Serves meat, veg options available. Offers a diverse and plentiful salad bar. Please confirm if there are vegan options and let HappyCow know! Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Japanese, Salad bar, Buffet, Non-veg
2-3-16 Kachi-Machi
Matsuyama, Japan 790-0801
Now Open

Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm



First Review by Tory
  • vegetarian

On the expensive side

Posted on 04 / 30 / 2015

An extensive salad bar, most of which is vegan. Good range of vegan protein including beans and tofu. Eggs too for vegetarians. Staff happy to point out the vegan soup option but be sure to ask about the salads too as a small number contain meat. Quite expensive (almost 2000 yen at dinner) for what it is.

Pros: mostly vegan , easy to navigate even with limited Japanese
Cons: expensive
  • vegan

Super Friendly And Lots Of Choice

Posted on 01 / 26 / 2014

Being vegan in Japan is very difficult. However, there is hope! This salad / soup / etc buffet restaurant is very stylish and staff extremely helpful. Everything non-veg was clearly marked for me and there was soooo much to choose from! Good bar as well.
Updated from previous review on Sunday January 26, 2014

Pros: Choice, Friendliness, Quality
Cons: None!
  • vegetarian

Salad bar oasis

Posted on 08 / 06 / 2011

Charlie's Vegetable was a welcome change to everywhere else we ate in Southern Japan due to its extensive, fresh, and completely wonderful salad bar. After not having any un-pickled or un-cooked veggies for two weeks, it was really wonderful to find a salad bar. The buffet area is very large, extremely fresh and spotlessly clean. I'm not normally a fan of buffets, but I wish there was a Charlie's Vegetable in my home town! There were numerous options for greens and all of the usual salad options (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, etc.), as well as some characteristically Japanese vegetables and protein-rich toppings were also offered together with several dressing options. Also included in the buffet price were three soup options: fish, chicken and vegan, a vegetarian pasta, a few types of breads/buns and sliced cheeses, fresh fruits and desserts. Overall, it was a great value with exceptionally friendly service. They do also offer a menu, but after seeing the salad bar, we didn't even look at it. Also, because the veggies and fruit were all raw, and there are nuts to top the salads, there are several options for vegan and raw-food diets. The restaurant is a little hard to find - it seems like you're in an alley by Western standards, but it's very nice inside once you do find it. I would give Charlie's Vegetable a five out of five, but since they serve meat, four is the highest rating I can give them... Highly recommended!

Pros: Wonderful, fresh salad bar, Spotlessly clean, Very good value
Cons: A little hard to find the first time


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Last updated: 2011/08/06


Added: 2011/08/04


Added by: Tory