• Tenzan Lab.

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese restaurant specialising in Kakigori (shaved ice dessert) and other Japanese desserts like taiyaki and mochi with vegan options. Has a changing menu for savoury dishes. Open Sat-Sun 12:00-20:00.

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7 Reviews

First Review by peccorina


Points +287

25 Jun 2023

Japanische Spezialitäten

Wir hatten das Mango-Eis und die fischförmige Waffel mit Adzuki-Bohnen. Beides vegan, beides ganz besonders und köstlich!



Points +209

19 May 2023

Fluffy Kakigori and handmade mochi

This is a unique place with a wide variety of Japanese deserts. I tried handmade mochi and Kakigori with matcha

Pros: Many Kakigori and mochi flavours, Very friendly service , Library of books in Japanese


Points +168

06 Nov 2022

Good but underwhelming

Interesting to try and experience but probably won’t go there again.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-06


Points +411

12 Sep 2020

Nice dessert place

We went here to try the Kakigori and while it was good, we were not very impressed. The raspberry syrup was delicious, but overall the Kakigori looked better than it tasted.
The Mochi was tasty but a little too sweet.
Overall the quality of the ingredients seems to be very high, but that also leads to prices leaning on the higher side.
I would recommend going here on a hot day to try the Kakigori!

Pros: High quality of ingredients, Unique options, Many vegan options

Cons: A little pricey, Kakigori looks better than it tastes


Points +2473

13 Jun 2020


I had the vegan Uji Kintoki and Anmitsu. Both were delicious, I‘ll come back to try more sweets:)


Points +78

29 Mar 2020

My favourite desert shop in the world

The Japanese temple of fluffy, shaved ice with toppings which melt into your mouth like liquid gold. The owners don't make any compromises in quality - everything they offer is a revelation in Japanese cuisine. Fortunately, the vegan dishes don't need to hide as they are crafted with care and were perfected throughout the years.

Additionally to deserts they offer vegan bento boxes in the tradition of Japanese mothers.

My girlfriend and I regularly go to Tenzan Lab to enjoy the vegan waffle of the day (Taiyaki), heartwarming teas, expressive mochi tastings or shaved Kakigori ice. Every time I have a kakigori I think - ok, I already know it. It won't surprise - however, each time the tastes explode like a firework and just leaving me with a woooow.

Pros: Japanese, umami, heaven


Points +2277

08 Dec 2019

extraordinary sweets

I hadn’t seen Taiyaki or shaved ice anywhere in Germany, not to mention vegan options for those. I saw Tenzan Lab's creations on Instagram and was so hyped about visiting on my next trip to Berlin.

Now, December might not be the best month for ice, but I couldn’t miss this. I had the Hojicha Kakigori with vegan condensed milk (homemade from soy and coconut milk), fresh mochi, anko and green tea syrup. The texture is very interesting - the ice more or less disappears on your tongue. The flavor combination is a classic Japanese one, but you could order more simple versions of the dessert as well, choosing from an array of toppings.

I also ordered some Taiyaki, which were baked fresh for me. The menu lists only one vegan Taiyaki - an anko filled one, but of the daily specials two kinds were vegan, a regular custard and a matcha custard.

I enjoyed everything I ordered.

Half of the restaurant is taken up by the bar, where you can sit and watch the ice being shaved. But if you’re visiting with many people you could sit at the long table at the back.

With my meal I was served cold barley tea, like you would if you were visiting a friends home in Japan, as I was told by the owner.

On the menu all vegan options are marked. Taiyaki and Mochi are available for take-out.

Updated from previous review on 2019-12-05

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