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Vegetarian & Vegan Info - Tokyo and Japan

To see vegetarian recipes and more restaurant reviews please also check our vegetarian DISCUSSION BOARDS. Please come back and visit it again as we keep adding info. The restaurants listed cater to vegetarians and vegans or are vegetarian restaurants.

If you know of any great restaurants or stores please email me some info on them so I can add them to this page. If you would like to review one even better!

Also please check Japanese Vegetarian Links.


Alishan Cafe
Koma, Saitama - about an hour from Ikebukuro Station (JR Yamanote Line)in Tokyo.

Cafe Eight
Meguro-ku Tokyo

Chaya Macrobiotic Restaurant
(Shinjuku Station - JR Yamanote Line & Jiyugaoka Station - Toyoko Line & Oimachi Line) Tokyo.

Crayon House
(Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines)
Crayon House has 2 restaurants and play area for children. Tokyo.

Chien Fu
Chinese Vegetarian Food
(Tachikawa - Chuo Line) Tokyo.

Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine
(Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Subway Line
Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Subway Line)

Good Honest Grub
Western Cuisine
(Ebisu Station - JR Yamanote Line & Hibiya Line)
(2nd location Harajuku - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station -Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines) Tokyo.

Midorie - Vegan/vegetarian/wholefood

(Gakugei-Daigaku Station on the Toyoko Line) Tokyo.

Mominoki House - Macrobiotic, Vegan
(Jingumae - Harajuku - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines) Tokyo.

Monk's Foods
Organic Slowfood Restaurant (Tokyo)
Kichijoji on the Keio Inokashira Line
Open for lunch and dinner.

Nataraj - Vegetarian Indian Restaurant
(Ginza, Gaienmae & Ogikubo) Tokyo.

Nezunoya- Vegan Macrobiotic
Only open for lunch 11:30-2:30
Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Subway Line

Pure Cafe

Roti- Modern American Brasserie
Roppongi (Tokyo) on the Hibiya and Oedo Subway Lines.

Food Stores

(Meguro Station - JR Yamanote Line, Mita Line, Namboku Line) Tokyo.
Organic vegetables, wide range of vegetarian food, fair trade goods.

Crayon House
(Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines) Tokyo.
Organic fruit and vegetables and various health foods.Has bookstore and play area for children.

Mother's Organic Market
Organic food supermaket & restaurant
(Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Subway Line
Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Subway Line) Tokyo.

National Azabu Supermarket
(Hiroo Station on the Hibiya Line) Tokyo.

(Near Toritsu Daigaku Station on the Toyoko Line)
Organic Fruit and Veges etc.Tokyo.

Tengu Natural Foods
Mail order Japan wide and store in Saitama

Alishan Cafe
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 salads 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) Tokyo.
Organic vegetables, wide range of vegetarian food, fair trade goods.

Cafe Eight

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 than it sounds!

They also do catering and lunch boxes.

T+ Building 1F 3-17-7 Aobadai Meguro Tokyo 153-0042
Tel: 03-5458-5262

Cafe Eight

Chaya Macrobiotic Restaurant
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 only.

Chien Fu
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 food.

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 sour 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, check 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.

7th floor
Grand Duo Building (near train station - ask locals for directions)
JR Tachikawa Station

More info in Japanese

Crayon House
(Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines)
Crayon House has 2 restaurants and a play area for children. The bookstore is mainly 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 expensive.

All are worth a visit. Wholesome healing atmosphere. An afternoon can be happily spent there exploring upstairs and downstairs and soaking up the atmosphere.

If 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 miss it.

Open from 11am to 10pm daily.
3-8-15, Kita Aoyama
Ph: 03-3406-6409

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 noodles himself!

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 Forest Tower, 2F
2-3-1 Atago
Tel. 03-3431-0811
Fax. 03-3431-1382
Lunch 12:00-14:00
Dinner 17:00-20:00
Open 7 days a week



Good Honest Grub - Ebisu
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)
See Map

Good Honest Grub - Harajuku
Same 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)

Near Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines)
See Map

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 is - and caters to vegans. She is always happy to make up something according to what I do and don't eat. They have brown 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 pieces. 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 in the opposite direction to the train track). You will come across the orange Midorie sign pretty soon.

Sky Scraper 1F,
2-21-10 Takaban,
Tel: 03-5721-6655.
Open: 11:30am-10pm.

Mominoki House - Macrobiotic, Vegan
(Jingumae - Harajuku - JR Yamanote Line, Omotesando Station - Ginza & Hanzomon Subway Lines)

Momonoki 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

Mother's Organic Market (Supermarket & Restaurant)
Organic-vegetable 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


Monk's Foods
Organic "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 vegan set.

They are a few minutes walk from Kichijoji Station on the Inokashira Line (Tokyo).

They are open from 11:30am to 10:30pm
1-2-4 Gotenyama, Musashinoshi City.
Ph: 0422-48-3977

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 coupon (Hibiya Subway Line and Ginza Subway Line)
Map to Gaienmae/Discount coupon (Ginza Subway Line)
Map to Ogikubo/Discount coupon (JR Chuo Line)

Nezunoya - Vegan - Japanese Macrobiotic - "Country Cooking".
Review by Joseph Turner (many thanks Joseph)
Nezunoya is probably my favorite vegetarian restaurant anywhere in the world. Tucked away behind a natural food store just a few steps away from the Nezu station of the Chiyoda subway line at 1-1-14 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Nezunoya serves unpretentious but tasty and highly satisfying "country cooking".

Unfortunately, Nezunoya is only open from 11:30 to 2:30, Monday through Friday but making the effort to get there is well worth it. I highly recommend the daily set lunch, which includes miso soup, brown rice, 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, and very virtuous, as though my body is telling me that I've just eaten something 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 my favorite place to eat. I lived in Japan for 4 years and have been traveling there for more than 20 years, visiting every prefecture in Japan, and the only place that is somewhat comparable to Nezunoya is the old Tenmi [taste 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 that you will like Nezunoya.

Exit from the north end of the station, (the end toward Sendagi station) and turn right. You'll be just a few steps from an intersection of two good sized streets. After crossing the street at the traffic light, almost immediately you'll find a small alley. You can either turn right there and walk down the alley to Nezunoya whose entrance is on the left or 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 its always interesting to see what's on display as you walk through the store to the rear area where Nezunoya is located.

Joseph Turner

They also sell vegetables and various natural products from 10am to 9pm.See their webpage for more info and photos of their lunches etc.

Hours: Monday to Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Subway Line
1-1-14 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku

Pure Cafe
A wide range of delicious vegetarian food.

5-5-21 Minami Aoyama Minato Ku Tokyo
PH: 03-5466-2611

Roti - Modern American Brasserie
Roti 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 soup and a drink for ¥1400. Prices are higher at other times. Week day lunch is definitely the best deal!

Also they have Tunisian Vegetable 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.

You can also order side dishes such as mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables and sautéed mushrooms.

Roppongi (Tokyo) on the Hibiya and Oedo Subway Lines.
Ph: 03-5785-3671
Address: Piramide Bldg. 6-6-9 Roppongi

If 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 in 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.


Japanese Vegetarian Links
If you know any links that should go here please let me know! Vegetarian Yahoo Group - if you need info try this board as there are some well informed vegetarians with long term experience in Japan.




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