Kaemon Asakusa

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3F Visioncenter Asakusa, Hanakawado 1-9-1 Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 111-0033

Organic restaurant and drinks bar near Sensoji Temple by metro Tobu station, access from Asakusa station (Tobu Sky Tree), Ginza line. Uses fresh vegetables, beans, grains, and nuts. Menu is offered in Japanese and English with pictures. There are set dinner and lunch selections, and a la carte options, offered in half or full sizes. Last orders 2pm and 7pm. Open Mon 11:00am-3:30pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm, Wed-Sun 11:00am-3:30pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Asian

61 Reviews

First Review by MyVeganJoy

Delicious food! - Edit

Everything was awesome, no complaints.

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Healthy tasty food - Edit

Went here for lunch. At a fairly affordable rate the buffet options were not only healthy but tasty as well.

Pros: Lots of options , Tasty

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Fresh healthy buffet food! - Edit

This place wasn't what I expected when I saw the word 'buffet'. It's very informal and a quiet atmosphere, which is kind of lovely in busy Tokyo.

The food is indeed fresh, set out in small portions and doesn't sit out for very long, and there was a good amount of choice. I was particularly happy that they had lots of fresh veggies.

My only complaint was that there was no dessert when we went. :)

The gentleman who seated us seemed very proud of the food and it really was lovely - I'd have gone back if I could.

Pros: Good value for Tokyo (all you can eat)., Fresh veggies., Tasty food.

Cons: Very quiet atmosphere., Not a massive variety of dishes to choose from.

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Excellent - Edit

Great food, clean, and friendly.

Pros: near tourist area, Buffett

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We Have A Winner (By Default) - Edit

Of the two vegan vikings in Tokyo, this one is superior. The food is prepared a bit at a time, so it never sits for too long.

Pros: Freshly prepared food

Cons: No sweets, Extra charge for coffee , Music too quiet

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Fresh and wholesome, didn't want to stop eating - Edit

Wow this place was like a breath of fresh air for us! We had the lunch buffet, we thought there was a lot to choose from, starting with salad items with absolutely delicious fresh zingy dressings to choose from, then there were the hot meals - a selection of tofu, soy meat, and vegetable dishes. There were soups and a kind of root vegetable stew, and rice of course. I kept going back for more until I felt too embarrassed to go back for more again! The setting is nice and tranquil with plenty of room. Almost Scandinavian looking with white walls and light coloured timber furnitures. We loved it and if we'd only been staying in Tokyo longer would have definitely gone back again! Short walk from Senso-ji Temple.

Pros: Choose what you like the most for refills!, English speaking staff, Fresh vibrant food

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Delicious buffet - Edit

I could not stop eating, so many tasty options and even dessert included in the buffet! The staff was very helpful and friendly, will come back for sure!

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Lovely staff and great food - Edit

The moment you step out of the elevator you are greeted by the most lovely and attentive staff! But don’t go in expecting a huge buffet, it’s more of a small selection of dishes. However, there is enough food to fill you up and you can tell the dishes are lovingly homemade.

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Wonderful Japanese Vegan Buffet - Edit

This was such a treat during my stay in Tokyo as it was very difficult to find vegan food. It is very clear for English speakers. The food was great - wonderful Japanese-style vegan food. The price is pretty standard for a buffet. If you’re in Asakusa, perhaps visiting Senso ji, don’t miss it!

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cold food bad service - Edit

I came in, very hungry, and paid for the buffet dinner. At ¥2100 I expected a decent variety of food. I was super dissapointed. The salad bar was lacking, the “hot” food was cold, and the tofu options were bland (as well as cold). They charge an extra ¥500 for a drink otherwise you’re stuck with a small paper cup for water. The servers spoke great English; however they avoided speaking with me after I left the counter. I seriously don’t know how this place has such good reviews. You can find much better vegan food for much less in Tokyo. I want to rate this location as a 1 but happycow won’t allow it.

