Future Food Cafe Restaurant Tubu Tubu

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143-5 Benten-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

In early 2017 Future Food Cafe merged with Tubu Tubu. Now a plant-base cafe, restaurant, and shop featuring a menu of pasta, pizza, curry with rice, and a variety of cakes. Natural wood environment, located at 東京都新宿区弁天町143-5, Ushigome Yanagicho station on the Oedo subway line. Open Mon 11:30am-5:00pm, Wed-Sun 11:30am-1:30pm, Wed-Sun 1:30pm-5:00pm, Wed-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Pizza, Italian, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion

Reviews (15)

First Review by MidnightSun112

Delicous Hamburgs - Edit

I was pleasantly surprised but Tsubu Tsubu!

Completely vegan, without the use of artificial sweeteners and sugar.

A lot of their items have a time limit, the current promotion runs until the end of June.

I had the brown rice ice coffee, Italian Hamburg with "cheese" and a Tiramisu to finish with.

Everything was delicious. The iced coffee was perfect for a summer day, and not too bitter, so it was enjoyable.

I was surprised at the smallish size of the portions but everything was actually quite filling! The waitress recommended the main dishes for those who are hungry and the daily lunch platter for those who want to try a number of different samples of their dishes all at once.

They have a daily lunch platter that changes every day and from 1:30pm-4pm you can eat their delicious looking waffles. They look amazing but I was a bit too early for it.

You can also do the lunch options from the "main" section as a set or just with bread or rice. I ordered the rice, but got bread instead, however, I was not disappointed, it was perfect!

At night, the menu becomes a dinner menu with pizza and pasta as the main focus.

What shocked me the most was the realistic-ness of the fake beef patty! It took me a moment to step back and remind myself that it's all plant-based. It didn't taste so much like meat that it concerned me though, it was just right.

The tiramisu was creamy any delightful, it was the perfect after lunch snack.

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-29

Pros: Delicious food, Kind staff, Many options!

Cons: Portions are a bit small, A little pricey

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Remarkably delicious! - Edit

Wide selection of meals and appetizers. Many dished based on traditional Japanese grains and vegetables, and really creative and delicious. The pizza and pasta were fantastic. As a non-vegan or vegetarian, was really surprised and never would have known the food was vegan-friendly! Nice atmosphere too, high ceilings and wooden paneling throughout. Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.

Pros: Great selection and delicious , Cozy atmosphere , Friendly staff

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My favorite restaurant! - Edit

This restaurant is my favorite in Tokyo. Today I had dinner with friends; some are vegan and others are not. But we all enjoyed the meal! I especially liked their Milano Style Doria. It tasted rich and I could not believe that there is no ground meat or cheese in it. I also loved fried hie. It is made of grain but it tasted really like fried white fish without the fishy smell. Their pizza was amazing too. All the food we tried was good. Portions are small but that was OK because the ingredients are all fresh and organic. I appreciate that what they offer is not only tasty but genuinely healthy. Next time I go I plan to try the vegan parfait. It looked good on the menu, but they only have that during the day.

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Vegan food made with variety of grains. - Edit

Hidden in a part of Shinjuku, this restaurant is a house redecorated as a restaurant.
Most of the meals are made with some sort of grain and the food is distinctive for sure.
It is a typical Japanese portion so if you are used to the regular western portion you might be disappointed.
Due to its uniqueness, it is on a expensive side so if you just want cost effective vegan food, this place may not be your best choice but if you want to try some creative grain made vegan dishes, it's worth a trip. :)

Pros: creative, grain oriented , unique

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tubu tubu - Edit

I had the hamburg lunch and the Christmas parfait. The hamburg was tiny and came with three pieces of vegetables : half of a little potato, a floret of cauliflower, a piece of carrot and, since I chose bread, three little cuts that seemed to have long waited, because they tasted a little musty... There were also a little bowl of green salad and a miso-soup. The hamburg, made of taka-kibi cereal, and the gravy, were fine. For the parfait ... except for the berry sauce at the bottom, it was all beige-colored and the ice-cream, the sauce and the chantilly seemed different versions (frozen or not) of the same cereal ingredient. I don't know much about macrobiotic cuisine and don't know for example if their not using spices or herbs is part of their credo, but it seemed to me very plain and lacking of research on taste. Since the hamburg set was 1,800 ¥ and the Christmas parfait 1,300 ¥, plus tax, it costed me 3,300 ¥ for a lunch altogether lacking in quality and quantity.

Pros: No sugar

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Nice vegetarian restaurant - Edit

This is one of a handful of vegetarian restaurants available walking distance from where I live, although I don't go to this one as often since it's a bit farther away than the others. It's a nice restaurant with a nice owner, although it had a lot of spaghetti options, which I've always found somewhat unnecessary at a vegetarian restaurant, since spaghetti with tomato sauce is one of the easiest vegetarian options to find at any restaurant. Nevertheless, a nice options to have. Make sure not to confuse this place with the "Tsubu Tsubu Cafe", also near the same area.

