eat the food you’re all eating any time LOL.

Gav Brady says:

Got to say,Japan is not ringing my bell. Just sayin.

purberri says:

MOS burger is better

Ketih Rendrag says:

Heart Attack Hotel

Gemini1951 says:

ロッテリアは在日韓国人が経営するロッテのハンバーガーショップです。ロッテは韓国企業です。日本人が経営するハンバーガーを味わいたければモスバーガー(MOS BURGER)のショップへ行ってください。

Ice King says:

If I would ever get the opportunity to visit Japan, I don’t think I would waste any stomach space at all for fast food burgers hahaha

Peter Kelly says:

… the rain has arrived …. I do like the sensible look of those transparent umbrellas … I guess I will get a look from the inside soon enough 😉

makvana saurav says:

plz vidio from indian food in india

Pradeep Rajkumar says:

Yum yum… wow

Perdomot says:

Nice to see my taste buds were accurate because in all my trips to Japan, I’ve eaten at Lotteria exactly 1 time and that was 1 time too many. Rather pay a little more for Mos Burger or Freshness Burger any day. Hope you guys got to try some of their stuff to get the taste of Lotteria out of your memory.

broken adventurer says:

I like the Japanese MOS Burger better than Lotteria. Try it.

Toronto Eats says:

Hmmm I usually don’t eat to much fast food but this stuff looks better then most Canadian fast food places

woods seirading says:

Lotteria is a Korean company with chain development in Japan.
Don’t eat because it contains dog meat 🙁

遊佐雅彦 says:


kenshiro says:

Personally I think Lotteria is not very popular in Japan

Max Lee says:

i would say lotteria is more like japanese version of burger king.

hemono says:

i just remember that something unique burger restaurant , its deli fu cious at nakameguro.
the manu is nothing but fishburgers its quite expensive thought.

joe shah says:

Why does your pal look so morose , glum , gloomy , grouchy ? His demeanour , attitude and presence suggests he has just found a penny after just having lost a $20 bill !! To be sincere , the more you feature him , the less I want to watch you guys .

B Ww says:

Croquette not hash brown. Try mos burger for us pls.

Effie Colida says:

Hey guys great video showing the fast food

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