12 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
Daimaru Kobe 7F, Akashimachi 40, Chuo, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Fusion
Est. 2017 at 兵庫県神戸市中央区明石町40 大丸神戸店7F on the 7th floor of Daimaru Kobe department store. As 7F is living floor with no culinary equipment, all it has to offer is pre-packaged foods, most of which are kept in a freezer and some of its recommendation for the day are being thawed at room temp. There are lineups of cereals and raw deli & sweets. Reservation suggested if you have in mind specific items to take there--thawing takes 1 to 2 hours.
4-7-12 Kitanagasadori, Chuo, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Gluten-free
All-vegan & all gluten free cafe est. 2nd Apr 2017 at 兵庫県神戸市中央区北長狭通4-7-12オーシャンズコート1F as タロ owned by an architect who also has long engaged in rescue activities for abandoned cats. Lunch and cafe items served 11:30am-2:30pm, then drinks and deserts only until 5pm. Full menu with pictures on website. Some staff speak English. Outlets at some seats, free-rental mobile battery, Wi-Fi & English menu available.
Motoyamakitamachi 6-2-8, Higashinada, Hyogo, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Organic, Fusion
Cafe featuring organic vegetables. Est. 4th Feb 2014 at 兵庫県神戸市東灘区本山北町6-2-8 as ひなび. All vegan except for milk used on request as a substitute for soy milk and Manuka honey sold at the counter and used very rarely and labelled if so. Updates any irregular business hours on the website blog. Shoes must be removed at the entrance. Power outlets at some seats are available.
2-12-21, 203 Ijin Plaza, Yamamoto dori, Chuoku, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian
In famous tourist area in Kobe, an old foreigners colony called Ijinkan has so many Indian restaurants but most of them uses chicken or lamb, this restaurant is completely vegetarian (vegan option available). You can only choose one curry set, ¥ 900 ($9.00) for lunch and ¥1200 ($12.00) for dinner (prices as of 4/2014).
3-11-15 Kitanagasa, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine
Relaxed atmosphere with an adopted stray cat that roams around the covered outdoor area. The prix-fixe vegetarian pate lunch is around 1000+ yen. Try the vegan tortilla wrap.
8-4-1 Arinodai, Kitaku, Kobeshi, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Western, Buffet
A vegetarian restaurant located next to Kobe Adventist Hospital and near the famous Arima Onsen hot spring bath. Lunch only. Has vegan options and a Seventh-day Adventist soy meat shop too.
Chuo Ward, Sannomiyacho, 3−6−6, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese
Cafe serving healthy meal sets such as sandwich set, pasta set, and a mixed plate with rice salad and soup. Has vegan dessert. All vegan except for honey in some items. Address in Japanese: 神戸市中央区三宮町3-6-6 大栄ビル2F.
Chuo Ku, Nakayamate Dori 2-4-8, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Menu items containing dairy and eggs are marked as such, in Japanese (no English menu). Around 4 set dinner meals can be made vegan. Some desserts are vegan. Couch with armchair, table and chair seating in a warm atmosphere.
3-3-5 Yamamotodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Italian, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Located in front of Muslim Mosque in famous Kitano area. Chef can make Italian vegan dishes upon request. Ideal for special occasions, dress property.
2-13-9 2F Simoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, International, Asian, Fusion, Singaporean, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. An Asian-style restaurant near JR Sannomiya and Motomachi station. Serves local vegetables especially from Awaji Island. Though it's not completely vegetarian nor vegan, they know how to prepare such meals. Address: 〒650-0011 Hyōgo-ken, 神戸市中央区中央区中央区Chūō-ku, Shimoyamatedōri, 2 Chome−１３−９.
1455-1 Arimacho (Arima Onsen Motoyu Kosenkaku), Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Gourmet, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Previously all veg, but now reported to use fish oil (Bonito) in many dishes. Please confirm whether there is anything without it offered. Shojin Kaiseki Authentic Japanese style restaurant. Hot Spring Bath plan is included in some expensive course. Reservations maybe required. Address in Japanese: 神戸市北区有馬町1455-1.
Chuo-ku, Kitanagasadori, 4-2-17, Kobe City, Japan
Cuisine: Japanese, Organic, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Organic food restaurant. Most dishes on the menu, whilst may appear vegetarian, do contain fish broth. April 2013 happycow member reports that this restaurant no longer accommodates vegetarian requests.
Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakery and Catering, Vegetarian B&Bs, Organizations
Motomachidori 1-1-1, Chuo, Hyogo, Kobe City, Japan
Vegan bakery making cakes, sweets, and seasonal desserts, est. 17th Jul 2015 at 兵庫県神戸市中央区元町通1-1-1 as かなうた. Also white-sugar & additive free except for aluminum-free baking powder, and alcohol free. No white flour. Sources ingredients from local businesses and farms within Kobe and Hyogo prefecture. Situated opposite Kobe Daimaru Department store in the Motomachi district, a short walk from both Sannomiya and Motomachi stations.
2-7-7 Motomachidori, Chuoku, Kobe City, Japan
Natural food supermarket. Previously had a food court serving curry lunches but reported Feb 2017 now only sells rice balls and miso soup. Stocks a wide range of vegan and vegetarian goodies. Three minutes from JR Motomachi station - walk toward seaside behind the WING derby.
Kobeshi, Chuoku, Nozakidori 5-3-14, Kobe City, Japan
Indian spice and chai shop near foreigner's district of Kobe. Has bean daal soup, vegetarian burger, soy chai, etc. Very rare spices can be found at the shop. Owner is an Indian man fluent in English and Cantonese, also running a guest house (Sea View Court) for foreign tourists. Curries and spices can be shipped all over Japan.