varies per provider (see listings below)
- 1 Chome-18-11 Nishiogi-Minami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 8 minutes from Nishi-Ogikubo Station, South Exit
- Varies per provider; please see below for listings
- http://teineini.com/cafe/ (external link)
- Staff do not speak much English.
Food and Therapy, Healthfully and Politely
[updated June 2020]
The concept of “food and therapy” may seem a bit strange for a restaurant, but Teineini serves food with a vegetable based diet and is owned by an acupuncturist who is concerned about enhancing one’s immunity through diet. So when you look at it that way it makes a lot more sense. Mr. Fukuda bases his menu on organic brown rice and vegetables since they are good for heath. To accomplish these therapeutic meals, he orders organic vegetables from a nearby farm, and he uses koshi-hikari brown rice which is among the best variety. He also bakes banana cake or pear muffins for sale at the shop. What a treat!
Located in antique and artsy Nishi-Ogikubo with a growing vegan movement, Teineini is a space where many vegetable-based cuisine made by different providers. On Tuesday through Fridays you’ll find the menu by “Ruru no Niwa” during the day and by “Tsuchitone” in the evenings. Saturdays are run by “Ippo Shokudo” (please note Saturdays are NOT vegan), and Sundays “Okosama Boys” for vegan-only food at Teineini.
Therapy for your body with vegetable based cuisine by various providers.
The following are the details for these various trades working out of Teineini:
Weekday Lunch Time
Trade name: Ruru no Niwa (Jardin Ruru)
Open: Tuesdays – Fridays 11:30am – 2:00pm (Last order)
Description: 100% Plant-based lunch platter (1,100 yen) and sweets.
Kid’s meal and Onigiri mini-set meal are also available.
Weekday Dinner Time
Trade name: Tsuchitone
Open: Tuesdays – Thursdays* 6:00pm – 9:00pm (Last order)
*No Friday opening until further notice
A choice of veg and non-veg meals (1,200 yen) plus sweets.
Run by a chef/scientist, using local vegetables, some of which are home grown
Saturday Lunch Time
Trade name: Ippo Shokudo
Open: Saturdays 11:30am – 3:00pm (Last Order)
Non-veg set meal (1,200 yen) and sweets.
Kid’s meal and toddler’s meal are also available.
Sunday Lunch Time
Trade name: Okosama Boys
Open: Sundays 12:00pm – 4:15pm (Last Order)
100% plant-based organic lunch platters (Regular portion: 1,300 yen, Small portion: 950 yen) including tea. Sweets are also available.
Okosama Boys and Ruru no Niwa participate in Nishi-Ogikubo’s monthly morning market (3rd Sundays between 8:00 – 11:00am)