“Vegan”is often translated as “完全菜食主義(Full vegetarian)” in Japanese.
In the diet, do not consume animal foods, only plant-based foods.
The large amount of grains, vegetables, fruits, beans, and nuts makes it a recommended eating style for people who care about beauty and health.
Here are some izakaya and bars that even vegan people can visit.
Kiboko is a restaurant whose concept is “slowfood&wine”.
Shinjuku 3 chome, very close to Shinjuku Gyoen. The restaurant is on the 4th floor of the building.
It’s particular about organic and natural cultivation without using chemical seasonings. As the vegetables are fresh from outside the prefecture, the vegetables are really delicious.
The recommended dishes are Mapo Tofu, Kurumafu Tonpoulo, Cilantro Dumplings and Cream Croquette.
Everything has a solid taste.
Tonpoulo has spices such as star anise.
It has a Taiwanese flavor and is very delicious.
Mainly wine, and it’s a style to enjoy delicious food while drinking alcohol.
Therefore, if you’re a man and want to eat big, I recommend you to fill up your stomach a little.
Alcohol is vegan or organic.
Beer as well as wine is vegan.
The lineup is rich with sake and plum wine, so it’s recommended for people who like alcohol.
However, please note that regular holidays are Sunday to Tuesday.
Shimura Building 4F, 2-5-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metro Shinjuku Sanchome Station (2-minute walk)
Bar Time 18:00~22:00 (Last Orders 21:00)
Has ranked 1st in 2019 in the review ranking of “Happy Cow”, the information site most used by vegans and vegetarians around the world, “the best vegan Restaurantin the world” ”
Opened in 2018, in just one year it has reached number one in the world ranking.
It is the restaurant that can be used by various people, as it does not use chemical seasonings or refined sugar, is halal-friendly, and is also free of five pungent roots.
Japanese dishes such as katsudon, unaju and yakitori, and authentic Chinese dishes such as mapo tofu and meat buns are also available.
This yakitori made one non-vegan person even say, “If I can eat such delicious food, I can eat vegan food for the rest of my life!”
It smells like charcoal and the surface is crunchy and delicious.
Unaju has a crispy surface, but the inside is fluffy, with a sweet and spicy taste. It’s really like eel and delicious.
Since they are all vegan restaurants, alcohol is also vegan.
Only course meals are available day and night.
In the dinner time, you can choose some dishes from the designated ones even in the course.
2-15-0 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
4 minutes walk from Jiyugaoka station on the Tokyu Oimachi line, or 4 minutes walk from Jiyugaoka station on the Tokyu Toyoko line
Lunch 12:00-15:00 (L.O.14:00) Dinner 18:00-22:00 (L.O.21:00)
KOMEDA is □【Ginza】
Komeda is □, a brand new restaurant from Komeda Coffee, opened in July 2020.
The meaning of this “□” seems to be that the person wants to create a place where they can relax and feel the new charm of Komeda.
If “Komeda is” is converted to katakana, it becomes “コメダ イズ”, and if it is further converted to kanji, it becomes “米 大豆（rice soybean）”
Therefore, it means that they mainly use gluten-free rice flour and meat-free soybeans. * Not all menus are gluten-free. Some products use rice flour and domestic wheat flour.
This restaurant aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and prevent pollution of land and water resources by vegan cuisine.
The concept is based on SDGs and emphasizes “Sustainable” that is kind to the earth.
It’s not limited to vegan food, and the restaurant itself is also sustainable.
The large tree in the center of the restaurant is made of old wood. The floor uses recycled glass. The wallpaper is painted with coffee grounds and volcanic ash to give it a taste.
In this way, “komeda is” is committed to reuse and recycling, with eco-friendly inside.
Also, the green color scheme is a relaxing and gentle space.
Starbucks recently started using paper straws in response to the straw dust problem.
The straw of “Komeda is” is plastic, so if you don’t need it, you can apply.
The burgers and sandwiches, which have a sense of volume peculiar to Komeda, are still alive.
In addition to that, It also has vegan alcohol, snacks and pasta.
You can order wine in bottles.
Recommended for wine lovers.
“Komeda is” introduces a touch panel order that was not available at previous Komeda stores.
Since it can be converted into English, Chinese, and Korean on the screen, foreigners can use it with confidence.
And since it’s all vegan, you can place an order with peace of mind, and there is no need to ask the staff to check the ingredients.
“Komeda is” is a store that is kind to the earth, animals and people.
1st floor, Ginza Shochiku Square, 1-13-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
2 minutes walk from Higashi-Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line
7:00~22:00 (L.O. 21:30) *Abbreviated opening hours
Under the idea of “borderless”, it seems that it started a vegan restaurant so that it can accommodate various eating styles.
This is a warm shop with a counter, making it easy for one person to enter.
Since the store is opened until 23:00, it’s easy to go to after work.
Recommended dishes are vegan cheese platter, tomato and coconut beans stew.
Please enjoy the beans stew with baguette.
You can enjoy and compare various cheeses such as vegan blue cheese.
Alcohol is mainly wine.
There is no vegan wine, but there is organic wine.
Others include craft beer, cocktails and highballs.
If you like alcohol, you can enjoy it until midnight.
Sweets are gluten-free and white sugar-free, so you’ll want to try them.
3-68-1, Minami Koenji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
2 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Koenji Station to Asagaya on your right
★Sat,Sun: Business trip vegan oyster, Haya, by “Always on a sunny day” 11:00-16:00
★ Fri-Sun: 18:00-23:00 (L.O.22:00)
Gyoza Pub BLG(一口餃子酒場BLG) 【Shinjuku】
This shop is on the first basement floor on the west side of Shinjuku.
You can eat vegan bite dumplings at an izakaya.
Soybean meat is used instead of meat.
Because the skin is gluten-free, it is replaced with brown rice.
There are vegetarian and gluten-free menus, as well as English menus, so it seems to be conscious of foreigners.
Vegan food is only bite dumplings, so it is recommended for those who are a little interested in vegan.
6F, SUZUYA Building, 1-23-15 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
3 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku Station East Exit or 3 minutes walk from Subway Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station Exit B10
Monday-Thursday 17:00-23:00 (LO22:30) Fridays and holidays 17:00-23:30 (LO23:00) Saturday 15:00-23:30 (LO23:00) Sundays and holidays 12:00~22:30 (LO22:00)
How was this introduction to the vegan bar?
I think that the UN announced that a vegan meal is a measure against global warming, and that companies need to be vegan.
Diet style is no longer an individual issue, it is now necessary to tackle attacks on a society-wide and global scale.
First of all, why don’t you give it a try by trying out what the vegan cuisine is like?
In the article below, I introduce the UN’s recommendation for vegan diet as a measure against global warming.