Serves meat, vegan options available. Tex Mex restaurant and live music venue (with entry charge). Simple and funky, seats 30. Reported has soy cheese and vegan cake. Directions: from Hiroshima station take bus 24 and get off at Koseinenkin-kaikan stop, or from Peace Park walk south for 5 minutes. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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56 Reviews

First Review by MicheleFerguson


Points +84

19 Nov 2023


Lovely pair that makes their own soya cheese! Had vegan nachos, tacos and enchiladas. We had been craving mexican and it was one of our best meals of the trip. Would give 5 stars if I could!



Points +156

03 Oct 2023

Charming spot

I got the vegan enchilada, avocado salad and the vegan cake with an iced coffee, all of which I wolfed down. Portion sizes are small so I would recommend getting a portion of rice with whatever main you get.

Pros: Lovely food , Vegan dessert , Vegan cheese!


Points +53

01 Aug 2023


This place is a must go.
They have vegan cheese that can be put on nachos, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. they also offer curry, sandwiches, soup, salad, and VEGAN CAKE.
Owned by the sweetest and coolest elderly couple. Opened in the 80’s and has live music on weekend nights. SUCH a great place seriously.

Pros: Amazing food options , Great quality food, Staff speaks excellent English

Cons: A little expensive for certain items


Points +326

24 Jul 2023

Alright but not very filling

The staff here were lovely and accomodating but the tacos I had (made vegan) were rather small and plain


Points +1080

30 May 2023

Cute place

Portions are quite small, would recommend ordering several dishes. The dessert cake was delicious!


Points +490

15 Apr 2023

Cool vibe, lots of vegan options

Fairly unassuming place not far from the peace park. Good music and a cozy atmosphere. It specializes in Mexican food, with a number of vegetarian options that can be switched to vegan on request. I had a lentil curry here, which was quite a large portion with a good taste, but I wish I had gotten something Mexican instead; it looked a lot better.

In any case I'd recommend Otis! for anybody visiting in the area.


Points +242

07 Apr 2023

Decent mexican food

Wasn't as good as the one in Osaka, not even close. But still it was pretty good, and they're open till late so thats a plus.


Points +623

21 Mar 2023

Good food, good atmosphere, chatty owner

The food was pretty good but the vegan cake was out of this world. Really interesting atmosphere and the owner is nice and chatty.


Points +1247

30 Jan 2023

cute cozy place

i was the only guest there because i went at 5pm, they know what vegan is and made my tacos with vegan cheese😄it was really yummy and around 600¥ for the tacos is a fair price (they were pretty small and i was still hungry so I def order more next time)


Points +4870

30 Dec 2022

Delicious but slow

The space is funky and cosy and the food we ordered (nachos & enchiladas) was delicious. But it took a very long time for our order to arrive, even though we were the only customers there.


Points +74

30 Dec 2022

The coolest place in Hiroshima

I would give five stars if HappyCow would let me because of the accommodation and choices for vegans!! The vibe is cool, like, dark and you can tell the proprietors adore good food and rock and roll. The food was super tasty!! We have been enjoying Japanese food on our trip, but a tex-mex break added welcome variety!!

Pros: SO many vegan choices, Understand the concept of veganism


Points +683

30 Jun 2022

Owners cute, 1987 open to today

Many vegan options. Can substitute vegan cheese for cow cheese on menu. Owners will explain vegan options.

Pros: Good vegan options, Unique Bob Marley Vibe


Points +614

01 Apr 2021

Fun vibe, tiny food.

Otis is a really lovely restaurant. It has many labeled vegetarian options on its menu, most of which can be veganized with their in-house soy cheese. We had their bean nachos, quesadilla, bean enchiladas, and vegan fruit cake. Everything was absolutely delicious! However, as others have stated their portion sizes are very, very small. Definitely order two or more dishes per person if you’re hungry. However, don’t let the tiny food deter you from trying a truly delicious restaurant!

