It always suprises me how good
they can make a salads taste. Somebody there really knows how to make
dressing! Vegan, Vegetarian and organic
food. Curries, spreads, bagels, vege burgers, organic pizzas and fabulous
and desserts. Organic coffees and teas and so on. Visit their store and
stock up on all sorts of healthy organic vegan goodies.
The nearest Station is Koma, about an hour from Ikebukuro. To get there
take the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Hanno, and then transfer to the Seibu
Chichibu Line. Koma is the second stop from Hanno. Map
(Meguro Station - JR Yamanote Line, Mita Line, Namboku Line)
Organic vegetables, wide range of vegetarian food, fair trade goods.
Wonderrful vegetarian & vegan foods. A favorite amongst Tokyo Vegetarians.
Vegan safe zone. They have items such as Tofu Steak, Mushroom & Spring
Rain Soup, Funky Natto Donburi with Soup (funky
being the operative word where natto
is concerned), Brown Rice and Brown Bread. They
also sell a useful items
such as mayonnaise made from tofu. The menu changes
every day according to the produce available.
Dessert. Chocolate porridge? Tastes better
They also do catering and lunch boxes.
Building 1F 3-17-7 Aobadai Meguro Tokyo 153-0042
Can you imagine a merger
of French food & macrobiotic food with no meat, no sugar, & no cream.
This is Chaya Macrobotic. The food
is superb. Rich. Healthy. You must taste and see it to believe.
Directions in Japanese
Tasty Chinese food which has imitation meat such as sweet and
sour prawns and minced beef in the gyoza. But there is no meat, fish
or dairy in this restaurant. They have cocnut milk desserts. It has lots
of wonderful dishes, even for people who ordinarily dislike vegetarian
Review by Jo Hughes (thanks Jo)
All the food at Chien Fu is vegetarian, and vegan, friendly. The chef
provides traditional Chinese food with the meat replaced by soy protein,
which is an established buddhist tradition in China. The choice of
dishes is huge, ranging from international favourites like sweet and
pork, to Japanese ramen, to specialities from different areas of China.
There's even a weight watcher's option. If you go there in the winter,
out the tofu steak, delivered spitting-hot to your table.
The main menu
is bilingual,English/Japanese, but the lunch menu is Japanese only.
It's a small restaurant divided into a smoking and non-smoking side, and has
a curtained-off table for large parties. Some of the staff speak English, and
they are all very helpful.
To get there, go to Tachikawa JR Station, through the ticket barrier and turn
left, and you'll immediately see the entrance to Grand Duo Department Store.
Chien Fu is on the seventh floor, which is a miniature China town. The best
way to get to Chien Fu is to take the elevator. When you reach the seventh
floor, Chien Fu is the restaurant in front, and slightly to the right of the
elevators, opposite a Chinese souvenir/food shop.
Grand Duo Building (near train station - ask locals for directions)
JR Tachikawa Station
info in Japanese
(Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon
Crayon House has 2 restaurants and a play area for children. The bookstore is
Japanese books. It has organic fruit and veges and various health food items
for sale there.
Hiroba is a smorgasboard style restaurant with many healthy items. It serves
brown rice. It is casual, kind of a cafeteria feel.
Home is more upmarket, serving French food and a little more
All are worth a visit. Wholesome healing atmosphere. An afternoon can be happily
spent there exploring upstairs and downstairs and soaking up the atmosphere.
you are at Harajuku or Omotesando Station walk down Omotesando Dori
(Ave.) until you get to the fashion store building of designer Hanae
Mori. Turn left there and walk for about a minute or so. You can't
from 11am to 10pm daily.
Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine in traditional Japanese style
decor overlooking picturesque Japanese Garden. Beautifully presented
and tasty traditional Japanese style Buddhist food. The owner makes the
minutes walk from Exit A5 of Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Subway
4 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Kamiya-cho Station on the Hibiya Subway Line
Atago Green Hills Forest Tower,
Open 7 days a week
Honest Grub -
This restaurant has a number of dishes especially created for vegetarians and
vegans. Try the Tofu Scramble or Vegetarian Home made Baked Beans for brunch.
Other treats include Vegetarian Lasagna, Vege Burger, Avocado & Tofu Wrap,
Pita & some excellent dips and a number of scrumtious salads and soups.
Their fresh juices and shake are an absolute must try!
Near Ebisu Station (JR Yamanote Line and Hibiya Line)
Honest Grub - Harajuku
as above but a little more up-market and more expensive. A couple of
people have commented that paying the bill at the Harajuku restaurant
hurts! They were a little taken aback as they expected the same prices
as Ebisu (which are not cheap)
Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon
Midorie Natural Restaurant & Deli
Midorie is a lovely little restaurant. Well worth a visit. The owner is
friendly and helpful and really does actually know (and care) what a vegan
vegans. She is always happy to make up something according to what I do
rice, brown bread & wild rice. Much of the food is organic. Truly delicious
and wholesome. They carry a few items such as flax oil & organic bits and
The lunch set is a great deal. They also do take out deli style.
Directions: Walk out of the ticket wickets at Gakugei-Daigaku Station
(Toyoko Line) and keep walking straight (down a side street to the left
of the Tokyu Supermarket). When you hit a T junction turn right (walking
direction to the train track). You will come across the orange Midorie
sign pretty soon.
