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Restaurants in Tokyo with the Best Vegetarian Menus

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Growing ranks of diners these days are adopting a vegetarian, vegan or other plant-based diet. Talented chefs are stepping up, exerting their wealth of experience and creative flair to cater to these guests’ tastes while adopting sustainable approaches to food. Here, we showcase a selection of eateries, spanning genres from creative French and innovative cuisine to shojin ryori—a culinary discipline born from the dietary requirements of Buddhist monastic tradition.

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Updated on 19 June 2024
Joël Robuchon
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, 153-0062 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · French

Joël Robuchon’s guests come from every corner of the world, so to be responsive to their tastes, his restaurant offers a vegetarian menu. Bouillon made from chickpeas and other vegetables works its magic in an array of sauces. The spirit of Robuchon is on full display with meticulous recipes and modern stylings.

3F, Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, 1-3 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, 102-0094 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Innovative

The vegetarian menu at MAZ is a miscellany of Peru’s diverse ecosystem, an imaginative essay on the relationship between nature and living things. “Coastline” is a dish combining seaweed with an assortment of vegetables gathered along the shore. A gustatory experience like no other.

2F, Forest Tower, 2-3-1 Atago, Minato-ku, 105-0002 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · Shojin

Daigo’s shojin ryori is offered in the spirit of service, originating more from the ways of Gifu Prefecture than from Buddhist precepts. In Western terms, the menu is a vegetarian course. Completely plant-derived and with the most pungent vegetables excluded, the fare qualifies as shojin ryori, and so meets the needs of vegan diners too.

Ristorante ACQUA PAZZA
2F, Passage Aoyama, 2-27-18 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · Italian

This ristorante works with certified organic vegetables, gentle to people and the Earth. Mindful of the tastes of guests from overseas, Ristorante ACQUA PAZZA caters to both vegetarian and vegan preferences. Tomato spaghettini, made with organically grown tomatoes and flour, is a favourite.

4-2-34 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, 106-0047 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Japanese

Shojin ryori is a branch of Japanese cuisine, uniquely developed in Japan based on a Buddhist spirituality that arrived from China. Herbivorous in essence, shojin ryori has elements in common with vegan and vegetarian regimens. Experience the food culture of Japan through seasonal hassun appetisers and vegetable-based dishes.

2-6-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, 107-0062 Tokyo
¥¥¥¥ · Innovative

NARISAWA’s gaze is fixed on the satoyama, Japan’s rural villages. The unique gastronomy of these communities tells a tale of life in harmony with nature. The vegan course is not fixed, but can be adjusted to suit each customer.

Les Saisons
MF, Main Bldg, Imperial Hotel Tokyo, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8558 Tokyo
¥¥¥ · French

The Imperial Hotel learned to cater to food cultures from its experience in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, when the hotel was tasked with provisioning the Olympic Village. As the hotel’s main dining facility, Les Saisons welcomes guests from throughout Japan and around the world, and offers a vegan prix fixe menu to put guests of different religions and creeds at ease.

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