Nakano, Tokyo
5-52-15 Nakano, Tokyo
Broadway Center, 2F


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Vegetarian Taiwan Buddist Restaurant

Kohrinbo is a small lunchroom (about 6 or 7 counter seats) serving shojin ryori, Taiwan style vegetarian meals since 1986. As is the case with other Taiwanese and Chinese restaurants, there are many mock meats to chose from, in addition to vegetable, rice, noodle, and soup dishes.

The daily special comes with a small entree, a side, soup, vegetable, rice, and tea, and only costs 940 yen. You can also get a la carte items.

Nearly all the items are vegan, aside from te Mushroom & Soycutlet & egg set. They sometimes include half a boiled egg with the side dish, but you can omit that. If you don't speak Chinese or Japanese, say "bu yao dan", which means no egg.

The restaurant is on the 2nd floor of the Broadway Center but the escalator goes directly to the 3rd floor so take the stairs.

The menu is in both English and Japanese and items containing egg are denoted on the menu.

Note, they take only cash.

Added by Cass Danger on Oct 13 07 (last updated Oct 13 07)

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I don't know whether this place is good or bad because it is closed every time I go there. Their hours are very limited and they are closed on Sunday, the busiest day in the mall and the only day I have off.

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I loved this place! It is very tiny and cozy and the owner/cook is very nice and the food was great. You get a huge portion of food for the price, compared to Japanese standards, and you get a good size portion relative to American standards.

I had the special set of the day (940 yen) and it came with rice, soup, tempura (fried lotus root and sweet potato), fried tofu, pickled veggies, and a white carrot mixture that I didn't recognize. The tofu dish was supposed to have an egg but I said I don't eat egg so she gave me an extra tofu.

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Take the JR Chuo line or Tozai line and get off at Nakano station. Take the north exit. When you leave the exit, you will see a big shopping area with a brightly lit walkway (there are no doors, you just walk in). Walk all the way down the walkway and you end up in the Broadway Center.

If you walk up the street on the left of the shopping area, you will walk about 5 minutes and turn right when you get to the Citizen Watch company and The Aoyama Suit store. Broadway Center will be on your right, half a block down.

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$ - inexpensive

Cash Only


  • Taiwanese


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11:30am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 8pm

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