Loving Hut

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 58 reviews )
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1-54 Kandajinbocho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, 101-0051

Part of the international chain of vegan restaurants opened by followers of supreme master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Individual family operated. Vegan lunch buffet and dinners on Saturday only. English menu w/ pics, outlets at some seats & WiFi available. Address in Japanese: 東京都千代田区神田神保町1-54岡田ビル2F. Est. 2008 at Yotsuya, Shinjuku and relocated 2013 to current premises. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Sat 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm. Closed on national holidays.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Japanese, Organic, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out, Asian

58 Reviews

First Review by gary.niklason

Good buffet - Edit

This loving hut has a buffet on Saturdays. It felt a little pricey but then again you can eat all you want. The three different steam buns I tried were excellent and my favourite. Lots of dishes and even an dessert. Friendly staff and lots of customers. It was easy to access on the metro and in an interesting neighbourhood right near the awesome Hokusai museum.

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My fave loving hut so far - Edit

I have been to seven or eight loving huts and this has been my favourite by far. It was rather hard to find and not a great location, however.

Pros: Perfect food, Friendly

Cons: Location

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Great Food, Saturday Buffet - Edit

I went to the buffet brunch on Saturday and it was awesome. Very good Chinese/Japanese food and all you can eat. It was amazing to actually be full after a vegan meal in Japan. I loved the meat skewers and the buns. Everything was good, though. they just keep on bringing out new dishes, so it feels like Christmas. Atmosphere is a little plain, but the food definitely made up for it.

Pros: Tasty, Plentiful

Cons: Atmosphere

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awsome food! - Edit

Its a small restaurant but the buffet is great and the guys here are very kind!

Pros: cheap and a lots of food

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Don't bother - Edit

Was there before opening time. Sat around for about an hour and they never opened. Very disappointed.

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small place, great food - Edit

It's comforting to find such a place among the hundreds of meat serving places in Tokyo. Great dumplings and eel-like stew. Highly recommended.

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Good food - Edit

Nice place to have lunch. The dumplings and daikon mochi were really good. Service is a bit slow, and they were out of many things.

Sells a nice little manga about veganism for ¥1000

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good veg option! - Edit

Had the noodles and gyoza and were both delicious, location is kind of off beaten track, but worth a trip.

Pros: vegan friendly, good food

Cons: location, hours

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Tasty! - Edit

Fantastic food, good selection of dishes, got the skewers, pork buns, fake eel and a soba noodle dish. I'm allergic to nuts and sesame and they offered to make a special dish for me! The eel is very rich but tasty!

Pros: All vegan, skewers and eel

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no. no. no. - Edit

We were both very much looking fwd to try it, considering that the parisian loving hut is pretty good. And that we had already experienced very good restaurants in tokyo.
Food was hardly ok. Very fat and boring tasting, if not bad (the mushrooms thingy).
Nb : we took the sets. Maybe à la carte is better. Anyway would definitely not return.

On a positive note the staff is friendly and speaks English.
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Update: we both got sick after. And we doubt this is an actual loving hut restaurant for many reasons. Like the name doesn't appear anywhere inside. Up to you to try.

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worth a visit - Edit

Very quiet restaurant tucked away upstairs down a small St. Menu was mainly Japanese with ramen, gyoza and sushi available. While the food wasn't special, it was very decent and quite affordable as well.

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Great food and a lovely place - Edit

This place is small and lovely. The staff was super friendly. I had the traditional Japanese herbal soup and fried jumbo dumplings. I must admit these were the bestdumplings I ever had! The soup was very delicious and full with great ingredients. The menu was huge so you could choose from so many options. Thank you very much! I will return :)

Pros: A great choice of vegan options.

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Amazing noodle soup! - Edit

Let me put it this way. No matter where you live, be sure to go to Loving Hut Tokyo and try the spicy Dandan noodles. Everything here is absolutely delicious but this soup just changed my life! Wow!

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As delicious as I imagined - Edit

Welcoming, well english speaking staff and awesome dishes!! We had the two different dumpling sets with soup which were very filling and satisfying! The large one cost 1500yen and the small one 1200yen. We also has two different desserts (a raw strawberry and a ice chocolate cake), which were nice and tasty but not as special as the main course.

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Always the best - Edit

Loving hut is always the best wherever you go because they cook with love and quality is always good . We loved the gyoza , dumplings, the satay , the soup that was huge . Big portions , high quality , affordable prices and friendly staff . Must try

Pros: Vegan for ethics , Quality , Good price

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Quick and tasty food - Edit

The cafe was empty when we arrived and so we easily got a seat, we each ordered a spicy noodle bowl with gyoza (the gyoza were very tasty, and very large!). The food was good, although not the best food I've had in Tokyo. However it was great value and we left feeling very satisfied!

Despite the restaurant being very quiet we sat by the window and felt very comfortable!

Pros: Good value, Variety of options, Window seating

Cons: Flavours could be better

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The best Tan Tan Men in Japan! - Edit

Every time I go to Tokyo, I try to make it to this place even though it is out of the way.
Their tan tan men is the best in Japan (on a heavy side) and gyoza (fried dumpling) is also very delicious.
The owner/manager is a sweet Taiwanese lady, and I love talking to her.
She really cares what she serves, and I feel comfortable eating whatever she makes (makes my tummy happy!).




