Posted on 07 / 11 / 2015
I hadn't been here for awhile, but noticed the recent negative reviews by chance, which has prompted me to revise my own review. My own experience has never been as bad as others described, but still...things haven't been quite the same here recently. The restaurant atmosphere here (if one can call it that), has always been rough, but at least the food quality, the cleanliness, the service, were all saving graces. But even those seem to have gone downhill. Mainly service, which I guess affects everything else...the staff doesn't seem to care much anymore.
Frankly, this wasn't entirely unexpected. I think it's a symptom of non-restaurateurs trying to run a restaurant in Tokyo (not least a vegan one, one of the most difficult). But the difficulties may have simply caught up with them after a couple of years. I hoped they would beat the odds, but it's painfully obvious that things aren't going as well here compared to before.
My initial review was a stretched 4 stars, but now down to 2. The poor environment here has always been hard for me to take, but now with the general deterioration also, there's little incentive for me to come here anymore. I'll miss the strong natural spicing, but can live without it. And the Jains I've known personally have tended to be fastidious with their food, so I imagine (hope?) that the food cleanliness also remains good despite current impressions. In fact, I don't fully get it but Indian natives (one of whom initially introduced me to it) still seem to like and hype this place. All I can say is, that clientele aside perhaps, I find it hard to recommend it, most especially in Japan of all places. There are better choices for vegan Indian dining (for example Veg Kitchen which is very close to here, or Nataraj, my ongoing favourite).
Updated from previous review on Tuesday November 11, 2014
Unpleasant atmosphere, Deteriorated service