Good for what it is, but very little vegetables if that's what you're in the mood for. All the soy meat was pretty tasty, but fried. Heavy food.
Cons: lack of actual vegetables
Good for what it is, but very little vegetables if that's what you're in the mood for. All the soy meat was pretty tasty, but fried. Heavy food.
This spot should be called the Ramen & Rice Joint. Nestled in Tokyo Station the family and I raced up the steps in pursuit of this highly praised noodle spot. Since food was scarce at Tokyo Disney we destroyed our noodle bowls and brown rice curries. The spices and flavors awoke the taste buds and left us fully satiated. For this reason each table is provided a tall jug of ice water. We basically went with Bok Choy noodle bowls devoid of the fake/fried soy meats which are not healthful. The cheapest dish is 750yen which makes this spot an excellent value when a quick noodle dish is needed on the go. Fyi, they don't serve salads as the description stated.
It was a bit hard for me to find this place in Tokyo station. My GPS went all over the place but eventually my dinner companion found me and took me to Keiyo Street. There was a queue at the door and we waited about ten minutes to be seated on a Sunday night around 8pm. I was given an English menu (without asking). The menu consists of a number of ramen options, each ¥900. They'd run out of my first choice so I chose the Midori Tantan which was just a bit spicy, with noodles, pak choi, pumpkin seeds and soy mince. Not too bad, and I ordered the combo deal for around ¥1200 and got a small bowl of curry and rice as well. Jugs of iced water on the tables were welcome. Good for a quick meal if you can find it and they serve beer but not dessert.
This is well located and has good opening hours. The vegan ramen is very tasty and filling and starts at 750 yen which is very reasonable. Best defined as a truly Japanese 'fast food' vegan place.
This food is so f******* good. Best meal I've had in Japan so far.
I've been here two months and have eaten a lot of food.
This place is hands down the best.
I adore T's TanTan...it really is a go-to place for me when in Tokyo, as it's a no brainer vegan place that I know of and can easily find - super convenient! I lost count of the number of times I ate there during my last trip to Tokyo (maybe 3-5 times a week)and I think I've tried everything on the menu. So nice to be able to finally eat vegan ramen and not have to worry about any animal products being used. I love the miso ramen, shoyu ramen and the tan tan men (it has little to no liquid in it).... as well as the smile curry and aubergine side dish. It's very reasonably priced for Tokyo and if you order a set, you will be stuffed! It's like eating 2 meals for me. When I'm not in Japan, I really crave vegan ramen from Tan Tan and you can bet it'll be the first place I eat at when I get back to Tokyo! :-)
Updated from previous review on Sunday May 31, 2015
Located on keiyo st in station, you must have a train ticket to be able to visit T's
Delicious and super fast!
Looking forward to stopping in on our way back through
If it wasn't for this place, I'd be dead in Japan.
The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is buzzing and the service is spot on.
I've ate here 4 days in a row.
located right in japan central train station, which is a MUST GO for all vegans. it's located on keio street and tucked away in a corner so a little tough to find but once you know where it is, it's easy.
the sweet and sour soy meat was brilliant and caused a long running argument on what was better, this or the soy meat at ain soph journey, between me and my boyfriend that is still debated 6 months later
as for the mains, it was so great to have authentic vegan ramen as a lot of the best vegan food in japan seems to be western food! we went about 4 times on our trip and tried most of the options which were all great in different ways.
they also sold the packets of dried soy meat to take home, so we bought some to try and recreate the experience when we returned to england.
Absolutely superb ramen with their signature peanut based soup is delightful. The side dish I had was fried soy chicken which had a fantastic sauce. Large queue outside reflects the popularity of the place, and rightfully so.
This was our favorite place in Tokyo. We loved the miso ramen, and the sweet and sour chicken. We ate here twice, and there was a queue both times. They are incredibly efficient. Water picture left at your table, check left with your order. Great location in Tokyo station.
This is the perfect place to eat a perfect vegan ramen!
