- Quality: ★★ – So-so
- Type: All Vegan
- Location: Shibuya, Tokyo (near Shibuya JR station)
- Hours: Mon-Sat, Lunch 12:00-16:00 (Last Order 15:00), Dinner 18:00-23:00 (Last Order 22:30). Closed Sundays & Holidays.
- Price: Inexpensive (lunch set is ¥1000)
- Recommendation: Nagi A Set (fried tofu)
- Website: Click Here
- Language Barrier: The menu has English translations beneath the Japanese, and the staff can speak some English.
About and Directions:
Nagi Shokudo is a cozy, all-vegan restaurant located about a 5-10 minute walk from the South Exit of Shibuya Station. It’s a little hard to find, but they offer excellent directions on their website.
Address, Train Access & Contact:
- English Address: Uguisudanicho 15-10, Royal Palace Shibuya 103, Tokyo, Japan 150-0032
- Japanese Address: 〒150-0032東京都渋谷区鶯谷町15-10,ロイヤルパレス渋谷103号
- Train Access: Shibuya Station South Exit
- Phone Number: 050-1043-7751
It was okay, but nothing to write home about. The menu offered a wide array of choices, many of them including vegetables that you don’t often see combined with one another, which was refreshing. The Fried Tofu Set (which was the Nagi A Set when I visited) was quite good. The batter was really thick and fluffy and I was graving some protein, so it was really nice. The sauce that came with it was thing by added some good flavor. And the side-dishes that were included (a small avocado salad with vinaigrette in particular) were quite delicious, although overdressed. It was a solid meal overall.
I returned for dinner that night, and got chocolate cake and the sweet-and-sour tofu. It was a bit of a disappointment after the good lunch. The cake itself was quite dry and crumbled apart, although the chocolate sauce it came with very delicious and served to moisten it up. The sweet and sour tofu was difficult to finish. This is possibly due to a personal bias – I don’t like things that taste of seaweed and it definitely had seaweed and other vegetables mixed into the tofu, giving it a strong flavor that I didn’t find very palatable. The sweet and sour sauce it came with was more of a broth (not the sticky sort of sauce I’m used to seeing), and just didn’t add that much flavor – just a sort of “wet” feeling to the tofu.
I’ll return again to try something else – this might have just been a bad dish for my personal taste. But overall I didn’t have anything at this restaurant that really made me go “Mmm!”
Probably my favorite part about this place was the atmosphere. It’s fairly cozy, which might not be to everyone’s taste, but it feels like a living room. In the corner of the room, near the kitchen, there’s a shelf with a stereo stacked high with tapes and CD’s, and they seem to play mainly jazz, much of it foreign. I felt very comfortable and at ease there.