• Marumiya

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a special menu with vegetarian and vegan options. Offers the Okinawan specialty "jimami tofu."

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10 Reviews

First Review by luikn


Points +69

16 Oct 2023

Honest? Rude?

They said they DO NOT cater for vegans. However, when we asked to removed animal-based items, they told us what they could do for us. At some point they said the food ‘will not be good’ if they removed some animal-based ingredients/condiments they usually use.
They have allergy information on the menu. However, you want to be careful because I found some differences of the allergy information between English pages and Japanese pages. Be sure to ask before you order.

Pros: Some vegan food , They try to be honest

Cons: Thy were negative about making things vegan, Wait (better make a reservation), Differen



Points +130

09 Oct 2023

No vegan option on the menu

We asked for the vegan menu but as of Oct 2023, I think they do not longer make the effort.
The staff was very clear that almost everything contains fish stock. When you ask without it, they lower your expectations regarding the taste, maybe on purpose.

We ordered Potato fries, one salada (with some sauce), another salada without fish sauce, rice, edamame.

We asked if we can have olive oil for the salada without fish sauce, but they proposed only salt as an alternative.

The sauce with the first salada saved the meal, we used to eat rice and the second 'dry' salada.

Overall, we ate enough. But it definitely need to improve to call it vegan friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-09

Pros: Salada was okay, Overall, we ate enough , Inexpensive

Cons: No proper vegan options, Staff is not enthusiastic about vegan versions


Points +293

01 Oct 2020

No vegan items on menu

People understand what vegan is and tell you that there is nothing vegan on the menu!
You could get some plain rice or edamame but no meals.


Points +414

11 Jan 2020


We were so happy to find somewhere serving vegan food on Zamami. Marumiya was easy to find. We ordered off the vegan/vego menu, which indicates what is vegan, as well as allergens. The lady told us that we couldn't have the Peanut Tofu as it contained dashi. I found this confusing as the menu shows it's vegan and the only allergen is peanuts. Also, there are other reviews on Happy Cow about how good it is. So, we opted to be on the safe side and not order it. She also told us the dressing on the tofu salad contains dashi. I recommend asking before ordering and maybe someone can confirm whats going on.
In saying all that, we were grateful for the feed, big meals and cheap, but it was kinda average.

Pros: Vegan menu, Cheap, Big meals

Cons: Confusion about dashi in Peanut Tofu, Average food


06 Mar 2020

Oh, I did not know about this. Strange still, might have to double-check and eventually change the description.


Points +69

03 Oct 2019

Separate veg & vegan menu

Plenty of choice and waitress spoke very good English

Cons: Be sure to book as it got a little busy


Points +76

19 Aug 2019

Delicious peanut tofu!!

Easy to understand menu- we had the mushroom salad, rice and peanut tofu. Ended up ordering another deep fried peanut tofu it was so good- think mozzarella ball. Staff spoke okay English too.


Points +491

19 Aug 2019

Best place on the island for vegan food

They have a seperate vegetarian menu that labels all vegan options. Mainly stir-fries, salads and some side dishes. The mozukumo stir fry was delicious


Points +16

30 Mar 2019

Place to go

Amazing place, friendly staff, vegge menu easy to understand.

Pros: Vegge menu, Cheap, Friendly staff

Cons: None


Points +74

13 May 2018

So glad to have this place!

The only place on the whole island with proper veg menu! The peanut tofu is a must try.


Points +552

29 Apr 2018

Vegan food in paradise

I came here with friends and did not expect to find much vegan-friendly. The menu is very complete, using labels like "fish", "meat", "eggs" to illustrate the content of each dish. Hence, I planned to ask the waitress to slighlty change some of the dishes from the menu so that they were vegan. However, she then gave me a special menu for vegans/vegetarians. The soup they have is not vegetarian.

I had jimami (peanut tofu), rice, pickles and fried veggies for 1100¥.

Pros: vegan food in a paradise

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