Be careful of the name.
Posted on 11 / 01 / 2014
Had an enjoyable dinner here. One of the main draws was the atmosphere, which is a bit nicer than a lot of other veg restaurants in Osaka...kind of warm and rustic. The food is also generally very good although some items can be a bit hit and miss. The vegan fried oysters (made with mushrooms) were excellent, for example. But the vegan unagi (eel)...not so much.
Incidentally, this is the only other place I've ever seen vegan unagi aside from Loving Hut in Tokyo. I have to say that the one here cannot remotely compare. Not only were the look and texture not as good, but the taste was also off. If you want to try amazing vegan eel, LH's is better by far. But for vegan fried oysters, this is the place...highly recommended!
One caution that has not really been mentioned by previous reviewers, is that there is another "Paprika Shokudo" in Osaka, but with a regular non-vegan menu (in fact despite being listed as "veg-friendly", I find their menu rather meat-heavy). When looking it up on tabelog or other sites, or reserving, be careful to distinguish this one with the specific "Vegan" word at the end. We initially mistook the other location for this one before fortunately noticing, and could have had a far different and less pleasant evening.
In short, good food, warm atmosphere, nice staff, not too expensive. One of Osaka's better vegan choices for dinner.
Nice dinner atmosphere, Decent vegan food