Delicious Vegan Ramen Right in Ueno Station! Don’t Miss These Mouth-Watering Noodles!


Located inside the JR Ueno Station ticket gate, “T’s TANTAN ecute Ueno” (hereinafter referred to as “T’s TANTAN”) is a restaurant that offers vegan-friendly ramen.

At T’s TANTAN, the signature dish is the “Golden Sesame Tantan” noodles. Tantan is a Japanese dish resembling ramen that is inspired by the Sichuanese dish Dandan noodles.

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“T’sセット(金胡麻たんたん麺、全部野菜の焼き餃子12個),” T’s Set Golden Sesame Tantan + Vegetable Gyoza (12 pcs) 2,300 JPY (tax included)

The Golden Sesame Tantan is a tantan noodles dish vegans can enjoy

When it comes to making ramen, meat and fish are essential ingredients, providing richness and depth to the flavor.

What’s remarkable about the Golden Sesame Tantan is that it achieves a rich taste without using any animal products. The soup is made from plant-based ingredients, allowing the gentle sweetness of vegetables to come through.

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The toppings include komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach), bean sprouts, and vibrant pink-colored kōshin daikon (watermelon radish), offering a variety of colorful vegetables. Each vegetable provides a different texture to enjoy.

It’s recommended to mix the noodles, soup, and toppings thoroughly. The topping of peanut paste adds richness to the soup when it dissolves into it. 

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The Gold Sesame Tantan is generously packed with various toppings, making it quite a hearty meal.

The diverse vegetables with distinct textures as toppings contribute to a satisfying post-meal feeling.

With its great taste and substantial portion, it’s easy to understand why this is T’s TANTAN’s flagship dish!

Under 100 calories per bowl, the “Japanese Yuzu Ramen” is super healthy

If you’re in the mood for some refreshing ramen, the “Japanese Yuzu Ramen” is just the thing to order.

The soup is infused with yuzu citrus juice, providing a refreshing aftertaste. Yuzu peel is also used as a topping, filling the air with a pleasant aroma from the moment the dish is served.

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“ゆず野菜らーめん(うる肌こんにゃく麺),” Japanese Yuzu Ramen (Konnyaku Noodles) 1,080 JPY (tax included)

At T’s TANTAN, you can also change any type of noodles to konnyaku noodles for an additional 100 JPY (tax included).

Made from konnyaku (firm, jelly-like food made from the konjac plant), the noodles provide a unique bouncy texture and a satisfying chewiness.

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The konnyaku noodles are also appealing for their low calorie count. For instance, if you switch to konnyaku noodles for the Japanese Yuzu Ramen it results in a surprisingly low 91 calories.

Of course, the popular gyoza are also vegan-friendly

When it comes to essential ramen side dishes, one would be remiss to not mention gyoza.

At T’s TANTAN, the gyoza are also vegan-friendly.

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“全部野菜の焼き餃子,” Vegetable Gyoza 1,200 JPY (tax included)

The dumpling skins, ingredients, and seasonings used in the gyoza are all plant-based. Despite not containing meat, they are juicy and delicious, and you can easily devour a plate of 12.

The well-seasoned ingredients provide a savory flavor without being overly protein-heavy, allowing you to savor the umami. The deliciousness is enough to make you want to visit the restaurant just for the gyoza.

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Soy-based char-siu and vegan cheese make the “Tantan Bowl (Rice Bowl)”

T’s TANTAN’s indulgent “Tantan Bowl (Rice Bowl)” is loaded with all the popular toppings.

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“たんたんボウル,” Tantan Bowl (Rice Bowl) 1,200 JPY (tax included)

The Umami bites editorial team tried out the bowl, and were particularly impressed by the deliciousness of the vegan char siu and vegan cheese.

The vegan char siu has a satisfying chewiness and a texture reminiscent of chicken breast. It’s seasoned with soy sauce, original sauce, and cane sugar, creating a rich umami that spreads with every bite.

As for the vegan cheese, being made from plant-based ingredients, it has a subdued tartness and can be likened to cottage cheese.

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Vegan Cheese (left), Char-siu (soy meat) (right)

Try savoring each ingredient together, experiencing the flavor and different textures that unfold in your mouth. To finish, the added chili oil ties everything together.

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T’s TANTAN is known for its innovative combinations of ingredients and dedication to deliciousness. Once you try it, you may have a pleasantly different perspective on vegan cuisine!

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T’s TANTAN’s exterior


Store name T’sたんたん エキュート上野店
T’s TANTAN ecute Ueno
Address ecute Ueno 3F, 7-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo (inside the ticket gate)
Access Ueno Station(UEN) Within Ueno Station
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY05)
  • JR Ueno-Tokyo Line(JJ01・JU02)
  • JR Utsunomiya Line(JU02)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK30)
  • JR Joban Line(JJ01)
  • JR Takasaki Line(JU02)
  • JR Narita Line
  • Akita Shinkansen
  • Jōetsu Shinkansen
  • Tohoku Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku-Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen
  • Yamagata Shinkansen
Phone number 03-5826-5618
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・au PAY・d Payment・J-Coin Pay・LINE Pay・PayPay・WeChat Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 10:00-22:00(last order 21:30)
Sat-Sun. & nat’l holidays 10:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Closed No holidays
excluding ecute Ueno holidays
Seating 23 seats
13 counter seats, 10 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; vegan and vegetarian menus are available; halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available; delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is not available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is not allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of January 2024.