11 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Mondano bld 2F, 2-20 Mikawachō, Nakaku, Hiroshimashi, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
An all-vegan cafe with a focus on shoujin ryori, which is temple food. Cool environment. The cafe is located right next to the yoga studio. Reopened May 2016. Instagram handle: vegancafe_hiroshima
1-7-23 Otemachi, Naka-ku (at 2F Nakahara Bldg), Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Japanese, Western, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe on the 2nd floor offering food and drinks as well hosts international language and friendship events. Air-conditioned with view of the shopping streets below. Advertises a 'vegetarian tourists welcome' sign. Has 4 items on its vegetarian menu, written in both English and Japanese. Vegans specify and staff will assist. Near Atomic Bomb dorm.
2-1-12 Ootemachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a range of vegan suistable appetizers, including salads, beans, pickles, and fresh or steamed vegetables with dip. Has a vegetable menu and will alter dishes to be vegetarian on request.
3-4 Dobashi-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Japanese, Western, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Lunch and dinner, tea, western-style cakes, and variety of beverages. Offers a seasonal salad rice bowl which is vegan.
Shigeishi Bldg 1F, 1-7-19, Otemachi, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers the famous Japanese dish called okonomiyaki which is made in front of the customer. Has separate and vast vegetarian/vegan menu section.
1-20 Kako-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, American, Tex-Mex, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant and live music venue (with entry charge). Simple and funky, seats 30. Reported has soy cheese and vegan cake. Directions: from Hiroshima station take bus 24 and get off at Koseinenkin-kaikan stop, or from Peace Park walk south for 5 minutes.
2578-1 Kouchicho Nyuno, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Look for signage たんぽぽ. Okonomiyaki restaurant run by an elder man and lady who cook okonomiyaki in front of you. Be sure to mention if you want vegan by saying, "watashi wa bejitarian desu." They will ask show you ingredients and ask what you want in your dish: fish (sakana), meat (niku), cheese (chiizu), egg (tamago), fish flakes (dashi), lard (buta no oi).
15-3 Higashi Hakushima-cho, Naka ward, Hiroshima, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Okonomiyaki eatery 10 minutes from Hiroshima station, by Hakushima tram stop. Has an English menu that states "no egg or no meat - no problem!" Okonomiyaki can be requested vegetarian or vegan, and a variety of veg toppings and side dishes including fresh tofu, fried leeks, marinated cucumber or sweet potato, and sweet potato omelette. Staff is accommodating.
Still hungry? Try searching for areas surrounding Hiroshima.