Rota Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 7 reviews )

1-12-2 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan, 8100041

A macrobiotic all-vegan cafe in Tenjin, est. in Aug 2016. Is a 5 - 10 minute walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka station, airport line Tenjin station or Nanakuma line Tenjin Minami station. Another branch in Nagasaki. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-8:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm. Closed Wed and second Tue. Last order taken at 7:30 pm.

Categories: Vegan, Macrobiotic, Organic, Take-out

7 Reviews

First Review by SaayaM

Surprise finding Vegan Cafe in Tenjin! - Edit

I was shopping around, and was pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant in the middle of Tenjin. They had a good variety of dishes, a pleasant ambiance, and a shop downstairs. It was also super healthy(non GMO, no sugar, all organic etc.) tbh I just needed it to be vegan, but all that's a plus haha. I had a seitan burger and it was very nice & juicy, came with some pickles - 7/10. And I also had a cheesecake which was very tasty, but not sweet enough for my sweettooth, still a good 6/10. But given how healthy & eco-friendly the whole restaurant was, and the extremely convenient location the I'd give the place 8/10. If you're ever shopping around Tenjin, vegan or non, you should definitely give this place a try. The only downside is that it's open only during lunch times, but apparently from August it will be open at night as well!

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-21

Pros: Convenient Location, Tasty, Healthy & Eco-Friendly

Cons: Only Lunch Time, Small Portions, Slightly Pricey

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RaadBimurto 07 Aug 2017 - I just went here again recently with my meat-eating Japanese friend. He very much enjoyed the food and said that it definitely changed his view of vegan food, which was wonderful to here. I had hayashi(hashed beef) rice, where the fake meat was wonderfully close to the taste & texture of beef -- lovely for people with any cravings -- while my friend had an plate with rice, veggies and a tasty hamburg -- again tasting very lovely compared to meat burgers. I also noticed the shop selling various vegan or health products on the first floor, I look forward to buying some things from there.  

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bons burger - Edit

C'est le premier burger vegan que je mange avec un steak aussi ressemblant (le visuel) à de la viande c'était vraiment bon. le steak était aux légumes mais vous pouvez demander du steak au tenpeh et un autre aliment que j'ai oublié. Les plats sont meilleurs que les desserts.

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worth the trip. easy to find and delicious. - Edit

Closed on Wednesdays. Really nice and a lot of choice. Easy to find on side street off main strip.

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Wonderful Vegan cafe! - Edit

We had the burger set, one Katsu and one Tempeh. They came with carrot soup and pickles. We also had lemon tofu cheesecake. Great sized portions and really yummy!

Lovely friendly staff and a great wee shop to buy some 'food souvenirs' downstairs.

Pros: Great price

Cons: None!

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Rota Cafe, Fukuoka, Japan - Edit

I stumbled upon this macrobiotic restaurant today and was THRILLED after having to decline eating with friends because I couldn't even find the simplest vegetarian options on most menus! (I even asked for "noodles cooked in plain water" and was not accommodated.)
The food at Rota Cafe was tasty and light. I had a pureed sweet potato soup with a small green salad, a roll with salted olive oil for dipping, and some kind of barley flake crusted tofu (?) savory morsel. This was 700 JPY ($6.25). The service was sweet and efficient, as it is in all Japanese restaurants.
I LOVE restaurants where I can eat everything on the menu and not have to "worry".
Will definitely go back!

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Loved the place! - Edit

Visited with two friends last weekend and we all enjoyed it! Affordable lunch options and it felt really good with a vegan place to visit. Totally agree with the previous review really...

Got a small soy milk ice cream for dessert which was awesome!

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Vegan Cafe in Tenjin!! - Edit

I've been waiting for an all-vegan restaurant to open in Tenjin! Even though it's one of the most popular shopping / food areas in Fukuoka, there were no macrobiotic or vegan restaurants after the original Evah Dining restaurant closed.

Rota Cafe is a very basic Japanese macrobiotic cafe. They sell some vegan products on the 1st floor, and you can eat outside on the deck or at the tables on the 2nd floor. It's stylish and clean, and there're many seats and one separate private room.

I visited them at 3pm, and was still was able to get lunch. All food looks delicious and it really was!
I ordered the Korean bibimbap and also dessert set. (+300yen). You can choose dessert on the menu, and the chessecake I ordered was mild and tasty. The price is moderate, and I'm pleased with what I got for the cost (1100yen for lunch and dessert).

You can also take out desserts such as cakes, muffins, puddings etc, and also their veg hamburger.

There was no English menu but you can easily find out what it's like from photos.

I'm sure I'll go back to this cafe when I'm in Tenjin!!

Pros: good value, easy to access, comfortable space

Cons: limited menu

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DennisD 08 Nov 2016 - Got a English menu when I visited this weekend! Loved the place! Go-to when I'm in Tenjin from now on!  

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SaayaM 08 Nov 2016 - Wow that's good to know, DennisD! Thank you for your updating! :)  

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