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Review: Akibahara is the most energetic neighbourhood in Tokyo. It is buzzing with electronics, j-pop, manga, maid cafes and more. This makes Komaki Syokudo even more of an oases of health food and relaxation. Next to Akihabara station (close to the AKB48 cafe and the Gundam cafe) is a bunch of shops (together named "Chabara") that sell health food, with some restaurants around it. It's all in one building, so look for the stores rather than a single restaurant. It is right underneath the train tracks, less than a minutes walk from Akihabara station. Komaki Syokudo is the only vegan restaurant, the other restaurants here have meat on the menu. Komaki Syokudo basically offers two choices: one with a little of everything the kitchen has on offer, the other is a selection. I went for the selection and from the very first bite I could tell that this is excellent, healthy, well prepared food. This is the kind of food you want to eat slowly to fully enjoy it. There was a lady sitting near me with a calculator and some books. I asked her if she was the owner of the restaurant and indeed she was. She told me her father is a buddhist and via her restaurant she can cater for his temple. She also told me many of her guests are foreigners longing for vegetarian food. The menu depends on whatever local farmers supply, so every new week means new dishes!