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by cookiemonster

Review: This place was incredible! Don't miss it. Note: changes to the directions below my review. It is a vegetarian, mostly vegan, buffet with about 20 items, 3 soups, red and brown rice, and desserts. The food was delicious and varied (don't miss the stewed daikon dish). The non-vegan dishes are marked as containing eggs or milk by a little red or blue sticker. I have a gluten/potato intolerance and had no trouble finding lots to eat, if you had a severe gluten allergy you would have to ask about it. Most of the staff spoke little english but one of the co-owners (I think she was one of the co-owners anyway) was quite proficient and super helpful. Take note that it is only open for lunch from 11:30-2:30 (daily I think, possibly just during the week) and for supper only on Thursday and Friday from 5:30-7:30. It is only a buffet and is only open during these times. There is no need to make a reservation. There is a little grocery where you can buy fake meet and things of that nature. The price seems high (1500 for lunch, 2000 for supper) but is definitely worth it. Eating at other places always cost me at least 1500 anyway (restaurants seem pricey in Tokyo). I am sad I was only able to go one time before leaving. Directions: The Okubu station is not on the subway line, it is on the JR-train line (similiar to the metro but slightly different). There are, in fact, two exits at this station - north and south. Take the north exit. You should find the exit runs into a busy street like a T-intersection (so you have to choose to turn right or left). The street has lots of restaurants and shops and people. If you come out into a web of small alleyways, you went out the wrong exit. Anyway, at the north exit, turn right. Not far, less than 1 block down (before the first set of lights) you will see the Doutor coffee shop on your right. From there the other directions are right (take the alley directly across from the doutor, go about 1 block, and you will see it on your left with a buddha in the courtyard - it is the first place on the left with a courtyard.


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