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Were we overcharged?

shallotpancake | Apr 30, 2010 07:34 AM

We were in Tokyo recently. One night, after walking around Omotesando Hills, we decided to get some cheap eats, and ended up in this yakitori place off Aoyama Dori. Just a normal small place with heaps of locals. We sat at the bar, and ordered 3 skewers and 2 bowls of Chicken Egg Rice between the 2 of us. That's it, and the complimentary ( I assume) small dishes, no drinks, and we were charged 6380 yen in the end. There wasn't any breakdowns and it was just a handwritten subtotal number on the receipt.

Knowing a skewer usually cost between 200 - 300 Yen, and a bowl of Chicken Egg Rice usually cost between 1000 - 1500 yen, my question is, were we simply overcharged as foreigners? Could it have happened?

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