Lo amo, e servono i migliori vegan ramen di Tokyo a mio avviso!
C'è il menù in inglese e lo staff e cordialissimo!
Aperto tutto il giorno è da provare!
T's Tan Tan is a lifesaver when you've just arrived in Tokyo, tired, confused & hungry! It's located inside Tokyo Central train station, in a shopping/food arcade called Keiyo Street, so it's easy to find before you get acclimated and get your bearings. You do have to buy a platform ticket (140 yen) if you don't have a train ticket or rail pass, but as the food itself is inexpensive, it doesn't matter much. T's is a vegan ramen restaurant, with about about 6 different ramen options plus 2 curry plates. You can also get a dinner set, where you chose a ramen and small side bowl of rice with curry or soy meat. But I have to say, despite the small menu, I never get tired of eating here (once a week now!) The service is super-fast, the price is right (about 1200 yen for ramen and side), and the food is always delicious. I've tried everything on the menu, but my favourite is the miso ramen with a side dish of soy meat. Yummy, never disappoints!
I made a special trip to Tokyo station just to get vegan ramen, and it was worth it. I had the miso ramen, and while not the best ramen in the world, it was really good, it tasted just like I remembered ramen should taste. I also had a side of smile curry, which I found disappointing, and did not taste the way I remembered a Japanese curry should taste.
The next day, I dragged my friends back for another round, because I'd spent my whole Japanese trip craving good Ramen, and I wasn't going to leave without having another bowl. This time I had the shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, with a side of the eggplant dish. I think the miso was better, but both were very good. My friends enjoyed theirs also. This time we had spent the day in Akihabara. We bought tickets from Akihabara to the station near our hotel, but then got on a train going in the other direction to Tokyo instead (only 2 stops), had our meal, and then caught the train back to our hotel. Because the restaurant is inside the station gates, we didn't need to validate our tickets at Tokyo station, and so our little detour didn't cost us anything extra.
Both times, we had to queue for a bit before getting a table, but the wait wasn't too bad.
It's not that hard to find if you know your way around in Tokyo a little. As stated in other reviews it's on Keiyo street you can easily locate on the station maps everywhere. To avoid confusion: there are 3 different train companies' ticket barriers and it is NOT within the Tokyo Metro-premises.
The ramen was delicious and the portions were unusually large for Japan. We ordered the menu and were totally stuffed afterwards. I had the "spicy" ramen and it was actually really hot.
We've been to Tokyo many times and now regret that we went there the first time just now. We'll definitely back!
Plus for tourists: English menu and English speaking staff.
The best thing is the location, if you're going anywhere which stops at Tokyo station on the way, you can get off, eat at T's Tantan without leaving the station, and then get back on the train to continue your journey. I go here often because of that! Its at the very end of "Keiyou street" right near an entrance to the Keiyou line.
The ramen is healthy and delicious without using MSG. My favourites are probably the Miso ramen and Midori ramen. As for sides I love the new salad parfait they added recently, it has a lovely dressing and feels healthy. But they do a fried soy meat side which seems very popular (I'm not that keen on fake meats but the sweet and sour flavour was nice)
Afterwards you can be less healthy and go across the 'road' to the donut place on the corner which does a soy cream filled donut, and plain donut!
We went here a few times in Tokyo. All meals were good except the curry. Curry tasted like the foil packet curry from Lamyong in Australia: just bland. Everything else was delicious. Well worth a stop when you are passing by on the subway.
This ramen place is a bit hard to find, and not possible to reach without a ticket I think. But if you are in the station, you should DEFINITELY go here! As a vegan in Tokyo it is hard to find veggie ramen, so eating here was like heaven to me!
Delicious regardless of your eating preferences.
The only vegan ramen I managed to find in Japan, but we went back there two days in a row!
Great food, served quickly, reasonably priced and conveniently located for tourists.
worldwide! loved it. delicious, spicy ramen; sweet sour soy meat and rice. even accompanying carnivore was impressed. very diverse crowd eating, from schoolgirls to lolitas to salarymen to rather grand kimono clad ladies. well worth the price of the platform ticket. other people below have written better directions than I could to get to the right place in Tokyo station (which is like a maze).
