Yoshinoya opens outlet at Diet


Yoshinoya Holdings Co. has opened a “gyudon” beef-on-rice dish restaurant on the grounds of the Diet.

The outlet, which opened Friday and is located at the back of the main building of the House of Representatives, is open from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on business days. It attracted a number of customers on the first day.

The restaurant offers the same items as those seen at other Yoshinoya outlets. In addition, the menu includes ¥1,200 “gyujyu,” a higher quality dish using “wagyu” Japanese beef that Yoshinoya is serving only at the newly opened restaurant.

The company decided to launch the dish in response to a request by Lower House lawmakers for something special that is available solely at the Diet outlet.

At a news conference Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: “To tell the truth, I like Yoshinoya’s gyudon very much. I hope many lawmakers and visitors to the Diet will use the new restaurant.”