Ain Soph.Ginza

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4-12-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Ain Soph's first restaurant, est. 2010, is located in Ginza near Higashi Ginza station. Re-opened 2016 after refurbishment, the ground floor now features a vegan sweets shop. The second to fourth floor is the restaurant where fine, plant-based Japanese French fusion meals and seasonal desserts are served. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-5:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm. Lunch 11:30am-3pm (last order 2:30pm), tea time 2:30-5pm (last order 4pm), dinner 6-10pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Japanese, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, French, Fusion

53 Reviews

First Review by jacqui

Absolutely brilliant! - Edit

Can’t fault this place, the location, the venue and the service is 5*. The food is exceptional! Will be back for more.

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Delicate and fancy food - Edit

I’m giving this place 5 stars because even though I didn’t really have the best time, it’s because I was looking for a big hearty meal and this place doesn’t really do that. It has really fine, lovely and delicately decorated food, and it does do what it aims to do really well. Lovely atmosphere and taste and service, but the food size and prices aren’t for those who are starving and on a low budget. I recommend coming here if you’re not looking for a big meal so much as having something dainty to eat while catching up with a friend and relaxing.

Pros: Relaxing environment , Beautifully presented food, Great taste

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High quality vegan food - Edit

The food is beautiful for the stomach and for the eyes, too. I recommend to order the box.

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Not as good as kyoto - Edit

Went here after we had been twice to the kyoto one (matcha pancakes omg) and were dissapointed. There was only 2 lunch options and 1 pancakes so we ordered the pancakes to share, not allowed to share apparently but then she says there is a dessert menu so we ordered the matcha cheesecake and the tirimasu set that comes with a matcha latte. Both no where near as good as the desserts at the other restaurant. It was a bit snooty tbh and expensive.

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Everything is just so good!!!! - Edit

I went to Ain Soph. Ripple 2 years ago. I was so surprised with the taste of their food. So, this time when I visit Tokyo again, I knew I must pay a visit to this place.
We were here over Sunday and they only have a holiday menu that serves only: bento, rice with salad, pancakes with salad. We chose bento. The portion of the bento is so big. It's with green salad, potato and chickpea salad, lotus root curry, tomato soup, deep fried soy meat and brown rice.
One thing that I am so in love with Japanese vegan food is that they include vegetables of different colors, carbs, beans. In this way, the diet is very balanced.
Everything in the bento is so good. My favorite is the tomato soup. It's very rich with lots of tomatoes and carrots.
Menu is in Japanese and English. Staff speaks little English but still ok.

Pros: Delicious food, Comfortable dining environment

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Best pancakes ever. - Edit

One has to learn to be patient here and slow down. It is a chilled and quiet atmosphere. It sets the scene so you're less likely to gobble up your very delicious pancakes too quickly. Best pancakes ever. Warm and fluffy. Served with ice cream, cream, chopped nuts and agave syrup.

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Perfect! - Edit

We have enjoyed every single bite. Take the bento menu, it is a bit pricey but It cost every yen.
The pancakes were my favourite dish.

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Worth it - Edit

Tried coming in for dinner but must have been too late so just picked up a jar of pudding and tiramisu (tiramisu was SO GOOD!). Came back the next day for breakfast and had the pancakes which were really good and filling. There was a little wait for the food however the staff apologised when the pancakes were brought out to us - it was really no bother but nice to know that they were aware without us saying anything.

Pros: Delicious

Cons: Might be pricey for the budget vegan traveller (wo

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Bad experience - Edit

We know the price are pricey but didn’t expect the portion is so small. Moreover, the staff seems rushing us to leave with clearing all the plates just right after we finish, we do felt the unwelcome smell. (There are 5 of us, as the meal are quite pricey so we decided to order 3 dishes first as trying. When we know the portion is so small, we are planning to order but the staff start to clear our plates and cutlery right after we finish our first round.. kinda disappointed). Taste to us are so so.

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great strawberry tiramisu - Edit

I arrived after tea time and before dinner time, but the staff was nice enough to let me have a tiramisu or pudding and soy latte. I chose the seasonal strawberry tiramisu and it was great-even better than their regular tiramisu.

Pros: Good customer service, Nice desserts

Cons: Closes between tea time and dinner

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tea time - Edit

We arrived to early for supper so we had the tea time. It was a great tiramisu and a pudding. Good soy latte as well.

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Very charming ❤️ - Edit

The menu here is very small - only 3 or so items to choose from. I had the pancakes which were AMAZING. On the pricier side at around 1880 yen, but as a one off for a tourist I was willing to pay it. The restaurant is very lovely and so was the service :)

Pros: pancakes, service, setting

Cons: price

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love it! - Edit

We have come here now on two different trips to Tokyo, 3 different times hehe :) love this place! The food is so nice, especially the soy meat cutlets and fried soy meat, also the tortilla, the omelette and the cheese fondue (really it’s all good haha). All the desserts are to die for and you must try to matcha beer! A tad pricier but worth it!

