Itadaki Zen, located near St Pancras, is a unique part of London’s vegan food scene. You won’t often find Japanese vegan food, with this eatery even claiming to be the first of its kind in Europe. The menu features lots of tofu, seaweed and a variety of noodles to great effect, focussing on textures and aromas to create a memorable set of dishes. The spring rolls are one of the main draws for this restaurant as they lack the greasy feel of their meat-filled peers. The interior of this spot is as laid back and wholesome as the food on offer, so expect a tranquil dining experience that will be hard to forget.
Venue Details & Map
139 King's Cross RoadLondonWC1X 9BJ
- +44 20 7278 3573
Top 5 reviews of Itadaki Zen
Solid 3.5...if only I could give half stars. We were so excited for an all vegan Japanese spot. My husband got the bento box and I got the udon with tofu. I LOVED my meal, and he liked his well enough. I did have the sesame pudding (really firm jelly) and liked it as well. The service was quite hands off, and with the so-so feelings on the various meal components it didn't meet our expectations. more
I'd been wanting to try this place for ages given it had all the buzzwords to get my attention: vegan (not because I am one but because there's a good chance of some creative dishes), organic (because I'm trying to be more responsible like that) and Japanese (because YUM!).
I decided to test it out on my guy's birthday lunchtime (no pressure then!) and it was a hit, from the organic lemonade... more
On my last trip to the UK in 2013, I was so happy to end up at Itadaki Zen in Oban with my mom where we were treated to a truly amazing vegan Japanese dinner. When I saw that they now had a location in London, I was very excited. In fact, I went there twice and my friends are now also fans.
Both times we got the 12 piece nigiri sushi platter -- these were generous sized nigiri that varied... more
The food was delicious. The full vegan menu was really exciting and was the reason we chose to eat here. I ordered a bento box and shared the unique desserts with my friends. However, I am going one star down because the portions were quite small and the food was pretty pricey! Our bill for three people was about £60 which was quite shocking given that none of us were full at the end of the... more
Most of the dishes we ordered are bland, salty and greasy - how could a vegan sushi roll be so salty?
We ordered sake and it tasted very different, when we asked they said it's a different kind of sake from Korea, which is not what we ordered, so we asked them to take it back but it still showed up on the cheque and we had to ask them to remove it. After we left we both had stomach pain from... more