Craving a Salad? Try These 7 Great Salad Places in Tokyo
When you are visiting Japan, you cannot help but go for local famous foods such as sushi, tempura, sukiyaki, etc. But eating these foods every day is not going to make your diet healthy and may cause health problems. Besides, don't you sometime want to have a big salad? Here are 7 restaurants in Tokyo where you can have healthy and nutritious salads.
Jun 01 2017 (Sep 09 2020)
In Japan, the idea of salad is yet to be fully appreciated, and it's served as a mere side dish in most restaurants. But there surely are a lot of people who want to fill themselves with salad. Here are 7 restaurants where you can have salad as a main dish.
1. City Shop [Minami-Aoyama]
City Shop is a popular restaurant run with the idea of "more vegetables, more delicious, eat more daily." They always have 15 dishes to offer including colorful vegetables, meat, fish, and superfoods such as quinoa made with a number of spices. They are becoming known as a place where you can have a lot of food while eating healthy at the same time.
You can make an order from only one deli, but the recommended dishes are the Custom Green & 2 Deli Plate which is a set meal of one custom salad and 2 deli choices and 5 Deli Plate which lets you have 5 choices from the 15 dishes. Also the dishes displayed on the counter use a variety of vegetables including the ones you rarely see in an ordinary market and are seasoned in original ways, and just looking at them will be fun. Have some salad and side dishes with colorful and fresh vegetables and charge yourself for the day!
[About City Shop]
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 20:00 PM (L.O. 21:30 PM)
Access: 4 min walk from the B3 exit of Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza/Chiyoda/Hanzomon Line
Address: 5-4-41 Ninami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: cityshop.tokyo/ (Japanese only)
2. Green Brothers [Ebisu]
Located 3 minutes away from the south gate of Ebisu Station, Green Brothers is a salad cafe that offers New York style salad. You can have their Salad Bowl that uses a lot of fresh vegetables, beans, and meat. They carefully select the ingredients not only by freshness, but also by color and texture. These selected ingredients will add a lot of different accents such as taste, flavor, color, and texture to the salad. You can enjoy the change in flavors until your very last bite.
Other than their CUSTOM Salad where you can make a salad of your own from the basic greens, toppings, and dressings, they also have other more orthodox salads and limited seasonal salads. Their grain salad uses a range of grains such as quinoa, wild rice, and spelt wheat can be served as a hot salad, so even when it's winter and cold, you can have a great salad at this place.
[About Green Brothers]
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Closed: Open any day
Access: 3 min walk from the west gate of JR Ebisu Station, or 1 min walk from the exit 4 of Ebisu Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Address: 1-9-7 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. AIN SOPH. Soar - Ikebukuro Branch [Ikebukuro]
AIN SOPH. Soar is a restaurant that is within 10 minutes from Ikebukuro Station and offers vegan food. The interior is mostly white but the soft lighting and wooden tables and chairs make a calm and quiet atmosphere. There are sofa seats inside, so if you want to eat while relaxing, this is the place to be.
The recommended dish is the Salad & Deli Lunch which is only served during lunch time. It is a set meal with a seasonal salad made with vegetables grown without or little pesticide, 3 side dishes of the day, bread, and a drink. The dishes they offer at this place let you enjoy the real taste of the ingredients. How about have a fresh and healthy meal and refresh yourself here?
[About AIN SOPH. Soar Ikebukuro Branch]
Opening Hours: [Mon.-Sat.]11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (lunch), 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (dinner)/[Sun., holidays] 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch), 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (tea), 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (dinner)
Access: 8 min walk from the east gate of JR Ikebukuro Station
Address: 1F Union Bldg., 3-5-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: ain-soph.jp/soar/(Japanese only)
4. Salad Deli MARGO - Main Branch Nishi Shinjuku 5th Street [Nishi Shinjuku]
When you eat out a lot, it can often disrupt your healthy diet. If you are looking to put your healthy habit back on track, you should visit Salad Deli MARGO in Nishi Shinjuku. Their concept is "salad as a main dish" and they offer nutritious salad prepared with a lot of vegetables grown in Japan.
