After two failed attempts at dining at Loving Hut (perhaps it should be called Loving Shut it seems to be closed so often), we finally found it open for dinner.
We walked in to the tiny restaurant, which can seat up to about twelve people and pulled up the only table that wasn’t a bench seat. The dinner menu was quite limited however there was definitely something there to suit most tastes from a couple of curry options to noodles and a burger. I opted for the hotdog plate, which was 1000 yen (cheaper than our cab fare!)
The plate came with a cup of soup, little salad, two kofta-esque balls, a little curried potato thing, some pickled vegetables and a chocolate pudding for dessert. Everything on the plate was tasty but I especially enjoyed the curried potatoes and the kofta dudes.
It’s not often in Newcastle, Sydney or Melbourne that you’re presented with the opportunity for a vegan hotdog so I relished the opportunity to enjoy one at Loving Hut. The dog itself had that kind of “Asian mock-meaty taste” but I really enjoyed it. The dog sat on a bed of lettuce and was topped with three kinds of sauce; a tomato relish, mustard and a cheesy style sauce. It was a total taste sensation and great value. Had it been open the first couple of times we went there, we would have been back multiple times during our trip however now we’re on the final leg of our trip it may only be the case that we get to Loving Hut one more time.
From what I can gather, they are only open for lunch on Monday and Tuesday, close at 7pm on Sunday and are open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Friday. If you have the facilities, I would suggest calling before you go to avoid disappointment!
Yotsuya Sanjome 6-15, 2F, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan