Convenient, great vegan food in Wakayama
Posted on 03 / 27 / 2015
On a trip to Wakayama, my girlfriend and I decided to check this place out for lunch after having a look at the castle. It was quite conveniently located about half way between the JR station and the Castle (about a 10 minute walk from either). And a short walk from the nearest bus stop (Mikimachishintori).
The front of the building was quite stylish and impressive, and as we entered, we found the same to be true of the inside. The main instrument of decoration was the humble gourd. While an interesting choice, it was pulled off very well.
We sat down, and began perusing the menu that was in the table. The menu was all in Japanese, but mostly had pictures to help out. The server who took our order, while far from fluent, had enough English for us to confirm that all of the mains (but not all of the desserts) were vegan. In the end we both ending up having "Today's Lunch set", one with a "mince" cutlet, the other with a "ham" cutlet. Shortly afterwards we both received a small cup with some kind of spiced brown sugar beverage, which was a nice touch.
When the meals came, they were very artfully presented with four small portions of salads, rice, the cutlets, and soup. All the food was delicious, though the "ham" cutlet was definitely superior to the "mince".
Afterwards we had drinks (included in the set). I had a caffeine free coffee, which I didn't think was fantastic, but then I'm hardly a coffee person.
Overall, the experience was excellent. The location is very convenient, the food was great, it was quite cheap, and the environment was superb. If you're in Wakayama city for lunch, this is definitely the place to go.
Great Location, Great food, Beautiful Environment
Not all desserts are vegan