13 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Tokiwa 923-8, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, American, Japanese, Take-out, Bakery
Small vegan bakery and cafe, located a 20-minute walk from Kamakura station (bus is also available). Lunch options are sandwich set and soup set. All bread is made with made-in-house natural leaven. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Omachi 2-2-2, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Japanese style vegan cafe located 10 minutes from Kamakura station, est. 2014. For lunch it serves onigiri set, risotto set, karaage set, and daily plate. Also offers scones and cake. Formerly Kokusai Cafe Sorafune.
Kamakura, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic
木と季 at 長谷4-3-21-5 is a vegan cafe whose owner makes the food and condiments from-scratch, including soya and miso, and uses organic vegetables from her farm. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Sakanoshita 20-11, Kanagawa, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic
Vegan restaurant located in Kamakura 4 minute walk from Hase station. Peaceful environment with nice ocean views from their deck. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Onari-machi 10-13, Upstairs (at Onari-dori), Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion
A small cozy vegan bistro uses vegetables from the local market; food is presented with a sophisticated style. Has a fixed menu of six courses, including choices from two main dishes and two pastas. Seating is limited with one table for four people and six seats at the bar. The owner prepares all the food herself, so when the restaurant is full, you might be waiting for a while between the courses. The owner speaks very little English, but you get an English menu. As of December 2016, does not accept foreign credit cards. Located 3 minutes from the west exit of the train station. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
2-15-13 Komachi (at Hachimangu shrine), Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese
Serves buddhist style set vegan meals on traditional local lacquer ware. May included pickled veggies, seaweed, beans, tofu vegetable tempura, miso soup with vegetables and rice. There's also a veggie burger platter on the menu, tea coffee, sake, desserts (ovo-lacto). Has picture menu with prices. On the main boulevard leading to the Hachimangu shrine, on the ground floor of the Kamakurabori Museum, a five-minute walk from Kamakura station. The museum shop sells examples of the same lacquer ware used in the cafe; customers will get a small discount on the upstairs gallery entrance fee. Staff speak some English. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
Hase 1-14-26, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion
Restaurant with some vegan dishes, including a veggie burger (quinoa patty, tomato, lettuce). Oct 2017 reported fully vegetarian. Has skylights and wooden panel walls. Aperitifs available 4-8pm on Fridays. Located one lane off the main street that leads to the Giant Buddha (Kotoku-in Temple).
Yamanouchi 350, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Near Kita Kamakura station, this restaurant has temple style Shojin-ryori, traditional Japanese Buddhist vegetarian food. Address in Japanese: 神奈川県鎌倉市山ノ内350. See website for other locations in Kamakura. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
3-11-2 Hase (at Yuigahama-dori), Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Spacious restaurant on the overlook in the Hasedera Temple grounds serving two vegan main dishes (veg curry, veg pasta) prepared according to Buddhist principles, as well as vegan desserts, coffee , tea, sake, beer and wine. Location is entrance at main gate on Yuigahama -dori, a few blocks from Hase station of the Enoden tramway. Note you pay a small admission fee to the temple & grounds.
2-8-11 Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves fish, vegan options available. Organic and hemp style cafe and bar, reported offering a vegan set lunch and other vegan food with hemp seeds incorporated. Soy and gluten, tofu avocado salad, fried potatoes in vegan pesto hemp seed dressing, beer sho chu and wine, and more. Ask for the English menu. Small shop inside selling crafts and handmade soaps, etc. Ocean view. It's by the main road that runs along beach.
2-9-62 Yuigahama, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Authentic Napoli pizza parlor close to Kamakura station. For vegans, select the marinara base pizza, then choose from a variety of vegetable toppings, like lettuce, black olives, and cherry tomatoes. Try the house-made chili oil. Has salads and a variety of vegan-friendly beer. Michelin-rated. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead.
499 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. A simple natural foods restaurant housed in a venerable wooden shack. Serves Buddhist vegetarian, vegan or fish-based set meals. 50 meters from Kita Kamakura station. Last orders 3:00pm or when food runs out.
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