Blu Jam Cafe


Here are our Top Tokyo Gluten Free Tokyo Restaurants. Note that celiac disease or gluten intolerance are not common in Japan and many Japanese have not heard of it so prepare yourself when walking into a Japanese Restaurant. We’ve listed Gluten terms to look out for, foods to avoid and our favorite gluten free restaurants in Tokyo. Please inform your server that you cannot eat foods that contain gluten “私はグルテンを含む食品が食べられません” (watashi wa goorooten wo fukumu shokuhin ga tabe raremasen) and show them the Gluten terms below.

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Gluten Terms to look out for:

English Kanji – Hiragana romanji
wheat flour  小麦 or 小麦粉 komugi or komugiko
whole wheat 全粒小麦 zen-ryu komugi
barley mugi
Rye ライ麦 raimugi
Soy sauce 醤油 shoyu
Malt 麦芽 bakuga
Malt Syrup 水 飴 mizuame
Gluten 麩 質 fushitsu
Gluten グ ル テ ン guruten

What to avoid:

  • Soy Sauce, and everything seasoned with soy sauce
  • Noodles (ramen, udon and soba), which are not 100% made of buckwheat flour
  • Tempura, tonkatsu and other breaded and fried dishes
  • Okonomiyaki and takoyaki
  • Yakitori with sauce
  • pancakes and other with wheat flour
  • Miso soup and other miso products
  • Mugi-cha, or barley tea


Little Bird Gluten Free Restaurant


Little Bird Restaurant in Harajuku is 100% gluten free, and the chef and owner who has celiac disease is one darn good cook. Little Bird Restaurant offers a nice selection of entrees and desserts for lunch and dinner. If you are celiac, you can relax and be 100% safe. Little Bird Restaurant opened in the Spring of 2015, is quite small and has a basic interior, but I think it has a big future. Read More…

Little Bird Restaurant Details

Address: 1-1-20 Uehara,JP Bldg. 3F, Shibuya 151-0064, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3408-2828
Business hours: 11:00 – 22:30
Access: 3 min walk from Harajuku Station on the Yamanote and Chiyoda Lines. If you head down Takeshita Dori from Harajuku Station, pass the Daiso on the left and then take the first left in a little street.

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Tokyo Gluten Free Restaurants

Hidden a 1-min walk from Daikanyama Station sits the cozy and spacious Blu Jam Cafe. Blu Jam Cafe serves a tasty selection of European-infused Vegan, Gluten-Free and Vegetable dishes that are Instagram worthy with brunch served all-day. It is a non-smoking establishment, offers Free Wifi, rare at most cafes, fresh juices and strong brews from Rwanda and Costa Rica. Read More…

Blu Jam Cafe Tokyo Details:

Blu Jam Cafe TokyoDaikanyama Address: 20-20 Daikanyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Moncheri Daikanyama b2-2(150-0034渋谷区代官山町20-20モンシェリー代官山B2-2)
Phone: 03-6455-1446
Business hours: 8:00 – 21:00 daily.
Access: A 1-min walk from Daikanyama Station
Notes: Elevator access on the B1 level

Azabu Juban Address: 1 Chome-11-10 Azabujuban, Minato Tokyo 106-0045
Phone: 03 – 6807 – 4081
Business hours: 8:00 – 16:00 Wednesday – Sunday (Closed Tuesdays)
Access: 1 min walk from Azabu Juban Station Exit 4

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Captain Cook, Tokyo Breakfast

Captain Cook promotes their food as innovative British cuisine. I don’t really know that means, but I can tell you they offer an amazing breakfast. Not only do they have the standard fare of eggs and sausage, hot cakes and waffles but they offer many of these items gluten free! They also offer a separate lunch menu, a luxurious looking afternoon tea, and dinner. If you like your PIMMs, Fish Cakes, Shepard’s Pie, English Stew and other British dishes then this is a good spot to frequent. Read More…

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Address: 5-2-37 Minamiazabu, Tokyo
Phone: 03-6277-2308
Hours: M-F 8:00 – 22:00, S-S 8:30 – 22:00
Access: 3 min walk from Hiroo Station (Exit 4 – has new escalator and elevator to gate level), google map

Note: Child highchairs available, Dogs may join if sitting outside.

