Nagi Shokudo in Shibuya isn’t the easiest place to find, but you’ll be rewarded with colourful, generously portioned, hearty vegetarian set meals when you do. We love this place.
Nagi Shokudo - image © Florentyna Leow
Sometimes all you want for lunch is a casual, unfussy meal – nothing rarefied or too prettily plated, nor somewhere too uptight where you have to whisper all your conversations. But is it too much to ask for a place that’s vegetarian, too? Enter Nagi Shokudo in Shibuya, a friendly little diner sequestered away on a back street south of the station. We love its relaxed setting, great background music, and library of English and Japanese ‘zines.
Nagi Shokudo is a well-loved lunch spot with locals, vegetarian or not. At JPY1080 for a generously-portioned teishoku set including brown rice, miso soup, three side dishes, and a drink, it’s a real bargain, especially considering the quality of the cooking!
Nagi Shokudo - image © Florentyna Leow
Those seeking a hearty lunch might want to get the A plate with deep-fried karaage soy ‘chicken, or the C plate with its South Indian coconut curry. Solo diners, though, are in for a treat. You can order the ‘single person’s plate’ for JPY1550, which gives you 7 or 8 side dishes from the deli alongside brown rice and miso soup. It’s perfect for the solo diner who wants to try everything in the deli counter, but doesn’t have a companion to share dishes with!
If you can, leave a little room for dessert. The cakes change daily, but think treats like Earl Grey cake, blueberry cake, banana and walnut cake, home-made plum jam and walnut cake, and more. Whatever the day’s specials are, they’re sure to be a sweet end to your meal.
103 Royal Palace Shibuya, 15-10 Uguisudani-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0032
〒150-0032 東京都渋谷区鶯谷町15-10 ロイヤルパレス渋谷103号
Monday-Saturday: noon-4pm, 6pm-11pm
Train: 6-minute walk from the west exit of Shibuya Station.
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