43 Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants
2-1-24 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuoku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Western, Beer/Wine, Bakery
Vegetarian cafe turned vegan in 2014. The lunch menu consists of a few set meals plus baked goods and espresso drinks. Menu includes bagel with hummus, risotto, salad, curry, soup, and vegan cakes. Emphasis is slow food using local produce. Quiet for the noisy Shinsaibashi area. In Shinsaibashi area on a side street off of the main drag. Go left when you see the Ralph Lauren store in the arcade. Cafe is located on the second floor of Camdem's Blue Donuts. Note that is is not open late in the night, so go early.
3-4-1 Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku (at Honmachi), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic
Small vegan restaurant with local atmosphere, at 大阪府大阪市中央区北久宝寺町3-4-1. Most ingredients are organic. Some are family grown. Some English spoken. English and Chinese menus available as well as Japanese. Lunch menu offers 3 options: Japanese curry, plate lunch, tomato sauce risotto. Dinner menu is more extensive. Near Hommachi and Sakaisuji-Hommachi subway stations. Check its webpage or call to confirm as open days varies. Reported all vegan Dec 2016.
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Small natural food restaurant at 〒530-0036 大阪府大阪市北区 与力町２−１０ 東寺町ビル.
2 Chome-2-7 Ōtedōri, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Macrobiotic, Take-out
Macrobiotic and vegan sweets shop.
1-9-9 Shinmachi, Nishiku (at downtown), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese
Vegan food restaurant in downtown Osaka, at 〒550-0013 大阪府 大阪市 西区 新町 1丁目 9-9.
1-15-33, Nakatsu, Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0071, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Organic, Raw, Western, Fusion
Vegan raw food cafe, moved here in 2014. Offers lunch set, has raw cake. Last order taken 1 hour before closing.
8-1, Nozato-Cho, Kadoma (at 163Line), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, International, Italian, Beer/Wine
Vegan cafe and shot bar a 5-minute walk from Owada Station on Keihan line. Serves a coconut curry, pasta and Japanese food; sake, wine, and organic beer. Live music some weekends - check website for details.
Osaka-fu, Mino-shi, Mino 6-2-18, Minoh, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Organic
Vegan cafe around the corner from Minoh station, close to Minoh Park. Uses local organic produce when possible. Serves at least 3 main options for lunch plus various desserts and drinks. Hosts exhibitions in the upstairs gallery (Mikali Gallery). Next door is a big shop selling organic merchandise such as linen clothing. One parking space available.
Mitsui Tottori Hannan, Osaka Prefecture 1516-2, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Indian, International, Italian, Japanese, Organic
Vegan restaurant est. 2014 at 大阪府阪南市鳥取三井1516-2. Offers lunch sets; choose from curries, pasta, and rice. Desserts include a banana coconut tart, pancake with cashew cream, raw ice cream cake, muffins, and others. The space inside is cozy.
Osaka-fu Hirakata-shi Kuzuha Misaki 3-12-6, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan, Japanese, Beer/Wine
Vegan and organic ramen noodle restaurant located outside of Osaka, a 15-minute walk from Kuzuha station, at 〒573-1112 大阪府枚方市楠葉美咲3-12-6美咲ハイツ１階. Also offers curry, taco rice, soba, veggie sushi, inarizushi, and anmitsu (dessert). Open since Dec 2011.
2-12-2-2F, Honden, Nishiku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, International, Beer/Wine, Asian, Fusion
Quiet and cozy nostalgic jazz bar style vegetarian cafe. Menu includes food like Indonesian nasi goreng, couscous with vegetables, and soy fried chicken. Sells some natural and organic foods, cosmetics, CDs. Nearest subway station is Kujo.
Kita-ku Naniwachō 5-2, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Bakery
Small macrobiotic cafe at 大阪府 大阪市北区 浪花町 5-2 passage中崎町 2F. Offers a set menu for lunch and one for dinner. Several kinds of cakes daily as well as a smoothie of the day and other drinks. Hosts parties which are sometimes vegan, sometimes with dairy cheese - check its web for schedule.
1-10-5 Imafukutsurumi, Jyotoku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Indian, Take-out
Vegetarian Indian restaurant inside of the Izumiya Supermarket basement food court. Has spinach curry, soy meat nugget, Indian pancakes, and Indian-style pizza. No garlic. Two minutes from subway Imafuku-Tsurumi station (exit no. 2). Vegan curry bread available for mail-order all over Japan, see English instructions here: http://govindas.biz/shipping.
Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Kitakyuhoji-machi 4-2-2, Room 503 (at Hommachi area), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Italian, Western
One of Osaka's first vegetarian restaurants. Offers a value daily set, plus pasta, pizza, salad, sandwiches, burgers, hot dog, dessert. Accepts group reservations for Sunday (8 persons minimum).
