Eating great food is one of the highlights of an amazing vacation. However, if you're a vegetarian, finding a place to eat can prove to be a challenge sometimes. This article introduces 14 restaurants in Tokyo that serve great dishes that any vegetarian is sure to enjoy. Some of these places have special vegetarian menus, while others offer a wide range of delicious vegetable dishes.
1. LONGING HOUSE CAFE -Jingu mae- (Meiji-jingumae)
The chef of this restaurant is a certified vegetable sommelier. Seasonal vegetables are carefully chosen from all over the country and served in their most delicious form. The popular [Vegan Sandwich Lunch] (1,480 JPY) comes with soup and a drink and is highly recommended. It boasts the beautifully simple umami (Japanese savory taste) of seasonal vegetables. The dressing for the sandwich is also made from vegetables. The [Soy Meat Veggie Cheese Japanese-style Salisbury Steak] (1,480 JPY) is also very highly rated. The soy cheese brings out the richness of the tomato sauce in this dish.
LONGING HOUSE CAFE -Jingu mae-
: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (L.O. 6:30 pm) *Salad Buffet L.O. 4:00 pmClosed
: Monday *Closed the following day if Monday falls on a National HolidayAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPYAddress
: 4-22-9, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore Details
2. TI DINING (Omote-sando)
"Food is medicine" is TI DINING’s motto. To this end, TI DINING serves up delicious cuisine to make you feel clean and healthy from the inside out. Ingredients are chosen by an expert with a medical background, and none of the dishes contain any synthetic seasonings, white rice, or white sugar. The ingredients include carefully selected eggs and soy milk and organic vegetables from contracted farms. The delicious [Soy Meat Cheese Japanese-style Salisbury Steak] (2,000 JPY) is filled with the well known “meat of the field” – soybeans. The menu has an abundance of fiber-rich, low-calorie dishes to choose from.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,800 JPY
Address: 4F, Maneju Omotesando, 3-5-9, Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
3. Shun no Osaidokoro Ehigasa (Ueno)
“Obanzai” refers to side dishes commonly served among family households in Kyoto. This restaurant serves up a wide range of these traditional Japanese dishes in a casual environment. There are 5-6 different platters displayed on the counter, all containing naturally farmed, pesticide-free, organic, seasonal vegetables. Customers can choose 3 dishes of their choice from these platters in the classic [3 Obanzai Assortment (1-2 People)] dish (950 JPY). Be sure to give it a try!
Shun no Osaidokoro Ehigasa
: 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: Saturday, Sunday, National HolidaysAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Haruka Bldg., 7-8-20, Ueno, Taito-ku, TokyoMore Details
4. Mother Esta (Naka-meguro)
This organic restaurant is located on the banks of the Meguro River (Meguro gawa). All ingredients are stocked on a daily basis from “Tsukiji Mikuriya”. “Tsukiji Mikuriya” cultivates fertilizer- and pesticide-free seasonal vegetables. The winter classic [Chunky Warm Vegetable Pot-au-feu] (2,600 JPY plus tax) comes highly recommended and contains over 15 different types of vegetables, mainly root vegetables. A similar dish, [Oven Baked], is served during the summer months. The [Grilled Pesticide-free Whole Broccoli] (1,500 JPY plus tax) is also very delicious! This dish consists of fresh broccoli covered in a delicious anchovy and cheese sauce.
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: WednesdayAverage price
: [Dinner] 5,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: 1F, Seiwa Bldg., 2-20-14, Aobadai, Meguro-ku. Tokyo More Details
5. Tamana Shokudo (Omote-sando)
This restaurant takes special care in serving healthy, fermented cuisine alongside their brown rice and organic vegetables, all ofwhich are said to make the body clean and healthy from the inside. A classic item on the lunch menu is the [Tamana Set Meal] (1,890 JPY), chock full of vegetables and fermented produce. From warm vegetables dipped in bagna cauda of shio koji, to homemade tofu, to a set of 3 obanzai, there are nearly 40 well-balanced set menu dishes available on the menu. An à la carte menu is available during dinner time. The very filling [Sweet and Sour Pork-style Soy Meat] (1,890 JPY) is a highly recommended dish on the dinner menu, and consists of delicious soybean meat and seasonal vegetables.
