Vegan food restaurant in downtown Osaka, at 〒550-0013 大阪府 大阪市 西区 新町 1丁目 9-9. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Japanese
Shinmachi 1-9-9 Alibio 1F, Nishiku (downtown)
Osaka, Japan
0665999788

Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm

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First Review by Vegeiko
emma_13
emma_13
  • vegan
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+16

Yummy Vegan Food

4
Posted on 06 / 12 / 2015

This is a great vegan restaurant, conveniently located in Yotsubashi (near Shinsaibashi). The staff are friendly and the setting is super pleasant with a wide, open door veranda, beautiful lights at night, and a cozy back space further in. The food features a lot of processed soy meats, which are tasty and a nice treat for a vegan/vegetarian eater, or a delicious healthy option for anyone. They also use an abundance of fresh veggies and every meal I've sampled has been delicious. Expect to pay about 3000 yen for dinner (if you have a drink and perhaps share a dessert). This is obviously more expensive than some eats in the area, but in my opinion it is good value for the quality of the experience. The one negative that others have mentioned is that if you go as a group of 3 or more, don't expect to be eating at the same time. It could be as far as 20 minutes apart. This was a bit of a challenge on one occasion I went with friends.

Pros: Vegan!, Nice atmosphere, Variety in menu
Cons: Slow, poorly timed food
corrinalyon
corrinalyon
  • vegan
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+192

paprika

5
Posted on 05 / 19 / 2015

Dinner set was delicious!

Pros: great selection of dinner options, friendly atmosphere , open late
Cons: map does not show actual location -walk around the
necius
necius
  • vegan
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+176

Great vegan food, nice atmosphere

5
Posted on 03 / 19 / 2015

After a morning of watching the sumo, my girlfriend and I decided this would be a decent place to check out for lunch. After a longish walk, we found the place to have a pleasant rustic Mediterranean feel to it, and was clearly marked as vegan (always comforting in Japan, sometimes it can be difficult to be trusting).

They sat us down and gave us an English menu. We both had a main and a dessert. All the food was good and decent value for money.

There was a little shop corner in the entrance to the restaurant that sold a lot of goodies. If I had visited this place earlier in my (year long) stay in japan, I certainly would have left with a bag full of (admittedly not cheap) goodies.

Overall we were very happy with the experience at Paprika Shokudo Vegan. The food was good, and well priced, the atmosphere was great and the service was good. I would recommend people in the area to check it out.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Good food, Affordable

Zedstar
Zedstar
  • vegetarian
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+11

Good, but with some caveats.

3
Posted on 02 / 15 / 2015

I went to Paprika with some friends last week, and while the food we had was great, there were a couple of things that stood out as not being a great experience.

First the good- the atmosphere is great. It's a lovely, beautiful restaurant with really lovely staff. Most of us were foreigners, and while some of us are fine with Japanese, many were not comfortable with Japanese at all, so the staff being ok with English was great.

That being said, we were a party of seven, and there were some problems with service for us. The food is all made fresh (which is great), but the food didn't all come out together, which meant that some of us had finished eating before others had even been given their meals. They also had a little mistake where they forgot two of the mains (which again, can happen, we understand that). I think they are maybe a little more accustomed to having couples dining together, so I would advise that if you are going as a group I would recommending sharing dishes, so that way you can all be eating at the same time. Small plates were provided from the outset, so I'd say that this is probably their recommended way of eating.

I probably would go again, simply because the atmosphere is so pleasant and the staff were so great, but I probably would only go with a smaller group, or would specifically warn the group that we'd probably need to all just share.

Pros: Friendly staff, Great atmosphere, Large selection
Cons: Food didn't come out at the same time, Some dishes significantly slower to come
fabienpenso
fabienpenso
  • vegetarian
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+15

great place

4
Posted on 01 / 28 / 2015

Nice atmosphere. Very nice people and fresh food.


beckettthedog
beckettthedog
  • vegetarian
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+194

Delicious!

5
Posted on 01 / 09 / 2015

I had an amazing dinner at Paprika. Amuse-bouche, Chef’s selection of appetizers, deep fried oysters made from mushrooms and tofu, and baked organic banana and cinnamon cake. All their food is organic and vegan, with a wide selection of appetizers and main dishes. Good side portions. Beautiful, laid back space with good music. The service is friendly and efficient. There is a service charge for dinner. Menu is available in English, and the staff speaks English as well.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, wine
ravivasudevan
ravivasudevan
  • vegan
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+35

Great quiet little place in Osaka

5
Posted on 12 / 05 / 2014

Fantastic food here. Good portion sizes too. Had the vegan oysters and they were delicious. Try the cheesecake as well. Staff was really friendly.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Great food, Cheesecake
Cons: None
FangedHare
FangedHare
  • raw
Contributions
+48

Be careful of the name.