Pros: yummy food, desserts, matcha beer

Cons: little bit pricey

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Wonderful meal - Edit

My husband and I had a wonderful meal here last year. Great location. The dining room, whilst intimate (and great for our date night) made it difficult for staff to be on hand to provide service. We often had to wait for staff to deliver ours (or other people's food) in order to get service, order drinks, dessert etc.
Highly recommend.

Pros: Tasty food, Good value

Cons: lack of staff in room

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Food was ok - Edit

I came with high expectations since I’ve been to Ain Soph.Journey (Shinjuku) and loved it. I don’t quite get why people love Ain Soph.Ginza that much. The service wasn’t that great - the guy serving us looked really grumpy - and the food isn’t worth the price. I had the course, which consists of salad, soup, a 9 small side dishes plate (can’t remember the name), dessert and drink, way too expensive (around ¥3500) for what it is. The salad was fine but the soup was bland and I can say that I only really liked 1 of the 9 dishes. It’s not bad, just not worth that much. The only thing that made this visit ok was the desserts, tasty and delicious just like Ain Soph.Journey (totally recommend the pancakes - fluffy, tasty and complete with fruits, ice cream and all of that).
So, overall, it was ok but definitely not worth the price. I understand that it’s a nice building in Ginza and all of that, but just not worth it. I’ve been to lots of nice vegan restaurants in Tokyo with a much affordable price, same presentation, better service, etc.

Pros: Pancakes

Cons: expensive

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welcome vegan find - Edit

Eat the rainbow! Beautiful colours and fresh flavours.
While pricey, the food , service & venue made it worthwhile.

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Nice presentation - Edit

Celebrated my birthday with friend, quiet spot, delicious food.

Pros: Friendly staff, Original food and drinks, Nice presentation

Cons: Small

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very good but really expensive. - Edit

This place has some of the best vegan food in Tokyo. Only draw back is that it's insanely expensive.

Pros: delicious food. , friendly service.

Cons: $$$$$

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Pricey but good for the area - Edit

Ain Soph Ginza is one of the only (or at least better known) vege places in Ginza, and it does a great job at providing a tasty and fresh meal. I got the mushroom hayashi-rice which was good, but a little overpowering on the sauce. The bento is extremely large as well, so be sure to get that only if you are very hungry! The bento is also the most expensive vege meal I'd seen, at approx ¥4,000. It's good for an occasional treat, but not a meal you would return for every week.

Pros: Tasty food, Good if you're in Ginza

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Pricey but nice(y) :) - Edit

Went there for a dinner. It’s a small setting but we were lucky there was room for us! The food was tasty. My partner had chosen something that had been sold out and was given something similar instead, which he thought was OK. I went for their nutty dry curry which I thought was tasty but could have used a little more substance and less rice. A little expensive but OK overall.

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Loved it! - Edit

I loved the place. It's really cute, from outside and inside. The prices are alright for Japan. What I loved most about it, is that I didn't need to worry what I pick, because it's all at least vegetarian, if not even vegan. That's pretty great, if you don't speak the language. The only thing I was a bit disappointed about was the small menu. For lunch there's only 3 options, which makes it a bit difficult if you don't like everything vegetarian/vegan.
Still I loved the food. I had the Mushroom Hayashi-Rice and even though I'm not a big fan of Mushrooms, it was pretty good.

Pros: clean, all veg, friendly staff

Cons: small menu

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Beautifully presented - Edit

Great food and service at Ain Soph on Saturday night. Having arrived in Tokyo that morning we were delighted to find a vegan restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. The food was beautiful and we were really looked after by the team. We did book ahead as it's quite snug but only a few hours in advance. The box with 9 delicate selections was a great mix of flavours and a fab welcome to Japan.

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love it - Edit

I had the box with 9 items. I dont know Japanese but it was so nice to just eat it knowing everything is vegan. I have no idea what it was but it was great. Thanks

Pros: Japanese vegan food, close to metro stop , great location and easy to find

Cons: a little expensive but is worth it

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tasteful and delicious - Edit

The food is extremely good. One of the best meals I've had in Japan.

Everything was great but the pancakes were the highlight of our meal.

Note that this place is fancy and expensive. This meant I needed a microscope to spot the minuscule slice of cheesecake they had allegedly brought me.

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One of the best - Edit

They are tied with Dr Vegan from Seoul in terms of presentation.

Pros: Presentation, Quality, Taste

Cons: None

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luxury food - Edit

the food price is slightly expensive. few variety of the menu...a comfort place to relax

Pros: high quality of food

Cons: space too small (japan no choice)

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really really really good! - Edit

Pricey but holy moly it's good food. Lovely place, would definitely eat here again. The pancakes are out of this world.

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