Base Island Kitchen

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Nishiku, Kitahorie, 1-16-27, Osaka, Japan

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). Note: In Japan kitchens often stop serving 30-60 minutes before closing time. Call ahead to confirm. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-5:00pm. Last orders at 4:45pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Jamaican, Non-veg

8 Reviews

First Review by Vegeiko

it should be 5 stars! - Edit

Great food and friendly owner. I highly recommend it!

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Delicious - Edit

The best vegetarian meal I've had in Osaka. Unfortunately, depending on the day's menu, there may not be a vegan option though.

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VERY vegan-friendly! - Edit

Charming tiny restaurant featuring creative Jamaican-Japanese cuisine! Vegan options are clearly indicated on the menu. You can get an affordable plate of food that includes salad, rice, and a choice of 3-5 tapas (depending on your appetite), and a tiny soy-chai. I believe the veg tapas options change daily. Vegetarians and vegans need not be apprehensive of visiting this omni restaurant, the owner's got you covered. Do note that there is only seating for about 10 people inside the restaurant.

Pros: unique, tasty food, awesome & kind chef/owner

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AMAZING FOOD - Edit

I agree with LindseyElizabeth (below)! This is one of those places you want to give a five star review.

The food is absolutely delicious, so flavourful, and colourfully presented!
The owner understands very well about veganism & vegetarianism.

The vegetarian/vegan lunches come with Jamaican beans & rice and a big salad. The menu changes daily, so you get to choose from a list of fritters, vegan quiche, tofu, seasonal vegetable dishes, and sometimes a soup or curry to build up the rest of your meal.
The lunch plate comes with a mini-chai or coffee too!

Take-out is available too so sometimes I get a lunch to go for a picnic at the nearby Minatomachi Riverplace.

The owner can also make vegan birthday cakes if ordered ahead of time.

Pros: Absolutely delicious!!!, Organic/local produce, Take-out (in eco-friendly containers-not plastic!)

Cons: Small (seats maybe 10)

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Super delicious food! - Edit

Came here on our last day in Osaka and wish we could come earlier. This restaurant also serves meat so Happy Cow doesn't allow a five star review (which I understand), but it was some of my favourite vegan food that we ate in Japan! The owner is incredibly friendly, great English, knows very well what is and isn't vegan. She enjoys cooking vegan food from traditional Japanese ingredients, so you can try some very unique and delicious flavour combinations here. You can get set menus with a combination of vegan tapas, and everything was incredible. Her cakes were delicious too. I can't wait to come back here on my next trip to Japan!

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Bright and Flavourful Vegan Options - Edit

I visited this place for the first time today and really enjoyed it.
It's a cheerful, true-to-its name (bright colours and Jamaican music), tiny hole in the wall with a friendly owner and good energy. It really is tiny - just a kitchen with an L-shaped counter, and the customers sitting on the long side have to squeeze in to allow anyone to walk behind in order to get to the washroom. Despite it being cramped, I still enjoyed tucking myself into the corner with a friend, and being served our tapas over the counter straight to us. The vegan lunch options are a pita wrap with a veggie pattie, or a variety of sets involving rice, salad, and your choice of tapas (small side dishes). The daily tapas selection was quite large, with lots of nice options. We opted for the spring rolls, quinoa burger patty, creamy cucumbers & peppers, pumpkin soup, and radish "steak." Everything was tasty! I like my food with next-to-no oil (if not none), so I would have preferred a bit less of that. Otherwise though everything was well balanced, carefully prepared, and I felt great afterwards. Will go back!
The combo lunch set we each had (rice + salad, 4 tapas and a mini drink) was 1,000 yen each.
They also have vegan banana bread and brownies, which we didn't try but looked yummy!



Updated from previous review on 2016-08-16

Pros: Great flavours and menu selection, Nice owner , Unique

Cons: Tiny space, Serves meat , A little too oily

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Great! - Edit

A lot of vegan options and really delicious food!
*****

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Jamaican groove in Osaka! - Edit

Located near Yotsubashi / Horie area, I had a lunch set of ¥1000, you can pick three kinds of Jamaican-inspired meals! The owner lady was so nice and funky we immediately became best friends! Open lunch time only, you can take out the foods!

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