It isn’t always easy to find good, fast vegetarian and vegan food in Japan. That’s why I was happy to learn about T’s Tantan vegan ramen.
Convenient Locations All Over Tokyo!
This restaurant chain has many locations in the Tokyo area. Many shops are conveniently located in or near JR train stations such as Ikebukuro, Ueno, and Tokyo. Their website lists two other locations in Narita airport’s terminals 1 and 2, but they are currently closed. Check their website for information about the re-opening.
A Vegan Ramen Experience
T’s Tantan Vegan Ramen mostly offers dandan ramen, which is a noodle dish originating in China’s Sichuan province. Dandan usually consists of a spicy sauce served with preserved vegetables, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, and scallions. The menu also has delicious sides such as gyoza dumplings, and soy meat. They proudly claim that each item on the menu is made without fish, shellfish, eggs, or dairy products. And if you are feeling fancy, you can treat yourself to a beer.
You can order a refreshing beer with your noodles at Tantan.
I visited the branch located inside Ikebukuro station. This one is inside the JR ticket gate, so it is better to visit if you are in transit, otherwise, you will have to pay to get past the ticket gates.
A Useful Touchscreen Kiosk Helps You Order
I placed an order using the convenient touchscreen kiosk next to the door. All items are labeled in both English and Japanese to make it easy for foreign guests. The machine accepts payment with transportation cards, such as Pasmo and Suica, and you can also insert cash directly.
I ordered ramen with a side of gyoza, soy meat, and a beer. The food was fast, hot, and guilt-free. The delicately-balanced umami flavors were so delicious even meat-eaters won’t find much to complain about. They also sell small containers of noodles for you to enjoy at home.
Tantan is fish, shellfish, eggs, and dairy-free
Check out this amazing vegan ramen restaurant for a quick meal. You won’t regret it.
T’s Tantan has five branches. Find the one closest to you here.