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Evah Dining Macrobiotic Cafe - Hakata Riverain Mall

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )
Contact 092-2732262

3-1 Simokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku (at Hakata Riverain Mall), Fukuoka, Japan,

Another branch of Evah Dining, est. 2016 inside the mall. Offers vegan set menus of several courses. Sells some packaged baked goods as well bento. Subway access at Nakasu Kawabata station. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-7:30pm.

Category: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Bakery

Reviews (10)

First Review by Chelmi

All vegan Macrobiotic with Japanese flavor - Edit

I am in Fukuoka for 3 days and Evah Dining is the closest most accessible vegan option for me. I ate there last night. Please note the hrs are incorrect. not open till 10pm. Last order is 7pm and they close at 7:30pm along with the entire mall. No one spoke any English so thank goodness for Google translate.

Pros: All vegan, Healthy, Japanese flavoring to all food

Cons: No English, Last order by 7pm,

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Delicious - Edit

For my first experience of vegan Japanese food, I was impressed. The soup and salad I had were both delicious, I would definitely recommend this place.
The staff were helpful although they didn't speak English.

Pros: Nice food

Cons: No English menu

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Peaceful and tasty - Edit

Inside Riverain Mall which is otherwise mostly closed during the evening, so very quiet and peaceful. Set meal was an adventure in flavors, and almost more than enough for one person. Service was very accommodating, even though I didn't speak Japanese and the server didn't speak English. We still communicated well.

Pros: expedient and friendly service

Cons: relatively limited menu

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Good to average. - Edit

Compared with eating out in Tokyo and other venues in Fukuoka this was decidedly average, the food was fine, the location fine, the customer service average and a little distant to what we'd become accustomed to on our trip. The ¥1,800 plate was unavailable so we couldn't have what we wanted.

Pros: Good food, nice location.

Cons: Inattentive customer service.

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Convenient but a little disappointing - Edit

I used to go to Evah Dining in Daimyo/Akasaka area. It was also small cozy restaurant and serving really good vegan food.

After they reopened in Hakata Riverain Mall, I visited there for lunch and dinner, but both of food were kinda dissapointing.

I know it's hard to find vegan food in Japan especially in Kyushu, and Evah Dining often has saved my life. However, the food I've tried so far wasn't very impressive.
Curry meant to be Sri Lankan was salty and lack of spices. Mexican pasta was good but I liked the one they used to serve in Akasaka.
However, their desserts I've tried so far were mostly great. I do recommend you to order herb coffee jelly, which tastes real coffee.

After they expanded their business, I guess their food quality in restaurant has declined. I did feel they cook food with always the same ingridents to also make bentos. Such as Taco Rice and Mexican Pasta, and curry is the totally same as curry bento in their other shops.
But it also has positive side that you can get vegan bentos easily in Japan, which is very cool!

I would probably just buy bentos instead of going to restaurant.

Still, they open almost everyday and it's easy to access, I would recommend people to visit at least once. Also restaurant atmosphere is nice.

Pros: convenient, open everyday, good food

Cons: small food

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Great food but... - Edit

I'm so glad a place like this exists and especially in Japan. My experience here was a little mixed. I had the taco rice, which I've always wanted to try but can't due to lactose intolerance so I'm glad I found a vegan version. The absolute star of the show as of course the desert plate. The fruit and seed muffin, chocolate brownie cake with soy milk cream and chopped (dried cherries or cranberries I'm not sure) was absolutely amazing. Loved it. Having said that the reason I only give it four stars instead of five is their lack of initiative with service and attention to customers. Two things I hate most in hospitality is lack of customer service and too much customer service. It's about balance guys... Anyway, I found myself having to yell out "sumimasen!" to grab the waitress's attention as she was often in the back of the kitchen. When I did place my order I ordered the desert plate at the same time as my main meal. I finished my main meal and then sat there playing with my phone for a good 15mins or more before I began to wonder what was happening with the desert plate. I then figured I had to ask for it when I wanted it. I found this odd. I'm not overly familiar with Japanese restaurant dining but I think it's strange and almost uninviting for the front of house to be unattended. The staff were however, polite when serving customers. I think if they could improve customer service and always having someone at the front of house to greet customers even during quieter times (which is when I went), the customer's overall experience could be improved. That's my two cents on the matter. Still highly recommend this place as a vegan.

Pros: Great flavours , Clean and tidy floor, Simple decor

Cons: Lack of attention to customer service

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Dessert Plate is Awesome! - Edit

Very nice spot on Level 1 of this mall of luxury. Yet, prices are very reasonable and atmosphere is sublime.

Burger plate gave a fair amount of food for about $10 (U. S. ), but the dessert plate stole the show.

For around $5 I chose a muffin flavor (green tea), got a small slice of chocolate cake and a dollop of soy cream topped with pieces of plum, or something. Along with the coffee which came with burger plate, it was delightful!

Pros: Reasonable pricing, Quality food, Great atmosphere and service

Cons: None!

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Cute café with great food - Edit

I had dinner at Evah tonight for my first day ever in Japan! The restaurant is small and cozy with a nice atmosphere. I can't read Japanese and speak very little, but the wait staff were very kind and helpful! There are dinner set meals where you can choose from different options for the main dish. I had the breaded cutlet with almond and sauce, brown rice, miso soup, salad, pickled eggplant/onion, and a pasta side dish. Everything was delicious. I would definitely go again and recommend it to others!

Pros: Everything is vegan!, dessert options, reasonably priced set meals

Cons: No English menu

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Evah Dining - Edit

Vegan restaurant serving excellent macrobiotic vegan food.
Set meals are currently ¥1000 for lunch and ¥1500 for dinner, which is very reasonable. They also have a small bakery and take away section.

The location is very convenient, you can enter the mall from Nakasu Kawabata’s station exit #6 (same exit as Fukuoka’s Asian Art Museum). The restaurant is located on the first floor.

Pros: Delicious, Vegan, Location

Cons: No English menu

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