Tokyo a city of evolution that has diversified with time from being a small town used for fishing to the metropolis of Japan in 1869. It is the house of many futuristic innovations with contrast to centuries-old traditions. The Japanese Royal family and its Emperor Akihito are also residents of this city in the jaw-dropping Tokyo Imperial Palace which is worth taking a peek at!
Updated: 18 November 2019
It is also a hub of many charismatic Michelin-star restaurants that happen to be vegetarian considering how versatile this city is!
Honouring the Shojin Ryori – A Buddhist philosophy that forbids the killing of any animals and encourages vegetarianism, this restaurant has gained 2 Michelin stars because of its spectacular culinary services that do not fail to amaze you dish after dish.
It is found in the Condominium Complex of Tokyo in the upbeat Minato City that the locals famously say never sleeps. Diago has a beautiful location as well. Enjoy the mesmerizing garden views from their private dining room with your loved ones!
A zen restaurant that holds 1 Michelin-star tucked away in the corner near the oldest Zenpuku-Ji Temple. Itosho also respects the teachings of Buddhist monks of Shojin Ryori and depicts this through their eschewing vegetarian delicacies. These come in a meal of 13 dishes each varying from another in terms of texture and flavours.
They have a seasonal menu with several soup possibilities served according to the demands of weather. Their famous dish called Dashi made with locally-sourced ingredients from Takayama comprises of a broth from kombu, shiitake, kanpyo and vegetables – Yum!
Owned by Fumio Kondo, Tempura Kondo is 2 Michelin-star restaurant that has been serving the most exquisite deep-fried treats in Japan for the past 50 years. People come here from around the globe to try their phenomenal tempura cooked to light-gold perfection. It is just a walk from Ginza Station. The venue is tedious yet elegant with a seating capacity of 25 people set around a mini-kitchen where you can see the chef fixing your food.
From lunch to dinner, they have a separate menu for vegetarians and non-veg. Since this place is very popular expect difficulty in getting a reservation here. Their kakiage crispy vegetarian tempura is served atop a bowl of rice with pickle and freshly made aromatic tea ready to pour over it. This will satisfy your secluded comestible cravings!
Tokyo is an enigmatic city that captivates you with its antiquity and avant-gardism but still hearts its vegetarian roots close.
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