Sky Scraper 1F,
House - Macrobiotic, Vegan
(Jingumae - Harajuku - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station -
Ginza & Hanzomon
House has an amazingly peaceful atmosphere which you will soak up whilst dining
there. You will leave a slightly diffrent person to when you enter.
They have organic food and brown rice. they do serve fish and meat
but are vegetarian & vegan friendly for sure. Food is delicious.Closed
on Sunday. Photos of various international celebrities who have eaten
there can been seen about the restaurant.
2-18-5, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Organic Market (Supermarket & Restaurant)
and additive-free food specialists. Mother's supermarket has organic
vegetables and additive-free foods.It has a wide range of items which
are hard to find in Tokyo. It also has a casual restaurant/cafe, take
out lunches and freshly baked bread made with natural
yeast. Definitely worth a visit.
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm
3 minutes walk from Exit A5 of Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Subway Line.
4 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Kamiya-cho Station on the Hibiya Subway Line.
Atago Green Hills Plaza
"Slowfood" Restaurant. I'm not sure what slowfood means but something
healthy I guess! I had a wonderful and generous portioned organic vegan
lunch there. Japanese style food with brown rice, various vegetable dishes,
tofu, soup and tea all for ¥800 at lunch time. They only have the one
are a few minutes walk from Kichijoji Station on the Inokashira Line
are open from 11:30am to 10:30pm
1-2-4 Gotenyama, Musashinoshi City.
Nataraj - Vegetarian Indian Restaurant
Nataraj is a gem. Many of the foods resemble dishes which
have meat in them, but are in fact made from soybean protein. The food
is really tasty. Even stubborn meat eaters will survive the experience.
They use organic food and have brown rice.
The restaurant has 3 branches.
Map to Ginza/Discount
Subway Line and Ginza Subway Line)
Map to Gaienmae/Discount
Map to Ogikubo/Discount
coupon (JR Chuo Line)
- Vegan - Japanese Macrobiotic - "Country Cooking".
Review by Joseph Turner (many thanks Joseph)
is probably my favorite vegetarian restaurant anywhere in
the world. Tucked away behind a natural food store just a few steps
from the Nezu station of the Chiyoda subway line at 1-1-14 Nezu,
Nezunoya serves unpretentious but tasty and highly satisfying "country
Unfortunately, Nezunoya is only open from 11:30 to 2:30,
through Friday but making the effort to get there is well worth it.
highly recommend the daily set lunch, which includes miso soup, brown
usually some fried item like vegetable tempura, and some other Japanese
vegetables as well as hot barley tea, refills included. When I leave
Nezunoya I always feel completely satisfied, yet not over-stuffed,
virtuous, as though my body is telling me that I've just eaten
that was entirely good for me.
I've been a vegetarian for more than 40 years and have traveled to
65 countries as well as to every state in the US and as I said, this is
favorite place to eat. I lived in Japan for 4 years and have been
there for more than 20 years, visiting every prefecture in Japan, and
only place that is somewhat comparable to Nezunoya is the old Tenmi
of heaven] restaurant in Shibuya that went out of business more than 10
years ago. If you remember the satisfying food from Tenmi, I guarantee
you will like Nezunoya.
Exit from the north end of the station, (the end toward
station) and turn right. You'll be just a few steps from an
of two good sized streets. After crossing the street at the traffic
almost immediately you'll find a small alley. You can either turn
there and walk down the alley to Nezunoya whose entrance is on the left
you can continue on the main street and walk another few steps to the
entrance of a natural foods store. I recommend the latter course as
always interesting to see what's on display as you walk through the
the rear area where Nezunoya is located.
They also sell vegetables and various natural products
from 10am to 9pm.See their webpage for more info and photos of their
Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Station on the Chiyoda Subway Line
1-1-14 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku
A wide range of delicious vegetarian food.
Minami Aoyama Minato Ku Tokyo
- Modern American Brasserie
has 3 excellent vegetarian dishes which are all healthy and delicious.
I highly recommend the Falafel & Hummus Grilled vegetable plate which
is quite filling (if you don't eat the yogurt mint sauce it would be
vegan). On week days at lunch time this comes with pumpkin and ginger
Prices are higher at other times. Week day lunch is definitely the best deal!
Cous Cous Tangine (spiced roasted vegetables, fresh mint, coriander
and steamed cous cous) and Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip with Tortilla
Chips. Various salads such as Pear and Blue Cheese Salad, Green Salad
and Caesar Salad. They are quite helpful so you can probably ask
them to leave off the dairy products if you are vegan.
can also order side dishes such as mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables
and sautéed mushrooms.
Roppongi (Tokyo) on the Hibiya and Oedo Subway
Address: Piramide Bldg. 6-6-9 Roppongi
traveling by Train on Hibiya or Oedo lines please exit Roppongi station
from Exit 3. Once you come up the stairs
from the exit turn left and then left again down the alley next
to the police station. You will see the Piramide building directly
front of you. Tipness Gym is also in the building. Roti is located
on the right side of the building on the first floor. By car, we
recommend you find a parking lot near Roppongi crossing, as parking
next to the restaurant is difficult.
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Yahoo Group - if you need info try this board as there are some well
informed vegetarians with long term experience in Japan. http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TokyoVeg/