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Restaurants for vegetarians
1. Bon [Japanese Rice Dish]
The type of cuisine called “fucha” was brought to Japan from China in the beginning of the Edo period, and it’s a style of cooking where arrowroot and vegetable oil are used to give the meals a rich flavor.
At Bon, they prepare dishes to their original recipes that are recommended for vegetarians.
|Address||1 Chome-2-11 Ryusen, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
Weekdays: lunch – noon-3PM (last order 1:30) / dinner – 5:30-9PM (last order 7PM)
Saturdays: noon-9PM (last order 7PM)
Sundays: noon-8PM (last order 6PM)
Fusa courses: 6000 yen, 7000 yen, 8000 yen, 10000 yen (not including tax and service charges)
Fusa meal set: 5000 yen (not including tax and service charges; only available for lunch)
Fusa bento: 3450 yen (tax not included; weekday lunches only)
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.fuchabon.co.jp/index.html|
2. Chabuya [Ramen]
They offer a vividly green dish only made with vegetables called Spirulina Vegetable Ramen.
There are no other dishes at Chabuya that are suitable for vegetarians, so please take caution when visiting.thejames/Flickr
|Address||Yodobashi Camera Akihabara, 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.chabuton.com/chabuton/shop/eachshop/akiba.html|
3. Chienfu [Taiwanese]
Chienfu is the only restaurant in the Roppongi Hills area where you can eat genuine Taiwanese food.
The Taiwanese food served at Chienfu uses ingredients like chives and garlic and other strong vegetables to create an Asian restaurant that is set apart from the rest.
|Address||Sai Building 4F, 3 Chome-1-22 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
11:00AM-3PM (last order 2:30PM)
5PM-10PM (last order 9:30)
|Price||Lunch ~999 yen; Dinner ~2000 yen-2999yen|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.nakaichifu.jp/user_data/home.php?top=shop-info&sub=&html=&site=home|
4. Organic Vegetarian Restaurant Lotus&Flower’s One [Italian]
This Italian restaurant eschews meat, fish, and preservatives in all of their cooking even down to the soup stock.
Please enjoy their dishes, which are overflowing with richness and deliciousness.
[Organic Vegetarian Restaurant Lotus&Flower’s One]
|Address||Kurashima Building 2F, 3 Chome-60-11 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo|
※For reservations, please come to the restaurant by 9PM. We will not accept same-day reservations after 8PM.
There are no set holidays, but any days closed for seasonal holidays will be posted in advance.
|Price||Lunch: ~1000-1999 yen; Dinner: ~4000-4999 yen|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.lotus-one.jp/|
5. VEGE HERB SAGA [Indian]
This Indian vegetarian restaurant uses absolutely no animal products in their food with the exception of dairy.
This restaurant was set up to support the many Indians living in Japan right now, so you can enjoy different dishes from all over India to your heart’s content.
[VEGE HERB SAGA]
|Address||Sanei Building B1F 5 Chome-16-9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
Lunch: 11AM-3PM (last order 2PM)
Dinner: 5:15-11:00PM (last order 10:30PM)
6. Yakuzen Shokudo Chabuzen [Japanese Rice Dish]
They offer a vegan menu where they use no animal product, including eggs and dairy, down to the soup stock. Also, there are plenty of dishes that do not include the five pungent roots that are banned for practicing Buddhists. They also use no seasonings or products that were made in labs.
Yakuzan Shokudo Chabuzen
|Address||2 Chome-27-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://chabuzen.com/|
7. T’s Tantan [Ramen]
They offer rich and delicious tantanmen without using meat, seafood, dairy, or eggs. You’ll be surprised by how skillfully they make this delicious vegan ramen.Elmastudio/Flickrtransitpeople/Flickr
Tokyo Station, Keiyo Street, 1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
|Hours||7AM-11PM (last order 10:30PM)|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://ts-restaurant.jp/tantan/|
8. Loving Hut [Taiwanese Dish]
Loving Hut is a completely vegan Japanese-style Taiawanese restaurant. It’s not just vegan, but they also abstain from using chemical seasonings and white sugar in order to make as organic a meal as possible. They’re meticulous in not using alcohol. They also accommodate Buddhist vegetarians who do not eat the five pungent roots.
|Address||Okada Building 2F 1 Chome-54 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
Monday-Thursday – Lunch: 11:30AM-3PM / Teatime: 2-5PM / Vegan cooking workshop: 6PM-9PM
Friday – Vegan cooking workshop: 11:30AM-1:30PM / Dinner buffet: 5:30 – 9PM (last order 8:30PM)
Saturday – Lunch: 11:30AM – 3:30PM (last order 3PM)
Closed Sundays and holidays
|Price||Lunch: ~1000-1999 yen; Dinner: ~999 yen|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://lovinghut.jp/|
9. Buona! Tubutubu [Italian]
This Italian restaurant offers a menu that does not use meat, eggs, dairy, fish, sugar, or chemical seasonings.
The most popular dish, the bolognese, uses Hatchobori miso to bring out a subtle flavor.
|Address||1 Chome-17-9 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
Morning: 7AM-10AM (last order)
Lunch: 11:30AM-2PM (last order)
Dinner: 6PM-10PM (last order)
Lunch: ~1999-1999 yen; Dinner: ~2000-2999 yen
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.b-tubutubu.com/|
10. Nataraji [Indian]
All of the vegetables used in this restaurant come from the Nataraji plantation so that everything is completely organic.
Though Nataraji does have meals that include dairy, they can accommodate vegan requests.
|Address||Ginza Kosaka Building 7/8/9F|
|Hours||11:30AM-11PM (last order 11:30)|
|Price||Lunch: ~1000-1999 yen; Dinner: ~3000-3999 yen|
|Website (Japanese only)||http://www.nataraj.co.jp/jp/ginza/GinzaTop.shtml|