Luna Burrito & Teriyaki
Mexican / Japanese
709 5th Ave., (at 22nd St.), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tue-Thu, Sun: 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat: 11 am-11 pm
“What we eat makes us,” are the words of Ms. Misao Akaike, a yoga instructor and a restaurateur who established Luna Burrito & Teriyaki in Park Slope last year. As a cancer survivor, she spent a lot of time thinking about foods that can nurture the body to health from within. “I truly believe eating fresh and natural ingredients is best for our body. Japanese and Mexican cuisine both involves a lot of fresh, simple, ingredients, so it was natural to take the best of both worlds,” explains Ms. Akaike, about her restaurant that offers some unique renditions of Mexican fair using Japanese ingredients. Though it is not exclusively vegetarian, the joint has a large variety of vegetarian and vegan items in addition to Mexican standards. Offering fresh, healthy food is their foundation and everything is prepared to order. Signature items include Hijiki Burrito and Turkey Gyoza with great flavors that will change the perspective of any healthy diet skeptic. The restaurant is also equipped with a Fresh Juice Bar for more nutritious goodies. With such a cozy, café-like atmosphere, it’s a great place for a quick lunch alone, or an evening drinking one of their many sake cocktails with friends.
Vegetarian Yakisoba (front) and Soya Burrito (back) are other customer favorites at Luna Burrito. Yakisoba also comes with shrimp, chicken or pork for those who prefer to have meat. Soya Burrito is made with homemade wheat gluten, tofu sour cream, beans, rice and guacamole.
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Chicken Burrito $7.50
Vegetarian Quesadilla $8.25
Black Bean Soup $4.50