Updated from previous review on 2016-01-10

Pros: Reasonably priced, Best Tantan men! (Ramen), Great Gyoza (fried dumplin)

Cons: Out of the way

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great - Edit

A little out of the way (but thanks google). Great great meal. Highly recommended. The owner/chef was also kind.

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Go to the buffet - Edit

We went to the buffet on Saturday (make sure you have a reservation) and paid 1500 yen each for all you can eat. I would recommend the buffet as you get to try a large variety of food and can definitely get your money's worth.

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Good if you are in the area anyway - Edit

I came here with a friend and had some troubles finding it at first because the map wasn't super helpful, but once we saw the sign for the restaurant we realised we had just been at the back of the building. I had some dumplings and a red bean bun which in all honesty wasn't the most exciting meal I've had in my life but I appreciated the attempt. We went at a pretty quiet time so we didn't have any problems getting a table and the food came out very quickly. All in all I would say it is definitely a passable alternative if you are already in the area but I probably wouldn't recommend travelling specifically for it!

Pros: inexpensive

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Oishi - Edit

Went for a nice delicious lunch, wasn't disappointed! We had a selection of yum cha and a main of traditional style mock eel on rice to share. Very delicious.

Pros: Reasonable price , Quiet atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle, Friendly owner

Cons: None

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Fantastic Saturday Brunch Buffet! - Edit

Best vegan buffet in Tokyo. Plenty of options, ranging from fresh salad to delicious curry and desserts. Seating for about 20-25ppl so you might have to wait. However, they do take reservations for parties of 4 or more and have a 90min time limit (70min if very busy) to help keep the tables turning.

Pros: Great food, Great variety, Great value

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As everywhere else Loving Hut gives good value - Edit

Not a bad place to eat if you want to save some cash. I tried their unique fake Eel Meal which was decent, however their other dishes were a bit bland which is common for Loving Hut. So I recommend people to their unique meals.

Very sweet and helpful staff. The cafe felt like a standard Loving Hut affair, nothing offensive but nothing special.

Pros: Inexpensive, Unique tasty dishes

Cons: Bland selection

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Not loving 'ut - Edit

Visiting the Loving Hut restaurant in Tokyo had been high on my list for a long time. That's because all of the rave reviews here and because I tried twice before and each time it was closed (for some weird reason they close around dinner time).

I ordered the highly recommended lunch set (version C) which consists of dim sum, a plate of tiny side dishes and a little dessert. The kitchen needed rather long to prepare this and the dim sum was served about 15 minutes before the side dishes. The wide variety of flavours allowed me to really try everything Loving Hut has to offer. And... each was more disappointing than the last. The stuffing of the dim sum was average at best. The side dishes were stone cold and rather blend.

Based on advice from the chef, my partner ordered yakuzen ramen. Same story: the taste was average at best.

Good cooking requires good ingredients and preparing them the right way. In my opinion Loving Hut failed in both respects. The ingredients seemed to be of below supermarket quality and the cooking was unimaginative, the combination of ingredients didn't add anything and even the temperature of the food seemed to be off (too cold). Other vegan restaurants in Tokyo do a much better job (i.e. Brown Rice Cafe, Eat More Greens, It's Vegetable).

After our lunch at Loving Hut we both felt like we ate solid rocks and it took many hours for our stomaches to calm down.

Anything positive to report? Well, the staff is very friendly. They speak English and the menu is in English as well. Finally, the price is very low.

Pros: friendly staff, low prices, english menu

Cons: poor quality ingredients, poorly prepared

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Made us happy to eat here! - Edit

The restaurant is family-operated, very cosy and clean. It is located on a 1st floor (in Japan they call it 2nd floor) really close to Joimbocho Station and Suidobashi Station.

We went on a Saturday and they serve buffet so you can try a little of everything. The food is VERY good and tasty, we had dumplings, curry, vegan meat. There were also soups, salads and algae among others. Keep in mind that many of these foods are served cold, which might be a bit of a shock if you're not used to it or prepared. In Japan it is very difficult (rather impossible) to find vegan food at restaurants, so we were thrilled to be able to eat freely without worrying about getting animal products hidden in our plate.

The staff was very friendly. The atmosphere is very quiet, this is not the type of place to go with 15 friends and laugh loudly. There is a sign asking to please leave place for others if there are people waiting and you've been sitting for over an hour. Also to be considered, no alcohol is served here because Loving Huts are held by spiritual practitioners who do not drink alcohol. The price was 1500JPY per person (approximately 13USD)for the buffet, quite reasonable.

If we travel to Tokyo again, we will definitely be back!

Pros: 100% Vegan, no surprises!, Holy food, as prepared by spiritual prac, Good price, JPY 1500/person for buffet

Cons: Many foods served cold, but still great, No dessert

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second time! - Edit

First time we arrived during hollyday so it was closed even I check before they should be open. Anyway we return other day and order tasting menu. The vegan schrimp, salad, barbecue... all gerat taste. Also dumplings was very tasty and filling :) reataurant was almost empty and in TV was some acrobatic show, so the atmosphere coul be better! Stuff was bit afraid of foreighners :)

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Excellent buffet! - Edit

My friends and I made it to loving hit for the Saturday buffet and we were all very impressed with the amount of options (although a small buffet) and he quality of all the food. I had a curry, bean dumplings, noodles, tofu and seiten "meats" and all of it was very good! Plus all the staff were very friendly and accomodating.

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