This restaurant is located on the 3rd floor inside of Omotesando Hills. We visited during lunch time and quickly realized this was a popular spot for lunch as we had to wait a little before we were seated.
Yasaiyamei is famous for their fresh vegetable lunches and the restaurant is mostly filled with women. They have several lunch sets and the photos on their menu make their lunch sets look way better than the actual dishes themselves when they come out.
Ordered the seasonal rice set for 1690yen and the tempura lunch set for 1390yen. Considering how highly rated this place has been, we thought the food was a little underwhelming but still decent enough to post in case you’re looking for a place to dine inside of Omotesando hills. The portions are large but the dishes are a little pricey.
Address // 4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5785-0606
Website // http://eat-walk.com/mei/
If you are looking for an organic cafe with healthy ingredients, check out Daylesfod Organics located in Omotesando. This pretty cafe is quite spacious for Japan and it’s also 2 stories tall. The lighting is really nice and I saw many people just chit chatting and taking their sweet time. There’s also a small shopping area in the front where you can buy jam, bread, and more.
Pictured above is the “Selection of 3 Salads” with soup & bread (1400yen). The 3 salads I chose are the ‘Potatoes, green breans and feta cheese salad’, ‘chicken caesar salad’, and ‘wild rice, apricot and pistachio’ which were all good. The soup of the day was a gaspacho and it was perfect on this hot day. The Daylesford Burger is 1500yen and the Freshly baked Quiche is 1200yen. This cafe also has a vegetarian set menu for those of you who are vegetarian which is nice since there aren’t that many vegetarian places in Japan.
The portions are not too large so if you are hungry this place may not be the right choice but the food is seasoned well, uses organic ingredients and tastes good. I recommend this place for couples, families, and friends who want to take it slow and relax over a nice meal.
Address // 5-51-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3486-0012
Website // http://www.transit-web.com/shop/daylesford/index.php
Green smoothies are becoming popular here in Japan and I thought I’d try making one after researching for some recipes online. I might be late in the game but my first green smoothie was a lot easier to drink than I thought and loved it! Thought I’d share this beginner friendly Green Smoothie with you~
- Banana — 1
- Apple — 1/2
- Kiwi — 1
- Komatsuna (or Spinach)
- Water — 100cc
Note: If you don’t like apple skin, peel it first and then put it in. If you do include the apple skin, make sure you wash it well so the wax comes off.
- バナナ 1本
- りんご 1/2個
- キウイ 1個
- 水 100cc
Pariya is a nice delicatessen in Kita-Aoyama/omotesando. If you’re feeling like you need a well-balanced meal with veggies and healthy options, this is a great choice. They have a wide variety of options to choose from + it includes miso soup and any drink from their self-service drink bar section which has all sorts of options (such as Hot/Cold coffee, tea, soda, etc.). And guess what? It’s also all you can drink which is quite rare in Japan.
I had such a hard time deciding on my main dish and salad options since everything looked so good. I got “this week’s rice” so my combo came out to 1050yen and I have to say everything was pretty good. The portions are a little small but I noticed that you can get more rice if you’re still hungry so you could do that or add another dish for 300yen more. They change their menu every week so you won’t get tired coming back here either (check their websites for the weekly menu).
This cafe is located in a nice area so you can enjoy some shopping afterwards too. In fact, the 2nd floor of this cafe is also a store.
Address // 3-12-14, KitaAoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-3409-8468
Website // http://www.pariya.jp/shop/aoyama.html
“Noumin Cafe”, which translates to “Farmer’s cafe” in Japanese, opened in a residential area of Gakugeidaigaku earlier this year. They provide simple and organic food made with farm fresh ingredients.
They only have 2 items on their lunch menu but the “Noumin (farmer’s) sozai plate” is awesome. It comes with seasonal fresh ingredients + soup + a drink of your choice for 1200yen. Everything was good and I didn’t even realize the plate didn’t have any meat on it until I went back the second time! I am not vegetarian but I was well satisfied. This is a great place for those who want to experience Japanese farm fresh food with a zen ambiance.
This cafe is also very mommy/baby friendly as the upstairs area was filled with large groups of moms and babies the last time I visited. I really like their homemade herb tea that comes with their lunch sets as well. Gakugeidaigaku might be a fun neighborhood to explore if you haven’t done it yet.
PS: They unfortunately don’t have an English menu but I’ve briefly translated the one above in red :)
Address // 2-21-4, Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-5734-1190
Website // http://ameblo.jp/hyakushow/