Any suggestions for Nagasaki and Hiroshima? I'll be there at the beginning of August...
if you see a red lamp outside than its a place called "itzekaya", means something like tavern and to me those seemed to be the cheapest places... the less they speak english the cheaper they are! just avoid touristareas for dinner
If you're looking for cheap, you'll be in the train station in at some point Hiroshima (I didn't visit Nagasaki when I went last year). There are a ton of eateries there and most of it is very reasonable. Frankly, when we visited it seemed like either the first or last day we ended up in the train station for a quick meal (Kyoto, Honshu, Hiroshima...and while not the Train Station, we found a business park in Tokyo with a pretty fantastic soba place). You should be able to find anything you like. At the very least, stop by the ice cream place and get some black sesame ice cream. =)