We liked it so much we went back again for breakfast. We bought their ready-made curry pack to cook at home too but the taste wasn't anything to write home about. Stick to the ramen.
I took the Midori Ramen which was very good but for my taste a bit too hot.
Nevertheless a wonderful , delicious experience for Ramen fans who want to enjoy it cruelty-free!
Good food in a convenient location. Menu varies: From 7 to 11 and from 11 to 23. We also loved T's Restaurant (other place a little more outside).
This is a must visit for anyone (vegetarian or not) who is in Tokyo! its actually not difficult to find once you're in the Tokyo subway station- all you need to do is follow the "Keiyo Line" until you reach "Keiyo Street" which is inside the station. The food is very delicious and the serving portion is huge, the taste is quite distinctive and unique. My husband who is a non-vegetarian didn't mind returning to this restaurant as it was truly excellent. not a good option for breakfast (unless you can eat noodle soup/ramen for breakfast), but great for lunch or dinner. their T's Tan Tan noodle soup/ramen is the most popular choice from the menu.
It took us over 1/2 and hour to locate this restaurant in the bowels of Tokyo Station. My non-vegan husband was losing his patience but we persevered and once the food was served, my husband declared that the effort was worth it. Just great vegan ramen. Where else can you find such a thing. The curry is good too. There are lunch sets so you can get a variety of things on one tray. It is very reasonable and the service is great.
The 2nd time we went was by accident since we ran into Keiyo street where it is located, just as we emerged from the bullet train.
Once you get to Keiyo street there is an information booth where a young woman in a uniform who speaks English can direct you to the restaurant.
Fantastic ramen in Tokyo Station. The broth is delicious, the noodles a very generous serve and the curry fantastic. The set meals are excellent value for a huge amount of food. Love that they have space to leave parcels and luggage too, which is very handy if you're on the go from A to B. Just wonderful, one of my favourite places to eat in Tokyo.
It's hard to find vegan ramen or Japanese-style curry in Tokyo, because of the animal crap they put in the broths/sauces. If you're craving either of those, T's Tan Tan hits the spot. The ramen is delicious -- I especially like the spicier ones, not the clear broth.
Be sure to get there by 10pm as they won't serve you much after that. But they're conveniently located right at Tokyo station, and open later than most vegan spots in Tokyo, so a great option all day long.
Until now my few reviews have all been 5-star, so I guess it's just as well that after finally trying this ultra-hyped Tokyo institution, I can break that streak.
Basically, I don't really get the endless hype. The food is not specifically bad, but nothing special at all. Now, I'm not exactly new to vegetarian food...have been eating it for years, and around the globe, not just in Japan. This is one of the very few times where I didn't feel all that great afterwards. Frankly speaking, my guess is that the food is not entirely "real", but processed. I'm not sure if it's just my own palate, but it certainly doesn't taste as real and earthy, and feel as good physically, as other veg restaurants I've had in Japan.
The price is average although not expensive for Tokyo station, and the atmosphere is fine I guess although it feels more like a rushed fast-food experience rather than a restaurant. The location of course is super-convenient, which I suspect accounts for the majority of its popularity.
In summary, overrated. It's not overtly bad, but definitely not worth the incredible number of very high reviews here. Frankly, I was disappointed.
We're all for a bit of a junk food splurge, but only if it leaves you feeling good. This didn't.
It tastes like cup ramen... so, not bad but not like real food either. The moment we finished eating it, we felt parched and dry, almost like an MSG dose but probably not. Our hunch is that they probably use dried ingredients - judging from the size and location of the kitchen we doubt they prepare it from scratch on premises and since they sell the stock as a powder, we think our guess is probably not far off.
