- Quality: ★★★ – Good
- Type: All Vegan
- Location: Harajuku, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
- Hours: Tues-Fri: 11:30-21:00 (Last Order 20:00); Saturday/Sunday/Holiday: 12:00-21:00 (Last Order 20:00). Closed Mondays.
- Price: $$ – Moderate (typical lunch set ¥980-¥1380)
- Menu: Click Here
- Website: Restaurant Website, Happcow Page
About & Location:
Hanada Rosso is a vegan restaurant located in the heart of Harajuku, Tokyo, making it a very convenient place to stop during a day’s shopping. However, like most smaller restaurants in Tokyo, is a bit hard to find. Luckily, they have a map on their website thats very accurate. Walking from Harajuku Station (JR), walk down Omotesando-Dori. When you reach the intersection with La Foret on your left and Lotteria in from tof you across the street, take a right. You will walk past a Sunkus (サンカス）convenience store, a Milk (clothing store) and Baby, the Stars Shrine Bright (clothing) store. Keep walking. It takes a few minutes (2-3 minutes). It will be on your right, in a small courtyard consisting of several buildings.
They have a decent map on their website: Access to Hanada Rosso
Address, Train Access & Contact:
- English Address: 6-28-5 Jingu Mae Suite 101, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
- Japanese Address: 東京都渋谷区神宮前6-28-5
- Train Access: Meiji-Jingumae (Tokyo Metro), or Harajuku (JR)
- Phone Number: 03-6427-5525
Hanada Rosso appears to be known mainly for their veggie burgers, which can’t be found at just any vegetarian restaurant. I’d been trying to go their during my past several trips to Japan, but had never made it. Finally, last October, I went. I ended up going for their Veggie Burger Lunch Set, which was priced at ¥1380.
The Veggie Burger itself was smaller in diameter than a standard veggie burger in the US but much thicker, and came slathered in sauce and what appeared to be vegan mayo. It also came with a side salad and a small cluster of potatoes. Although small, the potatoes were actually REALLY good, the salad had an exceptional dressing, and the burger itself was fairly moist and quite tasty (I’m sorry, I can’t quite remember the flavor – I should have written this right after I went, but I postponed). So far, it ranks as the best veggie burger I’ve had in Tokyo. Not ever, alas, but still, it was quite good. That said, for ¥1380, I’m not sure I’ll be heading back anytime soon unless I’m really craving a burger.
Because it’s a little back from the main road, Hanada Rosso is quite quiet, and the cafe itself is rather spacious (by Tokyo standards), bright, and clean. The staff were also amazing – I arrived right at the cut-off deadline for lunch (I hadn’t been checking my watch), and yet in spite of this they still happily served me lunch and were really polite and kind.