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Osaka (33)

Vegetarian Restaurants: (27 Listings)

Green Earth
Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Kitakyuhoji-machi 4-2-2, Room 503 (at Hommachi area) ~ PH: 06-6251-1245
Moderate-- Vegan, Italian, Pizza, International--- Additional Info: One of Osaka's oldest vegetarian restaurants. Offers pasta, pizza, salad, sandwiches, desserts, and daily changing lunch specials. Try the B-B-Q mock meat dish. Feb 2014 reported to be all vegan. Mon-Sat 11:30am-4:30pm, Fri 6:30pm-10:30pm-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Greens Vegetarian Dishes
Osaka-shi, Minato-ku, Chikukou 3-10-7 (at next to ferris wheel) ~ PH: 06-65742930
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Japanese, Buffet--- Additional Info: Costs around 900 yen for all-you-can-eat buffet. No English spoken. Directions: near Tempozan pier and Osaka Aquarium, restaurant is directly opposite giant ferris wheel. English sign on front awning saying "Greens Vegetarian Dishes." Address 大阪市港区築港3-10-7 (てんぽざん、かんらんしゃの隣). May 2014 reported still open. Cash only. Open Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Komeday No 1
8-5 Abenomotomachi, Abenoku ~ PH: 0666227820
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Organic, Macrobiotic--- Additional Info: Serves organic vegan lunch boxes which you can eat at cafe or can be delivered to you. Closed the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of each month. Located next to Abeno Oji Shrine. Open Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, closed Sat-Sun.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Le Coccole
3-4-1 Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku (at Honmachi) ~ PH: 06-6245-5556
Moderate-- Vegan, Japanese--- Additional Info: Osaka veggie restaurant with local atmosphere. Lunch menu offers only two options: Japanese curry or one plate lunch. Dinner menu is more extensive. Reported became all vegan in summer 2013. Japanese address 大阪府大阪市中央区北久宝寺町3-4-1. Directions: 大阪市営地下鉄 御堂筋線・中央線「本町駅」12番出口から徒歩5分. Check the website or call ahead to confirm open days as they fluctuate. Wheelchair accessible. Open Wed-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sun-Mon 11:30am-6pm, closed Tues (and sometimes other days).-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Cosmo III B-2, 1-37-11, Yamadanishi, Suita-City ~ PH: 06-68755878
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Organic, Japanese, Chinese, Take-out, Delivery--- Additional Info: Offer menu items such as mock soy burger, Japanese katsu-don, and vegetable sushi. Last order is 9:30pm. Summer 2013 moved from 14-63 Satsukigaokakita, Suita City. Open Mon-Sun 11am-2pm, 7-10pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Paprika Shokudo Vegan
Shinmachi 1-9-9 Alibio 1F, Nishiku (at downtown) ~ PH: 0665999788
Moderate-- Vegan, Japanese--- Additional Info: Vegan food restaurant in downtown Osaka. Address 〒550-0013 大阪府 大阪市 西区 新町 1丁目 9-9. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-11pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Raw8 Cafe
530-0012 Osaka-shi Kita-ku Shibata 1-15-8 2F ~ PH: 090-8982-6868
Moderate-- Vegan, All Raw, Japanese, Western, Fusion, Organic--- Additional Info: One-day-a-week all vegan and raw food cafe. Lunch set costs around 1000+ yen. Has raw cake. Located halfway between Nakatsu and Umeda stations on Midosuji subway. Open Tue 11am-6pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Vegetable Kitchen Bar Aju
1-10-14 Nakazaki, Kita-ku ~ PH: 06-6375-7791
Moderate-- Vegan, Japanese, Organic--- Additional Info: July 2013 reported became all vegan. Tiny space in the Nakazakicho area with local izakaya feel, seats 10. Offer dishes such as vege Korean pork'n kimchi, soy chicken, and vege shrimp fries. Uses organic ingredients. Everything listed on the menu is accompanied with photos. At lunch time, lunch box or vegan hamburgers only. Cafe time Tue-Fri 2:30pm-5pm for organic coffees and vegan cakes. Japanese name あじゅ, address 大阪市北区中崎町. Tue-Sun 6:00pm-12:00am. Closed on Mon.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

