Nara, Japan Vegan Friendly Restaurants


Top 10 Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just searching for plant-based dining options, it's nice to have personal recommendations. That's why HappyCow has created this list, featuring the ten best vegan restaurants in Nara, as determined by the highest scores calculated from HappyCow community member reviews.

Even curious carnivores should agree that the tasty vegan options available at these restaurants would please even the most discerning palate. From breakfast to brunch, dinner to late-night snacking, and every meat-free meal in-between, we're sure that you'll find the very best veggie dining experiences using our Top 10 list as your guide.
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21-5, Sugigamachi (at front of Nara Life-long Study Cente), Nara, Japan

080-6119-6105

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Japanese

Vegetarian restaurant near JR Nara Station. The owner and chef is a long-time vegetarian who speaks English. Offers a lunch set which includes several different dishes (salad, steamed vegetables, fried items, etc.) served with brown rice and a soup. Dinner by reservation only. All vegetables are organic. Choice between dairy or non-dairy in some dishes. Name in Japanese: 喜菜亭. Address 奈良市杉ケ町25-1 生涯学習センター前. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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Higashimuki Minamimachi 5-1, 2F Inque Bldg, Nara, Japan

0742936707

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Izakaya-style restaurant, est. 2016. An izakaya is a type of Japanese eatery in which a variety of dishes and snacks are served to accompany the alcoholic drinks (but soft drinks, teas, coffee, are also available). Full menu with prices and images is available on the website.

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407-4 Zoshicho, Nara, Japan

+81-742226137

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Cuisine: Japanese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. A Japanese noodle restaurant in Todaiji compound, among the shops/restaurants on the path from Todaiji to Nigatsudo. Offers one vegan soba dish (indicated as vegetarian) which comes with a cup of green tea. There are also a few mushroom soba/udon dishes which do not have meat, but it is unclear if the soup contains fish stock. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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18-3 Kitagata-cho, Kawanokami Tsukinuke, Nara, Japan

0742-24-0890

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Japanese

Cozy Indian and Asian food restaurant with mostly Japanese-style seating (low tables, only four chairs), plus one Western height table. Menus are available in Japanese and English. The English menu has two sides: "with egg and milk", or "without egg and milk". Has curried rice. Address in Japanese: 〒630-8314 奈良市川之上突抜北方町18-3. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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13 Nakashinyacho, Nara, Japan

742-221139

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Japanese

A vegetarian cafe offers teas (herbal teas, classic teas), cake sets, as well as a lunch set (only lunch, lunch+drink, lunch+drink+cake). The lunch+drink+cake set is around 1800 yen. Cake sets are around 500 yen. The cakes are vegan, and the lunch set contains some eggs but can be made vegan. The lunch set is Japanese style. Has garden seating available. Portions are generous, especially the cakes. Has an English menu with pictures. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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8-1 Konishicho, Narashi, Nara, Japan

0742247156

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Cuisine: Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Non-veg

Serves fish, vegan options available. Located in the tiny street near arcade in Kintetsu Nara Station (3 min walk). Has a vegan tofu hamburger, a vegan noodle, etc. Nov 2017 reported using fish stock - please confirm. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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26, Nara, Nara, Japan

0742261777

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Cuisine: Chinese, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. A separate vegan menu includes 6 or so mains plus rice and sides. Surroundings have a Chinese feel.

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31-2 Fukuchiincho, Nara, Japan

0742938484

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Cuisine: Lacto, Ovo, Pizza, Japanese, Organic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Spanish, Non-veg

Serves meat, vegan options available. Spanish tapas with Japanese influence gluten-free and organic food. Has a vegan set comprising rice, salad, vegetables, soup, and drink. English spoken. Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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2299 Miyasaka Agaru, Yoshinoyama (at Yoshinocho), Nara, Japan

0746-32-1162

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Cuisine: Vegan, Macrobiotic, Organic

Located in the world heritage Yoshino Mount Range, famous for thousands of cherry blossoms, this restaurant offers macrobiotic/vegan cuisine and some organic products and natural-yeast breads. Needs reservation (if possible, 3 days in advance) EXCEPT tourist season of cherry blossoms (April and May). Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm.

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11-43 Shibatsuji-cho, Nara, Japan

0742936955

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Cuisine: Vegan-friendly, International, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Fusion

Vegetarian cafe and bar serving lunch till 2pm and after-work snacks from 4pm. Most items on the menu are vegan.

So, there you have it - our list of the very best vegan food that Nara has to offer. We hope that you enjoy your dining experience.

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