Indian vegetarian restaurant that also offers Jain food. Name in Japanese name is ヴェジハーブサーガ, address 東京都台東区上野5-16-9. Reported open to HappyCow, July 2014. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Take-out, Delivery
B1, 5-16-9, Ueno, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 110-0005

Open Mon-Sat 11:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00.

  • Cash only


First Review by MidnightSun112
  • non-vegetarian

Ueno Vege Herb Saga

4 Posted on 02 / 10 / 2014

I've eaten here 2 times. It is a long way from my apartment. On weekdays they have lunch sets. Choose 1, 2 or 3 curry servings from a list of 5-6.

The restaurant is open until 3pm for lunch but you have until 2:30pm to order food. They shut down the kitchen at this time.

Spicy means spicy! And I love it.

The space is small. And large groups can become noisy.

Pros: competitive price, good food
Cons: small
  • vegan

A Little Piece of India

4 Posted on 07 / 29 / 2013

This cluttered, aroma-filled basement is a little piece of India, where beaming chefs, run off their feet, turn out the best Indian meals in Tokyo. Owned by a Jain, this is where vegetarian Indian business people come to eat authentic Indian food like they'd get at home without worrying about contamination of their food. But it's not just vegetarian Indians: many Japanese I've met there come because they've seen it on TV, where it wins awards as one of the top Indian restaurants in Tokyo - a great advertisement for vegetarian food in Japan. Beware that being a tiny place, you'll often need to share a table with other guests (not necessarily a bad thing as I've had many an interesting conversation there, but something to consider when planning a night out) and if you order a time-consuming dish it may take a while - up to an hour, or two on a really busy Saturday night, but of course side orders will come out earlier - as the two chefs freshly cook all the meals, regardless of how busy they are. Even the curry powders etc are roasted on site from fresh ingredients, regularly imported from India. This is the only specialised South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Tokyo (apart from a few dishes at the new Govinda's Edogawa) if not Japan, and the dosas and other snacks are divine. Vegan items are clearly labelled on the menu. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Tokyo.

Pros: South Indian food like masala dosas!!, friendly staff, reasonable prices
Cons: located in a cramped basement, sometimes long waits for food
  • vegan

The most cheerful staff ever!

4 Posted on 05 / 28 / 2013

I wasn't impressed by the food - we had a set of two curries, but the portions were extremely small while the curries were extremely spicy (spicy-spicy). I guess we forgot to ask for a milder option.

Even though the food left a lot to be desired, the atmosphere was great - it's a simple no frills place with singing staff! They were chatting cheerfully, humming melodies and in general they were very friendly.

Pros: Nice staff, Nice atmosphere
Cons: Small portions, Very spicy


  • vegetarian

probably my favorite Indian restaurant in Tokyo

5 Posted on 01 / 07 / 2013

I've been living in Tokyo for 5 years and have visited many Indian restaurants but this one is probably my favorite. Restaurant is entirely vegetarian and non-smoking. Vegan or vegan-possible items are marked on the menu (or simply ask the staff). Jain food and Taiwanese vegetarian (no onions, garlic, etc.) also available. The menu is huge and consists of many items that cannot be found at other Indian restaurants in Tokyo.

Pros: authentic, high quality, unique flavor, huge menu


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Last updated: 2014/07/02


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