• Tateshinaan

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Serves buckwheat noodles and Nagano regional cuisine. Seaweed and mushrooms are used for the broth instead of fish. The first page of the menu clearly lists all the vegan dishes. Tateshinaan is located on the 9th floor of the Marui department store (it says 0101 on the outside, which is a pun in Japanese) and it is connected to Kita Senju station. Call ahead to confirm. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by iokan


Points +40

12 Aug 2023

NOT vegan - they use the same oil

They have many options that use a vegan broth HOWEVER he explained that they use the same oil as they use for the meat and that they are not a vegan/vegetarian restaurant.

Cons: Not 100% vegan



Points +607

16 Dec 2022

Very tasty! Multiple options to choose from.

Multiple vegan options to choose from - for 1200 JPY I've had zaru soba set with hot vegan broth and cooked to perfection tempura vegetables.
Will visit again!


Points +37

12 Aug 2019


必點油豆腐湯煲 ,搭配炸物蕎麥麵

Pros: 開到晚上11點, 好吃選擇多


Points +27

24 Jan 2019

Save the fish!

A lot of Buddhist cuisine restaurants in Japan will not prepare vegan food because they think that bonito is absolutely necessary for the taste, but this restaurant proves that they are wrong! Shiitake and kelp give a lot more taste than you need! Nobody will be dissatisfied with the taste. A great place for vegan Japanese cuisine without harming fish!

Updated from previous review on 2019-01-24

Pros: Many vegan options!, They have increased the vegan options!, The set meal is nice!

Cons: Should put the veg menu outside the rest. as well., Should stop serving meat. , Should use more vegetables.


Points +1725

23 Jan 2019

Enjoy the experience

Things are slowly changing in Japan. Vegan restaurants were always popular, but traditional restaurants simply ignored vegan or vegetarian guests. Up to now! Recently, ramen restaurants started offering vegan options and now Tateshinaan offers traditional soba dishes for vegans.

Soba restaurants are everywhere in Japan and the meals are almost vegan. Soba are noodles. When served cold, they come with a cup of dipping sauce. When served hot, they are served in a hot soup. In either case: fish broth is used to flavour and this is the main problem for vegans or vegetarians. Tateshinaan simply replaced the fish broth by seaweed and mushroom broth. The taste is almost the same as the fish broth, so everyone can now enjoy traditional Japanese soba.

We tried both the hot and cold set. The hot set comes with vegetable tempura and some pickled greens. The cold set comes with a little salad and might be a bit healthier. Both tasted exactly as they should.

The first page of the menu clearly lists the vegan options. Prices are average for a soba restaurant. Nothing remarkable, except for the fact that vegans are now welcome! Enjoy your Japanese experience!

Pros: genuine Japanese soba, convenient location, reasonable prices


24 Jan 2019

It was nice to have this meal with you!

I also forgot to mention that many restaurants use eggs for the tempura as well.

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