Following the 2014 opening and success of Asakusa's traveller-friendly Sekai Cafe, the eatery expanded to now equally touristy Oshiage in June 2015. Just like the first branch, this outpost aims to attract particularly vegetarians and Muslim customers, with the café-style menu currently including soy-based karaage, Japanese curry and vegan desserts. Everything's put together with 100 percent halal ingredients, and those looking for meat-free options will find plenty to choose from as well – our meat-eating tasting team was fooled by both the soy karaage and the curry, which both tasted and looked closer to real meat than any veg version we've seen to date. Those with allergies will be happy to find complete ingredient descriptions of all dishes, while MSG, other artificial additives, trans fats and GMO products are completely off the table. Lunch sets go for around ¥1,000, everyone on the staff speaks English, and free wi-fi is available. If you've just landed in Tokyo, Sekai Cafe is a great place to find your bearings and fill up before heading out on your city adventure.
|Venue name:||Sekai Cafe Oshiage|
2-16-8 Narihira, Sumida-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-8.30pm, closed every 2nd Tue of the month|
|Transport:||Oshiage Station (Asakusa, Keisei Oshiage lines); Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree line)|