Anyway, they usually close at 5...but they host private parties. So fearing ridiculously high costs for a private party, we called and learned it was actually completely reasonable for a party in Japan and even on the cheap side to have the whole restaurant to ourselves. (yeah, run on sentences! Can I be the queen of run on sentences?) We also informed them that they need not make any of their vegetarian options and just go vegan all the way!
How have I written 2 paragraphs without any pictures!?!?
Here's the spread with everyone's grubby little hands!
This is my plate. Clockwise from the bread: bread with a hummus-type spread, fried 'egg' rolls, a brocolli salad with imitation feta, chickpea salad, bean sprout salad, pasta and lentil salad, bean (maybe lentils) burgers with a tomato sauce, stir fry with mock beef, and karaage in the center. I was so overwhelmed by the massive amount of food and the friends, that I couldn't even finish it all. It's also too bad that I tend to talk too much and thus eat really slowly.
Anyway, I think the food was awesome and at a good price and hey, 16 of our friends could see that vegan food is delicious and varied (not that we let them forget that). Now to convert them all...