Food/Drink | Avg price: ¥900 | English Available: None (Unknown)
Go healthy - Banana Juice in Tokyo
Japan is not usually known for being an vegetarian or vegan-friendly, but this banana juice place in Tokyo is more than worth going to, if you are looking for more healthy drink-to-go options. Sonna Banana is a tiny shop nearby Hatchobori station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya-Line and the JR Keiyo-Line. The area itself is home to some company buildings but also small alleys with all kind of "Izakaya" and restaurants. Just a short walk from the station, is the "Suzuran-doori" street, where we will find our banana nirvana. The shop itself is rather small and has a few seats inside, that's why most guest just stand in front of the shop. Before making your order, I would recommend you to have a deeper look at the menu, which has small English translations and pictures. So now, I have to admit, it is not exactly only banana juice, but rather a kind of banana shake. You can have your shake with milk or soy milk, and add different toppings to it. Whereas, most toppings are just mixed into the juice. For a Insta-worthy experience, I would highly recommend the pink dragon fruit mix. Other than that you may add all sorts of nuts, matcha, chocolate and (for the brave guys) ginger! Of course they also have a tapioca-option, which was already sold out. Oh well. I went with a normal banana juice with kinako (roasted soy bean powder). The best part: no sugar was added. Just the pure sweetness from the banana with a bit of a nutty flavor... and voila! I thought the regular-sized cup was rather small, but was already full halfway through. So if you are looking for an alternative to all these (rather overrated) tea-tapioca shops, you should give it a shot (or get off in that area, if you're on your way back from Disneyland). Opening hours (copied from Tabelog): Morning Banana-Time: (Mon-Fri) 8:00〜9:15 Lunch Banana-Time: (Mon-Fri) 11:30〜19:00 Weekend and holiday Banana-Time: 11:00～19:00 Open on Sundays.
Chuo-ku, Hatchobori 2-15-5, Tokyo