47 Yonnana
2-12-2-2F, Honden, Nishiku ~ PH: 06-65830458
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, International, Fusion, Asian, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Chic, quiet, and cozy nostalgic jazz bar style vegetarian cafe. Menu includes food like Indonesian nasi goreng, couscous with vegetables, and soy fried chicken. Sells some natural and organic foods, cosmetics, CDs. Nearest subway station is Kujo. Open Tue-Sat 6pm- 2am.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Cafe Atl
1 Chome-6-12 Shinsaibashisuji ~ PH: 06-6212-0066
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Western, Japanese, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Cafe in Shinsaibashi area on a side street off of the main drag - look for brown sign on side of building opposite pet store with massive gorilla head sign. The lunch menu consists of three set meals only. Emphasis is slow food using local produce. Offer bagels with herb marinated tofu cheese. Relaxed, laid-back atmosphere that's quiet for the noisy Shinsaibashi area. Open Mon-Sun 12-10:30pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Genmai Harmony
Osaka-shi Yodogawa-ku Nishinakajima 4-8-1 (at 1 blk west of Nishi-nakajima-minami-kata station) ~ PH: 0663053652
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. July 2014 reported added meat and is no longer pure vegan. "Brown Rice Harmony" offers some vegan Japanese food, curry, and cake. For around 1300 yen you get a set meal that is filling. Also sells some cooking supplies including seitan. Nice atmosphere. Kitchen breaks in afternoon before dinner service. 大阪市淀川区西中島4-8-1 (西中島南方駅から、西に、1ばんち行って). Mon-Sat 11:30am-8:30pm-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Indian Restaurant Shama
Kurasho Bldg, B1. 1-3-7, Kitahorie, Nishi-ku (at Yotsubashi station (exit. 6)) ~ PH: 06-6536-6669
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian--- Additional Info: Soy meat tikkas, wheat gluten meat curries, and more. Recommend the eggplant Keema curry with minced gluten meat and Tikka with soy ham. They can convert many items to vegan if asked. This restaurant is NPO running an orphanage and school in Bihar, India so you can donate by eating here. Location is across the street from a Starbucks in Yotsubashi. Address in Japanese: Japan, 大阪府大阪市西区北堀江1-3-7 倉商ビルB1. Call for hours - tell us. Open daily.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Kenyu-kan Deli
1 Chome-11-31 Sekime, Jōtō-ku, Ōsaka-shi ~ PH: 06-6930-4649
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Buffet, Fast food, Take-out--- Additional Info: Organic grocery store in the Sekime area offering a vegetarian lunch box. Open Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Nakazakinishi 1-1-18 ~ PH: 06-6450-8722
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Asian, Western, International, Beer/Wine--- Additional Info: Located at very convenient district near Nakazaki station exit no.4. Minto exists in a part of Suzaku hall and there are Shuka Bar next door. Daily vegetarian specialties (service plate and dishes like curry) will be the main menu. You also can enjoy variety of drinks. Offers smoking & non-smoking sections. Twitter: @VegeCafeMinto. Address in Japanese: 大阪市北区中崎西1-1-18.
Party is available. Moved from Ukita 1-5-26 Jan 2012. Cash only. Open 11:30pm-2am, mostly closed on Thur. but closing day is flexible.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Nataraj - Osaka
Osaka-shi, Kita-ku, Umeda 2-4-9, 5th fl. Breeze Breeze ~ PH: 06-6343-6477
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Macrobiotic, Indian--- Additional Info: Indian food and natural food restaurant near Osaka/Umeda stations, near Herbis and Hilton Plaza. Menu includes lacto-veg and vegan curries, salad, dessert, a macrobiotic lunch set that's vegan (All-You-Can-Eat curry lunch buffet for 980 yen), and dinner. Naan bread is not vegan. Some English on menu. Address in Japanese: 大阪市北区梅田2-4-9. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Asian Restaurant CHOWK
Fukushimaku, Fukushima, 2-4-17 ~ PH: 06-64530020
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Indian, Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Very cozy atmosphere decorated with Thai and Indian images. The South Indian meal is vegetarian. The owner learned to cook the meals during his travels to those countries with his wife. Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm, Tue-Sat 6:00pm-9:00pm-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Bihani - maybe closed
Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi 5-6-14 (at /in Den-Den Town) ~ PH: 06-6644-9500
Inexpensive-- Lacto, Indian, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Previously named LaLa. Located along Nipponbashi Rd in Den Den town, outside Ebisucho subway. Indian restaurant with menu in English and Japanese. About half of the curries are vegetarian. NOTE: maybe closed/shut down, please verify and let HappyCow know. Open Mon-Sun until 23:00.-- Rating: Not rated yet

