• Omusubi Gonbei

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Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Rice ball shop located at the park exit of Kichijoji station. Among the vegan selection are shio musibi, goma takana, ume, and ume hijiki. Ask staff to clarify which dishes are vegan. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

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4 Reviews

First Review by LauraDG


Points +335

04 Jun 2023

Be CAREFUL when ordering

The first time I went in, I asked what was vegan and the person at the counter seemed to clearly understand what I could and couldn't eat. I even specified (in both English and Japanese) that I don't eat fish or dashi. She gave me a few different options. I returned later that afternoon for another snack and asked someone else to confirm what was vegan. She checked the allergens menu and told me that I what I ate earlier was NOT vegan and contained dashi.

They do have vegan options here, but if you come I would be sure to ask for the allergen menu. The sesame mustard greens, plum, and miso rice balls are *NOT* vegan, contrary to what other reviews here say. It's possible they've updated their recipes over the past few years.

It seems like the allergen menu may also available on their website: https://www.omusubi-gonbei.com/menu/allergy/

Pros: Has an allergen menu

Cons: Some staff gave incorrect info about vegan options



Points +77

Mostly Veg
30 Dec 2019

Open 7〜21

Safe rice balls with little use of pesticides.


Points +86

02 Dec 2019

Quick breakfast

I stopped in here on my way to the Ghibli Museum.
Good, simple, delicious, cheap


Points +149

19 Apr 2018

Nice place for a quick meal

This shop is located super close to the station. Vegan options are the miso, plum and sesame vegetables rice balls. There may be more depending on the season. The croquets are vegetarian as they contain egg.

Pros: Generous portions , Fair number of vegan items

Cons: Very busy during lunch , Very small eat in section

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