Gradually as we walked away from this little mid-station sojourn we began to feel tired and under-nourished. The reason why we eat green in the first place is because we like to feel fresh, nourished and energized. It's totally possible to feel good after a ramen (we make it from scratch at home ourselves) but this stuff doesn't cut it, sorry.
Localisation is perfect and easy to find- just follow signs for Keiyo line and Keiyo street. Restaurant is in the end of the street.
The food is okay but I've eaten better to be honest. Some of our dishes were too spicy and my ramen lacked in other ingredients than noodles. There's wide range to choose from, all is vegan and there is a good deal (ramen + side). Portions are also very satisfying.
Stuff speaks almost no English +they didn't allow me to charge my dying phone which was very unproffesional- the lady just went to our table and asked me to unplug it. It was the first time in any restaurant I encountered such situation.
This wonderful place serves shoyu ramen, tantan ramen and other choice. We loved it so much we ate there once a day while visiting Tokyo. It is conveniently located within the JR Tokyo station - just follow the signs for the Keiyo Line, and Keiyo Street will appear.
During our visit to Japan, one of our companions had a goal to get "genuine" ramen. We had read about this place and made it a priority to visit. We had assistance from an information desk attendant to find the restaurant which is inside the large Tokyo Station. The dining experience was terrific with great food and prompt friendly service. The simple menu is all vegan, with a few varieties of ramen which can be combined with different sides. The sides are basically rice topped with veggies and different sauces. Everyone enjoyed their dishes and agreed that it was terrific ramen. This was a great place to stop over for lunch during a travel day.
Literally stumbled across this place while changing trains at Tokyo station. Food is really good
It's so exciting to walk into a ramen restaurant - in Tokyo especially! - and have my choice of everything on the menu. Ramen restaurants rarely have veggie options, and when they do the broth often tastes like water. I found the ramen here incredibly flavorful.
I ordered the T's Shoyu Ramen and I loved it. The broth was rich and salty, the "soybean meat" was thin and light - not too chewy and not trying too hard to taste meaty. Bamboo shoots were great too.
I had no trouble finding the place after reading the reviews on Happy Cow. It is inside Tokyo Station. I entered the station through the South Yaesu entrance, swiped my Pasmo subway card to actually get INTO the station (station has JR Line and regular subways) and found signs for KEIYO STREET almost immediately. It's on the FIRST FLOOR (1F). T's is about 10m into the Keiyo Street shopping area, on the right.
Located in easy-to-find location in Tokyo Station. Clean and comfortable, nicely styled. The ramen choices were all flavorful and well-priced. This place is a must-try. Would return again and again.
I cannot even begin to talk about how much this place rules. But first things first. It is kind of a pain getting to it. However, if your appetite for vegan ramen needs to be satiated at all costs, you may find that your trouble is rightfully rewarded. I don't know which access point (there is a myriad of them!) is best to find it, but once you are in Tokyo Station (a major transit point for local and long distance trains) ask for Keiyo Street which is a strip of stores inside the station. You will need to purchase a ticket to go inside (it makes no sense to me, the foreign tourist who is not boarding any trains, but when in Rome... ) and there is no way around this, I believe it's only about 150 Yen or so, so it isn't all that expensive, for people from the US: think of it as sales tax ;) OR if you're already a passenger connecting through that station just find it before you go past the exit turnstiles.
I got the house special which was the Plain T's Tan Tan, the soup was delicious and had a nice peanut taste that expanded with the meatball, which was delicious in flavor and texture. It was absolutely the best Ramen noodles I have ever had and totally worth the price (around 11 USD) as I've had awful overpriced ramen in the US that was not even worth comparing.
My only regret was not being able to go back at least one more time. Next time I go I'll be sure to eat there as many times as possible. All in all a great experience, the staff was great (it's hard to go anywhere in Japan and not notice how polite and well mannered everyone is) and I got exactly what I was looking for: tasty traditional Japanese noodles made vegan.
T's Tantan is inside the Tokyo station, is an easy meal if you're on-the-go, and it's all vegan--which is awesome.
