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While I was in Berlin and Paris, PingMag published a version of an article that I wrote about Kinya and Kao Hanada, a.k.a. Mumbreeze. If you have a chance, hit up Nagi Shokudo in Shibuya to see their current show.

If you have vegan homies visiting Tokyo, Nagi is my pick for the absolute best vegan food in Tokyo. It is also the cheapest and made by the raddest people.

While I am no longer a vegetarian, I tend to eat veggie around half of the time. I watched my previous fave veg restaurant, Ecru in Tama-Plaza, go under due to lack of patronage. I sincerely hope that this doesn’t happen with Nagi. They are in Shibuya, so it’s doubtful that rent is that cheap. Go there. Eat something. They do massive lunch and dinner specials where you will be stuffed to the gills for under ¬•1000. And it’s DELICIOUS! They have an awesome drink menu and an English/Japanese zine library, to boot.

They also have an amazing shop section where you can buy books on off-kilter cultural topics like the history of elevators in Japan, zines from all over the world, and some of the best music coming out of the Japanese indie pop scene today.

Ian LYNAM
July 26, 2008

4 Responses

  1. Douglas Longendongen Says:

    Did you have a chance to kick momus’ ass while in the fair city of Berlin?

    If you didn’t, make it a point to do so next time — it should only take a couple minutes.

  2. Ian LYNAM Says:

    I didn’t, as I was in Berlin for a scant 48 hours. I would have been delighted to go out for tea/coffee with him. Perhaps next time! It was my first trip to that fair city and I dug what I saw a lot!

  3. W. David MARX Says:

    We’re not sure who this Momus guy is. Link?

  4. Curtis Says:

    Nagi rocks!

    I live just around the corner, good food and good neighbours.