I have been living in Japan for 2 years now and have successfully been vegan the whole time, so if you’re wondering if it’s possible to be vegan in Tokyo…I hope that answers your question! Throughout these two years, I have eaten at MANY different vegan restaurants…some of which I loved and some of which I didn’t. Tokyo is absolutely full of vegan food if you’re willing to search! From vegan western food, to vegan Japanese food, Tokyo has it all! To save you going to a restaurant you may not enjoy and to allow you to eat the very BEST vegan food in Tokyo, I’m writing this article to give you a list of my personal favorite places to eat in Tokyo! If you’re a vegan and you’re traveling to Japan soon…make sure to keep scrolling to see where to eat!
1. T’s Tan Tan, Tokyo Station (Vegan Restaurant)
T’s Tan Tan had to be the first one on my list because it may be my favorite vegan restaurant in Tokyo! T’s Tan Tan is a ramen shop located in Tokyo Station. EVERYTHING on the menu is vegan and there are tons of types of ramen (my personal favorite is the Shouyu Ramen). The restaurant also sells side dishes such as rice, gyoza, fried “chicken” and curry!
Everyone who’s eaten at this restaurant with me have said it’s some of the best ramen they’ve ever had, even people who aren’t vegan!! On top of it being super tasty, the price is very reasonable as well. Depending on which ramen you choose, the price varies from 700yen to 1000yen. If you’re in Tokyo looking for authentic Japanese vegan food…you HAVE to go to T’s Tan Tan!!
Note: Although the main restaurant is located in Tokyo Station, a new T’s Tan Tan has opened up at Narita Terminal 2!
100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1 Chome−9−1
Take the JR Chuo Line to Tokyo Station. (Restaurant is located inside the ticket gate so don’t exit.)
Katsumidori Sushi is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant that is located in Shibuya. Unfortunately, it is not all vegan but they do sell some vegan options (more than regular conveyor belt sushi restaurants). Another good point about the restaurant is that it is super cheap and super English friendly!
Some of their vegan options include: Avocado Nigiri, Cucumber Roll, Kampyo Roll, Pickled Radish Roll, Corn Nigiri (get without mayonnaise). If you’re not sure, the staff are happy to help you know which options are vegan so make sure you ask. The restaurant does get extremely busy so if you want to eat here, make sure to avoid going at peak times!
Located in Seibu (Shopping center).
150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 21−1, Building A, Floor 8.
Hideout Burrito is a Mexican restaurant that recently opened up in Shibuya! The restaurant has tons of vegan burritos on offer which are all served with salad and homemade vegan sauce! For an extra charge, you add fries to your meal as well!
They also regularly update their seasonal burrito which can always be made vegan! On top of this you can also choose your burrito to be DEEP FRIED, which is super tasty and unique! I’d recommend getting the Vegan Burrito or their seasonal burrito!
150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 35−4 B1F
If you’re looking to eat at a more high-end restaurant in Tokyo, you have to go to AIN SOPH. Ginza. Ain Soph own many vegan restaurants throughout Japan with their most famous one being Ripple Burger. Their food is some of the best vegan food in Tokyo and each restaurant has a different vibe. Their Ginza store is very high-end and sells amazing unique dishes, such as their vegan Spanish omelette!
Due to it being quite a high-end restaurant, however, their prices are quite high and dishes are quite small so if you’re traveling on a budget i’d recommend giving this one a pass. But if you want to eat somewhere special in Tokyo, I’d highly recommend going here!
Nagi Shokudo is an all vegan restaurant which sells amazing Japanese vegan food for a reasonable price. You can choose from set meals which come with rice, miso soup and side dishes. Or you can choose from many different dishes which come on their own.
The restaurant also offers many vegan deserts and drinks which are all super tasty! The restaurant is very small meaning that it is usually full on Friday and Saturday evening, however you can book a table there if you really want to eat there! Many tourists usually visit Nagi Shokudo and so the staff can speak pretty good English!
CoCo ichibanya is a Japanese curry chain restaurant with stores all over Japan! They have recently come out with their “vegetarian curry menu” which is actually vegan!! You can choose from many varieties of curry such a vegetable curry or spinach curry. Be careful though, not every CoCo Ichibanya shop has the vegetarian menu, only select stores! To check which stores have it check out the official website HERE!
If you can’t be bothered to look for the list, the Kichijoji shop and Shibuya shop both definitely have the vegetarian menu. This curry is great as it is very cheap and they are located all over Japan so, no matter where you are, you can find a cheap vegan meal!
1-12-4 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0004
Cityshop Pizza is located in Shibuya stream and has clearly marked vegan options with vegan cheese, multiple vegan bases and vegan toppings you can choose from. The restaurant is really nice and most of their pizza toppings are super unique…they even offer a black pizza base made with charcoal!
If you don’t fancy pizza, they also have many salads and sides and salads available that are vegan too. Due to the restaurant priding itself on fresh produce and health it is a bit pricey, but if you’re looking for good pizza in Tokyo, make sure you check out Cityshop Pizza!
150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Shibuya, 3 Chome−21−3, Shibuya Stream 2F
If you fancy some vegan cake is Tokyo, you HAVE to go to Wired BonBon, located in Shinjuku. They’re focus is on their dessert menu, which they have recently made completely vegan! They sell famous parfaits, crepes, cakes and multiple drinks! They’re food is absolutely amazing, especially their vegan whipped cream…it’s some of the best i’ve ever had!
If you want something savory to go with your dessert, they also have vegan soup, curry and salad on offer too. The food is reasonably priced and the restaurant is located right next to the station making it super easy to access.
160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1 Chome−1−5. Lumine 1 6F.
CORI Vegan is a vegan restaurant located in Setagaya which is famous for their AMAZING vegan burgers. They also sell other food, such as their vegan karaage plate. The food at CORI is honestly so tasty and you can tell they put a lot of thought and effort into their dishes, my personal favorite dish is the teriyaki tofu burger.
The restaurant is located slightly out of central Tokyo, but the food is worth the journey. It’s also nice to have a reason to go and explore other parts of Tokyo. So if you have the time, definitely check this restaurant out!
154-0011 Tokyo, Setagaya City, Kamiuma, 4 Chome−2−20
Take the Den-en-Toshi Line to Komazawa-Dairaku Station
Chabuton is a ramen chain shop in Japan that sells one vegan ramen option and vegan gyoza. Although there is not much choice, the ramen is very tasty and cheap! It’s also a great place to stop off if you’re in a rush as you can eat it super quickly. This is due to that fact that you purchase your ramen ticket from the ticket machine outside the shop and hand it to the restaurant worker who will then quickly make your ramen for you. It’s a great quick and cheap option for those looking for a vegan meal in Tokyo.
2 Chome-10-10 Kitazawa, Setagaya City, Tokyo 155-0031
Take the Keio Inokashira Line to Shimokitazawa Station.
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