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Four excellent vegetarian restaurants near Shinjuku Station

Mar 29, 2018

Vegan cuisine is more than just a bowl of salad!

As veganism does not have a large following in Japan, people often say that Japan is a tough place for vegetarians to travel, but there has been an increase in the number of restaurants offering vegan dishes in Tokyo lately, and there is quite a variety available. Here we go beyond salads to look at vegetarian restaurants serving delicious vegan dishes such as ramen, curry rice and Salisbury steak and more.

Halal and vegan ramen restaurant – Sinjukugyoen Ramen Ouka

As indicated by the name, this ramen shop is located not far from Shinjuku Gyoen National Park. With 14 years of experience running a tsuke-soba restaurant in Yokohama, the owner was told by a friend a few years back about how much trouble an acquaintance from Malaysia had in finding something to eat in Japan. After learning about halal, the owner opened Sinjukugyoen Ramen Ouka, which has become quite popular, particularly among visitors from abroad.




When you enter the restaurant, you will need to purchase a food ticket from the vending machine. English is provided for all the dishes and the staff speak English in case you need assistance.





All dishes are prepared using halal ingredients. For vegetarians, vegan options are also available. The vegan ramen includes an assortment of five vegetables and al dente ramen in a healthy vegetable broth for a refined dish.





The gozen ramen is a halal dish particularly popular among Muslim tourists. The red seabream broth is flavored with just an accent of tomato for flavoring. It comes with grilled chicken, rice for ocha-zuke (rice with tea) and a couple of other small sides, a hearty meal to satisfy the appetite.

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HALAL&VEGAN RESUTAURANT SHINJUKUGYOEN RAMEN OUKA

People from 110 countries in the world have visited the HALAL& VEGAN RESUTAURANT SHINJUKUGYOEN RAMEN OUKA. With strong convictions that everyone would be able to enjoy food culture equally, they s…

Address
1-11-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
03-5925-8426
URL
http://www.m-ouka.jp/
Hours of operation
Monday–Thursday: 14:00–22:00
Friday: 17:00–22:00
Weekends, holidays: 12:30–22:00

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Mr.FARMER Shinjuku Mylord

Mr. FARMER is a vegetable café that has become a popular topic in magazines and online. Located on Mosaic Street near Shinjuku Station, the Shinjuku Mylord location is easy to get to.

The cheerful interior is decorated with many decorative plants and the seats are nearly always full. The menu is so extensive, you may find yourself lost in it. Mr. FARMER is particularly popular among women, and the all-you-can-drink water that comes in four natural flavors is highly recommended.

The bottom left photograph shows their quinoa and brown rice with vegan vegetable curry. Along with the superfood quinoa, this dish includes brown rice and loads of seasonal vegetables. The rich green curry and rice will be gone before you know it!

Another recommendation is the vegan truffle cheeseburger. Enjoy the deep truffle oil aroma and plentiful quantity for healthy appetites!




Also popular are their gluten-free options and their high-protein, low-calorie dishes created particularly for those on an athlete’s regimen. These menu sections include dishes with meat for guests desiring a carnivorous element.

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Mr.FARMER Shinjuku Mylord

On the theme of "health and beauty made from food" with abundant vegetables selected by Akira Watanabe, the “missionary of the farm,” Mr.FARMER Shinjuku Mylord prepares a variety of salads, sandwiches…

Address
Mosaic Street, Odakyu Shinjuku Mylord, 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
Telephone number
03-3349- 5731
URL
http://www.eat-walk.com/en/mf/index.html
Hours of operation
9:00–23:00

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AIN SOPH. JOURNEY

Located in Shinjuku 3-chome, AIN SOPH. Journey is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. White walls and wood tones bring the chic interior together with a comfortable feel.




All menu items are made from plant-based ingredients. The pancakes are also free of animal-based ingredients and are a hot-selling item. The tiramisu-pudding combination served in a glass jar is a dessert that charms both the eye and the palate.

Not only the desserts but the entrees are also completely vegetable-based. Pictured here are the vegetable soup lunch, the gluten-free pasta lunch and the fried chicken made from veggie meat. The vegetable soup is a classic made by simmering tomatoes with a number of sweet vegetables. The gluten-free pasta lunch is an AIN SOPH. original in the Genovese style. The simplicity and nutritional balance are two more excellent reasons to eat here.

There are many other innovative healthy dishes as well. Although a little removed from Shinjuku Station, it is worth the trip. Oh, and don’t forget to try the delicious detox water!

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AIN SOPH. JOURNEY

AIN SOPH. JOURNEY is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant located in Shinjuku San-chome. The menu items are all made strictly from vegetarian friendly ingredients, and their pancakes made without any animal-…

Address
B1 Level, 1st/2nd Floors, Shinjuku Q Building, 3-8-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
03-5925-8908
URL
http://ain-soph.jp/journey/
Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30–17:00 (last order 16:00)
Friday, Saturday, day before a holiday: 18:00–23:00 (last order 22:00)
Sunday–Thursday: 18:00–22:00 (las

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AIN SOPH.ripple

Even a vegetarian might want a burger now and again. AIN SOPH. Ripple is a vegan burger shop located in Kabukicho to satisfy that craving. Get authentic hamburgers, burritos, French fries and other greasy-spoon items without animal-based ingredients.

The pictured knockout winner is the classic Ripple Cheeseburger. Mushrooms, soy meat and konjac are used to create the patty, which is then decorated with tomato and guacamole for a surprisingly delectable dish!




What this vegan restaurant lacks in space it makes up in cheerful atmosphere. Plug in and connect to the Wi-Fi while you eat in, or get your order to go. AIN SOPH. Ripple is a popular among the ex-pat and foreign visitor crowd, and the employees speak English.

Another selection that is recommended is the burrito, made from a house-made tortilla housing a filling of grilled soy chicken, salsa and jasmine rice. For something refreshing to wash it down with, the house iced lemonade is a must. For the dessert-minded, they also sell tiramisu in a jar and cookies.

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AIN SOPH. ripple

AIN SOPH. ripple is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant located in the Kabuki-cho area of Shinjuku. Try a genuine vegan burger or burrito, or enjoy French toast made with coconut oil. There are plenty of ot…

Address
1st Floor, Nissho Building, 2-46-8 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number
03-6380-3205
URL
http://ain-soph.jp/ripple/
Hours of operation
Monday–Friday: 11:00–21:30
Weekends and holidays: 11:00–20:30

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