As we know there are many students in Tokyo who are either vegetarian or vegan, we listed a few of the most popular vegan places and restaurants in Tokyo!
Being vegan in Tokyo might seem tricky, but there are plenty of food options in the Tokyo area, either all vegan restaurants or vegan-friendly.
Ain Soph Ripple
Shinjuku-ku Kabuki-cho 2-46-8 Nissho Building 1F
Kabukicho/Shinjuku near Seibu Shinjuku station north exit.
There are several branches, and this one is said to be the most popular and casual. The food is western-style and they offer salads, burgers and burritos as well as a few desserts. They have an English menu.
1F Kadogan Bldg, 5-1-10 Roppongi, Minato
Again, this sandwich shop has several branches in Tokyo and offers middle eastern/ Israeli food.
There are 3 shops now:
- Roppongi (only 4 seats so this shop might be better for takeout)
- Shibuya (inside Parco)
Nakameguro, 3 Chome-2, Komazawa Dori
A 5-minute walk from from Nakameguro station, Ballon offers Mediterranean style food as well as vegan ice cream.
Ryusenji 1-2-11, Irya, Taito-ku
This one specializes in Buddhist vegetarian food and offers multicourse meals and lunch box bentos.
35-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya
This restaurant serves meat, but there are a few vegan options available: vegan burritos (try the quinoa based one) with sides of French fires and salad. There is English speaking staff and English menus are available. Very close to Shibuya station.
1-chome-10-8 Asagayaminami, Suginami Ward
Specializing in Middle-Eastern cuisine, they serve meat but also have vegan and vegetarian options like zaatar, grape leaves, hummus and vegan baclava.
3 Chome-18-10 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku
Nishi-Ogikubo North Exit
For gelato lovers, this ice-cream parlor offers 3 vegan options daily. Expect to pay around 500 ¥ for a double scoop cup.
Nataraj Harajuku Omotesando
8F Qplaza 6-28-6, Jingumae
Vegetarian Indian (with a Japanese twist) restaurant. They serve vegan and vegetarian dishes using produce from their own farm. There is an English menu available. Other branches exist across Tokyo.
2-5-7 Higashiyama Meguro-ku
This reasonably priced restaurant offers set meals such as brown rice plates, bread plates, pizza, and curry. They also have bagels with different fillings and cake.
3-27-4 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku (at Daiichi Carat Kawasu Bldg, 1st floor) 169-0051
Near Nishi-Waseda/Takadanobaba station. They offer 3 burgers: one is vegan by default but they can all be made vegan. They also have vegan ice cream and shakes.
Peace Cafe Hawaii
2 Chome-24-12 Shibuya (at Shibuya Station ) 150-0002
Not a restaurant but a takeout shop. Everything they offer is vegan!
Farmer’s Cafe Project
2 Chome-27-8 Kitazawa, Setagaya 155-0031
Cozy restaurant near Shimo-Kitazawa station, has one vegan and one vegetarian menu.
Mosaic St, Odakyu Shinjuku Mylord, 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku
Organic restaurant with vegan options in Shinjuku station.
Sora No Iro ソラノイロ
1-3-10 Hirakawachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Sora No Iro offers both vegetarian and vegan ramen, featuring a carrot and cabbage-based soup and veggie toppings that change seasonally. The house-made noodles are kneaded with paprika to give them some extra flavor and an organic orange color. We recommend the Tokusei Veggie Soba (特製ベジソバ).
T’s Tantan | T’s たんたん 東京駅京葉ストリート店
1 Chome-9-1 Marunouchi 1, Chiyoda-ku
Located in the JR Tokyo Station, T’s Tantan is one of the easiest to access vegan ramen options. Various ramen dishes entirely free of animal product, including spicy tantanmen, shoyu and tomato based soups, with toppings ranging from faux-minced meat made from soy to pumpkin seeds, leafy greens, bean sprouts and more.
15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya PARCO (at basement level)
All vegan izakaya inside Parco in Shibuya.
Koyama Bldg 2F, 3-1-19 Nishi Azabu, Minato 106-0031
They have vegan and gluten-free pizza, near Roppongi station.
Uguisudanicho 15-10, Royal Palace Shibuya 103, 150-0032
Japanese vegan food and desserts. Close to Shibuya station.
You can find more here: https://www.happycow.net/asia/japan/tokyo/?sort=highest-rated
Useful Facebook groups:
- Vegan Supermarket Finds in Japan https://www.facebook.com/groups/596816857146654/
- Is it vegan? https://www.facebook.com/groups/429306360452173/
Also, Tokyo Vegan Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/vegan-389/?fbclid=IwAR2QbFQpAPATSBfEnP42tHELALjiIPGDL5rt-0qZH4lLNiVHJP5bdFgdghs
This list is of course non-exhaustive, so please add your suggestions/ favorite places in the comments!