For most of us, it is in our genes to travel. Be it with our family or friends, we all want to explore different places and cultures, but one of the biggest issues for a vegetarian family coming from India is finding food in a foreign land. If you’re someone who wants to travel to Japan, and can’t do without Indian cuisine for long, good news, you don’t have to pack ready-to-eat foods or those long-storage-friendly theplas and khakras anymore. Below are a few good restaurants, and delis we tried in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto regions.
1. Ashoka Hotel in Kyoto and Osaka
Now, Ashoka is a chain of restaurants across Japan, so you can find it in many towns, or like the Japanese call it, prefectures. Super, delicious, quality, authentic food! We liked it so much, that after visiting their Kyoto outlet, we went to the one in Osaka too. It’s run by an Indian family and serves North Indian food.
Links to check the menu/ call/ reserve/ directions Ashoka Hotels Address
2. Namaste Taj Mahal in Osaka
Decent food and place found inside the acclaimed Umeda Sky Building in Osaka prefecture. Serves North Indian, as far as I remember you can find a few South Indian dishes as well.
Links: Hotel (Don’t panic, select the language to English when you click these links)
3. Khazana in Tokyo
This is on the upper floors of Decks Mall, Tokyo. It’s a small place with a pretty view, overlooks the beach. Food is quite good.
4. Annam Hotel in Tokyo
Though it’s found inside a compact building, the inside of the hotel is quite spacious. You can even find Jain food here, garlic-and-onion-free. North and South Indian food. Slightly spicy, but you can ask for the level of spice you prefer. Ginza is one of the main shopping streets in Tokyo, so you can easily walk down to this place after your dinner.
Links: Annam Hotel
5. Mumbai in Tokyo
This one is found in Ginza street too! Small restaurant, but good, sumptuous food.
Link: Mumbai Hotel
Happy Eating! 🙂
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