Mominoki House Food Concept...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 5 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Reported in 2013 after brief closure. Offers an array of choices from extravagant hemp tofu to a simple bowl of brown rice, electron-charged soy ice cream "tofu blamagae," black sesame tofu-ice with sweet beans, and tofu for dessert. Address in Japanese: 東京都渋谷区神宮前2-18-5. Directions: Harajuku Station, Meiji Street by Jingumae ichomae junction, turn right. Price: Expensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Organic, Macrobiotic, International, Fusion, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Jingumae 2-18-5
Tokyo, Japan

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Baza
  • vegetarian

Good energy

4 Posted on 09 / 06 / 2014

This is one of the few places in Tokyo that is actually worth eating at. Unlike the others, it is not trying to be something that it is not. It's just real, good, food.

We come here all the time and it never fails to satisfy. The menu is wholesome and delightfully varied. The owner tells us the ingredients are mostly organic but we don't need him to, as we can feel it in the energy and taste it in the flavours.

Try the tempura, the gyoza, the kimchee hotpot... in fact, anything that sounds Japanese is a good bet. Best to avoid things like the gratin - the Western food isn't up to the same standard as the local fare but that's to be expected.

Very cozy little place with a handmade and historic feel. Some natural foods and household items sold near the doorway.

Oh and as others have mentioned, the location couldn't be better - right where you'd least expect to find good food but most need it. Here's to another few decades of Mominoki House!

Pros: ingredients with intergrity, extensive menu , robust local flavours
Cons: not all menu items are of same standard
  • vegan

Love this place

4 Posted on 02 / 26 / 2014

Well located restaurant, the interior decoration is beautiful.

Food is delicious, every bite tastes like heaven

Pros: Delicious meals, Good value, Location
  • vegan

Tasty, healthy, and friendly

4 Posted on 04 / 17 / 2009

We visited Mominoki back in April 2008. The food here was sooooo tasty. And the owner was really nice. It has a great atmosphere, too--very cozy, and his record collection is on display. It was kind of hard to find, but so was pretty much everywhere in Tokyo for us.

There's some chicken and fish on the menu, but not much. We had the tempeh steak, which was really good, the white bean salad (nice), gyozo-not the best but tasty, and the vegetable gratin with soy cheese that was really good. Oh, and a delicious black sesame soy cream for dessert. The set menus advertised outside are expensive, but there were plenty of cheaper options on the a la carte menu, which is what we ordered from. The wine was good as well.

I rate this place higher than most macrobiotic restaurants I've been to. Unfortunately, many of these places are all too distinguishable by a general blandness. Mominoki does not fall into this category - everything we had was full of flavor. We will definitely return the next time we are in Tokyo.

Pros: excellent, healthy food, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and owner
Cons: hard to find, not enough desserts

  • mostly-vegetarian

A must experience for quality of preparation

4 Posted on 10 / 08 / 2007

This place is a must try. It is almost perfect. Quality is downright outrageously great.
It is almost perfect because prices are high.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that the owner, Eichiro Yamada, is one of the pioneers of macrobiotic cuisine. Please follow my advice and dish out the 5000 to sample this restaurant. Or just go like me and pay 8000 yen to order anything you want with a limit of two hours. If you can make the money flow, just this one time, you will experience a macrobiotic cuisine of unclassifiable quality, ie. really yummy.

Pros: Delicious., Refined menu., Paul McCartney,StevieWonder have visited
Cons: High Price
  • vegan


5 Posted on 07 / 11 / 2006

I really liked this place, not cheap but I think it would be better at lunchtime (pricewise). One of the few places in Tokyo that does vegetarian miso soup.

Pros: excellent food, excellent service, nice ambience
Cons: location, portions a bit small


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Last updated: 2013/12/27


Added: 2007/08/01


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