• CoCo Ichibanya - Nishku

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese curry house chain. Ask for the separate vegetarian menu which offers a number of vegetable and vegan curries, with/ spinach, mushroom, mix veg, or eggplant. These may be customized with extra ingredients. Curry is served with a portion of rice. Indicate spice level and portion size at the time of placing order. Must order from this menu for your curry to be vegan. On the regular menu, the vegetable curry contains meat, but you'll find a vegan salad or two. Note that not all branches provide vegan curry options, suggested to check ahead. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-1:00am.

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13 Reviews

First Review by CFBL


Points +274

26 Jun 2023





Points +1823

09 Feb 2023

This is my house

I love CocoIchi and will defend it with my life

Pros: Readily available vegan options, Can sub rice for cauliflower , Endless toppings

Cons: They got rid of the katsu


Points +244

07 Feb 2023

Good curry

You can combine their vegetarian curry with a range of vegetables to get a nice vegan meal. Many locations and long opening hours.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-07

Pros: Cheap, I could probably eat here every day

Cons: Fast Food locality


07 Feb 2023

i actually never went to coco ichibanya HAHA is the ordering process similar to other fast food chains like mc donald’s, burger king etc.?


07 Feb 2023

No, not quite, but it is easy anyway. I added one more picture with an order description out of the english menu ☺️. It is just important that you point out the vegetarian curry (not the vegetable curry as that has a meat curry base)


07 Feb 2023

omg thank you for the extra pic!! yes i will manage somehow hahha 🥹🫶


07 Feb 2023

Just be careful with the spice level 😊


Points +426

28 Mar 2020

Cheap and awesome

My favorite chain restaurant, now serving vegan cutlet!

Pros: Delicious , Cheap, Clearly labeled


Points +138

24 Jan 2020

Great quick meal

Lovely curry! Can alter heat and spice level, as well as the amount of rice you would like. We ended up eating here a couple of times on our trip, quick and easy. As mentioned, be sure to order the one specifically marked vegetarian and using no animal products.


Points +347

01 Dec 2019

Great quick bite

I was stressed and running late coming into Osaka from Hakone. I got to check in at my hostel late and hungry and running on anxiety energy, checked HC to see if there was any chance of vegan food that wasn't another conbini onigiri. This place was a godsend. It feels kind of like a Waffle House inside (idk why??) But they do have the vegetarian menu and it's a decent amount of food. I ate around 10:30pm and maybe the anxiety is talking here but it was so good. I had the veg curry with eggplant.

It's definitely not a destination meal imho, but it's a great option, especially if you are jonesing for comfort food.

Pros: Delicious curry, Veg menu, Good hours

Cons: Not particularly special


Points +53

30 Aug 2019

Rare Cocoichibang curry’s vegan option

One of few vegan avaliable coco ichibang in Osaka.

Pros: So tasty, Quite a lot menu

Cons: Rare in Osaka


Points +45

07 May 2019

Not bad.

Well it’s ok. Cheap and fast and the curry isn’t too spicy.


Points +26

31 Dec 2018

Tasty curry, good labels

The vegetarian menu was on the table behind the regular menus. Everything was very clearly marked and explained in English. Ordered a vegetarian curry with vegetables and eggplant and asked them to add mushrooms, which was no problem (though it did add a little to the price). It was tastier than I expected, and plenty filling. Would come again.


Points +86

25 Aug 2018

Nice curry, cheap and quick

As others have said, this is a chain but only some locations (like this one) have a vegetarian menu. There are a number of vegetable curries on offer, all with the same brown curry base which the menu states is free from all animal derivatives. The curry is very tasty, and at around 700 yen it's also cheap. Good if you're getting a bit short on cash from the exclusively vegan restaurants in Japan, which while great and very welcome all seem to be pricey compared to the omni restaurants!

Pros: Veg menu in English, staff may not speak it though

Cons: No tofu or soy meat


Points +33

05 Jul 2018


Simple vegetable curry but tasty. Also serves salads. Would recommend.


Points +744

08 Apr 2018

vegan curry. yum

We were in the area and decided to pop in. We were really surprised and delighted at the flavour. We had eggplant, spinach and tomato. April Y980 each.

Cons: not all stores have vegan options. always check


Points +304

04 Apr 2018

Tasty vegan Japanese curry

Japanese curry restaurant which has a vegetarian menu in some branches - including this one.

You can customise your curry - including more/leas curry, rice, add extra vegetables and making your curry more or less spicy. No tofu / soy protein options available unfortunately.

Must order from the vegetarian menu as the vegetable curries on the main menu contain meat!

Pros: Tasty, Quick, Cheap, vegan

Cons: No soy / fried gluten / tofu option

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