Pros: English speaking staff

Cons: Cold Food, Overpriced, Flavorless

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delicios food - Edit

I liked the taste of the food very much. Although the buffet offered a little less than I expected. Indeed the location looked a little like a Canteena. But the staff is very friendly and speaks good englisch.

Pros: Great Food , Friendly, english speaking staff

Cons: Location looks little cheap

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Underwhelming experience - Edit

This place did not impress me. The staff was nice and welcoming but the buffet was dissapointing in taste and presentation. Also, the place felt like an office cafeteria. Not a very nice atmosphere. I appreciate the intentions and maybe we caught the chef on a bad day but I feel Tokyo has a lot more to offer than this.

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Buffet Style - Edit

Food nothing like pictured. Don't go if you're looking for restaurant style food. This is more like home cooking. No complaints just wasn't what I expected.

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Vegan buffet with lots of tofu - Edit

When I arrived here I was a bit surprised that it offered buffet or just spaghetti for a la carte. I took the lunch buffet for 1600¥ and was surprised again. All the main dishes contained tofu and were cooked with way too much oil. But, if you're a tofu fan like me you can look aside that fact and makes sure not to take too much on your plate. The two soups were fine, if you have the choice take the miso one. In addition, there was a great variety of raw vegetables I didn't know before, salad as well as white and brown rice. I'm not sure why everyone is praising the brown rice or I just had bad luck, but mine was sticky and didn't have a special taste even with the black sesame and salt. But, tastes are different I guess. :)
Overall, it was a nice experience but I hope that it's getting a bit healthier and special in the future. Therefore, 4 stars!

Pros: Great variety of tofu dishes

Cons: not healthy!

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DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN - Edit

This place is great, really. The staff are so kind and the food is fresh, healthy and delicious.
For other vegan restaurants in Tokyo I recommend in Tokyo, read this post: https://lookingupatthesamestars.com/2017/08/12/vegan-in-tokyo/

Pros: good food, nice staff

Cons: none

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FREAKING AMAZING - Edit

This place is a God-send. The food is amazing, and it's all you can eat. It's a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. There are a lot of options and every single one of them is good. Really nice owner (who can speak English). Such good food and experience I wanted to cry. COME HERE!

Pros: Food! , Atmosphere, Literally everythig

Cons: can be a bit pricey, but it's to support amazing v

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All tofu and soy meat - Edit

We went here for all you can eat buffet lunch. Around 1pm. They had a small salad section with salad and cold served food. Although they had quite a selection of main dishes, they all consisted of tofu and soy meat cooked in lots of oil. They had white and brown rice and two different soups. After all the good ratings and lovely pictures I was quite underwhelmed. Price/performance is okaysh, except you want something else to drink than water, bc. it costs extra. You can do it once but no more. (hopefully the a la carte menu is better)

Pros: All vegan

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absolutely lovely - Edit

We found the food amazing. Set meal was a buffet and all dishes were labelled including gluten free. Excellent.

Pros: Very tasty, Clear labelling

Cons: not obvious from road as upstairs.

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Great value organic buffet - Edit

I came here twice when I was in Tokyo and thoroughly enjoyed the food.

Lunch buffet was Y1600 and dinner was Y2300. Given that this is Japan, I found this really great value for money, particularly since this is an organic buffet.

The spread is not very big, but good enough. There were around 6 cooked dishes and I enjoyed the soy meat and tofu dishes very much. The salad greens were very fresh and had some interesting Japanese greens which I never tried before. I also like the multi-grain rice and the pumpkin miso soup.

The buffet comes with water and soup. You can top up another Y500 for coffee, tea and juices.

Dinner and lunch was pretty much the same, except a few cooked dishes. The extra for dinner was desert. Lunch is more worth it. But in my opinion, Y2300 for a buffet dinner in Japan is pretty good value too!

It is found just one block away from the Tobu train station and very close to Sensoji temple.

Credit cards accepted in restaurant.

