In Japan, it is quite hard to find restaurants that specialize in Vegetarian and vegan dishes. However, in Shibuya there are a few restaurants that opened to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for those who prefer to eat healthy foods, without meats.
Let’s face it. Not everyone is ready to become a vegetarian or a vegan and worship the fresh, green, leafy, and gluten-free diet that every vegan dream of. Now, the business industry understands that they need to add a few vegan dishes on their menu to attract these elusive diners. These changes were happily accepted by our health conscious brothers and sisters, which paved the way for more restaurants to follow suit.
Check out these 10 restaurants that serve vegetarian and vegan dishes in Shibuya.
1. Nagi Shokudo
Nagi Shokudo is a hidden gem that is VERY hard to find. Yes, it may take you a while before you find it because its location is hidden underneath a restaurant and the signage is very easy to miss. Among their dishes, the deep fried soy meat is highly recommended and will definitely catch your fancy. A fantastic place to eat vegan dishes with a piece of mind.
Address: 15-10 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
2. YAFFA ORGANIC CAFÉ
YAFFA ORGANIC CAFE is a restaurant focused on organic foods where you can enjoy your salads with a glass of beer. Yes, you heard it right. Beer and vegan dishes go hand in hand, at least in this restaurant. The organic dishes are great, and the atmosphere of the place is just about right. A good place to have lunch when you are in Shibuya.
Address: 3-27-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.yaffa.jp (Japanese Only)
3. Los Barbados
Los Barbados may only be an eight-seat diner, but its popularity cannot be belittled. Where can you find a place that serves exquisite African cuisine and munch on falafels and spicy eggplant curry in between? This place is amazing, and it would be best if you call for a reservation, before you actually go there, due to the limited number of seats. Bring a group of friends and enjoy a great dining experience.
Address: Papie bldg. #104, 41-26 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
4. Reimen Dining Tsurushiko
Reimin Dining Tsurushiko is a great place for those who love to eat ramen. Only this time, it’s pure vegan and served cold. Their cold noodle dishes have a very unique taste and gives you a refreshing feeling. Take your pick among their reimen line-ups like tomato & basil reimin, avocado reimen, curry reimen, and many more delicious blends for you to try and enjoy.
Address: Y.M.buld. 1F, 1-27-6 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo
Website: http://tsurushiko.jp (Japanese Only)
Yinega is a restaurant that serves African and other multinational dishes in Shibuya. Their menu has a wide variety and not all of them are for vegetarians and vegans. Meaning, you can call your friends and invite them to join you for lunch or dinner. A great place to visit if you want to try something new and looking for new flavors to satisfy your palate.
Address: Shimizu Bldg. 1F, 1-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://yinega.wixsite.com/yinega (Japanese Only)
Tabela is a superb cafe that is right beside a small movie theatre. Their menu has vegetarian dishes, and some of them are inspired by the movies that are played in the movie theatre. The dishes are tasty and reasonably priced. A cafe with a great atmosphere that can be found among the hustle and bustle of Shibuya.
Address: 37-18 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.uplink.co.jp/tabela/ (Japanese Only)
7. BiO café (ビオカフェ)
BiO cafe as the name suggests, focus on organic ingredients and offers vegetable, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. There are plenty of options to choose from, and they also serve cakes and other desserts. The cafe is a bit pricey, but since they only serve organic dishes, many think that the price is just about right. A nice place to stop by if you don’t have anywhere else to go in Shibuya.
Address: Patio Bldg.1F, 16-14 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://biocafe.jp (Japanese Only)
8. Royal Garden Cafe
Royal Garden Cafe is a very popular place in Shibuya. Just a few minutes away from Shibuya train station, this place is definitely worth a visit if you like to enjoy good food. They have a few vegetarian options on their menu, which is very tasty and can be recommended to your health conscious friends.
Address: Hotel UNIZO 1F, 4-3 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
9. GREEN GRILL (グリーングリル）
Green Grill is a cafe where the color green is in abundance. Their organic dishes are delicious and you can tell that the vegetables they use are very fresh. They have an English menu, so you can take your time and choose from a wide variety of dishes that they have to offer. A cozy yet quiet place that can be found along the busy streets of Shibuya.
Address: Cocoti Bldg 3F, 1-23-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.mosdining.co.jp/shop#green_grill (Japanese Only)
10. Hobgoblin (ホブゴブリンシブヤ)
Hobgoblin is just 2-minutes away from Shibuya station. The pub has a bright and friendly atmosphere, which will help loosen you up, so you can dine without worries. They have a great selection of beers that are perfect for those who appreciate it. It can get noisy (and a bit crazy) at times, but it’s part of its unique charm. Have a good chat with your friends while trying out their vegetarian chili nachos, or their salads and sandwiches. Overall, it’s an awesome place to hang out with a group of friends.
Address: 3F, Ichiban Building, 1 Chome-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Data is as of September 2018