Indian community and restaurants in Japan
If you are an Indian there is good news for you!!!.
There are lot many Indians now in Japan making their livelihood, be it Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Saitama, Chiba, Toyama, Kobe, Fukuoka, Akita, Hiroshima, Kawasaki, or even in remote areas.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the number of Indians shifting to Japan surged so high that the immigrants had to update their system and many regulations that govern the number permitted for Visa.
There is thus no scarcity of Indian community or Indian students or Indian food. There are many very well-established Indian families living in Japan for a very long. Their next generations are getting complete nationality with equal rights of education etc.
There are a large number of Indian restaurants and the main source of income of many Indians, comes from food. Indian food is also quite popular and considered delicious in Japan and the number of Japanese people who really like eating Indian food is not an insignificant number in Japan.
They serve all kinds and varieties of food and exist almost everywhere in Japan if searched on the internet. Also, they vend Indian spices and pickles too. This means that any person can help himself by cooking on his own and still not miss the Indian taste.
Japanese food tastes and looks completely different from Indian cuisine. Though Japanese food is also very tasty and healthy, it is just the opposite in comparison to Indian food in some aspects.
However if one thinks to have food in an Indian restaurant on a daily basis, three square meals a day, this might not be possible if cost and health perspective is considered. Since in Japan the main ingredients of Indian food is imported or purchased from other sources, it eventually becomes very costly to prepare with all good quality standards and that’s why the cost is inevitably high.
The cost of such food is so high that ironically it becomes luxury food for a normal salaried person. Eating out at an Indian restaurant is thus not likely to be your daily food source.