Megumi

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 22 reviews )

Small Japanese-style natural food restaurant at 〒530-0036 大阪府大阪市北区 与力町2−10 東寺町ビル. Fully vegan and gluten-free. Menu includes ramen, gyoza, lunch sets, veggie balls, rice noodle dishes, and sweets. No English is spoken but menu is in both Japanese and English. Check Facebook page for confirmed holidays. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Tue-Sat 12:00pm-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm. Closed Sun and Mon, as well as some holidays in January and August. Check Facebook page for confirmed holidays.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese

22 Reviews

First Review by Joepanther

overpriced average food - Edit

I love supporting organic and vegan eateries, but the reviews here are not an honest reflection of Megumi. It truly was overpriced food that tasted average or below average. Not a single dish was anywhere near "amazing" - despite what the reviews say. Almost everything else we tried in Osaka and Kyoto was much better: taste and presentation. You can skip it, and you won't miss out. I won't be going back, even though the owner was very nice.

Pros: organic, vegan, local

Cons: overpriced for what it is, bland flavors, nothing special at all

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Cozy space & delicious food - Edit

Went to Megumi’s with my husband for dinner. We had a seat at the bar (which I would call cozy rather than crowded), which also afforded us with a view of the owner preparing and cooking all of the food. We were both impressed that she ran the entire restaurant herself, and the food was excellent. We had potato salad, okonomiyaki, and some ice cream - all vegan. Found it a bit pricey, but would definitely recommend this place to any vegans, especially those who just have to have okonomiyaki while in Osaka!

Pros: Friendly service, Good food

Cons: A bit pricey

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Amazing - Edit

The best vegan raman. It is a typical Japanese restaurant, very small and there is only a woman who cooks. The menu is full of options and the dessert are delicious. You have to try It !!!!

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great - Edit

Had the set dinner menu. Slightly on the pricey side, but very good. Will be going back.

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טעים וביתי - Edit

מסעדה קטנה וביתית .
מנות טעימות. יש תפריט באנגלית אבל לא עם הסברים מפורטים.

Pros: מסעדה טבעונית

Cons: לא זולה

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Okonomiyaki and cold beer - Edit

Really nice place to have a traditional japanese vegan lunch or dinner! It's an small restaurant, confortable and with a nice atmosphere. Finally I could taste okonomiyaki, and it was delicious! I also took a piece of vegan cake as desert which was also perfect. I recommend this wonderful place to all this vegetarian/vegan people that would like to taste the real Japan :)

Pros: All vegetarian and vegan, Gluten free, No sugar

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Okonomiyaki yum - Edit

First time we came it was closed for no apparent reason (we checked Facebook) but we were very happy to find it open the second time! Very small, and not too comfortable at the counter but still a great meal. The Natto Okonomiyaki was sooo so good and the set meal dinner was great, too. The owner and other customers were very friendly, too!

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-20

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Wonderfully different - Edit

My first time to find a Japanese style vegan place, I wasreally happy. I sat at the counter and the lady making the food was really friendly in starting a conversation and did a wonderful job at understanding my very limited Japanese which made me feel good too. I'm not sure how much English she knows, she only spoke a few words to me, but the menu is in Japanese and English so if you don't know any Japanese you can just read the menu and point, you'll be fine, the staff were lovely.

Pros: Lots of Japanese dishes, Also gluten free, Free tea as well as water

Cons: Maybe the priciest place I've tried so far

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small gem - Edit

You might miss this small restaurant from the street but it's worth finding. Great service and great food. The cake was an added delight to dinner. The host was so helpful and a delight to talk to

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i love megumi! - Edit

I loved it here! It's entirely vegan with vegan dessert options and organic beer and wine. We both had the veggie gyoza and they were super delicious and filling. We also enjoyed a slice of pecan cake for desert. The atmosphere was really nice tho we were early so the only customers for a while. The owner was really nice to us and explained menu options - she wanted to help us out with other vegan venues about town. It's a small, quaint place but really really worth visiting if you can.

Pros: very helpful owner, very tasty

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A wonderful delicious place! - Edit

I really enjoyed this wonderful dinner at Megumi.
The place is small but cozy. Max. 10 people have space.
It seems that Megumi is running it all by her own.
The food is fresh and very delicious.
I do not speak Japanese, but I was able to get a wonderful delicious meal.
The hospitality is marvelous.
Thank you very much!
I will certainly come back.

