T's Tan Tan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 14 reviews )

Aobaku, Chuo1-1-1, Sendai, Japan

Located at JR Sendai station, this is a branch of the vegan noodle restaurant in JR Tokyo station. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese

14 Reviews

First Review by corrinalyon

vegan oasis in very un-vegan friendly Sendai - Edit

If you’re having trouble finding it like I did the first time, easiest way is to stand out front of Hotel Metropolitan which is just next to Sendai station and there’s stairs going down to the basement with an S-Pal sign. Once downstairs just walk through till you’ve gone past 2 escalators and it’ll be on the right hand side.

Great ramen which is what it’s known for - I particularly like the Midori ramen, nice spice level and a bit of lemon. The curry and rice side dish (choose hot) is also delish as are the gyoza. The Tokyo station branch is slightly more consistent but they’re both good.

Staff generally don’t speak any English but they do have English menus which they’ll generally offer once they realise you don’t speak the language.

The 250 yen takeaway cup noodles are also awesome, particularly the miso flavour. (Green text on the pack rather than orange)

Pros: Great value, delicious , Fast

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Very yammy!! - Edit

my japanese friend and i both ordered ramen, he ordered the black saseme one and i took the white sesame one! the food was delicious, a good portion for a fair price!
the waiter was friendly. they give you free water :)

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Great vegan ramen in a city with few vegan choices - Edit

After struggling to find vegan restaurants throughout my trip to Japan, I was very excited to discover T's Tan Tan. The convenient location in the JR train station makes it easy to get a quick dinner when returning to Tokyo after a day of traveling. Over the course of my trip I ate here a couple of times and tried out various items from the menu. Highly recommended.

Pros: Convenient location , Food

Cons: Sometimes has line to seat

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Reliable place - Edit

T’s Tan Tan in Sendai Station, Chuo 1 chome 1-1, Aobaku, Sendai. Is part of restaurant avenue in the station, down 2 escalators next to exit 2E east side on the floor where the tourist info office is (inside the station) and the elevated pedestrian deck is (outside the station building). Is close to the bottom of the second escalator.

Was quiet at the time we visited. Had a dish of Mapo tofu and one of Twice-cooked mock pork, both of which were good.

Food comes quickly and there isn’t much atmosphere but it is sort of a fast-food place, a good place to be well-fed when on the move. Good to know it is all vegan.

Pros: conveniently located at station, food good and resonably diverse, reasonable prices

Cons: atmosphere - a quick-food place (okay in station)

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Amazing Vegan Restaurant - Edit

I ate here 3 times during my 4 days in Sendai and it was sooo good. The tantanmen was delicious. I tried both the gyoza sets and the karaage set, I would recommend either. Definitely a must when in Sendai.

Pros: Friendly staff, Convenient location, Delicious ramen

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Awesome! - Edit

Located next to trainstation, this restaurant is really good! I enjoyed the bibimbap and the dumplings. Really good!

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Good price for varied meal - Edit

The sets here are worth seeking out. I like having gyoza dumplings, as they are almost always meat other places. The soup and wild rice are good for sides. Nice selection of ramens, curries and Chinese-style food.
The translation on the English menu is a bit odd. The thick ankake sauce is translate as "starchy" which probably won't make you want to try it but it's still good. Tofu is also translated when everyone knows what it is at this point.
Expect to pay about 1000 yen for dinner.

Finding it is not especially hard. Just go to the lower basement (2 floors below the local trains) and walk away from the grocery/souvenir section.

For more detailed directions, go down the escalator near the stained glass (west exit), and then down one more staircase by going straight into S-PAL and going down the stairs by Tomizawaya (bakery supply store). You'll see Tantan ahead of you on the left, behind the okazu (rice porridge) restaurant.

