First let me start by saying that the owners are great! So friendly and they really like to joke and talk with everyone. He was really helpful and can explain in English if you're confused by the options available.
A lot of people are bothered by the lunch buffet and how they weigh the food. However, I thought it made a lot of sense!
The owner is also really nice about it. He was super sweet and let my boyfriend go over the weight limit a bit, by holding the scale up so it appeared lighter.. hahah. On top of that, he brought us over leftovers when they changed a dish out.
If you don't want to be bothered with it, there's also a lunch time set meal or a bowl of noodles that you can order. I wouldn't be surprised if they let you order items off the dinner menu as well. So no need to feel like you HAVE to go at dinner time to avoid the confusion of the lunch buffet.
I'll post a menu picture. There's 3 options for the buffet; we ordered 2 medium plates. Weigh your plate as you add food to make sure you balance your meal well! The goal is to get about 300 g of buffet items, then the rest is rice and curry. Rice is heavy, so the owner is trying to make sure you have enough open space to add it without going over.
They also offer really good soup for free with the meal and it's better than the typical miso!
And lastly, the most important part- the food!
I really enjoyed it. It was fun getting to try sooo many dishes and for only 850 yen!!
We were SO full. Maybe it was because he let us go over, or gave us a little bit extra, but regardless, the food fills you up! It was great. Definitely try the sweet and sour dish! I don't know the names of everything else, but the fried goya was a favorite as well.
Note: They also have the option of takeout at lunchtime. You fill up the tray and they package it for you in a cute box!
Cons: break time between lunch & dinner