Veganism and Japan does not seem to go well together as we know, but recently Japan has improved, there is now vegan food in some restaurants!
However, as it is a new concept, it is pretty expensive on the menu…
Here’s the first ramen I ate when I went to eat outside with my friends: Afuri! It’s perfect if you want to go out with your non-vegan friends.
The Vegan choice is the most expensive choice of the menu (1300¥ | 10€ish). But it is tasty so you’ll enjoy the meal!
Afuri is a chain so you can find several in Tokyo.
It was, delicious. I already want to go back to eat it! Plus the staff was so nice and welcoming.
So, it’s a concept of Japan: you arrive in the shop in front of a machine, you look at the choices, you put the money and choose the ramen on the machine like if it was an automatic drink machine.
It’s actually a vegetarian ramen, you just have to ask to remove the egg and it magically become vegan! It’s 880¥.
It’s near Forever 21. I’ve tried many times to find the official address, I can’t seem to find it on google maps. Try to go to Forever 21 at Shibuya, and behind it there’s some streets with this Tonkotsu Ramen. I didn’t have the address either and I managed to find it, hopefully you’ll as well!
I’m sure there is other ramen places where you can find vegan options, but this is the ones I’ve visited.
If you wanna find more, I highly suggest you to go on Facebook and join the Group of Vegan and Vegetarian in Tokyo. It has helped me a lot, because everyone is sharing suggestions of restaurants with vegan options, plus if you have any hesitation about ingredients people that can read Kanji like I do can help you.
Have a great stay in Tokyo and Japan 🙂