Jan 8
2018

What I Ate in Tokyo

in Japan, Travel, Vegan

Hidamari Cafe

Today I’m sharing a video about my last 24-hours in Tokyo at the end of September this year, specifically my adventures with my friend Noriko to find some delicious food to till our bellies with.  Our best meal, actually one of my favorite meals of 2017, was at Hidamari Cafe, a little macrobiotic restaurant in Tokyo.  Noriko’s husband had found the restaurant online and suggested we try it, so we popped in to take a look at the menu.  When we asked about gluten-free options the owner apologized that there weren’t a ton of options, but if we were to call ahead and make reservations and let them know that someone was gluten-free, they would be able to provide special items.  Looking at the menu I was able to put together a meal from a variety of side items and I am so glad that I did because the meal was fabulous.  My food was simple (Noriko’s was a bit more complex), but the flavors were anything but.  I cannot wait to get back to Tokyo and return for another meal, hopefully during the daytime when I can get better pictures!  If you find yourself in the area, this is a must visit.  It’s a bit further afield, but worth it.

Hidamari Cafe
Address: 4-31-1, Kamata, Ota-ku
Phone: 03-6715-7711
Hours: 11:00–14:00, 17:00–21:00
Website: http://hidamari-cafe.com/

Eating at Haneda Airport in Tokyo

The rest of our food finds weren’t as exciting, but not bad at all!  Another highlight was at Haneda Airport.  Noriko met me at the airport so that we could grab some lunch before I had to catch my flight home.  The international terminal at Haneda Airport is really fun.  The terminal has an area, starting on the 4th floor, that is decorated in the style of Edo, the old name of Tokyo.  There are streets and alleyways filled with shops and booths that evoke what Japan would have looked and felt like in Old Japan, including a huge reconstruction of the Nihonbashi bridge (about half the size of the original) as it looked like in the first half of the 1800s, made entirely out of cypress.  Noriko and I ate lunch at MOS Cafe.  MOS Burger is a popular Japanese fast food chain, and their cafes have a “fresh” concept that focuses on using lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

MOS Cafe
Haneda Airport
Phone: 03-5708-7521
Hours: usually open 24 hours
Website: http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/premises/tenant/7500200015250000/index.html

Here is the link to the video so that you can see more about our adventures! What I Ate in Tokyo

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