More Than Tofu: It’s Vegetable
Fanglynn Wang immigrated to Japan looking forward to promoting Taiwanese vegetarianism. She teamed up with manager Koichi Kubota to create It’s Vegetable—though the restaurant is better known to its customers as “Rin Rin Saikan” after Fanglynn’s nickname. This 28-seat eatery mixes many varieties of Asian tastes, offering a preponderance of vegan cuisine. At lunchtime, customers are free to fill their bento trays (choose from S/M/L) from selections offered on a heated buffet table. Options change daily, and may include fried Chinese dumplings, fresh salad, spicy mabo tofu and sweet and sour vegeterian “pork.” Make your choice of three different rice options, with ginger soup available as a complimentary side dish. Vegetarian ramen is available as an alternative to the bento. Dinner sees a selection of à la carte options and full-course meals. Lunch prices average ¥580-¥1,500, while dinner runs ¥2,000-¥3,000 per person.
Address: 4-1-9 Kinshicho, Sumida-ku.
Open Tue-Sun 11:45am-2pm (lunch) & 5:30-10pm (dinner).
Nearest stn: Kinshicho.