: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: TuesdayAverage price
: 5,001 JPY - 6,000 JPYAddress
: 3-8-27, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, TokyoSource
: hitosara (Japanese)
6. Natural Food Restaurant nRtable Omotesando Branch (Omote-sando)
This bright, open-plan organic Italian restaurant is conveniently located near Omote-sando Station. All the tables and chairs are British antique furniture that match the restaurant's natural style. A wide variety of seasonal vegetables are used in their dishes. The highly recommended dish [Farmers Pride Vegetables: Bagna Cauda] (1,000 JPY) features the spicy Sicilian anchovies and domestic garlic, which, together with the melt-in-the-mouth flavors of the homemade Bagna Cauda sauce, help to bring out the deliciousness of the vegetables.
Natural Food Restaurant nRtable Omotesando Branch
Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Friday] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm)
[Tuesday] 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm)
[Saturday] 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)
Average price: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,500 JPY
Address: 3F & 4F, Grand Blue Omotesando, 4-4-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
7. GREEN GRILL Shibuya Branch (Shibuya)
This restaurant's lunchtime specialty [Vegetable Delicatessen and Salad Bar] (Weekdays 1,080 JPY, Holidays 1,280 JPY) has a great reputation among vegetable lovers! Customers who order this dish get to go up to the counter (one time only) and take as much of their favorite vegetables and deli items as they like. The healthy menu extends to the [Parfait Salad] – served luxuriously in a glass- and the [Cheese Fondue]. The [Hot Pot and Cheese Fondue Course] (4,000 JPY) is also a must try.
GREEN GRILL Shibuya Branch
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,500 JPY / [Lunch] 1,200 JPYAddress
: 3F, cocoti Bldg., 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, TokyoMore Details
8. Pasta Bar MIKIYA’S (Jiyugaoka)
This restaurant is renowned for their fantastic fresh seasonal vegetable and pasta dishes. If you like vegetables, the first thing you should order is the [Carefully Selected Vegetables Shipped Directly from Hanazato Farm] (950 JPY). Freshly harvested vegetables from Hanazato Farm are served in three ways – grilled, gado gado (steamed) or bagna cauda. You might be happy to hear that an abundance of ginger is used in the [3-types of Ginger Peperoncino] (650 JPY) – a perfect dish to end your evening.
Pasta Bar MIKIYA’S
: 11:30 am - 1:00 am (L.O. 12:00 am) *Lunch served between 11:30 am - 5:00 pmClosed
: NoneAverage price
: [Dinner] 2,500 JPY / [Lunch] 800 JPYAddress
: 2F, Sasagawa Bldg., 1-26-20, Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, TokyoMore Details
9. BistroBar Dapaulo (Marunouchi)
This French and Italian restaurant is conveniently located inside the Shin-Marunouchi Building, directly accessible from Tokyo Station. Vegetable lovers should definitely try out the [Bagna Cauda] (1,250 JPY plus tax). This dish consists of seasonal, naturally farmed vegetables, such as asparagus and carrot, and a beautiful bagna cauda sauce, infused with a flavor of anchovies, which enhances the taste of the vegetables. The salad menu is also highly appealing, with dishes such as the [Homemade Tuna Brimming with Vegetables, Soft-boiled Egg Nicoise Salad] (950 JPY plus tax) and the [Baby Shrimp and Avocado Champagne-vinegar Mayonnaise Salad] (950 JPY plus tax).
: [Weekdays, Saturday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Food L.O. 10:00 pm, Drink L.O. 10:30 pm) *Dinner served between 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
[Sunday] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *Dinner served between 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
[National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 4:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: B1F, Shin Marunouchi Bldg., 1-5-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, TokyoMore Details
10. LaSana (Yurakucho)
LaSana is an Italian-style bar known for serving organic vegetable and organic wine. It is located in the heart of the bustling area of Ginza and Yurakucho, iconic Tokyo scenes. Vegetable-lovers wouldn't want to miss out on ordering LaSana's [Rich Tomato Cheese Fondue with Seasonal Warm Vegetables] (1,780 JPY). This dish consists of whole tomatoes as well as over 10 different types of roasted vegetables, all of which are eaten with a rich fondue sauce. The delicious garlic aroma of [Mr. Watanabe of Katori City (Chiba Prefecture)’s Mushroom Ajillo] (980 JPY) will no doubt whet your appetite!
