SquareMeal Review of
Itadaki Zen defines itself as Europe’s first organic and vegan Japanese restaurant. The concept should work (there’s a long tradition of vegan cooking in the home country), but the food here can
sometimes lack oomph. Sushi ‘sans fish’ is pretty unexciting, but moreish spring rolls and vegetable tempura get a thumbs up, as does a full-flavoured salad of spinach and tofu. Udon noodles
tossed with seaweed, sesame oil and nuts has been a tad bland, although another version, served cold with vegetable tempura and a wasabi-laced dressing, packs a little more punch. Unfussy,
minimal surroundings suit the culinary ethic, and pleasant staff add to the calming vibe. Just the ticket for a trendy detox.