Our kitchen philosophy

We offer Japanese and buddhist-inspired cuisine prepared exclusively with plant-based products. Our inspiration is the kitchen called “Shōjin Ryōri”, which is about giving the body exactly what it needs – and thus giving the guest a joyful culinary experience.

We omit white sugar and white flour. Instead, we focus on the five elements and on harmonizing the energies associated with them. But also the harmony of the five colors (white, black, red, green and yellow), the five flavors (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami) and the five types of preparation (cooked, steamed, stewed, fried and raw) are playing an inspiring role in the creation of our dishes.

Regionality and seasonality are also important to us – not only in terms of the ingredients used, but above all in terms of their effect on the body. In spring it can therefore be a bit more and in summer a bit more bitter. Pickled and fermented vegetables are an integral part of many dishes.

And because we are located in Berlin, it goes without saying that we use as many regional products as possible – after all, they are the perfect answer to the needs of the people who live here. We buy most of our products from Terra, Fresh Tasia, mimi ferments, Markthalle 9 and Domäne Dahlem. We obtain mushrooms from Bavaria, citrus fruits and walnuts from Rhineland-Palatinate. We even buy a large part of the traditional Japanese ingredients such as soy sauces, miso pastes and koji locally and regionally, only a few ingredients still have to be imported from Japan.

Our kitchen philosophy

We offer Japanese and Buddhist-inspired cuisine prepared exclusively with plant-based products. Our inspiration is the kitchen called “Shōjin Ryōri”, which is about giving the body exactly what it needs – and thus giving the guest a joyful culinary experience.

We omit white sugar and white flour. Instead, we focus on the five elements and on harmonizing the energies associated with them. But also the harmony of the five colors (white, black, red, green and yellow), the five flavors (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, umami) and the five types of preparation (cooked, steamed, stewed, fried and raw) are playing an inspiring role in the creation of our dishes.

Regionality and seasonality are also important to us – not only in terms of the ingredients used, but above all in terms of their effect on the body. In spring it can therefore be a bit more and in summer a bit more bitter. Pickled and fermented vegetables are an integral part of many dishes.

And because we are located in Berlin, it goes without saying that we use as many regional products as possible – after all, they are the perfect answer to the needs of the people who live here. We buy most of our products from Terra, Fresh Tasia, mimi ferments, Markthalle 9 and Domäne Dahlem. We obtain mushrooms from Bavaria, citrus fruits and walnuts from Rhineland-Palatinate. We even buy a large part of the traditional Japanese ingredients such as soy sauces, miso pastes and koji locally and regionally, only a few ingredients still have to be imported from Japan.


Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 18:00 – 23:00