The Pink Cow

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo Roi Building B1F, Tokyo, Japan, 106-0032

Serves meat, vegan options available. California casual restaurant, art bar and funky space. Several, clearly marked vegan/vegetarian choices on menu. English is spoken. English menu. Last food order taken at 10:30pm. Free Wi-Fi. Accepts bitcoin for payment. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Tue-Sun 5pm-late.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, International, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by frbou

No longer accept bitcoin - Edit

The main reasons we went to this restaurant were that (1) they are vegan-friendly and (2) they accept bitcoin. Sadly, they told me that they no longer accept bitcoin for payment and it seems the bitcoin ATM is gone too. They are still vegan-friendly though.

The service was pretty good and it is a good place to go if you have a mixed vegan/omnivore crowd. If your party is all-vegetarian or vegan, there are better places to go.

Food is a bit pricy for what you get (e.g. 1600 yen burrito) but not totally outrageous and reasonably tasty.

Pros: Vegan-friendly menu with items clearly marked, Tasty food

Cons: Pricey, Kitchen seemed a bit slow

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Make sure you specify that you're vegan! - Edit

I've eaten at the Pink Cow twice, before becoming a vegan and recently after making the transition. The first time I went, I had the samosa burrito, which was absolutely incredible. The price is right for the size of the food and atmosphere. I went again recently and ordered the taco salad with a friend, which is labeled on the menu as "vegetarian and vegan ok." I didn't specify when I ordered because I wrongly assumed that the dish would be vegan. Unfortunately, it came with cheese on it. The staff was totally understanding and kind when I explained my misunderstanding and promptly made another dish for me and replaced my silverware. My vegetarian friend could finish the non-vegan salad for me so it wasn't that big of a deal. The food is incredible, just please specify that you want the dish to be vegan even if it doesn't prompt you to on the menu!

Pros: Reasonably priced, delicious, strong drinks, conve

Cons: Menu can be misleading, atmosphere can be off-putt

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Vegan Buffet!! - Edit

I went here for a vegan buffet with the tokyo vegan meetup group, and it was killer... the counter fully lined up with all kinds of food, massive variety, good vibes and even live music...

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Good restaurant, bad neighbourhood - Edit

When in Roppongi, the Happy Cow always recommends the Pink Cow as the place to go. But when I went there, it looked rather uninviting. It's located below street level in a dark shady ally. It's surrounded by drinking establishments which aren't exactly my thing. In fact, the whole neighbourhood looks dodgy. The fact that the Pink Cow also serves meat doesn't help either. So I never decided to actually eat at the Pink Cow.

This changed when I was invited by a vegan society in Tokyo which has its monthly dinner at the Pink Cow. And again things looked rather unattractive. At the door a perfectly rude American man collecting entrances fees made it very clear that he felt vastly superior to the Japanese. He didn't want to stick to the Japanese customs, rules or regulations and did everything the American way. Still, I paid him to be allowed in to the vegan meeting.

The theme this month was "Cinco de Mayo", so vegan Mexican food was being served. And after one bite my opinion about the Pink Cow changed. The food was wonderful and the chef really knows how to make vegan food taste right! The buffet offered a huge variety of flavours and just about every traditional Mexican dish was available in vegan style. Never did the chef use too much oil or fat to create the taste, so it was healthy as well. Even the dessert was great!

On the way back home, late in the evening the "watering holes" nearby seemed to attract an even worse crowd than before (there was even a fight on the street). It's a shame that such a great restaurant is surrounded by such bad people both inside and out, otherwise I would certainly be a regular at the Pink Cow.

Pros: good food, monthly vegan meetup!

Cons: bad neighbourhood, bad atmosphere, rude American personnel

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Good simple filling food in cosy pub-like environment - Edit

Definitely more pub than restaurant, but having said that they offer many veg*n options.
I had bruschetta followed by veggie burger and was very satisfied.

Pros: Close to Roppongi metro Good, simple, filling food, English speaking staff

Cons: Small and tables not really reservable

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I Love The Buffet Event ♥ - Edit

Once a month the Tokyo vegan meetup do a fully vegan buffet here. The food is amazing and there's really good variety, and it's a good chance to meet others. It gets booked up pretty quickly though!
(You can find information on the meets at )

I've been to the buffet twice so far but I haven't been to the Pink Cow on an ordinary day yet so I can't review the menu options but it's great that they do options !

(I'm not sure why my pros and cons are automatically capitalising every word btw ahaha)

Pros: Monthly Vegan Buffet, Delicious And Creative Food At The Buffet, Atmosphere And Design Of The Place

Cons: Not Fully Vegan On Other Days of Course ;(

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