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by MissGemma

Review: This restaurant is great! I've been back there several times because the food is so nice. The first time I ever went there, the lady asked me if I can eat dairy and eggs. I do, so I can eat all the dishes, but if you're vegan or a vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs, they'll help you out if you mention it. Note: They have now stopped the buffet in favour of set meals which rotate, so everytime you go there's a new dish! Plate A/B costs 1200 yen and the smaller donburi C (rice bowl) costs 780 yen. They freshly make each plate to order. The best meal I had there was an A/B plate with a potato and soya mince croquette. The side dishes are usually the same whether you order plate A or B: soya meat salad with sesame dressing, mixed grain rice on nori seaweed, pickles and cooked vegetables. You also get miso soup, a drink, a small Japanese dessert and a piece of fruit. The vegetarian shop is also very convenient. In Japan, it's virtually impossible to pick up frozen ready foods which don't contain animal extracts, but this place has a massive freezer full! They also stock vegetarian instant ramen noodle packets, veggie ham and dried soya pieces. There's a marble Buddha statue outside whose tummy you can rub! It's also worth visiting the hall next to the restaurant which houses a giant wooden Buddha. The restaurant is located in Tokyo's Koreatown. It's an interesting walk along the main road if you want to make an afternoon of it. The directions are correct from JR Okubo Station - turn right, look out for the Doutor and it's the alley opposite, about 2 minutes' walk. Alternatively, if you're coming from the Yamanote Line, you can get down at JR Shin-Okubo Station, turn left and find the Doutor. It's a slightly longer walk than coming from JR Okubo Station. I've noticed the last few times I went that they've put a green sign up at the side of the alley in English. Happy eating! :)


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