Pros: All vegan, Everything delicious , Great hospitality

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vegan interpretations of Japanese favourites - Edit

The place is cosy, entirely run by one hardworking woman. We got the okonomiyaki (savoury pancake), delicious chewy gyoza, and brown rice ramen with wild veges. You could feel your health points increasing! So satisfying.

Pros: healthy

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Wonderful - Edit

Came here for an early dinner at a very quiet time. Perhaps at other times it can get a bit crowded because it is quite a small and narrow space. Just one lady was preparing everything. Ordered the potato salad, okara nuggets and vegan ramen. All were prepared excellently, and probably the potato salad was my pick of the bunch as it hit the spot on a hot summer's day. There are heaps of options on the menu and everything feels authentic and made with love.

Pros: Tasty and authentic

Cons: Narrow space

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vegan restaurant - Edit

I like the salad and curry rice.

Cons: need to inform the owner not to put onion in the d

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The Experience I Was Looking For! - Edit

If I never had the HappyCow App, I would've never found you, Megumi!

Being welcomed by guests and the owner was fantastic! The owner was very humble, smart, friendly and a great chef! The location was very small, somewhat out of the way, with intimate bar-style dining experience. We spent our time chatting with the locals (to which we do not know Japanese very well), but we overcame those barriers with sign language and words we did know), who even recommended more vegan/vegetarian places to look for when continuing our Japan journey. One of the customers said she really enjoyed having us there! It was the cutest thing ever!

The potato salad was great, the gyoza and miso soup were on par also. The RAMEN is a MUST-HAVE, not having one since I've become vegan, this was a great jump back into it! After sipping down my last bit of ramen, I was incredibly satisfied and could eat no more!

I've enjoyed my visit so much, that I'm very likely to return to enjoy one more delicious meal, before leaving Osaka.

Thank you again!

Pros: Intimate and Cozy Locale, Incredible Food, Friendly and Welcoming Staff and Patrons

Cons: Portion Sizes For Price, Might Be Hard To Find

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Delicious! - Edit

This place was delicious and the service was just right. The chef shared information about the foods we were not familiar with. Her English is limited, but way beyond my grasp of the Japanese language, so I really appreciated her patience and taking the time to communicate with us.

I highly recommend it!

* Make sure you go to the right place. Google maps was sending us 40 minutes to the other side of town. Take the JR Tōzai Line to Ōsakatemmangū Station, which might also be called Minami-morimachi Station.

Pros: Delicious Food, Friendly Service, Learning Experience

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GLORIOUS - Edit

Tiny, beautiful, intimate restaurant. Extremely friendly staff. Menu in English. Meal cooked in front of us. The best Japanese food we've had in Japan!

A little hard to find - it's around the corner from the Google Maps location. Do a loop around the block if you can't find it - it's worth it.

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great food and atmosphere - Edit

The food here was amazing and the place is a traditional, eat at the bar, style restaurant. The ramen is a good choice.

Pros: value for money , atmosphere

Cons: can be hard to find

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Authentic Japanese Food - Vegan! - Edit

This is the perfect place to go if you want a real Japanese restaurant / bar experience, but are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free! The menu includes lots of things that are otherwise difficult to find fully vegan in Japan, like gyoza and ramen. The portions are a little bit small for the price, but the ingredients seem sourced with attention. The main seating area downstairs includes only bar seating, but there are two rooms upstairs with tables that are available for groups.

Pros: Authentic vibe, Fully vegan, Nice owner

Cons: Small portions

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Wonderful place!!! - Edit

The food was amazing!! I had the ramen and okonomiyaki and the plum wine (which was homemade and far superior to any I have had before) everything was so good! The restaurant was small with only bar seating, but that makes it even better because it enables you to meet the other patrons, who were lovely people and whom I would love to run into again :)

Pros: All vegan, English menu, Cozy, Friendly!

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Japanese delight! - Edit

What a find! Great food and a wonderful host!!
We had the ramen and i wouldn't do the dish it's justice if I tried to describe it. If you're in the area... please go check this place out.

This is a wonderful little spot and we would have only found it with the HC community.

Pros: great food, awesome owner/chef, vegan vegan vegan

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a small pearl - Edit

This small restaurant in Osaka is fantastic Japanese and Asian cuisine all vegan and gluten recommend the ramen and okonomiyaki
questo piccolo ristorante in Osaka è fantastico cucina giapponese e asiatica tutto vegano e senza glutine consiglio il ramen e okonomiyaki

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