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 1:30 pm), Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm) *Only 40 servings available for lunch. Arrive early to avoid disappointment
[Saturday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,500 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPYAddress
: 1 - 2F, Ogawa Bldg., 1-2-9, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (map
11. Organic Osteria Ginsai Plus (Ginza)
This organic Italian restaurant is very particular about the vegetables it serves. Those who desire fresh, seasonal vegetables should look no further than the [Ginsai Salad with Super Foods] (1,380 JPY). 20 different types of carefully selected vegetables are accompanied by 10 types of highly nutritious grains to produce this healthy and well-balanced salad. The [Straight from the Farm Bagna Cauda] (1,280 JPY) is also highly recommended, with all the vegetables coming from either the restaurant's own farms or contracted farmers. The dish goes amazingly well with wine! The [Risotto Prepared on Parmigiano-Reggiano] (2,480 JPY) is a perfect dish to finish off a meal.
Organic Osteria Ginsai Plus
: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (L.O. 2:00 pm), Cafe Time 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)Closed
: IrregularAverage price
: [Dinner] 4,000 JPY / [Lunch] 1,000 JPYAddress
: B1, Ginza UK Bldg., 6-9-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
12. Angelo (Ginza)
Angelo is a stylish dining bar that serves Italian-inspired cuisine. Although private rooms are the only kind of seating available, this bar has rooms of all sizes for every occasion. The [Seasonal Vegetable Bagna Cauda] (1,150 JPY) is a highly popular item on the menu and is characterized by its delicious, fresh vegetables and secret house sauce. Cover your food with this delicious secret sauce to experience the dish in its full richness! The [Assorted Mushroom Ajillo] (500 JPY) and the [Asparagus and Anchovy Ajillo] (500 JPY) are also highly recommended.
: [Monday - Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm (L.O. 11:00 pm)
[Friday, Day before National Holidays] 5:00 pm - 5:00 am (L.O. 4:30 am)Closed
: None *Closed at the beginning and end of the yearAverage price
: 4,000 JPYAddress
: B1F, Pacific Ginza Bldg., 7-2-20, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
13. GIAG GIOLO (Ginza)
This restaurant is known for its delicious herbs which bring out the luxurious flavor of the Tuscan cuisine of Italy. The rich, herby aroma inside the restaurant will also no doubt whet your appetite, and you will not be disappointed! Recommended appetizers (from 2,100 JPY) include their specialty dish the [15-Herb Salad]. The crunchy, farm-fresh herbs of this delicious dish give off a very appetizing fragrance! If you are craving some pasta (from 2,500 JPY), the rich flavors and firm texture of the [Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce and Chestnut Honey] could be just what you're looking for.
Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (L.O. 1:00 pm), Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 9:00 pm) *Children welcome at lunchtime on Saturday only
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: [Dinner] 13,000 JPY / [Lunch] 3,000 JPY
Address: B1F, Duplex, 7-10-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ()
14. Ginza Garden Farm Ginza Branch (Ginza)
This private dining restaurant is conveniently located only a minute walk from Ginza Station. The Kamakura vegetables and the cheese fondue are particularly popular among their customers. “Kamakura vegetables” refers to vegetables cultivated in Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, and its outskirts. Vegetables grown here are renowned for their quality and have become popular among the health conscious in recent years. The popular [Edible Supplements! Garden Farm Special: Melted Cheese Fondue with Farm-fresh Vegetable Parfait] (1,499 JPY) is packed full of delicious Kamakura vegetables! The original blend of 11 types of fondue sauce was created alongside the Cheese Fondue Association to ensure the flavor would pair perfectly with Kamakura vegetables.
Ginza Garden Farm Ginza Branch
: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am (L.O. 11:00 pm)
*Only open for lunch if banquet course is reserved in advance 11:30 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm)Closed
: None *Closed December 31, January 1Average price
: [Dinner] 2,980 JPYAddress
: 4F, Grandia II Bldg., 3-3-14, Ginza, Chuo-ku, TokyoMore Details
Japan, with its distinct four seasons, offers endless opportunities to enjoy their seasonal vegetables. Enjoy the umami of seasonal vegetables to your heart's content!
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.