The popular dish is the original salad, where they let you choose the toppings and dressing of your choice to add to the fresh green salad. They have over 20 toppings to choose from including filling foods such as steamed chicken and roast beef, and having just a salad will be a nutritiously balanced meal. Their colorful and filling salad will surely satisfy your heart and stomach.
[About Salad Deli MARGO - Main Branch Nishi Shinjuku 5th Street]
Opening Hours: [weekdays] 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM/[weekends/holidays] 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Closed: New years
Access: 30 seconds away from A2 exit of Toei Metro Oedo line Nishi Shinjuku Station
Address: 3-9-3 Hon-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: http://margo.co.jp/(Japanese only)
5. Mr. FARMER - Main Branch Omotesando [Omotesando]
Mr. FARMER is a vegetable cafe, whose concept is "beauty and good health come from food" and it offers a wide variety of meals such as delicious salad and sandwiches, a vegan menu, and a gluten free menu. Although, the cafe is in the busy neighborhood of Omotesando, but it's surrounded by greenery and has a very calm vibe to it. The interior of the cafe is very bright, spacious, and filled with decorative plants and elegant goods, making it look like a cafe in a resort.
They offer a total of eight big and delicious salads, all prepared with fresh vegetables directly delivered from the contract farmers all over the country. Each salad lets you enjoy the real taste of the vegetable so you can fully appreciate them. Also recommended is their nutritious cold pressed juice that they make every day. They are open from 9:00 AM, and there is no better way to kick start your day with the healthy and nutritious breakfast.
[About Mr. FARMER - Main Branch Omotesando]
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 20:00 PM
Closed: Open any day
Access: 4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza/Chiyoda/Hanzomon line Omotesando Station
Address: 1F Sepia Harajuku Bldg., 4-5-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. CRISP SALAD WORKS [Roppongi]
Crisp Salad Works is a restaurant in the popular touristic spot, Roppongi Hills, and serves chopped salads as a main dish.
Their No.1 popular dish is the Custom Salad. They will chop the vegetables and make the salad right in front of you. There are 3 base vegetables to choose from, in addition, there are about 30 toppings from filling foods like homemade ham and grilled chicken to light stuff like fruits and nuts. Since the vegetables are already cut small, it is easy to eat, and you can enjoy the harmony of a variety of vegetables at once. One plate of their salads contain 400g of vegetables, so when you are feeling the lack of vegetables in your recent diet, do not hesitate to go here.
[About CRISP SALAD WORKS]
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Closed: Open any day
Access: 2 min walk from 1C exit of Tokyo Metro Hibiya line Roppongi Station
Address: 1F Hillside, Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. SALAD STAND TOKYO（Jimbocho）
Jimbocho is known as a city of secondhand books. Located there is Salad Stand Tokyo, which is a restaurant offering nutritious salads with a lot of fresh and seasonal vegetables and popular superfoods. The Salad Box Set is a great deal that lets you have one salad of your choice from the 4 salads and comes with a bread and a drink. The salads vary from a protein-rich one with meat to a light one with a lot of fruits, so you can choose one that fits how you are feeling that day.
Apart from the Salad Box on their side menu, they have the Fusuma Bread Roll Sandwich Set, which is also popular. For this one, you can choose a salad of your choice from the 4 salads and have a sandwiche made with Fusuma Bread. This is a place you can casually drop by and grab a quick salad when you are running a bit late but really want a salad.
[About SALAD STAND TOKYO]
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM - 19:00 PM
Access: 4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line Jimbo-cho Station, or 5 min walk from Toei Shinjuku line Ogawa-machi Station
Address: 1F AS ONE Bldg., 3-9 Ogawa-machi, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
HP: www.salad-stand.tokyo/(Japanese only)
Other than the places mentioned in the list, there are a lot of other restaurants that offer filling and nutritious salads in Tokyo. Find your favorite one!
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.