Salad bar

Billed as a higher-end fast casual restaurant, this is a Parisian style salad bar, located 1-minute walk from Gaienmae station in Minami Aoyama at 東京都港区南青山2-27-21. Vegan options marked on the menu. Set menus including salad with soup, bread or salad with soup and main. Desserts and wine available. English menu and English/French speaking staff. Opened July 2015. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by philbett


Points +71

23 Oct 2023

Nice cosy place to eat

Great little place to chill and have a nice vegetarian and/or vegan meal. Loved the atmosphere and hospitality. Coffee is amazing, food is delicious and a nice change from your everyday onigiri 🍙
I’ll be a regular here, I’m afraid. 😄

Pros: Food is good, The atmosphere is great, You can seat outside

Cons: Maybe a bit more choice



Points +23

Non Veg
22 Jun 2023

Vegan and vegetarian option

At Citron you can find a wide range of healthy and vegetarian options, also you can compose your salad with your favourite ingredients, and transform a salad into a vegan dish.
The food was excellent and fresh, and even if I arrived late in the evening, they welcome me and help me to eat something after a long trip.
Extremely recommended.

Pros: wide range of healthy and seasonal ingredients, vegetarian and vegan options


Points +1460

14 Feb 2023

Mostly vegetarian, but delicious

The restaurant is fully vegetarian and the vegan options are clearly labeled. Must say though that the vegan options besides the drinks are somewhat limited. Still, the bread is really good and makes me miss European bread more. I chose a vegan sandwich with grilled vegetables, hummus and falafel. While I liked the taste, I wished it had more filling.


Points +1171

Mostly Veg
09 Oct 2022

Tasty French style vegetables

I always love their big bowl of salad (Salade CITRON with tofu and falafels & Salade du Chef with hummus and couscous), but their 1290 yen sandwich lunch set which comes with a small salad and a soup is also very satisfying.
They change their menu every week, but this week's baguette sandwiches (L'Oriental with huumus & Le Provançal) and soups (split peas, leek, potato and thyme soup & pumpkin potage with coconut milk) were superb.
You can check the latest menu online and everything vegan is clearly labeled with a green “V.”


Points +450

19 Jan 2022

Not too many Vegan options.

At least when I went there, they had just one or two vegan options, but they were flavorful.


Points +1976

28 Feb 2021

Delicious split pea soup

Super friendly service, outdoor seating and nice vegan baguette :)


Points +39

06 Oct 2020

Cozy cafe

I liked the environment and the variety of the menu. The staff was friendly.


Points +271

28 Jun 2020

Cute vegetarian restaurant!

Loved Carrot potage with turmeric and citron salad!

Pros: all vegetarian and some vegan menus, taste good, Cute place in convenient location

Cons: some are a bit pricy


Points +457

26 Jul 2019

Bien et sympathique

Friendly staff, could have more vegan options. It would be nice if they were serving the salad with a bread


Points +257

15 Apr 2019

Come for the quiche

Two quiches, two gratins and two soups every day, and always good.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good value


Points +19

21 Mar 2019

Excellent food

You get good quiches, baked gratin, soup, several salads!! All vegetarian!


Points +256

10 Jun 2018

Good in some areas, meh in others

Came for lunch and got the salad set with the Salade Raymond. The salad was kinda mediocre -- I would recommend creating your own instead of going with this. However, the monthly soup of tomato/zucchini/carrot was really delicious, though tiny. The bread was great too, as one should hope from a French restaurant. The salad was really big, but not filling.
My boyfriend ordered the gratin set meal with the penne/mushroom/carrot gratin, and it was incredibly tasty. I really recommend getting the gratin if you eat cheese. It was pretty small, but it was pretty rich, so that probably won't be an issue unless you're starving.
Prices were reasonable. All in all, check out this place if you are vegetarian and in the area, or really craving cheese. If vegan, don't go out of your way for it.

Pros: Yummy gratin, bread, and soup., Friendly staff who speak English.

Cons: Meh salad.


Points +98

22 Dec 2017

Authentic French food!

Very cute restaurant with friendly staff located opposite to francfranc.
Very tasty quiche and well seasoned salad .
Very Filling and reasonable price.
Will come again.