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Pasta! - Edit

I went to this place alone for pizza, but it was not pizza time, anyway I get nice menu with sopu salad and pasta bolognese. Really tasty pasta andplace as well. They have nice vegan magazines in japanesse, so you can just watch pictures :D Stuff is super nice and friendly!! Love it

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Delicious - Edit

I came here specially on a Friday night and had read the rave reviews on Happy Cow. I ordered the Ortolana pizza with Takibi and summer vegetable and my companion the Pizza Margherita with Hie, and we shared a mushroom and white kidney bean salad. The salad was tasty with a subtle and delicious dressing. Likewise the Margherita was very nice and subtly flavoured. The Ortolana had a stronger but equally delicious taste. The only issue with all of the dishes mentioned is the ratio of the portion size to the price. At ¥1200-¥1400+ for a pizza, I'd want a decent sized one, and the very very dainty salad was ¥815. Although I could have eaten more, looking at the menu and seeing how tiny the desserts looked, I just didn't want to go there. Great food but unfortunately expensive. A place for occasions I think.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Price too high for portion size

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Really nice place - Edit

I came here last week for dinner and was happy at how easy it was to find. Menu is just pizza & pasta really, with some anti-pasta. I had French fries to start (!) and then a pizza. Fries were lovely, lots of black pepper. Pizza was smallish, but incredibly tasty and filling. I came back tonight to try one of the pasta dishes and for anti-pasta I had 'spareribs' made with burdock root. Oh my! Amazing! Really tasty, never had anything like it before. I had linguine with cream sauce and seasonal veg, very tasty, and a lovely banana muffin, which I took with me. This place is not like a traditional Italian restaurant, it is definitely a Japanese take on Italian food, but that makes it more interesting. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful - I had a conversation tonight about the spareribs, they showed them to me in their raw form, and we talked about other food (in English). Menu is also in Japanese and English. Really nice place, good food, reasonably priced. Very easy to find - take the Yurakucho Line to Edogawabashi station, and exit at Gate 4. On street level, turn right and walk for a few minutes going past an overpass. The restaurant is on your right, clear signage, you can 't miss it.

Pros: Good food, Reasonable price, Friendly staff

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Adorable Japanese-Italian Restaurant - Edit

I loved this place. It was a very cute little shop with Japanese takes on traditional Italian dishes. They were extremely creative with their plant-based menu and everything we had was delicious. I would love to go back and try more of their menu.

Pros: Great food, Unique Japanese flair

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Nice! - Edit

I was here on the weekend. Unfortunately I arrived too late to try a vegan pizza (they stop taking any orders at 10pm). I had the burger which was delicious. The soup and salad I had were fine. The portions were small, especially given the price. I hope to be back at some point to try one of the pizzas, which look great.

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Rich Vegan Italian Food - Edit

I finally had a chance to eat here and was really impressed. They had a large menu filled with appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and more, which made choosing really difficult. Ultimately I opted for one of the pizzas, which was a bit expensive at 1600yen, but still really delicious and rich. I'll definitely be returning!

Pros: Amazing vegan pizza, Large menu, Friendly service

Cons: A bit expensive

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tasty pizza and friendly service - Edit

Easy to find (near the subway exit) and a warm welcome. Had a couple of tasty pizzas and some beer. Fairly compact with vegan tiramisu on the menu! About 1500 to 1900 yen for a pizza. Plenty of pasta dishes too and one of the staff speaks English.

Pros: all vegan , friendly

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Tasty lunch :) - Edit

We visited for lunch. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and there was a nice range of food to choose from. We were hoping for pizza, but they are only on the dinner menu - lunch was more Japanese in style. The food was all vegan and very tasty. They also sell some other handy bits and pieces such as toothpaste too (it's not easy to come by vegan toothpaste in Japan!). Worth a visit if you're in the area!

Pros: Yummy food, Friendly staff

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great Italian vegan restaurant - Edit

I have a friend who lives near Buona Tsubu Tsubu (Good Grains) and I've been frequenting this restaurant for about 2 years. They recently changed their menu to a more European-style menu that features about 20 kinds of all-vegan pizzas and pastas, vegan hamburger steak, and side dishes. They call themselves 'good grains' because the focus of the all-vegan cuisine is to use as many diverse grains as possible. The food is all very tasty and well-prepared although slightly more expensive than other Tokyo veggie restaurants. This is probably the only place in Tokyo where you can choose from several vegan pizzas so if you're craving some, I highly suggest giving this place a try.

Pros: GREAT vegan pizzas, nice menu, unique approach to grains

Cons: a bit more expensive than average

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