• Coco Ichibanya - Sumiyoshicho

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese curry house chain. Ask for the separate vegetarian menu which offers a number of vegetable and vegan curries, with/ spinach, mushroom, mix veg, or eggplant. These may be customized with extra ingredients. Curry is served with a portion of rice. Indicate spice level and portion size at the time of placing order. Must order from this menu for your curry to be vegan. On the regular menu, the vegetable curry contains meat, but you'll find a vegan salad or two. Note that not all branches provide vegan curry options, suggested to check ahead. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

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13 Reviews

First Review by ZiaJasper


Points +454

25 Apr 2023

The savior of hungry vegans (+ really good fake meat patty)

If you're hungry and need something filling and warm and salty and energizing, CocoIchi is the way to go. Just be aware that this is maybe the only place in JP where they actually make their spice levels spicy. The level 6 spice was more spicy than the highest spice level at my work indian place. (Also spice costs extra). Added mushrooms and the meat patty to their basic vegan curry. Really good.

Pros: Everywhere , Quick, Fake meat

Cons: It is fast food, that's what you get



Points +1390

09 Oct 2021

Great warming Japanese curry

The eggplant curry is so freakin good. I've been to this chain several times before I was vegan, and was SO glad to see they have vegan options now. Be sure to make sure to view the vegan menu, as some of the vegetarian options are not vegan and some contain cheese.

Pros: Finally has vegan options!, Cheap, Good portion sizes


Points +3610

22 Dec 2020

Really good vegan soup curry!

Really happy that this shop has the vegan menu items available. Unlike other Coco Ichibanya shops, this does not have the "vegetarian" sticker on their door, but rest assured it does have the vegan menu items.
During winter it has the limited winter only dish "Vegetable soup curry" that is a soup curry dish served with vegetables and tofu balls (all checked and confirmed to be vegan). This dish is really nice and filling and very affordable. If you would like to top it with some extra protein, you can order a soy cutlet as a topping.

The shop itself is midsize and VERY packed between 13:00-15:00. I would come earlier or later to really enjoy your meal. Staff are very attentive and polite and menu is in both English and Japanese.

Pros: Vegan soup curry, Electrical sockets by tables, Cheap and filling

Cons: Very busy at around 1-3 pm


Points +97

10 Jan 2020


My friends and I went here as soon as we got to Tokyo and the food hit the spot. They have a seperate vegan menu and I will definitely try more of the items on the menu through our travels. Would give 5 stars if I could

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +70

10 Jan 2020

Delicious food

They have an entire vegan menu


Points +63

09 Jan 2020

Yum yum

Great fast and affordable option for authentic Japanese curry, many veg options to choose from and all incredibly delicious! Even omni mother chose to take the vegan route and she loved it.

Pros: Great value/affordable, Multiple options, Quick and delicious


Points +162

21 Dec 2019

Good last minute plan

I like coming here for an easy, satisfying meal. The meals don't look special, but they're yummy, cheap and filling. I'd come again.

Pros: Vegan options, Affordable, Yummy and filling meals

Cons: Atmosphere isn't anything special


Points +159

27 Oct 2019

Yummy, fast, cheap

Ate at CoCo Ichibanya twice when we visited Japan. I tried the mushroom curry and the vegetable curry. I enjoyed both and was happy to find this restaurant in the food court with no other vegan options.


Points +84

11 Jun 2019

Good if you’re hungry

Had nice staff which immediately gave us the English menu and for me the extra vegetarian menu. Food doesn’t look tasty but is ok. The „normal“ portion size is alright even if you’re hungry, the „normal“ spicy level is ok for average German taste buds.

Pros: Configure your own size, spicyness and toppings , Freshly made, Tastes ok

Cons: Not Instagram-able ;-)


Points +27

31 May 2019

Lecker, aber kein Augenschmaus

Leckere vegetarische/vegane Optionen und englische Menüs wie auch in anderen Filialen der Kette, wobei auch hier das vegetarische Menü auf einer gesonderten Karte vermerkt ist, nach der wir explizit fragen mussten.

Das System mit den variablen Größen und Schärfe-Graden hat uns gefallen - die „regular“-Grade sind bereits sättigend genug, für die meisten Deutschen ist vermutlich auch die Schärfe so ausreichend. Wer mehr will kriegt auch mehr, so habe ich bei dieser Filiale (mein zweiter Besuch der Kette) mal eine größere Portion (400g statt 300g) mit Schärfestufe 3 (statt 0) gewagt - die Menge war ordentlich und die Schärfe für mich als jemand, der mit der durchaus scharfen türkischen Küche aufgewachsen ist etwas zu scharf - nächstes mal würde ich Stufe 2 nehmen, ich empfehle es aber generell die Schärfe lieber langsam anzugehen. Es ist in jedem Fall gut zu wissen, dass eine Kanne mit kaltem Wasser zum kostenlosen Nachschenken an jedem Tisch steht. 😉

In dieser Filiale werden die Zutaten aber ziemlich lieblos zusammengeschmissen, das war bei unserem Besuch in Osaka nicht so. So isst das Auge leider nicht gerne mit. Dem tollen Geschmack tut das aber keinen Abbruch!


Points +74

18 Apr 2019

Not pretty but delicious!

Delicious Japanese style curry. Have separate completely vegan menu.

Pros: 9 different vegan curries with different veggies, Fast service, Pretty cheap


Points +151

15 Mar 2019

Like crack

Couldn’t get enough of vegan cocos in japan, I like the spice level 3, if you like heat, otherwise go for one


Points +171

01 Mar 2019

Savoury Saviour

Coco was a life saver!! They’re dotted around the city and was our go to when we couldn’t find a recommended restaurant/ cafe and were starving.
The staff are SUPER FAST when you can get a seat. Expect fast service and a tasty, delicious curry.
Their vegetarian curry with added veggies is awesome. You can increase spice to your curry if preferred too.

Pros: Reliable, Delicious curry, Fast service and friendly staff

Cons: Not huge restaurants, minimal seating, You might have to wait for a seat but worth it

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