If you have friends in town who are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-averse, this "vegetable cafe and bakery" is the place to send them. They serve curries and pastas during the day and a wider evening menu, with vegetable-based tapas, falafel platter, vegetable-topped pizzas and lasagna. The refreshingly large drinks list includes organic California wines (Bonterra), a couple of US microbrew beers, and even tequila. There's plenty of outdoor seating, although it can get smoky out there.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.