However, I was honestly disappointed with the food. I thought the ramen was greasy and the mock 'meat' was lacking flavor. I though the curries were somewhat boring. They also don't have any desserts or appetizers so it's kind of a one-dish place.
I think for residents of Japan or people looking for a stress-free ramen shop (absolutely no meat!) it's a good option. But for visitors looking for tasty and different food I thought it was just ok. I don't think it's a must-see unless you're specifically looking for ramen.
Love this place. Ate here 3 times in a 2.5 week stay in Tokyo. Nothing new to add to all the other reviews really but this place was always busy and very quick, serving beautiful comforting ramen noodles siup and curry rice bowls. Just go here.
Very tasty ramen options as well as Japanese curry rice. The menu isn't huge but everything I tried was really good. The food arrives within minutes and is served fresh and hot. One of my favourite veggie places in Tokyo.
There aren't many vegan options in Tokyo. To get one complete vegan restaurant in Tokyo station is such a bless.
Good food with reasonable price. Love the efficient n lovely staff. Nice ambience too.
Tokyo station is very large and confusing but when you find this little heavenly place you'll want to stay! It was so relaxing and the food came out so fast! As hungry travellers this was a god send! Very cheap!! We ended going back 3/4 times while in Tokyo! Only a few items on the menu but they are all so tasty!
Delicious vegan ramen! They have other options, curry for example, although I haven't tried them yet. I tried teo different ramen and both were amazing.
Very good priced too, easy to find and well located.
If you have to change at Tokyo station, this is the perfect place to eat. I especially enjoyed the crispy sweet and sour "meat", and the caramel roasted green tea. The service was really good too.
This is T's Restaurant (Jiyugaoka) sister shop _inside_ Tokyo Station. So you do not need to get out of the ticket wicket! It is in an area known as Keiyo Street. "Keiyo Street" is near the Yaesu Exit. Look to your right as you approach the escalators. Shop title "T's たんたん".
It is quite popular and you might have to wait for several minutes during peak hours. Almost the same menu as the main shop in Jiyugaoka. I've tried the T's 醤油らーめん (T's shoyu ramen, soy sauce base soup) and 緑たんたん (midori tantan, green tantan with sesame seeds, medium spicy). Both are good options! They have only one rice-based main dish (彩り野菜のスマイルカレー, irodoriyasaino smile curry). Smaller portioned rice-based side-dishes are available though.
They have English menus. They will pull it out as soon as they realize you are foriegners.
Definitely enjoyed our meal here and would recommend it to anyone visiting Tokyo. Lots of local people eating here, which in my opinion, is always a good sign of good food.
Generous portions to satisfy a hungry belly. Fresh ingredients. Quick and friendly service. English menu.
A little tricky to find, but persevere and you will be rewarded.
In my stay in Tokyo, we ate at T's たんたん every night. It was easy to order, very convenient location and super cheap. They had good and simple vegan ramen and also rice bowls. Though, the ramen is much more tasty than the rice bowls ^^ If you want food fast, this is where you should go, they serve you superfast!
Great food, follow the directions in the other reviews and you'll find it.
When you arrive in Tokyo, chances are you arrive at Tokyo Station. Do yourself a favour and start you holiday at T's TanTan. It is a unique chance to taste authentic Japanese food without resorting to meat or fish. At TanTan's many traditional Japanese dishes, such as ramen, are available as vegan meals.
When I was there about a third of the visitors were tourists: all in dire need of a vegan meal and ever so happy to find this place (and its English menu). Many of the Japanese guests turned out to be none vegetarians, but they like the quality of the food here so much that they prefer T's TanTan over other ramen restaurants. While most restaurants inside a train station are fast food places, people take their time to enjoy the meals resulting in a waiting line outside!
Prices are exceptionally low for a place that offers such high quality food. Expect to pay about 1,300 yen for a two course meal plus drink.
Enough said? Then here's how to get there:
- it is inside the paid part of the station. So if you arrive by train, don't check out. Otherwise, buy a ticket (base ticket is 130 yen) and go anywhere, nowhere or whatever.
