Ain Soph.Soar

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Toshima-ku, Higasi Ikebukuro 3-5-7, Tokyo, Japan

The 3rd of Ain Soph vegan restaurants est. 2014 is located 10 minutes from Ikebukuro station near to Sunshine City. Serves plant-based Japanese-French fusion meals and seasonal desserts. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm (last order 3pm), Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, dinner, 5-10pm (last order 9pm); also serving Saturday tea 3-5pm. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:00pm, Mon 5:00pm-10:00pm, Wed-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-4:00pm.

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

32 Reviews

First Review by BrendanBrown

Lovely restaurant - Edit

We had a really great Vegan paella here. It was really fresh and tasty. The staff were very helpful and also spoke very good English which was very helpful as we speak very little Japanese!! The restaurant has a really good relaxed atmosphere, I’d definitely recommend it.

Pros: Beautiful restaurant , Plenty of Vegan options, Friendly, helpful staff

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Get the glutten free pancakes! - Edit

Even though they cost 2.300¥ I still remember the taste of them. I can’t wait to eat them again!
Also, listen to the waitress suggeriments. We had the mealnof the day (tacos inspired dish) and it was amaizing.

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nice and cosy place - Edit

Food was great and the place was peaceful as it wasn't crowded (on weekday night), so staff were a bit in a hurry to kick us out but they stayed very friendly:) will go back again.

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amazing food & great place - Edit

Lovely food, friendly staff, beautiful eating area, would recommend 100% easy to find via google maps to

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a vegan oasis in the city - Edit

This is the second Ain Soph chain I tried in Tokyo. It has a very different vibe from Ripple but the same high quality food, if not even better. It is on the expensive side, but only slightly from an Australian perspective. The restaurant is beautiful, with clean white wood and a comfortable elegant yet rustic feel. Unlike Ripple, Soar has heaps of seating and a very quiet atmosphere. I had the sandwich set which was delicious and satisfying, and the pancakes for dessert.

Oh. My. God. The pancakes.

One weird quirk of this place is that they brought out my dessert while I was half-way through my sandwich, but even though they were less fresh when I finally got to them... wow, no pancake is ever going to live up to these ones. Soft, fluffy, warm, and dense, served with a little cream and ice cream plus some fruits. If you find yourself sitting in Ain Soph Soar wondering whether to have some pancakes, the answer is YES.

Some comments below are saying the portions are small, but I’m a big girl and found myself satisfied. If there had been even a little more food on my plate, I would’ve left some. This place is pricey, but it’s the sort of place you eat at when you need to spend some time to relax, unwind, and nourish your body. My meal cost about AU$40 and consisted of a sandwich, some fried potato, an iced coffee, and the pancake plate. I feel the price is fair for the quality and the setting.

Pros: amazing food, good service, serene atmosphere

Cons: dessert with ice cream served during main, the price makes this a once-in-a-while treat

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Great Western Styler Vegan Restaurant - Edit

This place was amazing! A lot like western vegan restaurants. The food was expensive but felt worth it because of how full and happy we were by the end. We shared the pancakes, a sandwich and a bowl of soup. They restaurant had an Instagram advertising scheme through February to receive a free cake for a post of their food. We ended up having a decent meal with free dessert for around ¥3900. Worth the trip!

Pros: one staff member spoke perfect English , western food, AMAZING PANCAKES

Cons: expensive

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good atmosphere - Edit

One of Ain Soph.’s store.
I like the atmosphere and food.
Closed to sunshine city.
You can count on this place to enjoy a meal.

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-22

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yummy pancakes! - Edit

Went with my mum for the famous pancakes and really enjoyed it!
More reasonable than the Ginza branch.
Nice decoration too.

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Tasty luxe meal - Edit

This particular Ain Soph does tend to lead on the more expensive side but not more than I am willing to pay by any stretch. The menu is always changing and the taco rice I got was particularly amazing. There is plenty of seating so you won't have to worry about getting there early. Despite the portions looking quite small, we left the restaurant very satisfied! Definitely recommend if you're in the area!

