Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants You Can Find in Tokyo

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Let’s face it, finding vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Japan is quite a challenge because most restaurants include fish, pork, alcohol and ingredients that are equivalent to these products inside their dishes. This means that the vegans and vegetarians are also facing the same difficulties as the Muslims do when it comes to finding food. For Muslims, the list of restaurants provided in this article can be used for your future references in case you are planning to travel to Japan. If you are not too keen on eating salad or fruits for the rest of your vacation, do not worry because we will show you a mixture of vegan and vegetarian restaurants you can go to around Tokyo.

First and foremost, vegan and vegetarian are two separate groups of people. Vegans do not eat any animal products and food that came from animals such as dairy and eggs. They only eat nuts, cereals, seeds and vegetables.  On the other hand, vegetarians also do not eat animal products but, they eat dairy and eggs.

Ain Soph. Ripple Kabukicho

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This popular vegan restaurant has several branches located in Ginza, Ikebukuro and Shinjuku. Ain Soph. Ripple serves burgers, burritos, desserts, salads and also side meals such as fries and soups. The café only has 12 to 15 seats and their most popular food is the burgers.

Ain. Soph makes four types of vegan burgers namely, ripple, ripple cheese, crispy soy chicken and falafel burgers. The cheese was actually made from a vegan cheese, but, it tastes quite good. Meanwhile, the patty is made using soy meat and gluten meat. Also, try also their burrito which is one of the customer’s favourite. If you haven’t tried vegan ice creams before, this café sells vanilla and rum-raisin flavoured ice creams which are equally delicious to the normal ones.

The four main burgers. Image Source: Ripple_Tokyo on Instagram.

Ain Soph.Ripple Kabukicho

Address: 2-46-8 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 1600021, Japan

Operating Hours: 11:00AM-9:30PM

Contact Number: 03-6380-3205

Closest Train Station: Seibu-Shinjuku Station


T’s Tantan

One of the best vegan ramen restaurants in Tokyo is T’s Tantan. It is located inside Tokyo Station, so it’s very easy to reach. If the word ‘tantan’ seems familiar to you, it’s because the word originates from a Chinese dish called ‘tantanmen’. The dish comprises of noodles and veggies cooked in a spicy broth made from chilli oil and sesame paste. The restaurant not only serves tantan, but they also have ramen and other side dishes.

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Their most ordered dishes are tonkotsu-style ramen and Shiro tantan. Generally, tonkotsu ramen’s broth is simmered in pork bones, therefore, T’s Tantan decided to turn the famous ramen into a vegan style tonkotsu ramen. As for the Shiro tantan, it is a spicy dish cooked with wheat noodles, scallions, vegetables and dried chilli. If you can’t stand the heat, try ordering Midori tantan or black sesame tantan.

Apart from ramen, order side dishes such as gyoza (dumpling), bibimbap (Korean veggies topped on rice) and soy-meat chicken coated in sweet sauce.

   Vegetable tonkotsu ramen and Shiro tantan. Image Source: Happy Cow.

T’s Tantan

Address: 1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 1000005, Japan

Operating Hours: 7:00AM-11:00PM

Contact Number: 03-3218-8040

Closest Train Station: Tokyo Station

Falafel Brothers

Step into a small shop called Falafel Brothers to savour delicious falafels sandwich, falafel salads and more. The best thing about this shop is that you can choose your own dressings and toppings. In case you don’t know what falafel is, falafel is a round-shaped fried ball made from chickpeas or fava beans. It is commonly eaten in Western Asia.

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People usually come here to order and pack because the seats are limited to only four people. Aside from falafels, you can also order their vegan ice cream made from almonds and coconuts, topped with vegan caramel sauce.

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Falafel Brothers

Address: 5-1-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 1060032 Japan

Operating Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM (Closed on Sundays)

Contact Number: 03-6459-2844

Closest Train Station: Roppongi Station


Restaurant 8ablish

With their modern and clean look interiors plus delicious Mediterranean/Italian dishes, it’s no wonder why people keep on returning to 8ablish.

