Dragon Dining

Logo for Dragon Dining

A great meal and a friendly smile from Dragon Dining await you in the modern, bright YIS cafeteria where the diverse international team happily provide for the varied catering needs of the school. Located centrally on the ground floor of the Inge Building next to the herb garden and playground, Dragon Dining offer a fresh, creative, nutritious and environmentally responsible approach to school food. Understanding the important link between nutrition and student well-being, we follow the guidelines of the Children’s Food Trust and use the United Kingdom's Soil Association's Food For Life Gold Program as a benchmark for our own quality of service.

All our meals are prepared daily on site with weekly menus featuring dishes from around the world. We are proud to offer a wide range of western, Asian, vegan and vegetarian choices. Focusing on fresh, regionally sourced ingredients – including some vegetables and herbs grown on campus in collaboration with students, we relish the opportunity to create from scratch, beautiful & natural meals from simple high quality ingredients.

We look forward to seeing you soon and wish you a healthy and happy school year. We can be contacted at dd@yis.ac.jp should you have any questions.

The Dragon Dining Team

Cafeteria Hours

Organic Vegetables sourced for Dragon Dining

The cafeteria is open before school for breakfast, and serves healthy snacks at morning and afternoon recess. Lunch is divided into four sittings so students are given enough space and time to enjoy their tasty meal. Students may purchase lunch from Dragon Dining or bring their own lunch if they wish. If bringing food to school, please adhere to the school’s Peanut-safe Policy, as we do at Dragon Dining. In addition to full cafeteria service for students and staff, we offer fresh foods and take-out meals to the YIS community.

Meal Pricing

Baked good from Dragon Dining

Lunch sets are nutritionally balanced and right-sized for children from all sections of the school. Prices are ¥550 for ELC lunch sets, ¥640 for elementary, and ¥790 for middle school, high school and adult lunch sets. Second helpings of main dishes are free and the set lunch also includes a full open salad bar. A la carte items are also available for purchase.

Managing Your Account

Dragon Dining cookies and cakes

Families use a prepaid lunch account to make payments for meal service. Once Dragon Dining creates your family's account, your child(ren) need only scan their fingerprint to pay for their purchases. The system makes payments as easy as possible, allowing parents to view and top-up the account online or by cash. You can also set a daily spending limit on your account as well as notify us about allergy restrictions and other important dietary requirements.

Our online guide explains the top-up and charging process. We can be contacted by email should you have any questions.