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Natural House

  • Health Store Health Store
    ( 8 reviews )
Contact 03-34982277

3-6-18 Kita Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan,

Part of chain health food store. Sells organic fruits and vegetables, variety of soy mockmeats, and more. Has a deli. Open 10:00-22:00. See website for other locations throughout Tokyo and Japan. Also at: 1-17-2 Shirogane Minato-ku. Address in Japanese: 東京都港区北青山3-6-18. Call for hours - tell us.

Reviews (8)

First Review by Precious

Organic, big selection - Edit

It's a pleasant surprise to find a large and well-stocked natural food grocery on one of the main streets in the upscale Omotesando area. Prices are high but the quality and selection are good too. The shop includes deli and baked goods sections, cosmetics and body care products, a juice bar, a small seating area, and a restroom. I've met a number of helpful sales persons who have read and explained labels on products for me--I'm a vegan and my Japanese is elementary, so shopping in an "omnivore" grocery can be tough, for me especially when reading Kanji is involved! . The in-house prepared foods that are vegetarian have a green "veg friendly " sticker and despite the shop's overall high prices, are a good deal for the portion size and variety. I like the macrobiotic bento boxes and mochi ,securely packed for travel. Vegans, here's an eki-ben for you.
Updated from previous review on Friday October 02, 2015

Updated from previous review on Friday October 02, 2015

Updated from previous review on Friday October 02, 2015

Pros: Prime location , Wide selection , Organic, vegan items

Cons: High prices

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Deli! - Edit

This supermarket is nice, but really expensive and does not have so many vegan foods. In fact, there are way too much meat and dairy.

However, their deli dishes are really affordable. They have several kinds of bento, soups and a curry that are labelled 'for vegetarian' (but it seems they all these options are vegan). They also have several kinds of fresh vegetables. I had a bento with a chunk of tempura and rice, only 500yen.

If you come later in the afternoon, most of the deli food might be gone. I came at 6pm and there wasn't much left.
You can eat in or take out. There is a microwave to heat your food and complimentary tea.

All in all, it's a nice place. The food is fresh and tasty, and I am always happy to find vegan food in Japan. The prices in the deli are also OK.

Pros: The deli is good value for money, Eat in or take out, Vegan dishes in the deli!

Cons: The supermarket is expensive, Not many vegan foods in the supermarket, No ingredients in English

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Nice organic supermarket - Edit

Natural House is quite expensive compared to most supermarkets and shops that sell foreign products so I don't go there very often. However, there is a nice deli in the back of the store where one can buy a pre-set or make-it-yourself vegan lunch box for 600-900 yen. They also have several freshly made vegan snacks, such as vegetable tempura (~160 yen) and fried tempeh (~130 yen). Since these things are hard to find somewhere else (especially for such price), it is worth visiting Natural House just for them at least once.

Pros: good selection, vegan products, deli with some vegan options

Cons: deli has no signs in english, some products overpriced

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OK store - Edit

Just a stone's throw away from Omotesando metro station, the location couldn't be more convenient. I came here mostly for vegan travel supplies/snacks and found the selection a bit limited. They also sold pre-packed meals and had a small buffet station in the back if you want something fresher. The whole place felt kind of commercial to me compared to the one I stumbled upon just behind the hotel I stayed at in Shinjuku. Check that one out, much better!

Pros: location

Cons: selection

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Cute Place - Edit

The health food store sells vegan products such as mock meats and cheeses.They also sell fresh produce. I was lucky to be able to talk to a sales clerk that spoke good enough English to realize why I was struggling and staring at the nutritional value of things like bread and using my kanji dictionary. So hard. Not fond of those memories! haha. She would tell me what had eggs or milk in them. Very nice of her. The cafe was good. I used to study and spend the afternoon munching on my lunch and drinking tea or coffee. They had a really good mushroom stir fry dish that I liked very much.

For a complete review, please see my blog here: http://veganmiss.blogspot.com/2010/11/vegan-tokyo.html

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Vegan Ice Cream - Edit

I found everything to be very expensive. However, they had the most delicious vegan chocolate ice cream in the freezer section and yummy veg (not sure if completely vegan) set lunches for around 900 yen.

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Better than supermarkets - Edit

They have a decent selection of products. Quite a lot of organic produce which is good to see. They call themselves "Natural House" but don't seem to be doing much to reduce unnecessary packaging. They don't seem to ask customers if they need a bag or not. Especially when the customer only has a couple of things. They put things already in plastic in little plastic bags, then into a larger bag. They should start charging people for bags.

Pros: good selection, organic produce available, stores everywhere

Cons: too much packaging, too much plastic

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Many locations,easy to find,ok selection!!! - Edit

If you are looking for some fake meats and vegan currys this is a good place.There was not a huge selection and no vegan cheese at all!! There were cans of sausage,corn beef and gluten (like chicken style).Those are good cuz they last long and dont need to be in the fridge.You can stock up if you have trouble getting there often.Found my soy mayo!!! Great!!!!

Pros: many locations, easy to find, resonable price

Cons: no cheese, not enough selection

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