CLOSED: Little Heaven

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 10 Reviews
Entirely vegan menu, macrobiotic, local food. Owners grow most of the ingredients on their farm north of Tokyo. At lunch there is a daily set menu with two choices of main course, including a beverage and dessert for around 900 yen. Dinner menu includes Japanese items like tofu dishes, soups, and salads as well as international food such as pasta, pizza, and tacos. Organic wine, Japanese organic beer and shochu. Address is 東京都豊島区北大塚2-29-3. SHUT DOWN JAN 2014, OWNER MIGHT MOVE TO KYOTO. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Western, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Beer/Wine
Toshima-ku (near Otsuka Station)
Tokyo, Japan
03-59613061

Open Mon-Sat 11:30-14:00, 18:00-21:00.

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First Review by Brad Kennedy
Ricardo
Ricardo
  • vegan
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+1174

Moving Soon to Kyoto

3
Posted on 01 / 11 / 2014

From January 2014, the place works reservation-only, so it is necessary to call in advance.

From February, they will be moving to Kyoto.


Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald
  • vegetarian
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+11

Yum!

5
Posted on 11 / 07 / 2013

Great food, warm welcome, free bottled water, yummy ambient music and very relaxed vibe :D well worth a visit for the interestingly yum vegan pizza. Goyza we're delicious too :)


Ross1612
Ross1612
  • vegan
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+14

Fantastic Meal!

5
Posted on 11 / 06 / 2013

Went there off the rating on this app, food was delicious and the staff were beyond lovely. Highly recommend it to any vegan/vegetarian around Tokyo.



MidnightSun112
MidnightSun112
  • vegetarian
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+89

excellent, cute vegan restaurant

5
Posted on 06 / 12 / 2013

This restaurant is 1 of my favorite vegan places in Tokyo. It really hurts when I go there and am the only customer but I think it's because many people simply don't know it exists. It's easy to get to (only 1 stop from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote line), not far from the station, and has a wonderful menu of both Japanese and Western dishes. The vegan kalbi (Korean barbecue) is highly recommended as is the Mexican pizza. Little Heaven also has party plans and can be rented out for private events. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
Updated from previous review on Monday January 07, 2013
For people who say this place is "expensive", don't compare the prices to vegetarian restaurants in your home country. Actually this place is quite reasonable compared to other vegan/macrobiotic restaurants in Tokyo.

Pros: wholesome food, fresh ingredients, friendly staff
leftyeye
leftyeye
  • vegan
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+23

Excellent!!

5
Posted on 04 / 27 / 2013

The food is excellent! a bit pricey and small portions, but it's worth it. The man is very nice and really good cook!!

Pros: Lovely food
Cons: bit expensive, small portions
Samoth
Samoth
  • vegetarian
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+20

Good food, small portions :(

3
Posted on 03 / 25 / 2012

We went there for dinner (maybe things are different for lunch)
We had the "soy meat sotee" with veggie gyozas. Both were delicious but it was far from being enough for a meal (both were 500 yen). We had to order extra rice (a bowl for 300 yen). All of this would have been good for one single person, so do not go there if your budget is limited and/or if you are hungry !

Pros: delicious, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff
Cons: small portions, not that cheap...
  • Samoth Samoth

    One more thing to be noticed: the menu had been translated into English (with some photos ;)

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xaviershay
xaviershay
  • vegan
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+14

Excellent lunch

5
Posted on 07 / 14 / 2011

Whole eggplants, lightly tempuraed, so creamy. Came with a selection of other bite sized delicacies (quiche, tofu, greens, some other things I couldn't identify), brown rice, and rocket and onion salad. Divine. Staff were lovely. Highly recommended. Going to go back to try their pizza on the dinner menu.


Kaoling
Kaoling
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+9

tasty and quiet and domestic atmosphere

5
Posted on 05 / 12 / 2011

My friends come from North America who are veagn were so satisfied with those dishes. They are envy that I can go there whenever I want to eat.

If you are in Tokyo or Japan and looking for ideal Veagn cusine ( reasonable and beautiful ), I recommend this restaurantg.

Bon appetit.

* They can't speak English very well but try to communicate with body language desperately.

Pros: reasonable, quiet
Cons: no credit card
YASU
YASU
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+15

Marvelous cuisine!!

5
Posted on 05 / 01 / 2011

This is the one of great restaurants I 've ever been to. Just Great vegan food and very reasonable. The reason is there is not in busy town like Shinjyuku and Shibuya. That's why, they can provide ther foods such a cheap.

Anyway, Just eat it before you think!

Just one thing, they can't adjust "Gokun" (five smells/leek, Chinese chive, challot, garrlic and chive). Also they are not good at speaking English. But if you eat their dishes, you can feel their mind absolutely.

The location on this site is not right. Please follow below.

You go the north exit. If you walk along the street car line for only few minutes, you can see "Mos burger". And go the street with a gentle upslope behind that burger shop. You can see the restaurant on your left side in a few minutes.

It's never easy for anybody to get to heaven, even if it's a "Little".

Pros: Domestic, healty, reasonable
Cons: Shy staff but skillful, it may be hard to get..., no credit card
Brad Kennedy
Brad Kennedy
  • vegan
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+24

Heavenly!

5
Posted on 04 / 16 / 2010

This place is a gem for a number of reasons! Not only is the food delicious and reasonably priced, it is also vegan, organic, macrobiotic and locally produced, while the restaurant's atmosphere and decor is warm and friendly. The owners double as organic farmers and produce most of the ingredients, including grains and veggies, on their farm North of Tokyo. By cutting out the middle men they are able to serve high quality ingredients at a lower price than other organic, macrobiotic restaurants in Tokyo. If you are conversant in Japanese, I recommend discussing farming techniques with the owners. They are trying many special things, not only in the restaurant with their great recipes, but also on the farm where they are using techniques that go beyond organic, towards a truly sustainable "natural way of farming".
Even if food production and food politics is not your interest, it is worth coming to this place for the great tasting food alone. Lunch is a particularly great deal. Although it is a set menu, 950 yen for delicious, nutritious, multi-course meal can't be beaten in this town. There was a choice of two different main dishes, (the day I went it was a ginger stir fry or a pasta dish- both were delcious) and there was a variety of small side dishes (as is customary in Japan) as well as salad or soup, desert and a beverage. The dessert was great- it was a strawberry shortcake that was fresh but not too sweet. At dinner I was able to try a number of dishes including a cactus salad, pepperoncino pasta, pizza, tacos, and a tofu dish. The menu is not that extensive, but there is a nice variety of vegan variations of traditional Japanese recipes and international cuisine.
The only problem is that it is a little off the beaten path, which is not in itself a bad thing, but as a result the menu hadn't been translated to English. Also, because the owners/cooks are also the farmers who produce the food , they sometimes have to shut the place down for a few days when it is busy on the farm. Therefore it is recommended to call or check the website to make sure they are open before heading there.

Pros: Delicious, Vegan, Organic, Local, Reasonably priced
Cons: A little hard to find, Menu only in Japanese

 

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Last updated: 2014/04/08

 

Added: 2010/04/15

 

Added by: Brad Kennedy

 

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