Where can I get vegan Asian food in London?

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Last updated: May 22, 2024

Got a hankering for some sushi? Got ramen on the mind? In need of some comforting Thai curry? Or maybe, just maybe, you fancy a spicy slap around the face with some Korean food. No matter the craving, there is a completely vegan Asian restaurant in London for you!!

London is home to hundreds of vegan restaurants (making it one of the best vegan destinations). Among these, you will find some delicious vegan Asian food!

You can enjoy anything from vegan Korean food, to Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Indian! All of the London Asian restaurants listed here are 100% vegan.

The best vegan Asian food in London

A plate of vegan bulgogi at MukBap - some of the best vegan Asian food in London

MukBap

This cute little vegan Korean cafe is located in the heart of Shoreditch, just around the corner from Liverpool Street station. It is a popular lunchtime spot with the local office workers but equally a great dinner date location.

The cafe serves up traditional Korean food using vegan alternatives for any animal-based ingredients. For example, they have a delicious vegan bulgogi dish made using a plant-based beef alternative and a spicy vegan ‘chicken’ dish.

I recommend trying their kimchi pancakes, one of my all-time favourite Korean dishes! It is absolutely delicious.

Some vegan sweet and sour 'chicken' and chips from Tofu Vegan - some of the best vegan Asian food in London

Tofu Vegan

Tofu Vegan is a popular vegan Chinese restaurant brand with three establishments dotted across London. Their vegan Chinese fare is delicious, with a good variety of classic ‘British’ Chinese takeaway dishes alongside more authentic Chinese dishes.

I recommend trying out their assorted Dim Sum or their spicy wontons. But if you are hungover (like I was when I took the picture above) their Hot and Fragrant Chips which are covered in chillies. They really hit the spot!

A table of vegan Thai curry and noodles at Plants of Roselyn - some of the best vegan Asian food in London

Plants of Roselyn

If you are in need of some comforting Thai food then get yourself on down to Plants of Roselyn, a plant-based Thai restaurant down the road from London Bridge station.

They have a great selection of stir fries, curries, and noodle dishes, as well as traditional Thai desserts like Mango Sticky Rice. They don’t hold back on the spice, which is exactly what I want from a Thai restaurant! Plus they have a few natural wines on the menu, so I may end up living here!

A plate of vegan sushi at 123V - some of the best vegan Asian food in London

123V

If you didn’t think it could get any better, I’m here to show you otherwise! London is also home to a vegan cafe that serves up bottomless vegan sushi. Yes, bottomless. For just £34 per person, you can enjoy bottomless sushi for up to 2 hours. But don’t worry, you can also order their sushi a la carte!

Their vegan sushi includes a variety of nigiri, inari, and uramaki. My favourite is one of their special sushi dishes, Crispy Rice Green Dynamite, which is made with spicy tofu ‘crab’, guacamole, battered crispy rice, sriracha, and jalapeno. I also really enjoy their vegan salmon, which is really impressive!

A vegan Vietnamese salad at Sen Viet Vegan - some of the best vegan Asian food in London
Credit: Sen Viet Vegan

Sen Viet Vegan

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Location: Hoxton

As someone who spends a lot of time in Vietnam, I am a little picky when it comes to eating Vietnamese food in the UK. But this fully vegan Vietnamese restaurant is worth a visit!

They offer a variety of traditional Vietnamese noodle soups, like Phở, Bún Huế, and Bún Riêu. They also make a delicious Bánh Xèo, a savoury Vietnamese pancake dish, that is undoubtedly one of my favourite dishes.

Some vegan Japanese food at Itadakizen - some of the best vegan Asian food in London
Credit: Itadakizen

Itadakizen

Itadakizen is a bit of a vegan institution in London. It has been around for years and has truly stood the test of time. It is close to King’s Cross station, so is very easy to get to.

They serve a variety of traditional Japanese dishes, vegan style! For lunch you can order one of their set menus which typically includes a main course, miso soup, and dumplings. You can also order one of their delicious vegan ramen dishes or curry. My favourite is their Creamy Toncotsu Ramen.

A vegan thali plate at Thenga Cafe - some of the best vegan Asian food in London
Credit: Thenga Cafe

Thenga Cafe

Thenga Cafe is the perfect spot for a wholesome lunch. Located inside the YMCA’s yoga and pilates centre, it has a great community feel to it. Their food is influenced by a mixture of Indian and European cuisines, with a large focus on the chef’s Bengali heritage.

The menu changes every day but typically it involves an Indian thali platter served with lentils or rice. It costs just £9.95 and you get a lot of food for your money! They also offer a variety of vegan cakes and snacks to be enjoyed with coffee or tea!

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