Food is vegan except for honey. Trendy restaurant in a trendy district. Food photos on menu. Food, desserts, teas, and coffee. Also sells a range of vegetarian/vegan products. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Japanese, International
LUZ Jiyugaoka Building 1F, Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Jiyugaoka (1520035)
Tokyo, Japan 152-0035
03-3717-0831
Closed now

Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by Wozza
iokan
iokan
  • vegetarian
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+76

A change in pace

4
Posted on 01 / 04 / 2015

T's TanTan at Tokyo Central Station is famous amongst vegetarians in Japan. It is one of the very few places that sells vegan ramen and it is located in the very heart of Tokyo. However, the restaurant at Tokyo Station is merely the little brother of T's TanTan in Jiyugaoka.

After many good experiences in Tokyo Station, I wanted to try the real thing. Jiyugaoka isn't exactly a popular area for tourists, but the restaurant is less than 5 minutes by foot from Jiyugaoka station.

Compared to the Tokyo Station, the restaurant in Jiyugaoka is a world apart. In Tokyo vegan fast food is served at a fast pace. Waiters are always running, people are queueing outside and the lights are bright. T's TanTan Jiyugaoka is located in a basement floor. The mood is mellow, relaxed and jazz music is playing. This is like going from fastfood to slow food!

The most important reason to try the Jiyugaoka branch is the change in menu. At Tokyo Station only ramen is sold, in Jiyugaoka the menu is much more extensive. However, the menu is also more confusing. We selected our meals on the website, but it turned out the menu was changed and the website wasn't updated yet. Also, the English menu differs from the Japanese one. Once we made a choice, many dishes were sold out so we had to pick something else.

The portions are small, yet tasty. I started with the "hamburger" which is fact is just a piece of fake meat dressed in some sauce and onion rings. It is not a main dish like the menu suggests. My friend ordered pasta in tomato sauce which she raved about. We continued with fried chicken (tofu) in mayonaise, which also comes in very small portions. Finally we had gyoza which was the most tasty of the evening, but still not very satisfying. However, the total price of the meal adds up quickly by ordering so many small meals.

We left T's TanTan Jiyugaoka with mixed emotions. It differs so much from the Tokyo Station restaurant that only the name and a part of the menu overlap. Yet, the quality was fine and it does offer some welcome variety. Hopefully next time less items are sold out...

Pros: differs from the usual vegan meals, relaxed atmosphere
Cons: small portions, high prices, many meals sold out, english, japanese en web menu differ
Psychonaut
Psychonaut
  • vegan
Contributions
+50

One of the best in Tokyo

5
Posted on 10 / 15 / 2014

The location on the Happycow map is not correct. It is one block further away.
The food is excellent! Completely vegan except for honey (declaration on card). Style is western / chinese.
Creamy salad and mayo chicken were our favourites.

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Staff
Cons: Honey in chocolate Cake
rommelgc
rommelgc
  • non-vegetarian
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+51

Good food off the beaten path

5
Posted on 02 / 22 / 2014

First and foremost the map is incorrect! After you walk past Mizuho bank (to your right) continue past an intersection and find the Luz plaza. Had a very late lunch here. They have a lunch set from 11am-3pm. And I got the lunch set for 1800 yen. Salad, an extra appetizer (I choose pumpkin), the main dish (vegetable curry) and a choice of tea or coffee. The lunch set makes it easy to order even if you can't read Japanese.
Servings are not big but tasty. The curry was a bit salty that day. Cozy atmosphere inside. Not too loud. Next time I'll try the tantanmen and compare it with T's Tantan (sister shop in Tokyo Station).

Pros: inexpensive, a bit out of the way
Cons: good food, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere

alia_801
alia_801
  • vegan
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+68

The best place for dinner!

5
Posted on 07 / 19 / 2013

We went here for dinner several times during my visit to Tokyo. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and many spoke English. The menu was clearly labelled to identify dishes including honey, soy, ginger and other ingredients that might not be suitable for some diners. Food was always beautifully presented, service was helpful but not overbearing, and the desserts are to die for! Definitely try the chocolate parfait!

Pros: Chocolate parfait!, Friendly, helpful staff, Relaxing atmosphere
Emorp
Emorp
  • vegan
Contributions
+20

Wonderful food, welcoming and informal

5
Posted on 01 / 26 / 2013

Visited with a local who comes here regularly for the reliable, beautifully prepared vegan dishes. The salad is beyond reproach and the dessert (a layered affair like the one pictured) was fresh, bewitchingly creamy and fruity - am weeping gently as i type. Cannot wait to return.

Pros: Vegan, Fresh, Welcoming
Wozza
Wozza
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+29

Nice little place

5
Posted on 10 / 03 / 2012

Have been here a few times, they do a set lunch menu with a salad, main, pudding and drink for about 1500 yen, it's a little more expensive in the evening. The vege meat chunks in sauce for a starter is really tasty. No English menu, but every dish has a photo, and it's all vegan so there's nothing to worry about.

Pros: Good value set menu, Nice decor, Nice trendy area
Cons: Out of central Tokyo

 

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