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    ( 10 reviews )

1-19-16 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegans could get falafel, hummus, and salads. Casual atmosphere. English, Hebrew, and Japanese spoken. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Mediterranean, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by circuschef

Authentic but a little spenny - Edit

My man Bobby Ganush has got flavour on lock, i falawfel about that one. The bossman, Dani, is saafe.

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Cosy, delicious, friendly - Edit

Cosy place, delicious food, great service. I'll definitely be going back. A little pricey, but worth it.

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good spot - Edit

Cozy and nice staff. A small place with nice falafel, homus and french fries. I recommend going here

Pros: small, firendly staff

Cons: small, few options

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Great food, great place - Edit

When I arrived at Ti-im I didn't know what to expect. A friend invited me for lunch and basically I just showed up. The restaurant is easy to find (exactly where Google Maps leads you to) but it's small and unassuming from the outside.

Once inside it all becomes clear. This cosy little place is ran by a true Israeli man who speaks excellent English and Japanese. Because the restaurant is so small, guests and staff automatically start talking to each other. The experience alone is worth a visit!

And if that were not enough, the food is great as well. The dishes are real Israeli meals, not tailored to Japanese taste in any way. The main ingredient on the menu is falafel, which means this place is also suitable for vegans. Although only one menu option is targeted at vegans, three others can easily be changed into vegan as well. If you run out of pita bread, a "refill" is free.

Yes, prices are a bit steep (we paid 3,500 yen for lunch for two) but the good food and the good conversation well makes up for it.

Pros: great atmosphere, good food

Cons: high prices, small place, need to make reservations in advance

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Delicious and welcoming - Edit

We got there a little late for lunch, but the owner welcomed us warmly into the cafe. The space is small and cozy and pleasantly decorated. The owner and staff were very friendly, joking and chatting with us during waiting for our meal. The falafel was absolutely delicious, and everyone left satisfied.

Pros: Good size meals , Free extra pita bread with set lunch, Friendly and polite

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Lovely little place! - Edit

The owner was awesome! I've never felt so welcome. I thought that I'd have a hard time because it wasn't a vegan place but I didn't. There aren't a ton of options but I was so happy with my food, I didn't care. I went with my husband and my son. Even my son absolutely loved it. Mind you, when people say cozy, they mean this place is tiny. We could barely move. However, my mouth was in heaven so I didn't really care. It's a little expensive. I would give it 5 stars if Happy Cow would let me ;)

Pros: great food, great owner, quiet location

Cons: a little expensive for a family, tiny place

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a nice Israeli restaurant in the middle of Tokyo - Edit

map is off a bit, just search TA-IM on Google maps, very nice place tasty food and cozy atmosphere ☺

Pros: a fair selection of vegan meals

Cons: they also serve meat so if you're offended by that

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I love this place - one of my favorites in Tokyo! - Edit

As mentioned, Ta-im is not vegan nor vegetarian, but they do have a few options for us and I went here numerous times the last time I was in Tokyo, because I simply fell in love with the place. It really felt like being at 'home'.

It's a small, cosy, little place - very nice and intimate, it feels like you are eating at someone's home. Dan, the owner and chef of Ta-im, is such a lovely, welcoming guy and he very helpfully told me about the veg options on offer. At lunch time there are 2 options, 1 vegan and 1 vegetarian. I've had both and they are delicious! A tasty soup to start off with, then falafel, hummus, warm pita (unlimited), red pepper dip and salad (you can also choose another lunch set that comes with an Israeli sweet for dessert; I personally wasn't fond of it, too sweet for my liking...but the rest of the food was superb). I have brought several friends here and they have all loved it and have commented on the comforting ambiance; my boyfriend who had never tried Middle Eastern food before really enjoyed the food and has since been back after I left Tokyo.

It is a bit pricey, but then this is Tokyo and Ebisu itself is a pretty expensive area. However, I love Ta-im, the atmosphere, the Israeli radio station playing, how at home Dan makes people feel there and the excellent quality of food there, so I am happy to pay :-) I can't wait to go back next time I'm in Tokyo.

Pros: Super cosy atmosphere, Friendly owner & chef, Delicious food!

Cons: A bit pricey

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great taste!!! - Edit

I went here for lunch the other day and I'm happy to say that I was very pleased with the meal.
the place is small but it's cozy and the people who work there are super friendly.
highly recommended

Pros: delicious

Cons: not much vegan options

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Good food, poor value - Edit

Good food but not a good value for the prices. I like to support small businesses and the proprietor was very nice and friendly and generous, but this is, after all, a business and not charity. I would be happy to return often for the amazing hummus and friendly neighborhood vibe if it wasn't so expensive.

Pros: Friendly Service , Good Food, Excellent Hummus

Cons: Prices

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