Imperial Hotel Tokyo, one of Japanese best known hotels, announced that they would begin serving some new vegan dishes at each of their restaurant on the 1st of October. The course menus look very nice and luxurious. Could be a good option if you would like to spend a gorgeous time in the centre of Tokyo.
An online vegan restaurant guide will be opening on 25th of September 2022. The website lists only restaurants that serve vegan dishes.
It seems the website is available only in Japanese. It’s user interface doesn’t look very nice and the messages on the page are a bit strange, so I personally don’t expect much but anyway let’s wait and see.
King Jozo launched vegan ponzu as a part of their Hinode Mirin brand products. Ponzu is citrus flavoured soy sauce, which often contains soup stock from fish, but this ponzu does not contain any animal product and has received Vegan Certificate from Vege Project Japan.
Ponzu is a typical Japanese sauce and goes well with soup and boiled vegetables. Please try.
The second shop of the “haishop” brand cafe is opening in Shibuya on the 17th of September. 80 percent of its dishes are vegan. Their concept is “sustainability” and they buy 75 percent of the ingredients directly from growers, which makes it possible for them to reduce food loss by using nonstandard fruit and vegetables.
Here is the website of the cafe.
Midorie, an organic restaurant in Meguro, Tokyo, announced that they would begin accepting orders for their vegan osechi on the 10th of September. Osechi is Japanese traditional dishes for the new year’s day and most of its ingredients are seafoods. The osechi by Midorie, on the other hand, is a hundred percent vegan.
It’s not cheap and costs JPY 25,800, but, judging from the photo, it seems to have good value for money. Please try if you hope to spend the new year’s day like Japanese people do.