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What is a famiresu? (About Japanese “Family Restaurants”) | Ichimon Japan 61

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is a famiresu?

Topics Discussed

  • What famiresu are
  • The characteristics of famiresu (family restaurants)
  • About the history of famiresu in Japan
  • The first famiresu in Japan (Skylark)
  • Some of the most popular famiresu in Japan
  • About Big Boy and how it’s an offshoot of Bob’s Big Boy
  • About Jonathan’s
  • About Bikkuri Donkey
  • About Saizeriya
  • Whether Sizzler is a famiresu
  • Whether TGIFriday’s is a famiresu
  • Whether kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi) should be considered famiresu
  • And much more!

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Japanese Vocabulary List

Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC.

  • Famiresu
    • ファミレス (n) (abbr) (See ファミリーレストラン) family restaurant

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Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R.

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