- follow the signs to the Keiyo line, until you pass Keiyo Street (yes, this station is so big it has streetnames inside).
- when in doubt, go towards the Yasesu exit (but don't actually leave the station)
Not much that I can say that others have not. This place is a breath of fresh air in Tokyo Station -- finally a restaurant where you don't have to worry about what you order. Ramen is the ultimate comfort food, but so much Ramen is in animal broth (ew).
This place is all vegan and it's all delicious. Their namesake ramen, T's Tantan, is my favorite. On a two week stint in Japan I ate here three times, I liked it so much. Service is incredibly fast, which I guess you would expect from a station restaurant. The atmosphere is quite relaxing though: the layout of the shop is designed to hide the station bustle from its patrons.
The only 'con' is that it is in Tokyo station, which can be quite busy. It takes a lot of people-dodging just to get there.
I always go here if I am in Tokyo. Nice, fast service in a busy train station.
platform ticket is 130 Yen.
I love this place! Awesome little vegan ramen shop in Tokyo Station. I love how the whole place reinforces the fact that everything is vegan! Little signs everywhere saying "no meat, no fish, no dairy" ect. Super cute place. The ramen is delicious. The service is fast and the staff is friendly. I love that I can enjoy vegan ramen in Tokyo! This place rocks.
I love their ramen!!! It's so delicious and i would eat here all the time if i lived in tokyo. Definitely worth a visit if you're in tokyo! Only negative thing is that you have to buy a plattform ticket to access the restaurant. Not really a big problem though, it's like a dollar.
I don't usually care for Japanese food, but I loved this. If I lived in Tokyo I'd eat here a few times a week.
The other reviews have said it all. Delicious food, served very quickly, serves beer, friendly staff, lovely inside, really convenient location (as a tourist you're bound to go through Tokyo station or take the Narita Express to/from the airport).
Bear in mind that it's pretty much fast food so you'll likely be in and out within half an hour. It's all fresh though. The place is so popular and its menu is fairly small so no doubt they make it all continously.
PS. We tried going to the Ain Soph restaurants in Tokyo, but they were both closed when they were supposed to be open. Very disappointed. T's Tantan is open from 7am until 11pm. Don't waste your time searching for the Ain Soph places and risk them being closed!
Updated from previous review on Wednesday October 16, 2013
I love ramen. Before I went vegan, I stood in line at ramen joints in NYC for up to 2 hours. Then I moved to northern Europe and haven't seen a noodle bar anywhere in sight, forget about trying to see if they make vegan ramen. All I have been eating is homecooked ramen (pre-packaged).
I was really really happy to find this place. We went 4 times during our one week stay in Tokyo. It is in the Toyko train station and so you need a train ticket or else be passing through that station. We used a Suica IC card for our travels. One tip- you can't just use the Suica card at one station, go to Tokyo station and then go back out at your original station. You have to either exit Tokyo station or else get back on the train to somewhere else other than your original station. Otherwise, you can't get through and will have to beg a potentially non English speaking station worker to let you out. I think the guy just wanted us out of the way, so he let us out but I am sure he could not figure out why we didn't register as going anywhere.
Anyway, the ramen is awesome! The noodles were a nice consistency and the broth was yummy. I tried the shoyu and also the T's Tantan spicy peanut/sesame flavor ramen. The shoyu comes with fake meat pieces and the Tantan comes with fake ground meat. All of it is delicious and I would have just eaten all of my meals there. I already miss this place.
The staff speaks enough english and they take credit cards.
What a great delight for a vegan traveler!! Local, vegan food right in the station!
Okay, maybe I exaggerated a little in the title. But this restaurant really is everything people make it out to be.
To start, it served me the best ramen I've ever had. I think it was called the "Shoguyu Ramen" although I don't quite remember. Japanese noodles, onions, soybean meat (delicious), altogether with herbs and spices that will leave you drooling. A masterpiece.