Pros: good value, fresh, organic, convenient location

Cons: close early for dinner

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very yummy - Edit

It was very easy to eat here. We were tired and hungry after a v long journey and this was a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Everything with soybeans was amazing. Couldn't work out what holy tea is but it was nice. 4 stars because they'd run out of a few things.

Pros: speedy service, central location

Cons: had run out of a few dishes, shuts early - at 8pm on friday!

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Disappointing - Edit

Firstly, if I had known it was a buffet I would not have come. Buffets are not my thing. For being a buffet, it was vastly overpriced. Everything was an extra. Vegan burger, desert, even drinks. Nothing except the carrot pumpkin miso soup was unique or above a level I could make myself. The one plus: unlimited seconds. Which is good if you are really hungry. And reeealy like soy. Literally, every meat substitute was soy.

Pros: Good location, Good soup, Unlimited seconds

Cons: Overpriced, Boring taste, lazy homemade quality, Too much soy

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Great vegan option, although a bit greasy - Edit

For a day trip to Asakusa this home style Japanese buffet is probably one of the best, if not the best, vegan options around. Abundant, mostly organic, and fairly priced (about $14 per adult), it will doubtlessly be a wonderful culinary experience.

Their buffet lunch includes soup, salad, rice, and main dishes. The salad is a salad bar type system where you make your own salad. They have two soup options. One is a vegan miso with pumpkin and carrot, and it is absolutely amazing. We were stuffed at the end of our meal, yet could not resist having another half bowl. The rice can be either white or brown. Although the brown is not regular brown rice, but a bit more mocha colored and with these tiny beans. Also delicious. Soup, salad, and rice can be eaten without limit.

You get one opportunity to serve yourself only once from the main dishes. These were sadly quite disappointing. Their mains are options like plain fried tofu, fried tofu with some odd vegetable and a sauce, sautéed eggplant, rice with some sort of bitter seasoning, and spicy rice noodles. What I disliked about the main dishes was that not one was healthy. That is, they were all unappetizingly drenched in oil. The noodles literally made a pool of oil on my plate, as well as being quite spicy and not labeled as such.

Overall we really enjoyed our meal here, but we based it off salad, rice, and soup because the mains were truly much too greasy for our taste. I have nothing against someone liking fried foods, I simply wish they had at least one main that wasn't covered in oil. They could have easily grilled as opposed to fried their tofu. Oh well.

The restaurant itself is very nice. Located on the third floor of a building, it's full of light as well as clean and nicely decorated. The staff is very nice, although they speak practically no english, and their setup is neat and user friendly. They even have a napping space as well as a Muslim prayer space.

Pros: quick, good soup, friendly staff

Cons: food is too greasy

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Great vegan grub - Edit

Took my family there fir Sunday lunch buffet and the food was fantastic. No ice cream though ...

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great buffet - Edit

We went to the buffet with only an hour to closing and there weren't many options left but the food was very good. We also had ice cream, I highly recommend the matcha ice cream!

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Really good wholesome buffet - Edit

Very nutritious and flavourful buffet with a lovely setting and ambiance and kind staff that speak pretty good English! Definitely recommended if you're in Asakusa.

Pros: Good food, Reasonable price for unlimited refills, Good service

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Awesome Buffet! - Edit

We were planning a visit to Senso-ji so we stopped here first. What a great choice! Such a great buffet with a lot of choices (raw veggies, lettuces and cabbages, at least 5 main dishes, two rice choices, two soups). Friendly staff and a very nice space. I would highly recommend Kaemon.

*on the top floor of the building, use elevator accessible from outside to access.

Pros: All Vegan

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vegan buffet close senso-ji - Edit

Best vegan food I've had in Japan so far. Great buffet selection, all you can eat, everything tasty, good value for your money, close to senso-ji temple, super friendly atmosphere. In my boyfriend words "I could eat there every day" :)

Pros: food, atmosphere, price, close to senso-ji

Cons: none

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