4
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.

Pros: Nice dinner atmosphere, Decent vegan food
leobabauta
leobabauta
  • vegan
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+22

Really love this place

5
Posted on 10 / 04 / 2014

This is my favorite spot in Osaka. It's such a pretty restaurant, with lots of delicious food. Really friendly service (and they speak English), romantic lighting, nice music. The food is a mixture of rice bowls with veggies and various vegan meats, and pasta/pizza. I recommend the rice bowls (donburi), especially the soy meat yakiniku donburi.


KMR607
KMR607
  • vegan
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+105

wow

5
Posted on 09 / 18 / 2014

What a great place, lovely atmosphere and delicious dishes. We had fried oysters and spring rolls, followed by raw ice cream. Friendly staff too.

Pros: really yummy, chill relaxed vibe but not shabby, vegan for life
Vrymoet
Vrymoet
  • vegetarian
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+32

Really really good!

5
Posted on 06 / 23 / 2014

The food here was great, they offer Japanese as well as dishes from various other countries, the staff speak English very well which made things really easy for us, big meal sizes, and the location is really relaxing. We had a good night here and will definitely be back!

Pros: high quality food, great staff , English menu
Meghanelysem
Meghanelysem
  • vegetarian
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+25

Beautiful cafe and super yummy!

4
Posted on 05 / 30 / 2014

It's worth noting that the restaurant is not exactly where maps on an iPhone will take you! It's one street directly behind. Otherwise very easy to access via transport and easy to spot (see uploaded street shot). Big board out the front says "Vegan for life"

Beautiful looking cafe, we ate here when they opened for dinner (5:30pm), in the front area with a lovely breeze!

We ordered the chefs appetizer plate (as recommended by precious reviewer!); followed by sharing a creamy tomato risotto with "deep fried" veggies (not sure they were fried, but super delish); soy meat yakiniku donburi (rice bowl with stir fried faux meat); and the dessert share plate which was a soft brownie, tofu baked cheesecake and banana cinnamon cake.

Friendly and informative staff with good English skills. Highly recommend!

Pros: Organic/vegan, Fast kitchen , Great staff
meganstickel
meganstickel
  • vegan
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+36

great vegan restaurant!

5
Posted on 05 / 29 / 2014

This place is awesome! All vegan and they are open later than most veg restaurants in the area. We have been here twice in the past two days for dinner. The lunch menu offers two set lunches but the dinner menu is significantly more expansive, featuring some Japanese style dishes as well as some South American and Italian dishes as well. Everything has been great so far (have tried appetizer sampler, escabeche, puttanesca, risotto, a couple pizzas and a soy meat rice bowl plus all the desserts). The clear favorite so far has been the rice bowl and appetizer sampler, so those are must-trys, but overall, you really can't go wrong!

Pros: all vegan, lots of dinner options , open late
Vegeiko
Vegeiko
  • vegetarian
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+366

New vegan heaven in downtown Osaka!!

5
Posted on 03 / 07 / 2014

Finally launched real vegan restaurant in Yotsubashi, Osaka!
The owner became vegan after reading a book regarding vegetarianism. After his vegan option menu success in his Paprika Shokudo in Sakai-Higashi, he opened this new vegan restaurant in downtown Osaka!
Uses organic vegetables and soy meat, you'll enjoy great dishes in cozy atmosphere!


  • VeraKho VeraKho

    hello Vegeiko, do you know whether the food in paprika shokudo vegan contain garlic/onion or not ? if yes, is that a chance to ask them to remove them out when cooking? thanks before... note : i see them have facebook, but all in japanese character, don't know how to ask.....

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  • VeraKho VeraKho

    hello vege friends, is anyone know whether food in paprika shokudo vegan contain garlic/onion? is there a chance to ask to remove them out while cooking? thanks before...

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  • Vegeiko Vegeiko

    Yes! I've checked and they say they can do the most food without onion or garlic! Tell them you want GOKUN-NUKI they will understand! Also, near Paprika, there's a Indian Vegetarian restaurant called Shama (see Happy Cow) they do t use any onion or garlic, due to Hindu beliefs, just for your reference!! Hope you enjoy vegetarian restaurant in Oska!!

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  • VeraKho VeraKho

    Thank you very much Vegeiko...really happy to know that, and thank you so much for the additional info...can not wait for my travel to japan...i am planning to have dinner with my family after a whole day play in USJ on 2nd Jun. Really need a nice vege resto after that because as long as my search, there is no vege food inside USJ.

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