• Coco ichibanya - Shinjuku Station

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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. This outlet is next to the West exit of Shinjuku Station. Open Mon-Sun 12:00am-12:00am.

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19 Reviews

First Review by Pips


Points +750

07 Oct 2023

Great Japanese Vegetable Curry

Though there aren’t too many vegan options, there is a section with vegetable curries. Just make sure you order the non-meat curry base. The ordering screen is easy to use and it’s available in many languages. The vegetable curry I had was amazing and the pricing was reasonable. The service was also efficient. I would highly recommend if you are interested in trying Japanese curry.



Points +17

11 Jul 2023

Reasonable Japanese curry

The menu comes in different languages which makes it easy to order. There are a few options for vegan and vegetarian curries. They are pretty cheap and have good portions.


Points +189

29 Mar 2023

Best curry rice

We always visit coco icnibanya when we visit Japan. Love their curry rice. They have lots of options for everyone. You can place your order through their tablet.

Pros: Good vegetarian options, Love the quality


Points +555

26 Mar 2023

good curry

quick service and customisable dishes. big portion which was very tasty and a very reasonable price


Points +121

30 Dec 2022


They have a tablet on each seating corner that you can use to place your order. Vegan options can be found under gluten free dishes or under vegetable curries. Please watch out that when choosing from the veggie curry menu, you need to choose the vegetable sauce when customizing your order. Otherwise it will not be vegan!
We really liked that you can choose the rice portion size, level of spice and add more ingredients.
We had almost no waiting time and the curry was very delicious.

Pros: Various options

Cons: Regular vegetable curries contain meat


Points +221

11 Jul 2020

Curry good even for hangovers

After witnessing Shibuya meltdown this place is still delicious the next day and the spice levels are clear and different and staff really friendly


Points +15739

08 Feb 2020

Coco Ichibanya

The first time I had Coco Ichibanya was when my client suggested we order it in for a working lunch from this location...best decision! The CocoICHI Vegetarian Curry with Vegetables was spectacular, cheap, AND vegan!!! Definitely a great place to grab a quick lunch. Since it's a chain, if you're in a bind picking between a local restaurant and this one, I'd say pick the local one. There are many Coco Ichibanya locations across Japan and even in some other countries.


Points +33

05 Feb 2020

Quick inexpensive and tasty

Quick, inexpensive, tasty vegetarian Japanese curry with simple no fuss counter service. Restaurant has an English menu and takes credit cards


Points +474

03 Jan 2020

Surprisingly Tasty!

Ended up here almost as a last resort as no other vegan friendly places were open in the area. Pleasantly surprised! Really tasty curry! Only a few options but nice and quick service. The spiced garlic side was an absolute win. About £20 for x2 mains, x2 beers plus the garlic.


Points +75

Mostly Veg
15 Dec 2019

Hearty curry

The shop is located near the train stations. They have a separate vegan menu available for selection, do ask for it. You can choose the rice portion and spicy level of the curry. Overall, is a great curry with vegetables top on it.

Pros: A good selection of vegan options available

Cons: Limited seats


Points +15

Mostly Veg
14 Dec 2019

Vegetarian Curry

The vegetarian curry taste yummy and shop near Shinjuku station.

Pros: Decent amount of vegan options, Provide English vegetarian menu


Points +116

08 Nov 2019

Great cheap delicious

Has Vegan menu. You can customise the curries/add to them, i got the veggie curry added mushrooms sooo yum and very cheap!!


Points +22

07 Oct 2019

Great, simple place

As soon as I came in and sat down a member of staff presented me with the menu and as soon as I used my very bad Japanese to say "no meat no fish" I was given a vegetarian/vegan menu with a decent choice of dishes and all labelled in several languages including English. It's a good place for us spice lovers too as you can choose to have your curry as hot, (or as mild), as you like.

Pros: A fair amount of choice and good value


Points +77

03 Oct 2019

Vegetarian curry

They have separate menu and will mix - e.g. add something to one menu if you ask. Good taste and price.


Points +150

08 May 2019

Always a good option

Every Coco location has a separat menu for vegetarian/vegan curries. They are tasty and always a good option if you are hungry :)

Pros: Vegetarian/vegan menu


Points +38

15 Apr 2019

Staff may be confused, find the menu yourself

Had a tense conversation (in Japanese) with the waiter, who just wanted to push me the standard vegetable curry and knew of no vegetarian alternatives. I just found the fabled menu in the menu pile myself. They use the word "vegetarian" but it's really vegan, and there were 7 menu items as of this writing.


Points +599

06 Nov 2018

Good but no mild vegan curry

It is great that such a big chain restaurant provides vegan curry options. However, the vegan curry is a "regular" spicy one, and it is not possible to have it mild or hot. So if you cannot eat spicy food, you basically cannot eat anything at this place.

Pros: Vegan curry

Cons: Not possible to have a mild or hot vegan curry


Points +67

21 Oct 2018

Good for a quick bite

This small, counter-service curry spot was a nice place to grab lunch in-between shopping trips. The vegetarian (really vegan) menu had a couple options for curries and toppings. I ordered the standard vegetable curry with okra. I loved the flavor of the curry itself but found the preparation of the okra to be really slimy and off-putting. Luckily, it came on the side so I just didn't add it to my dish.

My husband got the red curry with eggplant and loved it. Unfortunately, we later learned through other reviews it may have been cooked in animal oil, which is disappointing to say the least.

All dishes come with a generous helping of rice. You can customize the heat and amount of rice you get as well. We both got the standard level of heat and found it not to be that spicy.

Pros: Separate veg menu, Big portions

Cons: Limited seating, Some of the vegetables are cooked in animal oil


Points +1423

10 Oct 2018

Delicious Japanese Vegan Curry

This place serves cheap, filling, delicious Japanese curries. They have a separate vegan menu. Make sure you ask for that and order off that menu. My favourite is the mushroom curry.

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