8F, 1-1 Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Umeda ~ PH: 06-6292-9734
Inexpensive-- Japanese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. This ramen restaurant also offer a vegetable-only ramen as well vegetable gyoza. Expect to wait as it can be busy, especially on weekends. Tickets are purchased from a vending machine. Has English menu. Apr 2014 reported uses fish stock in the vegetable ramen - please ask the kitchen to use vegetable broth. Cash only. Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm-- Rating: 2.5 HappyCow(s)

El Pancho
Shinsaibashi Tower Bldg 8F ~ PH: 06-6241-0588
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Located in the Shinsaibashi covered mall, they offer several vegan options. Live music on weekend evenings. Call for hours - tell us-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Genmai Cafe
Osaka ~ PH: 06-47044811
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Fish is labeled. Mostly vegetarian food cafe on the 2nd floor, upstairs from its store, Genki Shop. Offers different types of rice balls, plus waffles, pudding, cake, drinks (has soy). Seats 36. Note that the little Hi-Genki supplements provided with most meals contain calcium derived from shellfish. Easy to find from Hommachi, just go 1 block east of the station and turn south down the shopping street. Address is 大阪府大阪市中央区南久南宝町3-6-9. Open Mon-Sun 11am-7pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Island Kitchen and Base
Nishiku, Kitahorie, 1-16-27 ~ PH: 080-7013-5231
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, International, Jamaican, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Osaka's first Jamaican vegetarian friendly bar/grill with dishes that are vegan or can be made vegan. Near Starbucks at Yotsubashi. The owner/chef trained in London. Open Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

2-2-16 Nanbanaka, 2F, Naniwa ~ PH: 0666498755
Moderate-- Organic, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Chain restaurant with locations in Osaka. Nice decor. Sources local organic vegetables. Menu is in Japanese. Reported that vegan and vegetarian options may be very limited, please confirm and inform HappyCow. Accepts credit cards. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3pm, 7pm-12am.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Lo Fuo
3-7-20, Minamihorie, Nishiku ~ PH: 06-6541-0202
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Chinese restaurant uses soy meat and plenty of veggies. Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Mama Rina
Yodogawa-ku, Kashima, 2-2-62 ~ PH: 0668297211
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Western, International, Italian, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Works with local organic farmers. Opened in December 2013. Has vegetarian items on menu, of which some can be made vegan or you can special request other items be made vegan. Deep fried vegetable dishes are fried with the same oil as meat based dishes, unless a reservation is made ahead of time. Coffee based drinks can be made with almond milk, and there is an extensive alcohol and drink menu, with many non-alchoholic options. The large restaurant can accomodate up to 80 people, and reservations are welcome. Staff is partly Japanese, partly foreign and menus are in English. All staff speak English. The restaurant is non-smoking except a small smoking room. Free high speed wi-fi. Address is 大阪府大阪市淀川区加島2-2-62. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Cash only. Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm-- Rating: Not rated yet

Saijiki Nanba Pakusu
Osaka Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi Nanbanaka 2-10-70, 6F ~ PH: 06-6636-8123
Expensive-- Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Buffet, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Japanese name 菜蒔季 なんばパークス. Hotel restaurant offering large buffet with emphasis on fresh seasonal vegetables. Modern, nice decor. Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm-- Rating: 1 HappyCow(s)

