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August 04, 2004



In China food is very cheap and in Japan it is very dear, because everything else in those countries is likewise. But why in England is Chinese food so ridiculously cheap and Japanese food so ridiculously dear?
Good Chinese meal in London: £15 a head, good Japanese meal £30. Is it any different up there?


Hi Tony,

For that particular Japanese meal it cost us £23 pounds a head, including drinks and desserts. Outstanding value, but you're right - it does cost more.

In their defence, the chefs must be more highly trained and people friendly. The tables must cost a fortune, because each table is a full cooking surface with extractor fan/hood.

I also believe that they use, on the whole, better quality ingredients. The fillet steak was excellent and the other meats were displayed uncooked, and they looked great.

Including drinks, I doubt we'd spend a lot less on a Chinese meal up here, but it would be a little less.

I hope that goes some way to answering your query. :)

Thanks for dropping by.

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