T's Tantan - Ueno

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 15 reviews )

Taito, Ueno 7-1, 3F JR Ueno Station, Tokyo, Japan, 110-0005

A branch of T's Restaurant with signature dish tantan ramen. Serves also salads, curry, soy meat meals, soy ice cream. Limited menu mornings, full menu from 11am, last order 30 minutes before closing. Inside JR Ueno Station in ecute shopping center on the 3rd floor. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon-Sat 7:00am-11:00pm, Sun 7:00am-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese

15 Reviews

First Review by Whiteeve

Big thumbs up for the ramen, small for the curry - Edit

Ordered: White sesame seed tantan-men. Got a decent sized bowl of ramen with a rich stock (definitely tasted of sesame!) topped with bok-choy, red onions, beansprouts, green onions, and little flecks of saffron.

Menu is a good size. They have three varieties of tantanmen (white, black, and gold), as well as non-ramen meals (curry, udon, rice-bowls), side dishes, and an ice-cream dessert. They also do their own brand of packaged take-out food.

The first thing I tasted was a rich umami sesame broth! Very flavourful! I added a little extra tantan spice to crank up the heat level and it was BEAUTIFUL! The noodles soaked up the broth really well too.

My non-veg mum and sister both ordered the curry with lentils/beans. It came with a side salad and miso soup. I tried some of the curry and it was definitely good, but I don’t think the flavours were as balanced as they were in the ramen. The taste of garam masala was a little overpowering, though not enough to detract from the overall taste of the curry. Of course as long as it tastes good, there’s no real issue. Mum and sister enjoyed their meals and commented on the generous serving size.
So I'd definitely recommend the white sesame tantan-men, but the curry I’m less sure about.

Ambience is nice too. Medium sized place that probably seats about 20 people. We went at around 2 or so and there was no wait time but the restaurant still had quite a few people in it considering it was outside the lunch rush hour. Because of this, I’d imagine that the place could get quite busy during the rush hours.

As a final note, finding this place wasn’t as straightforward as I thought it would be. I had Apple Maps on to find this place, and it took us in the general direction (Asakusa exit) but not actually to the restaurant. From there, I asked for directions and found out that the restaurant was actually on the third floor of the station behind the JR ticket gates. I was traversing Japan without a JR pass, and so needed to pay a small fee to go through the gates. Not a problem at all, but if you’re planning to visit this place, be aware of the aforementioned. Once you go through the ticket gates though, it’s quite easy to find… go straight until you see the bookstore and then make a left and keep going straight for a little longer. The restaurant is on the left close to Ecute.

Overall, this place is well worth the visit if you happen to be in Ueno

Pros: Good manageable sized menu, Value for money, Nice ambience

Cons: A little more difficult to find

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fantastico cibo - Edit

Per trovare questo posto si fa un pò di fatica perchè è dentro la stazione di ueno se nn ricordo male bisogna prendere il gate 8 salire 2 piani riscenderli e andare dalla parte opposta sempre seguendo il gate 8 ... è un pochetto complicato. Risrorante carino pulito ma un pò piccolo... oltre al ramen qui si puo mangiare anche insalata,zuppe e dolci.

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Delicious Ramen inside Ueno station - Edit

I have been here time and time again and T's Tantan never disappoints. The flavors are always rich. Always comforting. SO HAPPY they opened a shop in Ueno. Try the "black sesame" (kuro goma) Tantanmen. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Great location for travel (don't have to exit), Options other than just ramen (salads), Best ramen in Tokyo?!

Cons: Smaller than Tokyo Station Location, Cookbooks are fake. Purely decorative haha, Some ramen might be difficult for peanut allergy

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Great food! - Edit

Wonderful, quick, and delicious ramen.
If you got the spare change, get the veggie meat. It's great.
For 100 yen you can up the portion size too.

Love it!

Pros: Great food, pretty nice portions, friendly staff

Cons: perhaps not the easiest location

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vegan in Ueno park - Edit

Absolutely delicious! The location in Ueno park is easy to find, inside the ticket gates, but on the main floor. As you enter from the park gates, turn left and then right, you will see several restaurants. This one is at the end. I’m so happy I finally get to enjoy ramen in Japan!

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a bit hit or miss but I'd go again - Edit

I usually go to T's TanTan in Tokyo but I was in the area so I stopped by. I tried the panda ice cream and avocado and tomato poke bowl.

The ice cream was a hit for me. The scoop is small, which I like because I am trying to limit my sugar intake. The ears are chocolate and the eyes look like raisins, but they are actually sugared black beans.