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Revive Kitchen THREE AOYAMA - Great Healthy Food and Gluten Free

If you are looking for seasonal, healthy eating and gluten-free offerings, Revive Kitchen Three Aoyama is the spot. It has a great brunch offering, and I have heard great evening meals with cocktails. The atmosphere is also very chic. There is outdoor seating in nice weather which defiantly adds to the healthy environment. Read More…

The restaurant is tucked on a back street very close to Omotesando, so makes a great place to refuel before or after some shopping at the Spiral, Madu or SouSouSugahara – all “must shops” in the Aoyama/Omotesando area. Also must visit are the Ota Ukiyoe Museum and Nezu garden and museum.

Revive Kitchen THREE AOYAMA
Address: 3-12-13 Kita Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo (google map)
Business Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (closes at 20:00 on Sunday)
Phone: 03-6419-7513
Access:2 min walk from Omotesando Station (Exit 2)

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Brown Rice Cafe is a non-smoking vegetarian cafe that uses fresh seasonal vegetables from all over Japan. The cafe is bright, kid friendly and easily accessible from Neil`s Yard Remedies on the ground floor if using a baby stroller. Lunch sets and a la carte options available.

Brown Rice Cafe, Omotesando Details:

Address: 5-1-17 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (map)
Phone: 03-5778-5416
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 23:00 (L.O. 22:00); Sunday 11:30 – 21:00 (L.O. 20:30)
Access: A 1 min walk from Exit A1 on the Omotesando line. If taking a stroller, take the elevator at Exit B3.
Notes: English menu, stroller friendly.

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Genki Sushi, Rotating Sushi with kids, Tokyo sushi with kids
Genki Sushi – it is decent quality, great entertainment, and super value. We all love being able to order just what we want, plus the fun of using the touchpad, waiting anxiously for our sushi to arrive on the conveyor belt and then the stacking of the plate. So much fun! If you have big eaters like my teens, you will appreciate a sushi place where you can walk out full for about 2,00o yen for a big eater (about 20-25pieces of sushi, plus drink)  an 1,000 yen for not such a big eater (about 10-15 pieces with a drink). * Avoid the soy sauce. Read More…

Genki Sushi

Address:  24-8 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo (google map)

Business Hours: 11:00 – 23:30
Access: 4 min walk from Shibuya Station

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Ukai TofuyaUkai Tofuya at the base of Tokyo Tower in Shibakoen is one of my most favorite Tokyo culinary lunch destination. Ukai specializes in tofu cuisine, which compliments the seasonal fish and vegetables they also serve.  The restaurant is located in a lovely Japanese garden which adds to the excitement of one’s meal as you approach you special room to enjoy lunch or dinner. I highly recommend lunch at the Ukai Tofuya because the garden views from all the private rooms are just lovely. Reservations are necessary so call a few weeks ahead. They can accommodate with gluten-free dishes.

Ukai Tofuya, Shibakoen, Tokyo Details:

Address: 4-4-13 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
Phone: 03-3436-1028
Business Hours: Closed Monday, 11:00 – 20:00
Cost: Lunch Courses Take ¥5,940 – Weekdays Only or  Matsu Course ¥7,560); Dinner Courses: Tofuya Kaiseki Hana Course ¥10,800, Tofuya Kaiseki Tsuki Course ¥13,500,
Shiba Special Kaiseki Course ¥16,200
Access: 5 min walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Oedo Line (Akabanebashi Exit), or 9 min walk from Kamiyacho Station on the Hibiya Line (Exit 1)

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BONUS: Not in Tokyo but not far is the Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama. They offer Gluten Free Noodles! The Cup Noodles Museum is an entertaining and educational experience. Not only do you learn the history of the world famous Cup Noodles, but you can make your personalized cup and enjoy lunch as well. If you like ramen and/or invention, you will love the Cup Noodles Museum. Read More…

While you’re there visit our Yokohama One Day Itinerary with Kids

CupNoodles Museum Details
Address: 2-3-4 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Phone: 045-345-0918
Open Times: 10:00 -18:00 (last admission is 17:00); closed Tuesday
Cost: 500 yen for adults (kids high-school and under free), 300 yen per person to make a CupNoodles
Access: 8 min walk from Minatomirai Stations on the Minatomirai Line; parking also available
Note: Stroller and wheelchair friendly

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