• Namaste Shokudou

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian and Nepalese food restaurant with several vegetarian choices. Vegans to inquire about dairy use. Directions: It's a few blocks north of Matsuyama Castle cable car, south of Sekijujibyoinmae station, and west of Kamiichiman station. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Greg Minshall


Points +118

13 Apr 2023

Good Food

It had four dishes that were vegan, it sure has saved a lot of vegans. Worth checking out.

Pros: More options than the other non vegan restaurants.

Cons: The waiter had bad Japanese and also bad English.



Points +32

03 Oct 2021

Friendly and hits the spot for Indian Nepali food

They are low-key but attentive. It's a nice atmosphere and the food is incredibly satisfying and the price is not bad. There's lots of options for beverages and the naan is delicious.

Pros: Food is good and affordable

Cons: Not as many vegetarian and less vegan options


Points +1228

26 Jul 2020

Surprisingly tasty!

Lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Easy enough to make them vegan.


Points +68

25 Dec 2019

Vegan options Indian food

They speak good English and understand what a vegan is, could point me out what was (or could be made) vegan. Great tasty food.


Points +57

28 Jul 2019

Nice curry’s!

There are 3 course options. The most ‘simple’ one contains of two curry’s, papadum, naan (size was huge!) salad and rice (¥1350 without tax).

They had at least 4 types of vegetarian curry’s. All of them had a lot of taste.

Free ‘refills’ of the naan and rice.

Great restaurant! Staff was very kind and honest. The waiter told us he didn’t put a dressing on our salad since it contained fish. They also know about vegans, since they asked us if milk or eggs were ok or not.


Points +175

19 Apr 2019

Good Portions, Fair Taste

Vegetarian options, can be transformed to vegan if you take the rice, and ask the salad without the dressing!

Pros: Cheap, Good sized portions


Points +19

17 Nov 2017

really tasty and good portions

Vegetarian options. Seems to be run by a Nepalese man, who speaks Japanese and enough English to explain to you which curry is vegetarian. The dinner set menu gets you 2 currys, a popadom, some rice, a salad and a large butter naan. Overall really tasty and filling. Wasn't anyone else in the restaurant. Had a good selection of Indian beers too, but I didn't try any.

Went back for lunch following day. 1050 JPY gets you the lunch set menu:

- Fresh in-house naan and rice (free refills)
- 3 vegetable curries
- drink (I went for mango lassi - amazing!)
- small desert

Bargain. Great after Dogo Onsen. Ready to nap

Pros: several vegetarian currys, good portions, very well priced

Greg Minshall

Points +49

21 Jun 2013

a variety of vegetarian options

there are various Indian/Nepalese restaurants in Matsuyama (Everest in Okaido arcade, Ladkhi near Matsuyama station), but they tend to have only one or two vegetarian options. Namaste Shokudou, a few blocks north of the tram to Matsuyama Castle, has a larger variety (10 or so?). the staff are friendly (as in other restaurants) and the food is very good.

Cons: not pure vegetarian.

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