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Their food presentations are almost too perfect as it looks very exquisite and they serve different menus each time of the day. The most recommended dish to try in 8ablish is their Souvlaki. Souvlaki is a Greek dish that consists of tofu, tempeh and cut vegetables grilled on a skewer, followed by pita bread with tzatziki sauce (yoghurt mixed with herbs and several vegetables). Furthermore, their Affogato-vegan vanilla ice cream with espresso is certainly a must-try.

                                          Souvlaki.                                                                    Affogato-vegan vanilla ice cream with espresso.

Restaurant 8ablish

Address: 5-10-17 # 2F Minami-aoyama Tokyo 107-0062 Japan

Operating Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM / 6:00PM-11:30PM

Contact Number: +81-3-6805-0597

Closest Train Station: Omotesando station


Rainbow Bird Rendezvous

This 12 years old vegan restaurant sits in the between Nakameguro Station and Chutenji Station. Rainbow Bird Rendezvous serves 100 percent organic and natural farming to prepare the meals which are perfect for both vegans and vegetarians. Apart from that, the sweetness that came with the meals is made from fermented rice. Fermented rice is commonly eaten in Asian countries as dessert known as ‘tapai’.

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The quaint-looking restaurant offers its vegan customer soy hamburgers and steak, potato croquette and also gluten-free cakes. Similar to other restaurants, they use soy to make the patty. You can get raw fruit smoothies here and lunchboxes that can be delivered to selected areas.

Soy Humburg Steak. Image Source: Rainbow Bird Rendezvous Official Website.

Rainbow Bird Rendezvous

Address: 1-1-1 Yutenji, Meguro-ku, 153-0052 Tokyo

Operating Hours: 11:30AM–8:00PM

Contact Number: 03-3791-5470

Closest Train Station: Nakameguro Station


Brown Rice by Neals’ Yard Remedies

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Serving traditional Japanese cuisines using organic ingredients is a difficult task especially when you need to ensure that the taste doesn’t deviate from its original flavour. Brown Rice by Neals’ Yard Remedies has been preparing Japanese food since 2003. Their secret to making great Japanese meals is to keep it simple and authentic.

Bamboo Basket Steamed Vegetable Set. Image Source: Brown Rice by Neals’ Yard Remedies Official Website.

The whole restaurant is furnished with industrial elements such as metals and woods with several trees planted around the place. As for the food, their main menus are mostly served with brown rice and the dishes are cooked using ingredients such as tofu, miso soup and vegetables.

You should also try their vegetable curry rice, tofu lemon cheesecake and soy ice cream.

Tofu Lemon Cheesecake. Image Source: Brown Rice by Neals’ Yard Remedies Official Website.

 Brown Rice by Neals’ Yard Remedies

Address: 5-1-8 Jingu-Mae,Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001

Contact Number: 03-5778-5416

Operating Hours: 11:30AM-6:00PM

Closest Train Station: Omote-Sando station


Kick Back Café

This café provides vegetarian meals, a live-music stage, a Muslim prayer room and a space for any private events. Kick Back Café’s owners are a married couple who is also a musician that goes by the stage name ‘Heavenese’ and they are quite popular in the U.S. Customers can enjoy their food as well as watching live music when they dine at Kick Back Café.

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Their signature dish is soy-milk ramen. The broth is not too spicy and it is topped with tofu and vegetables. Order their vegan satay, vegan chocolate cake and taco rice if you want to taste something different. If you are concerned about what they put inside your food, the menu provides the details as well as nutritional facts which are available in both Japanese and English languages.

                                 Soy-milk ramen.                                                                                                    Veggie Sandwich.

Kick Back Café

Address: 2-11-1 Wakaba-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan

Operating Hours: 11:00AM-10:00PM

Contact Number: 03-5384-1577

Closest Train Station: Sengawa Station



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