Abeno Suji (at 2 min walk south of Abeno Station) ~ PH: 06-66582322
Inexpensive-- Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Name is Japanese is 沢. Small restaurant decorated with surfboards, kayaks, and Buddhist images. Uses some organic produce from the owner's farm. Caters to vegetarians, but also has many fish and chicken dishes. Set meals are around 580-700 yen. Address in Japanese: 大阪府大阪市阿倍野区阿倍野筋4-20-1. Call for hours - tell us-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Yasaiya Mei
Namba Parks, 2-10-70 Nambanaka Naniwa-ku ~ PH: +81666362240
Expensive-- Japanese, Teishoku (Japanese Style Set Meals), Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. This upmarket casual restaurant specializes in vegetable dishes and showcases fresh vegetables from various areas of Japan. Photos of the growers along with maps of farm locations are displayed on its walls. Prices moderate for lunch, more expensive for dinner. Many of the a la carte sides are vegetable-based, such as simply-cooked fresh vegetables and salads. Dinner is set menus with 2 or so being vegetarian and could be made vegan when requested. Example dish is vegetable tempura on rice and barley with pickled vegetable side, fresh tomato side, and tororo (mountain yam grinded into a foamy paste). Has English menu, but do specify if you are veg/vegan as some food photos might not accurately represent if a dish contains fish/meat or not. The shabu-shabu is not veg. Directions: Nankai main line Namba station south exit 2-minute walk or subway Midosuji line Namba station exit. Wheelchair accessible. Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm-- Rating: Not rated yet

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (6 Listings)

Crayon House Market and Buffet Bar
Osaka-fu Suita-shi Tarumi-cho 3-34-24 ~ PH: 06-63306507
Market with a buffet bar. Carries organic food, many vegetarian and vegan products that are hard to find in regular stores (you have to read the ingredients labels to find out which are vegan), and some meat and fish. Buffet lunch features many vegan options - ask the staff which are. Location is on the opposite side of Esaka Park from Esaka subway station. Address in Japanese: 大阪府吹田市垂水町3-34-24. Mon-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Kenyu-kan Organic Shop
1 Chome-11-31 Sekime, Jōtō-ku, Ōsaka-shi ~ PH: 06-6930-4649
Organic and natural food grocery store in the Sekime area. Offers a vegetarian food buffet by weight at lunch time. Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm-- Rating: Not rated yet

Tezukayama 1-7-4, Abenoku ~ PH: 06-66561623
Vegan bakery shop. Uses organic natural flour and as much organic as possible ingredients, natural yeast, and grinds flour at the shop. Directions from Tennoji station: take street tram for 10 minutes (¥200), get off at "Himematsu," and go back to Tennoji direction along the railway for 100m. Open Tue-Sun 8am-6pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Neri Kitchen - Pop up
Osaka-shi, Kita-ku, Nakazaki-nishi 1-1-6, Yoshimura Building B1F ~ PH: 06-63711800
Vegan, JapaneseTwice a month uses the space of Common Cafe at 大阪市北区中崎西1-1-6 to offer a vegan Japanese style lunch, pilaf or curry, plus cake, coffee, and tea. Must call aheahd to check. Reservations required. Cash only. Call for hours - tell us-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Nishi-Ku, Kitahorie Jiang 1-17-1 ~ PH: 06-6241-1861
Hosts vegan macrobiotic cooking classes. Moved from 4F Shu Bldg. 1-12-19 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, and no longer offering cafe hours. Directions: Metro 4 Yotsubashi Line Yotsubashi station walk 2 minutes. Call for hours - tell us-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Japan Vegetarian Society
c/o Osaka Jogakuin College, 2-26-54 Tamatsukuri, ~ PH: 81-6-6761-6427
Japan Vegetarian Society is a nonprofit organization (NPO) that was officially founded in May of 2001. Call for hours - tell us-- Rating: Not rated yet

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