Osaka-shi, Minato-ku, Chikukou 3-10-7, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Buffet
All-you-can-eat buffet where you pay after your meal; pay separate amount for coffee and juice. All vegan except for cheese. Directions: near Tempozan pier and Osaka Aquarium, the restaurant is directly opposite the ferris wheel. English sign on front awning saying "Greens Vegetarian Dishes."
8-5 Abenomotomachi, Abenoku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Delivery, Take-out
Serves organic vegan lunch boxes. Honey is used in some cakes. Located next to Abeno Oji Shrine.
5-12-23 Hishiyanishi, Higashi-Osakashi, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Macrobiotic
Macrobiotic lunch and natural shop, occasionally macrobiotic cooking class, too. Has vegan options. Lunch only. Near Kawachi-Kosaka station, Kintetsu railway.
7-2 Aobakita, Suitashi, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Organic, Delivery, Take-out
Offer menu items such as mock soy burger, Japanese katsu-don, and vegetable sushi. No egg used. Last order is 9:30pm. Owner speaks some English. Relocated from Yamadanishi, Suita-City, 2016. Japanese address 大阪府吹田市青葉北7-2. 7min walk from Osaka Monorail Unobe station 宇野辺駅.
Nishi-Ku, Kitahorie Jiang 1-17-1, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Japanese, Macrobiotic
Cafe with a macrobiotic cooking school nearby. All vegan except honey. Directions: Metro 4 Yotsubashi Line Yotsubashi station walk 2 minutes.
Kurasho Bldg, B1. 1-3-7, Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian
Vegetarian Indian food menu featuring dishes like soy meat tikka, eggplant keema curry with minced gluten meat, and tikka with soy ham. Can make a dish vegan when asked. Location is in Yotsubashi at 大阪府大阪市西区北堀江1-3-7 倉商ビルB1, Yotsubashi station exit 6. This restaurant is a NPO running an orphanage and school in Bihar, India so you can donate by eating here. 这个菜单、没有五荤. Has menu in Chinese. Also sells natural cosmetics and toothpaste from India. Mention HappyCow receive a complimentary after-meal chai tea.
Yamamoto-cho 5-3-6, Yaoshi, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Macrobiotic, Organic
Organic macrobiotic lunch, vegan sweets and cafe. In front of Yamamoto High School.
1-10-14 Nakazaki, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: International, Japanese, Organic, Korean
At 大阪市北区中崎町. 16 seat resto and small shop. Not 100% vegan (e.g. honey is on the menu). Located 1 min from subway Tanimachi line Nakazakicho station, exit number 1 or 2, next to the bakery. International dishes including some with mock meat. Uses organic ingredients. Menu items are accompanied by photos. Menu also in Chinese & English. At lunch time, lunch box or burgers only. Navigate using GPS to a perfect map marker used in HappyCow.
Sakaehonmachi 12−4 (at Shanti Ikeda ground floor), Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Organic, Take-out, Bakery, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. 有機茶屋あじゃり, at 〒563-0058 大阪府池田市栄本町12-4シャンティ池田１階, is an organic restaurant, tea house, and food shop. Vegan bento lunch boxes upon reservation. Vegan lunch set upon request and vegan Japanese desserts. More vegan options if you call a day ahead. Usually uses fish broth (dashi) but not if you ask for a vegetarian or vegan meal. Otherwise does not use fish or meat. Owner understands veganism. Dinner (5-9pm) upon reservation until one day ahead. Sometimes closes early (14h30) on Monday. Sunday is tea house only.
Fukushimaku, Fukushima, 2-4-17, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Indian, Thai, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Very cozy atmosphere decorated with Thai and Indian images. The South Indian meal is vegetarian. The owner learned to cook the meals during his travels to those countries with his wife. Lunch is usually vegan; call ahead to reserve a vegan evening meal.
Nishiku, Kitahorie, 1-16-27, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Jamaican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Osaka's first Jamaican-Japanese vegetarian-friendly restaurant and bar featuring dishes that are originally vegan or can be modified to vegan. Focus is on natural, healthy food, and local ingredients. No msg or other additives. Offers house-made vegan, gluten-free baked goods. Has hydrogen-rich water. Located a 2-min walk away from Yotsubashi Station (on Osaka subway Yotsubashi line).
Nishi-ku, Kitahorie 1-6-12, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, American, Japanese, Western, Beer/Wine, Fusion, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Burger and beer place with a vegetraian tofu-avocado burger. Owner is aware of what vegan means.
Shinsaibashi Tower Bldg 8F, 542-0085 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Japan
Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg
Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant in the Shinsaibashi covered mall, at 中央区心斎橋筋1丁目10-1. Reported offering several dishes that are vegan suitable, but vegans should specify to be sure. Live music on weekend evenings.
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