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For each guest that dines at this restaurant, byFood will donate 10 meals
Location
Cuisine
Traditional Japanese / Kaiseki / Kappo
Average cost
Lunch: ¥8,000 - ¥12,000
Dinner: ¥8,000 - ¥12,000
Other
Vegan, Vegetarian
Discover the history of Japan’s Buddhist cuisine, developed over centuries in the monastery kitchens and temples.

Restaurant Details

Long before Western animal rights movements, various strands of Buddhism asserted the importance of not harming or consuming living things. In Japan, this gave rise to a unique cuisine which thrived in the temples and monasteries: shojin ryori. This Tokyo restaurant specializes in this historic vegetarian cuisine, and has been doing so now for around half a century. Their meals are suitable for vegetarians, but certain to be enjoyed by anyone who loves historic dining with high-quality ingredients. Just like the monks who once consumed this food, the philosophy of the restaurant values clear-sightedness, simplicity, and unadorned “suchness,” presenting the delicious flavors of fine ingredients without any egotistical showboating or garish distractions. This means simple but delicious dishes like soba noodles with seasonal vegetables, deep fried Japanese sweet potato, and vegan “sushi.” The signature dish is a plate of deep fried tofu and vegetables cooked with mochi rice paste flour in place of standard batter. This coating puffs into hundreds of little aerated, crispy globules around the ingredients for a unique texture.

Itosho Phone Number

03-3454-6538

Itosho Business Days

Sunday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM
01:00 PM
-
05:30 PM
07:30 PM

Itosho Address

3-4-7 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045, Japan

Itosho Cancellation Policy

Cancel your reservation at least 1 week before the dining start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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