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Review: We went here twice - once at night, the other for lunch. The evening meal was great. So many options, lots of veges, good volume per dish, good flavours, a decent drink list... and importantly, the food is organic so it's actually, well, food. The lunch experience wasn't as good. The only option is the set lunch and maybe we were out of luck but it was just rice with various forms of beans as accompaniment, not nearly enough balance. Admittedly though the price was reasonable and we enjoyed watching some local salarymen nearly fall off their non-seat (it's a sit on floor affair) when they realised there were no animal products on the menu (lunch is totally vegan). The ambiance here is typical izakaya style - something unusual for organic / veg places. The fact that they also serve meat is actually a plus in many ways as it means you can dine there with omnivores. Only wish there were more places like this in Tokyo and our social lives would be so much better. Oh yes - and they're open late.