3 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
5-11, Nishi-Gosho-cho, Onomichi, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Western, Buffet, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. U2 houses a western style hotel geared towards cyclists with a cafe, restaurant, bar, gift shop and bike shop. Western menu includes vegetarian options but limited for vegans. Bread and vegetable salad buffet for breakfast; pizza for lunch with bread and salad buffet; plus daily dinner. Kitchen breaks between meals. Modern decor. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.
Hiroshima-ken, Onomichi-shi, Innoshimahabuchō, 1899, Onomichi, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Indian, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Hours vary month to month, so call ahead. Family-run Indian curry restaurant that offers a 'healthy set' which is vegan. Choose from the two or three vegan curries: tomato curry (available daily), spinach curry, or moong dal curry. Set comes with yellow rice, spicy potatoes, pickled vegetables, salad, and sometimes a small soup. Could pay extra for larger portion of curry or rice. Ask about homemade ginger ale, homemade soy chai tea, or for packaged bean snacks. Located a 2-minute walk from Habu Port, which is a 50-minute bus ride from Onomichi Station.
2-9-33 Tsuchido, Onomichi, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Yamaneko, meaning "mountain cat," is an artsy cafe by the water. Offers a vegan plate as one of the dinner sets - it includes miso soup, locally grown rice, and a variety of Japanese vegetables. Has vegan cake. Menu is in Japanese and English, staff speak limited English. Directions: On the road by the river, south of the Shopping Arcade, beside the Royal Hotel. From JR Onomichi Station south exit and walk east along Route 2 (the street in front of the station) for 15 minutes, turn right at second traffic light and walk past the covered shopping arcade street to the street on the river. Also known as Wildcat Cafe. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.
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