Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese restaurant, labels vegan suitable items. Menu includes vege chicken wings, mock duck with mango, tofu steaks, vege chicken chunks teriyaki style, bean curd rolls, and noodle dishes. Has bento boxes. No animal oils used in cooking. A range of organic juices and drinks. Very atmospheric setting with fairy lights, sunken seating, a pond, and two floors of seating. Open Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:00.

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47 Reviews

First Review by LauraFox


Points +130

24 Jul 2023

A must have!

Staff were amazing! We arrived just before the kitchen was due to close (so annoying I know) food came out fast and was absolutely delicious! If I lived in Leeds I would eat here every week.



Points +401

03 May 2023

"Chicken legs" are lush

Clearly labelled vegan menu with plenty of options.

Love the bento boxes and noodle stir fries here, plus all the sides like chicken legs, chicken skewers and tofu steak. You don't have to miss out on vegan protein here! Haven't been in a while but always found the service very polite and the interior very charming. (Beautiful relaxing fish pond and the koi look very well cared for.)

Honestly was a little underwhelmed by their ramen and my friend who had it agreed it wasn't their best dish. Shame but plenty of other items to choose from!

Definitely recommend here or Bento on the other side of town for authentic Japanese food.


Points +85

14 Sep 2022

Good options

Extensive vegan menu! Delicious food for good prices

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +967

30 Jul 2022

Amazing food and atmosphere

Super impressed with Little Tokyo!! Had such a wide range of different options, which are clearly labelled on the menu.
We had the vegan mixed starter which was incredible, the skewer tofu was to die for🤤
We also had some gyozas which weren't as good as they looked, the skin was less dumpling like and more boa bun.
We also had some tofu noodles which were 10/10, the fried tofu in it was incredible!!!
Definitely will go again

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good portions, Tasty food


Points +716

13 Jun 2022

Everybody loves Little T’s!

I love little T’s! I’ve been going for years! Highly recommend the vegan sushi button and the vegan chicken drumsticks!

Pros: Good vegan selection, Beautiful decor , Great location


Points +87

01 Nov 2021

Incredibile place. The vegetable tempura was the best tempura i have ever tried

I had vegan sushi which I recommend very much. Tempura with vegetables incredible. Tried for the first time brown rice tea which was a great hot beverage for the occasion. Will highly recommend to go.

Pros: A whole vegan menu, Cosy restaurant , Very welcoming and Quick service


Points +728

08 Sep 2021

Great food

I would recommend, the food is pretty good and tasty with plenty of options

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-07


Points +48

05 Aug 2021


Lovely place. Ate here before I turned vegan and love the fact thay I still can. A lot of vegan options on the menu including fake duck. The tofu options are also very good.

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-05


Points +46

01 Aug 2021

Divine vegan food!!

Been here on a few occasions and it has not once failed to disappoint! The food here is to die for, and the decor is just beautiful. Would recommend Little Tokyo to anyone in Leeds area.

Pros: Lots of vegan options. , Lovely atmosphere. , Beautiful decorations.

Cons: A bit pricey.


Points +17

Mostly Veg
28 Jul 2021

Been a Regular For Years

Little Tokyo has always been relatively consistent with its quality of food, especially the vegan options, the only thing that I find it lacking in is their management and service at times.

Even when it isn't busy, you can find yourself trying to get service while the staff just kind of awkwardly ignore you sometimes and that can be a bit frustrating.

I have ordered from them a few times and I feel like the food greatly suffers from it and they've gotten my order wrong on multiple occasions, so it's best to eat in if you can.

The food has always been nice though, especially the sushi and curries. I feel like the miso that they use in the ramen has dropped in quality over the years, but that could just be me nitpicking.

All in all, I like the place and go there quite a lot.

Pros: Good Vegan Options, Fair Pricing

Cons: Service Can Be Poor, Bad Experience With Delivery


Points +22

20 Jun 2021

Appauling customer service and service.

We visited today at around 12.30 hrs.
We didn't have a table booked, but it wasn't full.

The server/waitress, a thin girl, found us a table and we sat at the table. We found what we wanted to order and we were just about to order, when suddenly the server/waitress came over and initially just stood there for a few seconds, looking at us and then said "I am going to have to move you to another table!" No reason why or any apology, she just asked us to move. Bearing in mind, she said another table.

She then said it will be the bar area you will have to sit at. The bar area was a thin wooden type plank/wood surface and the chairs were stools. The bar area was right next to the entrance/exit to the food preparation area and staff were in and out all the time, right next to where we were sat. What made it worse was the fact that it was also right next to the entrance/exit to the toilets and lots of people going in and out!

Why give us a table and then say you are moving us to another table, then move us to the bar/servery/food preparation area?

I can see why this place has not achieved a five star food hygiene rating. The steel fly net at the back kitchen door was tied back at both sides and the back door to the rear of the property was wide open, not very good hygiene practice. This should be down to stop flies/insects entering the kitchen.

This was an all round bad experience and spoilt our visit to Leeds. Poor customer service and poor service!

If I could have given zero stars, I would have done so.


Check out the negative reviews on TRIP (up)Advisor.

There have been reports of meat in Vegan/vegetarian meals.


12 Jan 2023

Maybe make a reservation next time ☺️ Also why did you make the effort the comment on the body type of the server? Bit weird Dave.