Points +17

14 Sep 2017

A lovely place!

If you're looking for a fresh, filling, scrumptious, healthy and colorful salad served in a charming space with friendly and helpful staff, then Citron is the place. Great for kids as well because they can 'make' their own salad.
[NB: ...And for Tokyo where the cost for fruit, vegetables and grains are high ...not to mention labour cost, rent, etc. I feel the price is reasonable].
Definitely, will be a regular and looking forward to their opening of the 2nd branch in Otemachi! Hopefully they will have branches all over Tokyo in the future.

Pros: very friendly serivce

Cons: service could have been more efficient...


Points +23

21 Mar 2017


Not a lot of options for dinner (or in general) but what we got was so delicious and so fresh, for pre-made food. Most importantly it was all meat free and relatively healthy. Not much for Vegans unfortunately, just a great salad. The person who served us was very nice & spoke fluent English. Our Japanese is limited, so that helped us out heaps. Really cute & relaxing eating area upstairs. I added a pic of what I ordered & the price, if you're interested. Highly recommend.


Points +123

16 Aug 2016

Awesome veg options in the heart of Tokyo!

I first learned of CITRON on Facebook only a few days ago and decided to visit as I would be in Tokyo for the weekend. As a vegetarian in Japan, there are generally very few options suitable for vegans and vegetarians. When I heard there was a new French vegetable bistro in Tokyo, I had to check it out.

Only a few minutes from Gaen-Mae (take exit 1A), the outside patio is welcoming and there are cute vintage French advertisements and lemon-themed displays on the ground floor. The first sight that greets you as you come in the door is the ultra- fresh salad bar. There are several lunch sets available including salad, quiche, and gratin, all reasonably priced at about $12. You can also choose to order off the à la carte menu. They also do takeout.

I opted for the salade Citron with the green pea soymilk potage and a glass of organic red wine; I was surprised by how quickly the order came out. The one thing I noticed was that the dish said it had wheat berries, but the salad I received had cooked barley instead. I loved that all the waiters and people working there were actually French; many of us were ordering in French which was it pleasant change from struggling to communicate in Japanese.

The upstairs seating area had many cute touches, such as vintage enamel signs and French music playing in the background. One thing to note is there is a (well-behaved) dog roaming loose on the premises on certain days, so if you are allergic to dogs or have small children, that is something to keep in mind.

My salad was extraordinarily fresh, and the green pea soup was delicious. The wine was excellent as well. They also have a cake and coffee service; I didn't try dessert on this visit, but the offerings looked delicious.

I greatly enjoyed my first visit and look forward to returning in the near future!

Pros: Quick service, low prices (for Tokyo), Charming ambience; great to speak French!, Convenient to metro (Exit 1A)

Cons: All seating / toilets on second floor


Points +41

Mostly Veg
22 Nov 2015

One of the best in Tokyo

As a tokyo resident, I've been to several vegan/vegetarian restaurants, but Citron was the most cleanest, friendliest place. Their theme is french, which is also quite a rare finding out of the veg restaurants in tokyo. Both their salads and quiches are awesome;soft texture deep in flavour with fresh veggies. I really enjoyed their chocolate cake, all quiches and desserts are a recommend! Also, it's really close to the station which is another good thing about this place.

Pros: English speaking staff, Very clean and reliable , Delicious

Cons: not the cheapest..!


Points +312

28 Sep 2015

great lunch choice!

I stopped by here for lunch one day was not disappointed! Very near Gaienmae station or a 7 minute walk from Omotesando. Bright, comfortable interior. Staff speak English, Japanese, and French. I had the vegetarian moussaka set, which was delicious but not heavy. Salads were vibrant, fresh, and delicious. Portions were ample for lunch. Definitely recommend if you're in the area.

Pros: fully vegetarian, reasonable prices, good quality


Points +28

17 Aug 2015

Amazing soup & salad set

Walking in, the staff were friendly and welcoming. The fresh quiches and crayons were lined up neatly under the display window.
The soup and salad set was delicious. The soup (carrot, chick pea and cumin) was vegan and full of flavour. The Citron salad was very fresh and satisfying.
The decor and atmosphere was relaxed and unique for Tokyo.

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