• Lakeside Eatery 湖畔荘

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Located in front of Hakone shrine 2nd Torii Gate. A few curries and a spaghetti are labeled as vegetarian on the menu, but they contain no egg or milk. On demand, kitchen can provide vegan menu with udon noodles and vegetable fondue set. The wheat udon noodles can be replaced with potato noodles for a vegan gluten-free meal. Staff speak English and know about veganism and gluten allergy. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

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5 Reviews

First Review by JeanVegean


Points +433

15 Sep 2023


Friendly staff, cheap and conveniently located. I eat here every time I come to Hakone.



Points +102

19 Aug 2023

Quick, good, cheap

Everything was fine, I would go again for lunch, if I were around.

Pros: A salad comes with the main course , Cheap, Staff is quick


Points +322

02 Jul 2021

Good vegan options in a sparse area

I'm a big fan of no-nonsense dining. This place is a fairly typical shokudo but the food was pretty good! There are two vegan curry options, a pasta, and two noodle sets. I had the straight up vegetable curry and it was very satisfying, perhaps a little on the sweet side but that's to the taste of the local palette. I had a hunch some of the other dishes could probably be customised but I prefer to order those labelled veg to be less of a bother.
Sadly they couldn't veganise the broth-based noodle dishes. Some of those only used animal ingredients in the broth but otherwise looked great!


Points +117

07 Mar 2020

Good vegan choices

In an area with not a lot of choice it was nice to see a place with a vegan specific menu. There are also some other vegetarian dishes which are vegan.

Pros: Good vegan / vegetarian choices , Simple food in good location , Polite staff


Points +26

14 Nov 2019

Vegan lunch with view on the lake

After searching the town for something to eat, we entered this restaurant with the intention of ordering only a rice bowl. What a surprise when the waitress told us there was a vegan ("vegetarian") menu !
It was curry but when we mentioned gluten allergy she went to the kitchen and showed us another lunch they could make with udon noodles and vegetables as a fondue, and it could be made gluten free with potato noodles!

The noodles fondue was not the most tasty meal we had in japan but the kindness of the staff made us really appreciate it.
It was also served with tea hoji-cha and grape (budō) jiuce. The price was OK (~1400¥) for a set.

Pros: Only place with vegan options we could find, Staff was very nice, Familial place

Cons: Only open for lunch, Not all staff speak english

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