Pros: Delicious food, Good location

Cons: Not a very cheap eat, There can be a wait time for some items

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Great options, a little expensive - Edit

Although it is great to finally find a Vegan restaurant in a Country that's not so vegan, it was a little on the expensive side. But, if you want to give yourself a treat, knock yourself out.

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Beautiful food - Edit

Amazing yummy food, great friendly staff, however the food is overpriced

Pros: Fresh, Delicious , Healthy

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Vegans Rock - Edit

Vegans are saving Planet Earth!!!

Pros: Many, Society partly gets it., Vegans get it

Cons: None, Society does not always get it., No other ones

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Best waffles of my life - Edit

We got the sandwich lunch set and the Hayashi rice. For dessert we split the waffles. The sandwich was excellent as were all side dishes. The Hayashi rice was good, but the sauce was more sweet than savory so I was surprised. Def not bad by any means though!

The waffles though. The waffles would make me come back again anytime. So crispy and soft and the soy whipped cream and fresh fruit were so refreshing.

Pros: nice staff, beautiful restaurant, delicious food

Cons: a little expensive (but worth it)

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Ain Soph Does It Again! - Edit

I've now visited all 4 concept restaurants in the Ain Soph group and, although not my favorite, Soar delivers the same quality food and friendly service (although they could be a bit more attentive) in a cool, comfortable atmosphere. I was there for a late Sunday lunch and had the Hayashi Rice Plate which was really good. Cold press juices also available (seem to be on the pricey side though). Overall good experience and would definitely return.

Pros: Good food, Friendly service, Cool vibe

Cons: Not the easiest place to find

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Incredible! - Edit

I went here with my friend for a 'fancy lunch' and it was amazing! We had the 3 course weekend lunch option and it was well worth the price. You can tell that the meals have been thoughtfully crafted and quality ingredients are have been used. The place has a nice interior and the staff are friendly and English-speaking. We had a wonderful experience and I recommend this place to anyone looking for quality vegan cuisine.

Pros: Fabulous food, Lovely interior, Friendly staff

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just in love !!! - Edit

Thank you !!! It was my first time in a vegan restaurant 🙏🏼❤ I don't have much close to me. It was the best experience ever !!!

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PeterShaw 30 Jul 2017 - Hi all you vegans!!  


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Très bon mais prix un peu élevés - Edit

J'ai été plusieurs fois dans ce restaurant situé juste à côté de chez moi. J'ai trouvé les portions très convenables (spaghettis, salade, desserts au chocolat). Ce n'est pas le temps de préparation que j'ai trouvé long mais le temps pour de réaction du personnel pourtant très aimable. A chaque fois que j'y suis allée il y avait peu de monde mais obtenir l'attention du personnel pour commander ou demander de l'eau était tout un combat. Les prix sont un peu élevé mais rien de dramatique. Pour Tokyo il s'agit plus pour moi d'un restaurant "occasionnel" que "quotidien".

Pros: Taste, Atmospeh

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Ain Soph Soar - Edit

We've been there on our first day in Tokyo. It is easy to find. Nice place, good atmosphere, friendly staff and very delicous food.

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ain soph - Edit

I had the deli set lunch and the waffle set for desert, plus a cup of coffee. Nor the deli neither the waffle set weren't very rich ... In the deli, a very large amount of green salad, a little potato, some pickles and vegan omelette, very light. The tomato soup was rather tasty, but with only two small cuts of baguette.
For the waffle ... Too soft, fruits not so fresh, a little bit of ice cream, a little bit of whipped cream, a very thin ribbon of chocolate sauce ...
Not a very generous menu for nearly 2500¥.

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Delicious Food, Stylish Atmosphere - Edit

I was a little hesitant to come here after reading the reviews saying it was high cost for small portions, but I'm really glad I did! I ordered the pancake set and it came with two pancakes, deep-fried vegan chicken, a salad, soup, and what I believe was a kind of stuffing of some sort. This was more than enough food to fill me up and it was so delicious, especially the pancakes! I loved the young, stylish atmosphere of the restaurant and the staff were very professional and respectful, too. It was a little expensive at 1500 yen, but all things considered I will still likely be coming back. Recommended!

