Sasaya Cafe

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 6 Reviews
This cafe has a cozy atomosphere and serves vegan food except for honey. Menu such as tempeh cutlets in curry, sandwich, or with brown rice. Uses organic vegetables. Located along the Shinsui park, a 15-minute walk from JR Sobu line Kinshicho station north exit, or Hanzomon line Oshiage station B2 exit, or Toei Asakusa line Honjo Azumabashi station A2 exit. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Asian, Organic
Yokokawa 1-1-10, Sumida-ku
Tokyo, Japan 1300003

Open Tue-Sun 8:30am-6pm.



First Review by JayBeeGeeBee


  • vegan

Great Cafe but Location Wrong

5 Posted on 07 / 27 / 2014

Other reviews have said it all: this is one of the best vegan cafes in Tokyo. It has a pleasant, spacious interior with a wooden floor and plenty of natural light coming in from the park it faces. The food is fresh, delicious and I think mostly organic. It's great to see a vegan restaurant gently promoting veganism and organics to a crowd which I imagine are mostly not vegan. And it's not hard to see what brings so many people here.

However the address is wrong, and it's actually a few minutes walk away, with the entrance from another street. I'll update HC, but for now here is the correct address.,139.808458&spn=0.001054,0.002028

This is well worth the walk and bus or train to get there.

Pros: delicious food, well priced, pleasant interior
Cons: location wrong (to be updated), a bit of a walk (but worth it!)


  • vegetarian

Lovely atmosphere and great food!

5 Posted on 06 / 13 / 2014

Me and a non-veg friend tried this place on a lazy Sunday afternoon and we were both very impressed! I had the tempeh katsu curry with came with a little deli item similar to ratatouille and a nice salad. Portions were on the larger side, especially compared to some other vegan restaurants in Tokyo. The other menu items including the desserts looked tasty as well although I didn't have the opportunity to try any this visit. Food is served all day from open to close and the building is new, beautiful, airy, and spacious. Dogs welcome on the terrace section. I only wish they served dinner! Highly recommended if you're in the Sky Tree area. I'll definitely be back.

Pros: ample portions, quality ingredients, very nice building
Cons: a bit hard to find


  • vegan


5 Posted on 06 / 10 / 2014

Been a vegan for 44 years, have eaten around the world, and this was a wonderful treat. There are tastes here I have found no where else. The food is unique and excellent. The environment is industrial chic in a converted warehouse, beside a small park. Open, bright, and welcoming. Prices are great too. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great food, good prices, very original
Cons: can't eat the whole menu in one sitting


  • vegetarian

Lunch in the park

3 Posted on 05 / 18 / 2014

Located in perhaps my favorite place on Tokyo, yokokawashinsui koen. It is very spacious and light, with a relaxed atmosphere. A small selection of packaged vegan goods, and a small menu of food. I tried about half the menu and it was all pretty tasty.

Bonus points for serving lunch all afternoon while most restaurants stop at 2pm.

They confirmed that they do use honey for some dishes, although there were none on the menu at the time.

Pros: Locations, Afternoon lunch service


  • vegan

Not 100% Vegan

4 Posted on 01 / 13 / 2014

The food, atmosphere, price, everything is great.
Unfortunately, they do use honey for some dishes.
Though, they say that when they use honey, they make it explicit in the menu.

By the way, it may be a bit hard to find, so you have to enter from the park side. It should be somewhere near a bridge called "yokokawa bashi".

Pros: good value, good-sized portions, relaxed atmosphere
Cons: not close to the station, not 100% vegan




  • vegetarian

Impressive Vegan Cafe.

5 Posted on 11 / 19 / 2013

My partner and I arrived at Sasaya about 45mins before closing. We were warmly welcomed and assisted by English speaking staff. There is an Engligh language menu on the middle wall, but they explained all the options off the Japanese menu. The menu was the same as the website.
I had a spicy warm marsala chai with the best soy froth I've ever encountered.
We shared a fried tempeh sandwich which came in a teishouku (set meal) for ¥950. The meal was huge, the sandwich was delicious and filled with crumbed fried tempeh, cucumber, tomato and a fruity bbq style sauce. It was accompanied by a green bean salad and ultra fresh salad greens with tahini dressing. A small fresh tomato soup completed the set.

This was possibly the biggest plate of food I've ever had in Tokyo, definately western portion size. Great value at ¥950 as it fed 2.

Everything was fresh and tasty. The restaurant space was very light, spacious and relaxing. A great vegan find!

Pros: Delicious Food, Large Portions, Great Vegan good
Cons: None


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Last updated: 2014/01/17


Added: 2013/08/07


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