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Review: This is the third city I've tried Loving Hut in and I was disappointed with the offerings we found here. Not only was is very difficult to find (the map on the website does not help much and the pin is wrong) it's also on the second floor of a building in a tiny, stuffy little room. The food was not on par with what I've had at other Loving Hut's as far as texture and flavours are concerned. It lacked fresh vegetables. The steamed buns were strange flavours and the curry was kind of gross. The fluorescent lighting did not help. If you're only visiting Tokyo, do not go out of your way to go here. It was not worth the hour of being lost to eat here. Note to Happy Cow: If you're going to make edits to my review, you should at least notify me. Seems like the responsible thing to do before changing my words without my permission.
Posted by JesseD on Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Tokyo LH certainly isn't as impressive as many other Loving Huts around the world, however this is inevitable for Japan, where rents are very expensive (especially Tokyo!) and the vast majority of people wouldn't consider eating at a vegan restaurant. I find the interior very pleasant, and enjoy the buffet whenever I can make it. With over 20 dishes I guess they won't all appeal to everyone, but I think it would be difficult to not have a very enjoyable and satisfying meal from the buffet, which is unbeatable value for Tokyo.
The location is correct, but it's unclear from Google Maps which street the entrance is on. Take exit 5, follow it around to the right (to be walking north) and then take the second street back from the 7-11 (it's clearly signposted, with a display board also put out during opening hours). I pasted directions in my own review in case this helps. It should be easy to find and only take five minutes from Jimbocho Station (exit 5).