Pros: Delicious Food, Stylish Atmosphere, Professional Staff

Cons: A Little Expensive

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Fancy but the portions were small - Edit

The place had a nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. It seemed like a fancy restaurant. The food though was ok tasting (I had the Spanish tofu omelette dish and an appetizer with tortilla chips), but the portions were very small considering the price. I think I spent somewhere in the 1500-2000 yen range but ended up having to get food afterwards because I was still hungry. I think it'd be awesome if they converted this place to have the same menu, or a similar menu, to Ain Soph.Ripple.

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Good quality, nice atmosphere - Edit

The food is very nice, staff is very friendly, really nice atmosphere.

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice food

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Small portions - Edit

Ain Soph presents itself as a high class vegan restaurant. And that's exactly what we felt like having. So we visited Ain Soph Soar in Ikebukuro. The place is rather easy to find (near one of the larger back entrances to Sunshine City) and it looks beautiful. The atmosphere is tranquil and peaceful.
The kitchen seems to operate in that same tranquil rhythm, because it took a long time for the order to arrive at the table. And... the portions are small. Disappointingly small.
We ordered the falafel plate and when the waitress finally brought it to the table I looked at her with a puzzled face. Is this really all? Her stale face said it all: yes, that's it. The plate contained three tiny pieces of falafel, no pita bread, no dip. That's 333 yen per bite! The tempeh burger was also tiny, but it least it came with a few leafs of lettuce.
The "burger" with miso sauce and yams didn't look very attractive on the menu (in English, with pictures) but it was the best piece of the meal. It's rich in taste and somewhat heavy on the stomach (which was most welcome after all the tiny dishes before).
Ain Soph uses high quality ingredients and the food feels very healthy, but given the size of the portions and the presentation (hardly any garnishing) it's way overpriced. One goes to Ain Soph for the atmosphere first and for the food second.

Pros: healthy, high quality, peaceful atmosphere

Cons: slow kitchen, small portions

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Good quality vegan food - Edit

Nice tranquil atmosphere. Food was good as was the service. Nice to see a vegan option in Tokyo

Pros: vegan, quality, serene

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Mumble Mumble.. - Edit

The food is tasty but nothing that makes you say "Wow!", the ambient is cozy and the furnitures are will refined.
Unfortunately they have not so many courses on the menu (at least for lunch) and I think that they are not the price.
Besides in the hall there is written that children under 6 years are "not really wellcomed", cause they may disturb the other clients which, in my opinion, is something absurd to think and scandalous to find written in a public space.

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So charming! - Edit

This place is amazing! The atmosphere is nice for chatting and relaxing at the middle of the day. I went to this restaurant yesterday with my friend and we had such a wonderful time there! The food was delicious! Please, be prepared that the lowest price for one meal is around 1600 Yen. But drink (like ice tea or coffee) is included in the price. The menu is not very wide but I think everyone can find something that she/he likes. I wish you all who goes to this place to have a great time there.

Pros: Great food, Nice atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: bit pricey

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10/10 Amazing - Edit

This place was absolutely amazing. First of all, the atmosphere and layout was fantastic. It was spacious and comfortable.

But the food... EVERYTHING I ate here was absolutely amazing. I ordered the pancake set. It was 1500 plus 120 for tax I think. The portion was PERFECT. In Japan i find the portion sizes to be abysmal and leaving restaurants hungry, but here I was full.

The pancake set came with 2 of the best pancakes I've EVER eaten in my life, 4 bits of 'karage' (Japanese style fried 'meat'), a salad, and a soup. The soup had light but deep flavors, the salad was a real salad with dark leafy greens and a sweet, light dressing. The pancakes were ultra rich and fluffy, literally the best I've ever had. They also have curry sets and really large set about 2500 yen, maybe suitable for two people.

And they give you a stint of water for your table which is a small thing but something I really appreciate.

I would recommend this restaurant to ANYONE. They also sell some of their foods here.

Pros: Amazing Food, Large Portions, Reasonable Prices

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