Small Buddhist restaurant in Azabu-juban. All food is vegan. Price: Expensive more-less
Vegan, Japanese, Buddhist
Minato-ku, Azabu-juban 3-4-7
Tokyo, Japan
Closed Time

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-1:00pm, 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Reservations required


First Review by waza
  • vegetarian

Overpriced for what it is

Posted on 09 / 07 / 2014

We visited Itosho on a special occasion and had been really looking forward to trying something new - our regular shojin joint is Bon so inevitably it got compared. Unfortunately the comparison was not in Itosho's favour.

The austere vibe here makes it slightly more zen than what is ideal for a special occasion - simplicity that verges dangerously towards the realm of plain boredom. Which is ok if the food is fabulous, but it's equally as plain. Probably more true to the cuisine's origins, but for a meal at this price point, we were still a bit hungry at the end and were less than overwhelmed by what we had seen.

If you are looking to try Buddhist temple cuisine in Tokyo your best bet is Bon, which is up there with the very best (in fact it's really hard to beat). Other than that, Kyoto is where it's all at.

Pros: authentic, tokyo location (there aren't many)
Cons: too simple for a special meal, over-priced, we left feeling hungry
  • vegetarian


Posted on 04 / 10 / 2014

This Japanese shojin restaurant is very good. Small restaurant only about 4 rooms, must have 2 people or more, the cuisine is prepared to a consistently high standard. Only can sit, the meal is very filling. Buddhist vegan cuisine. Every time I go I enjoy it.

Pros: Amazing dishes , Well portion, Friendly operated.
Cons: Can be expensive , Very Filling , Can be hard to find. must book .


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Last updated: 2013/12/05


Added: 2013/12/05


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