Nataraj – Indian vegetarian restaurant in Ginza is the third in a beloved line of healthy restaurants. They take classic “home cooking” styles and techniques and mix them with organic, nutritious, and self-grown ingredients to create chic, sumptuous dishes that are absolutely unforgettable.
Nataraj’s first store opened in 1989, their Ginza store in 2002. During that time until now, Nataraj has been featured in countless magazines and television shows. But despite all the attention and fame, Nataraj has managed to remember their humble beginnings and retain their genuine charm.
There are a number of factors that separates Nataraj from other vegetarian and Indian establishments, but what makes them particularly unique is the wheat gluten and soy-based mock meats they serve in addition to traditional Indian vegetarian fare. Working from their concept of “Natural is Healthy”, Chief Chef Sadananda and his team of food artists create masterpieces out of simple wholesome ingredients.
The Indian vegetarian restaurant in Ginza is unquestionably the most stylish of the Nataraj group, the other two being in Ogikubo and Aoyama. Spread across three floors, the atmosphere of its romantic modern interior is enhanced by exquisite pieces of Indian art. With over one-hundred seats and two private rooms, having a meal here is an unparalleled Indian restaurant experience.
Nataraj Ginza regularly hosts belly dancing shows, small musical concerts, and other dancing and live events, so be sure to check their webpage for show times and details. They can also host large party events, but be sure to call and make reservations well in advance.
Care to try them out before making the trek into town? Nataraj also has an online shop where you can order everything from their curries and breads to the beans and spices they use in their magnificent dishes. Items can even be gift-wrapped if you’d like to send them to someone special!