Veggie restaurants in Tokyo
A perennial topic, I know. My hippie, vegetarian sister is coming to Tokyo next week, and we'll be in the market for some good food stops. Any suggestions out there? I know we'll hit Eat More Greens and Nagamine (mentioned recently on this board. I went a few months ago, and it was great). I'm interested in Nakaiseki Sen, also mentioned here. Any more suggestions? Thanks.
re: Robb S
Last I checked, Daigo on the Bento.com shojin ryori list wasn't vegetarian either - the chef told me that he uses katsuo stock, though that was many years ago. The best pure veggie shojin joint, in my always humble opinion, is Itosho in Azabu Juban: 3-4-7 Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku. 03-3454-6538.
Gaya, in Aoyama or Yoyogi Uehara, is great: http://vegetokyo.com/?p=189
And there's even a garish joint in Yokohama's Chinatown that has a pretty sizeable vegetarian menu. They like you to call ahead and warn them if you're going to order veggie so they can scrub all the pots and pans clear of the meaty oils: http://r.tabelog.com/kanagawa/A1401/A...
Meanwhile, there's a site listing most of the city's veggie spots: www.vege-navi.jp
re: Uncle Yabai
There is a rule about avoiding vegetables/herbs with strong smell as they excite the senses. The list includes garlic, shallot, etc (from Allium family) and I believe onion (being related) is associated with these. Although I don't think it was in the original list of smelly ones.
I recently discovered Vegematto, a tiny 14 person bar/restaurant in an alleyway in Roppongi - for 3500 yen per person, we were served 6 courses of vegetables, delicious, fresh and perfectly executed! Courses include mushroom consomme, salad, a variety of marinated veggies, pan-roasted veggies and veggie fondue or bagna cruda (the bagna cruda was awesome!). The final course is rice with egg and miso soup. Everything was delicious and we felt very healthy (and full!) afterward!
There's also the Brown Rice Cafe, a little Macrobiotic place in Omotesando.
Some pictures of the special I had that day, relatively cheap and they give you a ton of food.
They have a wait a lot of the time so you may have to put your name on a list but that's alright as there's plenty of things to do in Omotesando while you wait.
Is she vegan or vegetarian? It's hard to find vegan restaurants in Tokyo, although my friend has been to Manna (http://www.mannafest.jp/intro_eng/) and recommended it.
If your sister eats eggs/dairy, it will be slightly easier. I really like Vegematto (http://epicurious-deb.blogspot.com/20...). There are also a number of tofu kaiseki restaurants, such as Ume no Hana and Tofuya Ukai.
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