Service was excellent. They had an English menu which helped out a lot, and the tables were nice and clean. It's also a very upbeat environment and the artwork on the walls is cute.
It was a little hard to find (at least for a tourist such as myself), but the key is to follow the signs for the "Keiyo Line" in Tokyo Station as I believe the restaurant is located right before it. My only gripe is that you need a ticket to the station in order to enter the area.
Pricing was good. Think I got the ramen and a side for 800 yen.
Overall: delicious. Went there three times during my stay in Tokyo and ordered the same thing every time. A must-visit for veggies and non-veggies alike. I was so impressed by this place that I decided to make an account on this site and write my first review for it.
A metro ticket won't let you through the barriers. I couldn't figure out how to buy a platform ticket or a short distance cheap train ticket to gain entry so didn't get to sample the delights.
We came here a couple of times on our recent stay in Tokyo and it was a highlight. T's Tantan had the best veggie food we ate in Tokyo. Everywhere else was disappointing but not here. The restaurant is small, more like a diner and situated in the Tokyo Station, although easy to find. They have menus in English. They also serve beer! Service is polite and efficient and the food arrives quickly. Still, it doesn't feel rushed. The menu is not extensive but they have build-your-own meal sets which are really good value. Food is generous and tasty.
We will definitely return next time we are in Tokyo!
This place is brilliant! All vegan, all delicious and friendly staff. English menu available too. Prices were good (especially for Tokyo).
Can get very busy as a lot of passing traffic in a major station. When we were there, we managed to get a seat but there were many people and their large bags piling in as we ate.
It's located in a ticketed area but if you have a JR Pass you can go in just to eat.
Absolutely love this place!
Really tasty vegan ramen, with several choices of flavours. Friendly, comfortable restaurant and very friendly, helpful staff. English menus came in handy too :)
Fantastic restaurant in Tokyo station. Open from early in the morning and ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is calm, and removed from the hustle and bustle of the station and the mostly noodle dishes are delicious (tried three). Highly recommended!
We all know Tokyo is full of ramen shops but it's nearly impossible to find any vegetable-based options. T's is an oasis! The shop name T's Tantan refers to the popular tantan men (from the Chinese "dandan mian") which is a type of ramen that originated in Sichuan and features pickled vegetables and a distinct sesame paste. Several different types of ramen are available including some interesting seasonal varieties. Spiciness levels are clearly marked on the Japanese menu but I have no idea about the English menu. Japanese-style curry and karaage (fake fried 'chicken') also available. An excellent choice for a quick meal. As others have noted, it is indeed INSIDE the JR lines' ticket gate which means that you will still need to purchase a ticket even if you don't want to get on a train.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday July 03, 2013
I had this on my list of places to visit on my last stay in Japan (March 2013), but happened to be passing it when on my way to the Keiyo line to go to Maihama and Disney Sea, so popped in for lunch. It was really busy, full of Japanese businessmen and young people on their lunch break whilst in the JR station. It is unusual to see a veg* restaurant abroad be so packed with local people, who probably aren't veg* themselves.
Service was lightening quick - I was shown to a large table and given the menu. I ordered the original ramen, which looked like the least spicy option! It was bought out in minutes and was delicious! The broth was very flavourful, and with a kick but not too much. It was topped with what looked like a mix of peanut butter and soy - tasted much yummier than it sounds! It was really hot temperature wise and slurping was necessary to cool it down. It was only Y750 and completely filling, healthy and fast.
The second time I went I also had the fried soy meat, which I didn't care for much, but the ramen is incredible.
The restaurant also sells a selection of packaged foods in the entrance, including dried soy mince.
The staff don't speak much English, but the menu is in English and there are only a few options to choose from, so you can't go wrong really. At the end, you take your order sheet to the counter to pay - simple!
If you aren't in the station to get a train, you can get a station only ticket on any of the JR ticket machines; I think it is only Y300 or so. I had a JR pass, so no problem going in to Keiyo Street.
