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Fine Dining In Tokyo - Relax At Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Relax At Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

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GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar is a restaurant in Omotesando, near Harajuku. This restaurant has a menu with inspired vegan options along with classic sushi and western dishes all diners can enjoy. Visit for a relaxed dining experience that will take you away from the fast pace of Tokyo.

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GENTLE - A Special Meal For All in Tokyo

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Upper-left, upper-right, and lower-right pictures courtesy of GENTLE
Are you hungry and looking for something suitable for celebrating with family and friends?

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar, located on a side street of Omotesando, near Harajuku, is a restaurant that will answer these needs. Ideal for diners looking for something out of the ordinary and catering to diverse food needs and preferences, this restaurant is a great place to savor a special meal. With an Italian restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan options and meat and seafood-based dishes, and a sushi restaurant where guests can try a full-course sushi dinner, there is something everyone can enjoy.

Continue to read to learn about the menu and why GENTLE is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo.

About GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

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Opened July 16, 2019, GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar is a restaurant with an elegant and cozy ambiance, and excellent food and service. The concept of GENTLE is to leave diners feeling better than they did before they came, in an uplifted mood.

Each detail of the restaurant, from the menu to the seating and service is well-thought to accommodate and provide a great experience to all. Menus in English are available, and several staff members can assist diners in English, so international guests will feel comfortable.

A varied menu which includes several vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes is also part of what makes GENTLE a great choice. GENTLE chefs are accommodating to dietary preferences and allergies, and will work with guests to make sure their needs and tastes are met.

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

The restaurant is divided into two areas. The first floor contains a spacious Italian restaurant and bar with an elegant, relaxing interior, putting the focus on the meal and enjoying the company of family and friends. Guests can enjoy meals here.

The basement floor is where the sushi restaurant is. The sushi restaurant, open only for dinner, has soft lighting and an intimate 16-seat bar where diners will receive each dish directly from the chefs. This is a traditional setup seen frequently at older, well-established sushi restaurants in Japan.

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Private dining rooms at the Italian restaurant and sushi restaurant are also available on a reservation basis. Please see the official website for further details.

Indulge in Italian Cuisine - Classic Dishes and Plant-Based Options

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Diners can enjoy over 40 different menu choices, such as appetizers, pasta, and desserts at GENTLE's Italian restaurant. Around half the choices are vegan and vegetarian.

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

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The appetizers of the day are wheeled around on a table, like a wagon, allowing diners to see each option when they decide.

Each dish is visually impacting, plated carefully to please the eye. In addition, the dishes are made with high-quality, often organic ingredients, so diners can feel assured that they are eating nutritious and safe food.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Some of the vegan choices include the Spaghetti with Green Vegetables, a Genovese sauce pasta with asparagus and broccoli. The basil flavors of the sauce pair well with the spaghetti and vegetables. There are also tomato-based pastas and other options that are vegan.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

For the main dish, guests can try the Composition of Lotus Roots and Vegan Hamburger Steak, a soy hamburger steak, paired with a tangy ginger sauce, brown rice, and crispy lotus root topped with greens. The combination of flavors and different textures are delicious.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Other choices include seafood from Hokkaido, and organic beef and chicken. Pictured above is the Sauteed Cherry Salmon, presented beautifully with a side of marinated vegetables.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

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For dessert, a wagon is wheeled around as well, so diners can choose whatever looks the most pleasing to them.

Similar to the appetizers and main dishes, the desserts are made with high-quality, organic ingredients when possible, and there are vegan choices. Pictured above is the rich Half Cold Three Colors Almond Milk Cake, a colorful vegan-friendly treat that tastes like ice cream cake.

Enjoy a Course Meal at an Authentic Sushi Bar

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

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The sushi restaurant on the basement level is a great option for guests looking for a traditional sushi experience in Tokyo in the evening. The simple, clean style of the sushi bar makes it possible to enjoy traditional and creative, finely-prepared sushi. The head sushi chef is well-trained and has had years of experience working in and outside of Japan.

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Top-left and top-right pictures courtesy of GENTLE

Diners can appreciate a full-course sushi dinner with classic options, like seasonal sashimi, tuna rolls, and tamagoyaki (rolled omelet). Offerings not seen at other restaurants, like crab and sesame tofu dishes, are also on the menu. A variety of cooked and raw fish are available on the menu, making it very accessible for beginners.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

The menu depends on which fish and ingredients are in-season, so guests can enjoy something different each time they visit.

Fine Dining In Tokyo - Vegan-Friendly GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar

Each dish has a different way of being eaten, but the chef and wait staff will assist you on how to enjoy the dish and which condiments to pair with it.

In addition to the fresh sushi, soups and savory custards, commonly enjoyed with sushi, are also part of the course. Dessert is also included on the menu to finish off the meal.

Elevate Your Tokyo Dining Experience at GENTLE

GENTLE Italian & Sushi Bar provides an extra level to eating in Tokyo with its elegance and warmth. From the stylish interior to the dedication and expertise put into cooking and preparing each dish, meals here are special and accommodate and exceed expectations of diners.

Come here to de-stress and make memories with loved ones over a delicious meal. Located close to Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, the restaurant is convenient for traveling via public transportation but still provides a relaxing, one-of-a-kind time to those who visit.

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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