Nagi Shokudo is a rather unique place as it offers a variety of seating experiences. Visitors can sit at the regular chairs and tables or there’s also the option of sitting in the raised section which gives you the chance to sit on traditional Japanese tatami flooring for a more relaxed experience (which I recommend!).
The place can get very busy due to it’s popularity, something that’s surprising due it it’s out of the way location. However in hindsight, it’s probably it’s isolation from the Shibuya crowds that makes it so popular.
Another obvious reason would definitely have to be that in addition to being 100% smoke free (that in itself is rare enough in Tokyo) it also serves vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
The average lunch set which you can customise with three main dishes (ranging from falafel, curry, fried tofu and vegetable dishes, etc) and comes with miso soup, brown rice, salad and a drink will set you back 1000 yen and there’s also several cakes and sweets on sale for dessert.
Nagi Shokudo is an awesome place to meet up with friends over lunch or a coffee. It’s also motivation to check out a side of Shibuya that most people would not see otherwise. I myself had been living in Japan for over eight years and had never seen this neighbourhood before.
Train Line: Yamanote, Denentoshin, Hanzomon, Ginza, Fukutoshin & Inokashira Lines
Features: 100% smoke free, vegan and vegetarian food
Menu Language: Japanese & English
Hours: 12pm- 4pm / 6pm – 11pm
Address: 〒150-0035 東京都渋谷区、鶯谷町、15-10 ロイヤルパレス渋谷103号
103 Royal Palace Shibuya, 15-10 Uguisudanicho, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0035
Phone Number: 050-1043-7751
Online: www.NagiShokudo.com & @NagiShokudo.
Map: View on GoogleMaps
How to Get to Nagi Shokudo in Shibuya
This interesting little place is located on the quiet South side of the JR Shibuya Station (where the Yamanote Line is). Once out of the South Exit, use one of the overpasses to get to cross the busy road to the left. Look for the Doutor Coffee Shop and avoid it at all costs by walking up the hill on the street opposite so the Doutor is behind you. Keep walking for about five minutes until you get to an intersection with a post office on one corner (on your left) and several bushes hiding semi-basement level restaurants / cafes on your front-right. Head down the stairs and Nagi Shokudo is the one on the left.