We walked to this train station, spent a good half hour looking for it studying the floor plans, without knowing it was actually INSIDE the paid area. For sure we couldn't find it. Just when we decided to give up and take the train back to the hotel, it dawned on us that it might actually be located after the gates. Right after we got in, ta-dah! There it is!
As for the food, it was cheap (for Tokyo) and delicious. The broth was superb, which complimented the chewy ramen noodles perfectly. The only slight issue I had was the nutritional value of the meal, which wasn't as good as I would have normally liked. But if you are traveling on the train and happen to find yourself at Tokyo Station, you'll be very glad to know that this place exists for a quick, tasty bite.
After failing to find Ain Soph in Ginza, we went to T's Tantan in the underground area of Tokyo Station. Buy a ticket, go underground, look for an food area called 'Keiyo Street'. T's is the last place on the right. It's not too hard to find.
When we arrived, it was full of locals and some foreigners. The food was absolutely fantastic, and I'd venture to say it was some of the best vegan food I've ever tried. The staff gave us an English menu and they spoke enough English to take our order and answer a few questions.
If you're in Tokyo, you are probably going to be in the Tokyo train station at some point. Go and eat at T's!
Price guide: 850 Yen mains. We spend AUD$30 for 2 set meals (main + small bowl) and hot tea. It's not the absolute cheapest place around, but is also not very expensive.
This place is located in the Tokyo Station underground. It is the place I am coming every week to have dinner or lunch. I will probably go this weekend and I am looking forward to that. I very much enjoy ramen style tasty noodles and this is the place where you can enjoy such treats. It is simple, clean, casual, and straightforward. Good noodles, good broth, good taste variations. The beer is organic and not bad either, even if it is pricey just like any other places...
Prices are going around 700-900 yens for the 6 different ramens. They have 1 Japanese style curry option too. I have tried almost of their ramens and big favourites are the Midori and Red variants. And no need to go for the large size.
Nothing complicated, a good pit stop for any vegan/vegetarian in/passing Tokyo!
I wanted to be able to experience Japanese ramen with a vegetarian broth, and this place definitely exceeded my expectations. Their eponymous dish "T's Tantan" is great, and available at a cheaper price if you come for the early morning menu (or slightly more expensive after). Throughout our trip to Asia we would constantly refer back to this place "You know what sounds good right now?" "T's Tantan?" "Yup". Unfortunately, this is the only location that exists. Conveniently, you can also pay with your SUICA card which means that on your way out of Tokyo (by train) you can empty your card here which is precisely what we did. So good we came twice.
This place is so convenient. During our week-long stay in Japan, we must have stopped here at least four times: coming in to the city from the airport, on our way to/from the Shinkansen to other cities, and if we just so happened to be switching trains at Tokyo station. Best of all, everything is vegan, so you don't have to worry! Each ramen bowl was delicious! And relatively speaking, it's the cheapest vegan food around. My big American stomach had to order the large size each time, of course. Also, this place has great hours, has an English menu, and takes credit card.
A great spot for vegetarian ramen. Conveniently located in Tokyo station, we went here on the way to Kyoto via JR - it can be tricky to find, but look for it on a map in the station, and you should be good to find it (it is located on the Keiyo street area in the station). The ramen here is quite good, and the restaurant is brightly lit and nicely decorated. The menus are in Japanese only, but the pictures are large and clear.
This is an awesome ramen place, open early, with vegan signage all over the place! Hooray!! It's located inside Tokyo station in the "Keiyo Street" shopping area just around the corner from the info station. The name is in hiragana and I actually missed it the first time I walked by. The menu is all Japanese with photos, but there are reassuring signs in English everywhere proclaiming their veganism.
The soup was perfect. I got there too early to order anything else and was only offered the breakfast/lunch menu or whatever. But I did get a coffee that came out with a tiny thing of soy and sweetener. It was really delightful.
The service was fast, attentive, and friendly. Plus I was able to pickup some dried veggie meat to take back with me! I think I'll make it a point to stop there again on my way out of town.
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