The poke bowl was not to my taste at all. It had a soy-sauce wasabi flavor. I'm familiar with that flavor base but I found this particular one really overpowering. I like wasabi but it was just too much. It also had a ton of soy mayo on top, which I found overpowering as well. And worst of all, the avocado was underripe like a rock. I ended up having to pick it out, which ruined the point of having an avocado dish. I had to wash the food down with a ton of water to finish it.

I'd go again but pick a different main. There aren't many vegan choices in the area and the location is really good.

I've head some complain that the staff in the Tokyo branch gives you an English menu if you look foreign, whether you want one or not. I'm not picky about that, but the waitress asked me politely right off the bat if I wanted an English or Japanese menu, so that's something that I predict people will like about the Ueno branch.

Pros: Some dishes better than others, Great location, Polite staff

Cons: Didn't like the main at all

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absolutely amazing! - Edit

This place is quite hard to find because I had no idea how big the ueno station was. I had to ask the information desk for directions but they were very helpful. If my memory serves me correctly, it is located on the third floor inside the jr line towards the park gate exit. We had to buy a ticket to go inside but it was SO worth it. I had the veggie cod roe udon and it was so amazing. My boyfriend who is a meat eater had the "pork cutlets" and he loved it as well. We had also had some beer, veggie dumplings, and the panda ice cream for dessert. Everything was amazing and I would highly recommend it. The interior and design of the place was also very cute and cozy. It is also very reasonably priced in my opinion. I think the total for 2 of us came to around 30 US dollars, and that was for a lot of food. It even included some instant noodles that I got to go.

Pros: all vegan, English on menu with pictures , accepts credit card

Cons: hard to find

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awesome! - Edit

Love this place, everything we ate here was lovely and we bought some take away 2-minute noodle packs which were handy for our travels :)

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great food - Edit

It is inside JR Ueno station. Head toward the Park Gate exit and it is in the eCute section of the station. Great food. Less options than Tokyo station branch but in my opinion way better. Try the gyoza!

Pros: prepared well, clean and friendly staff, tastes excellent

Cons: hard to find

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More than I expected - Edit

I went here after arriving at my hotel in sugamo for dinner. It was hard to find so I asked the information desk and she knew exactly where it was, but it was still hard to find as it is not on the new maps.

There was a lady who spoke great English there and gave me an English menu, I know they love her because numerous customers come in and dont speak Japanese, I didnt. I saw a few other customers come in and were like what when someone spoke japanese and it ended with giggles when the english staff answered. Warming atmosphere and attentive staff.
I tried the golden tantan, it was delicious. I even had the gyoza and the ice cream. The ice cream was good. The panda has two mint chocolate ears with chocolate eyes. The best vegan ice cream I have tasted!

They even have takeout things like the T's Instant Ramen and Sandwhiches and dried soy meat. I was happy to see these and bought these because having a quick meal when you cannot go to a restaurant out the way while traveling is pretty hard for a vegan!

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-02

Pros: Price is right, Take out items

Cons: Hard to Find

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delicious ! - Edit

It was a little difficult to find, And we had to pay With our suica card to go at the "ecute" restaurants corner but we don't regret it ! Probably the Best vegan meal i eat, And the price is really cheap !

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Best dumplings I’ve ever had in my entire life! - Edit

I loved this place so much that I went a few times, as it’s inside the Ueno JR Station (near the Park Gate) it’s a really easy place to reach. I tried their signature white sesame ramen and also the veggie pork, both incredible! The ramen was a bit spicy for my liking but the veggie pork was spectacular. I also recommend the veggie dumplings, they’re SO GOOD I could only eat that and I’d be happy for the whole day. There’s something about them that I can’t really explain and they’re also different from the Tokyo’s restaurant.

Different from the Tokyo Station one it’s way less crowded and there are more non ramen options, so it’s nice if you’re not craving that type of carbs.

Pros: Dumplings , Dumplings , Inside Ueno Station

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Really good veggie gyoza! - Edit

We had really good gyoza and really nice ramen as well! So many options here and English menu available. Best vegan place we've found so far in Tokyo. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back again!

Pros: Veggie gyoza, lots of options, very friendly staff

Cons: No cons!

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Quality I expect from T's Restaurant - Edit

T's TanTan in Tokyo station is one of my favorite restaurants to visit when I'm in the area. I was so happy when I heard they were expanding to Ueno. The restaurant in Ueno lived up to the high expectations I have with T's chain. They have three different ramen options along with more yoshoku choices such as curry and ginger "pork." They have a take out section now too!

Pros: Delicious, Reasonably priced, Great atmosphere

Cons: Have to enter JR station, Limited seating

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Great Food, Great Staff, low prices - Edit

I was here on my last day of Japan, it was just the grand opening. The meals are really good and its cheap.

You have to try the Black sesam Tantan!!!!!

You can pay cash, Credit Card and passmo/suica

Pros: Nice Food , Nice Staff

Cons: None

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