A Viking restaurant is a buffet. I have eaten in places which appear to have dozens (hundreds) of different food choices. Although the most recent visit was to a place that probably had at least 50 different items on the table, it was probably some of the most delicious food I have eaten in Japan. This place cost about $12.00 Canadian per person and we were allowed one hour to eat. Frequently vegetables "yama yasai" or mountain vegetables can be almost tasteless and are invariably cooked. But at this Viking all of the food had a distinctive and "oishii" delicious flavour thanks to the skillful use of spices and condiments.