meals ¥900 - ¥2,000
- 3 Chome-44-16 Koenjiminami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 5 minutes from JR Koenji Station, South Exit
- 12:00pm - 11:00pm (Last Order by 10:00pm), Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Owner speaks a little English
Take it Easy Surrounded by Natural Goodness
[updated May 2020]
The name for this Koenji vegetarian restaurant, Poleyale, is actually word coined by the owner from both Swahili and Burmese, meaning “It’s alright to take it slow.” The interior of the restaurant has a natural wood design and gives quite a relaxing atmosphere. Poleyale is a natural food restaurant, and here you can enjoy original South-East Asian food with lots of organic vegetables. Everything is vegetarian and there are vegan options available, plus all the sweets are vegan.
Genmai Saishoku Gohan, brown rice and organic seasonal vegetables (1,000 yen), has a mild and fresh taste. Quiche made of nuts and fresh potatoes as well as coconut curry are both 900 yen, and they come with coffee. Their Burmese coffee (500 yen) is also highly recommended– The owner himself goes to Myanmar to buy chemical-free coffee beans! If you’re looking for the perfect side, the coffee goes really well with apricot and carrot cake (400 yen). Burmese beer (400 yen) is also available, very rare and worth a taste. Please note the menu changes daily based on what’s available from organic farmers.
Located on Koenji’s eclectic shopping street, Etoile Dori, another interesting side of Poleyale is that in addition to their organic, fresh, and rare food they also hold various activities, such as early morning Zen meditation, yoga, reservation-based nail salon and irregular live music shows. You will never fail to refresh yourself here!