My Favorite Vegan Burgers in Tokyo
If you're like me and you are always on the hunt for a great vegan burger, then you need to try out this list! Tokyo is home to some of the best veggie burgers I have ever tasted, and I would gladly spend my weekends hopping around any of these wonderous restaurants. Beware, this post may make you hungry!
First on the list is my beloved Cori Vegan Restaurant's soy chicken namban burger. It is as big as it is tasty, and each bite is more flavorful than the next. With fluffy buns, crispy sauced soy chicken, grilled onions, and a special sauce, good luck ever forgetting about this burger. You will definitely end up a bit messy, but it is worth it for the holy grail of Tokyo vegan burgers. The interior of the restaurant is modern, hip, and spacious as well, so it would be great for a party. They also have draft vegan beer on tap which serves as a tasty treat along with the burger.
To get to Cori, take the Den-en-Toshi line from Shibuya to Komaza-daigaku which is only a short three-minute walk to the restaurant.
Next comes the top-rated vegan burger from Ain Soph Ripple. No doubt if you have googled vegan Japan, this place has come up. It is an all-around fan favorite, and it is clear why. Everything the shop sells is vegan from burgers and crispy chicken sandwiches to mac and cheese and chili fries. My favorite would probably have to be the crispy chicken sandwich, but the cheeseburger with avocado is a close second. The food always tastes very fresh and is a staple of the vegan food scene here in Tokyo.
Ripple is easily accessible from either Shinjuku station (12-minute walk) or from Shin Okubo (8-minute walk).
Another place which is a must for vegan burgers is none other than Olu Olu Cafe. If you have read some other posts, you know that I consistently sing praises of the lovely Olu Olu Cafe. It really can do no wrong which is hard to accomplish with such an expansive menu. Their burgers certainly top the list though with a range such as Hawaiin Mochiko burger, garlic and herb chicken burger, and spicy burger. Everything is cooked with such care and love, you will definitely leave satisfied! Also, try their french fries with the burgers, they are covered in a nice light seasoning and perfectly crispy.
Olu Olu Cafe can be accessed from either bus 12,5,21,22,23,31,32,24 from Shibuya or walking from Ikejiri-Ohashi on the Den-en-Toshi line.
Veganic to Go is a small, vegan restaurant located in Roppongi area. I find Veganic to Go quite nice every time I have visited and it has a large menu as well. The burgers are unique, flavorful, and health-focused. If there was one tiny thing I would mention, it is that the burger is overwhelmingly large, making it pretty difficult to eat. To me, this is not a deal-breaker. I do not mind in the slightest getting a bit messy when it comes to good food. But I could see how others would not necessarily enjoy their food when it means you have to eat your burger in parts. I would recommend the tartar fish burger here, as it shockingly tastes just like a fish fillet.
You can find Veganic to Go easily from Nogizaka station or Roppongi station.
I hope you enjoyed this list of my favorite vegan burgers! Have you eaten any burger in Japan? Which are your favorite?
Happy eating! 🙂
The 3 Best Restaurants in Tokyo with Vegan Sushi
- Nadeshiko (Akihabara)
Nadeshiko ranks amongst my favorites of Tokyo. A local, traditionally styled sushi restaurant inside, they serve a full vegan sushi lunch and dinner set. I stopped by for lunch one afternoon and was met with the most beautiful, “kawaii” sushi set. At Nadeshiko, the owner, head chef, and sushi makers are all female.
Where to Find Vegan Gyoza in Tokyo
- T’s Tan Tan (Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, Narita Airport)
T’s is your go-to, staple vegan food here in Tokyo. It is very popular, and rightfully so. T’s provides reasonably priced vegan ramen, allowing you to try traditional Japanese food without any animal products. The vegan gyoza are delicious and crispy. They are smaller than most gyoza you will find and have a thinner, crispier shell. The gyoza contain veggies and soy meat and definitely tops the lists as a fan favorite.
Tokyo Vegan Restaurant of the Month: Olu Olu Cafe
People often ask me what some of my go-to restaurants are here in Tokyo. Not only tourists but locals are curious as to where they can find delicious vegan food that will not break the bank. Ever since I started going to Olu Olu Cafe two years ago, I have whole-heartedly been recommending it to anyone and everyone.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Shimokitazawa
There is such a wide range of neighborhoods in Tokyo, each with their own unique charm and vibe. One of my personal favorites is none other than the hip and trendy, Shimokitazawa. Not only is it packed full of thrift stores and cafes, it also provides many different options to satisfy all your vegan needs.
My favorite dish in Tokyo
With so many wonderful vegan restaurants in Tokyo, it is hard to choose which one is my favorite, let alone which is my favorite dish.
I decided I would settle on picking a favorite dish of the month so I would have no choice but to sample all the delicious vegan food I possibly could.
My first spotlight will focus on the soymilk doria from T's Restaurant in Jiyugaoka. I have had this dish many times and it seriously doesn't get much better than this.
Where can I get vegan ice cream in Tokyo?
Walking down the streets of Tokyo as a vegan you may feel like you are missing out on an essential foodie experience:
Japanese soft cream, or rather, ice cream.
Have no fear! You can still get wonderful ice cream in various places around the city!
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