Points +56

10 Jun 2021

Wide range of vegan options

Good ambience, wide selection of vegan/vegetarian options, delicious food!

Personal favourites: Vegetarian yaki udon, vegetarian ramen

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Affordable


Points +96

16 Jan 2020

Lovely vegan food

Been here once and the vegan food was beautiful😍 atmosphere was perfect too, really lovely place! I had the vegan mock duck bento box and that was the bomb!!!

Pros: Great vegan options, Vegan mock meats are fab

Cons: Rather expensive


27 Feb 2020

Thank you 4 coming Gald u love our place we will continue to do our best
Did u know 90% of our wine also vegan suitable
Hope to c u again soon


Points +102

05 Jan 2020

Tofu Bento Box

Loved this place before I went vegan and happy to say I can still visit and get a good choice of dishes.

Pros: Good amount of vegan options, Friendly staff, Good atmosphere


27 Feb 2020

Hi thank you 4 coming happy that u enjoy yourself
We will continue do our best
Did u know over 90% of our wine its vegen too
Hope to sever u once again


Points +155

03 Sep 2019

Delicious food

Delicious food with lots of veggie and vegan options. I highly recommend the vegetable maki, mock chicken drumsticks and the vegetable ramen. The ramen is delicious with loads of different veg and feels healthy when you eat it.

Also they once let us come in and order 15 mins before closing which was so nice of them.

Pros: Lots of options, Freshly cooked food


27 Feb 2020

Hi Gald u love our restaurant we make all the sauce here 1 n only no where else u find a restaurant like us
Happy to serve
C u soon


Points +95

22 Aug 2019

Nice food

Don’t know how I feel about the fish..
The food is nice though


Points +146

04 Jul 2019

Bento box was incredible

There were so many different options, would highly recommend the tempora battered avocado (really didn’t expect to like it but was blown away)

The mock duck bento box was definitely the best option we tried, couldn’t really believe it wasn’t meat.

Lovely atmosphere and great selection of drinks

Pros: great atmosphere , lots of vegan options, fresh ingredients

Cons: slightly expensive


27 Feb 2020

Hi thank you 4 coming glad u like our food we make all sauces here try our best to uphold vegetiance vale


Points +155

11 Mar 2019

Excellent Japanese cuisine

Very cute little restaurant made up to resemble somewhere in Japan. Things weren't labelled vegan on the menu but it was easy to work out and ask for help if needed. The staff were lovely and attentive. Lots of options to pick from, and very flavoursome food. Starters, mains, sides and desert were available.

Pros: Lots of options, Very cute place, Authentic Japanese food

Cons: Not labelled as vegan on the menu


Points +78

24 Feb 2019

Lots of choice

Really enjoyed the food here as well as the slightly frenetic atmosphere!
I stuck with vegetable based rather than mock meat options and everything was beautiful.


Points +19

01 Feb 2019


Lots of clearly labelled choices. Food is very tasty. Polite staff. Would definitely recommend


Points +366

28 Oct 2018

Delicious Bento Boxes

Little Tokyo has a unique interior, with its beautiful wooden tables and throne-like chairs at the front of the restaurant, and sunken tables under twinkling fairy lights at the back. The decor, low lighting and music create a calming atmosphere in which to enjoy their delicious vegan offerings. There's plenty of choice between vegan dishes of soup noodles, stir-fries, curries, sushi, and bento boxes. The 'tofu steak' bento box meal is absolutely delicious: perfectly crispy tempura vegetables, salad in a light dressing, soft tofu in a wonderfully satisfying sauce, along with fluffy rice. Yum!

Cons: Serves meat


Points +58

17 Jul 2018

Lots of choice

Lots and lots of vegan and raw options clearly marked on the menu which is great. I only tried one dish, bento box of “chicken” teriyaki. To my taste the tofu “chicken” did not taste great and the fried vegetables were a bit too dry. Have no idea about other dishes, good place for lunch but perhaps not a celebration dinner or such.


Points +186

09 Jul 2018

Great Food - suitable choice if with omnis

I have been here a few times and each time went with omnis. The choice is pretty good and the food is great. I had a full meal and it was quite affordable for what you received. I also really like the ambience of the place.

Pros: Good choice, Tasty, Nice vibe


Points +139

09 Jun 2018

Great selection

Large selection available and the Benton boxes are great value and very filling.

Pros: lots of interesting choices, nice decor, available


Points +62

15 Apr 2018

Choice, lots of choice

I loved this place as a veggie and I love it just as much, if not more as a vegan. The food is delicious and there's so much choice! The menu is clear on which options are vegan and states if a veg option can be made vegan. The staff are lovely too and the place is super cute 😊

Pros: lots of choice

Cons: none


Points +121

08 Apr 2018

really tasty and interesting options

really tasty and interesting options, cute decor but the fish pond isn’t nice as mentioned by other reviewers.


Points +30837

08 Dec 2017

great Japanese

Any doubt I had were eroded on arriving as they had a sign saying no animal products used here.
Menu was clearly.labelled with vegan options and I opted for the chicken legs and vegan paradise.
Both were very different to anywhere else I have had similar. The legs were decent with plenty of ginger. The main was a big mix of tofu and veg. It was a a sweet teriyaki sauce and was pretty good. My only issue was it wasn't quite warm enough.
If you come to Leeds little Tokyo is a good option.

Pros: staff, never place, vegan marked

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