Vegetarian Taiwanese food restaurant located 1 minute from Roppongi Hills shopping center. Moved from previous location at Granduo bldg. 7F, 3-2-1 Shibasaki-cho, Tachikawa. Stickers denote menu items containing milk (blue) or egg (yellow). English menu available. Directions: from Roppongi Crossing or Roppongi Hills walk downhill (southwest) on Roppongi-dori Ave and Roppongi Hills will be on your left. Continue walking past Roppongi Hills for 2 minutes. Chien Fu is on the left side, look for SAI building sign. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Taiwanese, Chinese
3-1-22 Nishi Azabu 4F, Minato-ku (SAI building)
Tokyo, Japan 106-0031

Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm

  • Outdoor seating
  • Wheelchair accessible


First Review by Aya
  • vegetarian

Really liked this restaurant!

5 Posted on 10 / 14 / 2014

I think its a great choice if you are in Roppongi! a bit a good 10-15 min walk from the Roppongi station. the restaurant is quite small and cozy, better to make a reservation if you're aiming for peak hours. we ordered the ma po tofu and fried rice noodles. both were so delicious! I live in HK and i must say, i have never ever tasted such yum mapo tofu in MY LIFE! i thought the rice noodles where the thick and fat ones and when the gave it to me, i saw it was actually thin (like angel hair).. i was quite disappointed when i saw it (cuz I dont like angel hair).. BUT... when i took one bite, all my disappointments vanished. so delish!

Pros: Good food and service
Cons: Cant think of any
  • vegetarian

Your mileage may vary

4 Posted on 05 / 29 / 2014

Chien-fu is a Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Ropongi, Tokyo. I ate here several times because of the convenient location, the courteous service and the variety in the menu. Even when the menu says "fish" or "pork" it means fake fish and fake pork made from tofu. In other words: the whole menu is safe to choose from.

The taste of the different dishes varies a lot. I wan't impressed with the tomato rice, nor with the baked noodles. The tofu dressed in wasabi with peppers on the side is fascinatingly spicy, but not exceptionally good.

On the other hand: the spring rolls are very good, as are the various soups. My absolute favourite is the rice with tofu in chili sauce, which is tasteful and obviously made from fresh, high quality ingredients.

Pros: 100% vegetarian menu, can be very tasty, english menu
Cons: can be tasteless as well, not cheap
  • vegetarian

Other reviews too complimentary

2 Posted on 05 / 22 / 2014

This is a small, difficult to locate restaurant in the Roppongi neighborhhood. Almost missed the entrance, if I had not had GPS smartphone app. Food was barely ok, nothing I could not get at a regular, non-veg spot. I think too many vegetarians "rave" about any restaurant that serves veggie meals, without actually rating the food taste compared to an often better quality meal served at a non-veg restaurant. This is one of those places that serves veg, but is not necessarily a good choice if one wants a really excellent meal. Too pricey as well.

Pros: It's in Tokyo
Cons: Price, Serving size, Quality and taste

  • mostly-vegetarian

Love the spring rolls!

5 Posted on 03 / 08 / 2014

As I mentioned in my review of the Kunitachi branch, Chien-fu serve great meat-free Taiwanese/Chinese food which is a rarity in Japan! It's such a relief to be able to go in and know that what I'm eating is safe. I love the spring rolls and also their ma-ramen set at lunchtime is a favourite. I recently tried the sweet and sour "pork" which was also very good. They have a huge a la cart menu, so big that choosing what to have can be a challenge! Absolutely lovely waiter at lunch times and great service.

Pros: Rare veggie Chinese food, Huge menu, Good value
Cons: Atmosphere a little lacking?
  • vegetarian

good value veggie food in tokyo

4 Posted on 02 / 02 / 2014

A nice restaurant although bit difficult to find as its not right on the street - you have to take a lift up to the actual restaurant. even though we arrived with about 40 mins till closing time they were happy to accomodate us and the manager was very friendly and happy. nice menu with lots to choose from - lots of fake meat dishes as you would expect in this type of restaurant. the food was tasy and not too expensive.

Pros: tasty, lots to choose from
Cons: bit difficult to find
  • vegetarian

best vegetarian Chinese in Tokyo

5 Posted on 06 / 13 / 2013

This is the newest branch of Chien Fu which is wonderful because the Tachikawa (closed) and Kunitachi branches are quite far from central Tokyo. I've been to a couple of other vegetarian Chinese restaurants in Tokyo and I feel that this one gives you the best value for money. This is a good place to try more unusual fake meat dishes such as fake baked fish (cleverly prepared with yuba and seaweed) and fake shark fin soup. A variety of Chinese teas are also available. 1-person dinner set is 1200 yen, course menu from 3000 yen. Compared to other vegetarian restaurants in Tokyo, Chien Fu is reasonably priced. All foods are also well-prepared without onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, etc. as is standard in some Chinese and Indian vegetarian practices. Owner (manager?) is extremely kind and friendly.
Note: the sign outside does not say "Chien Fu", it says 中一 (nakaichi) which is the name of the company that runs Chien Fu. I believe it's green.

Pros: good value, nice portion sizes, convenient location
  • vegan

Many vegan options

4 Posted on 05 / 28 / 2013

There are many different kinds of vegetables, a wide range of mock meats (made with soy, gluten, yuba and konnyaku) and tofu dishes. Everything tasted very good.

I had a dinner set (8 or 10 dishes) - 3000yen - seems expensive, but I was completely stuffed afterwards. Will go there again when I start craving Taiwanese food.

Seemed to be a little more upscale than most veg restaurants in Tokyo, but the prices were OK - around 1000yen for one meal.

Pros: A nice dining experience, Many vegan options, Tasty food


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Last updated: 2014/06/17


Added: 2013/01/08


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