Pros: Clearly labeled menu, all vegetarian or vegan, variety of food in a set

Cons: Generic bright atmosphere

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Tasty, cheap vegan food! - Edit

As mentioned before, this place is hard to find. But i used the instructions in a previous comment to find it :) worth noting it's on the very bottom floor.
The staff where really friendly and constantly refilling my water.
I went at lunch time and got a set menu deal, from recommendations, i picked​ the soy milk pudding as my extra.
I chose 7) vege dumplings with grain-rice, salad (sort of like a mix of cold veg in a creamyish sauce and quinoa), soup and fried soy chiken meat. very tasty! And i possibly taste a bit too much but it was too good to waste. It's so hard to find decent vegetarian food on Japan.
I was planning on going to the t's in Tokyo station, but my connecting train didn't give me enough time, so happy to find one in Sendai!!! Might be returning for my evening meal ha!
Total meal price 980¥ (880 for main, 100 for pudding set menu extra)

Pros: completely vegan, delicious food, nice environment, food arrived quickly

Cons: hard to find, as mentioned before (don't give

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best vegan meal ever - Edit

I haven't been vegan for too long, (maybe slowly transitioning for about two months) so I haven't gone to too many vegan/veg-friendly restaurants either. I've only ever visited these kinds of restaurants in Japan, because Oahu doesn't have too much of these.

Nevertheless, I cook for myself, as the rest of my family isn't vegan, and have tried recipes from Youtubers or things I've found online.

NOTHING has compared to this.

Maybe I'm not too good at cooking. Maybe I have to try better recipes. Or maybe T's Tan Tan is just that good.

I tried the chicken soymeat meal set and my dad got the pork meal set. I liked the chicken much better than the pork because it tasted like orange chicken lol.

The entire meal set is really good too.

Unfortunately, they do not serve the soy pudding anymore along with the set, as previous reviews have said. My dad was craving dessert though so we got some anyways and it was delicious :)

I'd definitely recommend someone to go here if they are in the area, as I had to take the shinkansen from Tokyo station.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-02

Pros: difficult to find, wider array of choices than Tokyo station, so good!

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very nice - Edit

We stumbled across this place by mistake. We knew T'S Tantan in Tokyo and were surprised to find a branch in Sendai. Food was delicious and I'd say that the Sendai branch has better choices. We had a couple with Omnivores with us and they loved the food as well. I'll definitely come back.

Pros: selection, location, good value

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Worth the Trouble to Find - Edit

This place is very difficult to find. Unlike the description says, it's not actually outside the train station, but rather in a building attached directly to the train station. It's located in the main building of a place called S-PAL level B1-F, which is actually two floors down below the main level (floor 2). It may be helpful to locate one of the Japanese maps of the building and ask for directions. There are also interactive maps with English as an option, but they're not particularly helpful.

If you come in on tracks 2 or 4 for the local JR lines, it's down the stairs off the platform near the south exit.

The staff was very helpful and they do have an English menu available. The food is not fancy, think the Japanese version of Veggie Grill. But since it's the biggest meal I've had in 3 days, with the most fresh vegetables of my entire trip so far (almost 3 weeks), I'm not complaining. I'll definitely be going back again! PS: Get the soy pudding. If you get a set meal it comes with a little cup and it's delightful.

Pros: Affordable, Delicious, Vegan

Cons: Difficult to Locate

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Good restaurant like the one in Tokyo - Edit

I had dinner at T's tan tan yesterday with my friend. I had a vege bibimbap (880¥) and dumplings (380¥). The bibimbap was ok but the dumplings were really delicious. My friend had a matsaman curry (880¥) and dumplings too. The curry was very good (and spicy). A soup was offered with the dishes.
For directions, take the west exit in Sendai station. Go down the escalators twice, you should arrive at the basement level (B1) where you have the restaurant avenue. You can also follow the signs for Spal Food Corner.

Pros: good food, good portions

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Good food, good location... - Edit

Please be careful about the map directions given for this cafe, as when I used them they were so wrong up ended up at Sendai City Office car park with a man crossing his arms at me wondering what I was doing there. Just go down to escalators near the west exit to Sendai station and it's located on the Restaurant Avenue. This T's Tan Tan is similar but different to the one in Tokyo station, in both appearance and menu. I ordered the Suan La Tang noodles (¥880), a hot and sour soup and, as a side dish, steamed vegetables and dumplings (¥300). The soup was fine, what you'd expect, with plenty of noodles and crisp bean curd, and the vegetables and dumplings were delicious with oily, creamy and vinegary dipping sauces on the side. I also ordered the pudding, which was surprisingly good for what it was: not too sweet, and creamy rather than too gelatinous. I ended up coming back for lunch the next day and had the Soupless Tantan noodles (¥880), which had a delicious savory, nutty flavour. A great handy place for vegan food in Sendai.

Pros: Good, reasonably priced food, Right in Sendai station

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tans - Edit

Great place!
Nice environment
Downstairs in station on restaurant level
Friendly staff
English menu available
Well priced

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