Pros: Clearly labeled vegetarian (veganizable) options., In-house soy cheese!, Vegan fruit cake.

Cons: Very small portion sizes., Few things vegan as-is.


Points +296

24 Jul 2020

Quirky little place

A lot of the menu can be made vegan or vegetarian and lady who runs the place completely understands and is helpful. They have signs on wall to ask for soy cheese and also advertising when vegan cake is on offer. Portion sizes are slightly small so order few bits if you’re hungry.

Pros: Will easily make menu item vegan , They’ve vegan cheese

Cons: Smaller portions


Points +23

21 Feb 2020

It’s okay

Lots of vegetarian options, kinda expensive for what it is. Please don’t order the nachos tho- literally just corn chips with some sliced cheese melted on top.. the soft tacos were alright with beans but yeah definitely nothing special.


Points +120

15 Jan 2020

Absolutely Gorgeous

We walked to Otis from our hotel after finding it on Happy Cow. Subsequent to a lovely still, we came across the quirky wee restaurant. Inside it was eclectic and cool. The owner and his wife have run the place since 1987 - it regularly hosts live gigs as well as being a “mex-tex” eatery.

It was just lovely - they have added a house-made tofu cheese to the menu so that the numerous veggie options can be easily veganised.

We had the tortillas, the pizza, enchiladas and nachos. To top it all off we had the nose delicious vegan apple and walnut cake that was fresh, moist and covered in warm blueberries.

The dishes are small but this is Japan - not the mid-west! We were more than happy when we walked away again full but not grossly so. We were totally, absolutely satisfied.

Highly recommend!

Pros: Lots of veganisable options., Delicious food., Wonderful atmosphere!


Points +109

27 Oct 2019

Funky and awesome!

I read the previous reviews of Otis but this was not what I was expecting. When you walk in, it’s very hippy vibe/ dive bar vibe, with writing on the walls and vinyls playing. Food was great, even if the dishes were a bit worn. Vegan soy cheese made in house available and anything can be made vegan by substituting.


Points +76

17 Oct 2019

Slow and not very tasty

They have many vegan options, but unfortunately, they are not very tasty. The service is also quite slow, even though there were only 7 people there including us. If you have time to spare and you're somewhat hungry, you can give it a try, but if you're starving and short on time, go across the street.


Points +37

06 Oct 2019

Excellent vegan food!

Very cosy rustic restaurant, we visited on a Sunday evening and it was very quiet. Full of vinyls and cds and a very tiny stage for live music (none playing on our eve)

We shared 3 vegan dishes: Enchillada, chilli and nachos all served with homemade soy cheese which was delicious! To finish up we took two slices of the vegan cake - apple and cinammon, again, incredibly tasty.

Pros: Clearly labelled vegeterian dishes., Otis told us what could be made vegan

Cons: None.


Points +232

01 Oct 2019

Cosy restaurant with good food

The restaurant felt really cosy and homely. I had enchiladas which were very tasty and the vegan cake which was delicious! There was a sign to say they serve homemade soy cheese (although we didn’t try this) Would definitely recommend anyone in the area to check this place out!


Points +52

26 Aug 2019

Okay food, amazing cake

Had the pizza, avocado salad, vegetarian chili and some more nachos between two of us. Small portions so order enough to share. The food was okay. Most of our dishes had the vegan soy cheese on which isn’t the worst I’ve had. The avocado salad is very yummy and flavorful. Had the vegan cake, not sure what was in it but it was heated and very yummy.

Pros: Lots of options, Vegan cake, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Small portions , Vegan cheese is not the best


Points +57

29 Jul 2019

Nice tapas style Mexican

Quick and tasty Mexican. Lot of vegetarian and vegan (vegan cheese!) options. The dishes are small, so for the two of us we chose 4 dishes and shared, hence
‘tapas style’. They also serve vegan cakes!

Cozy restaurant with a very kind owner!


Points +228

13 Jun 2019

Good taste of you need a Mexican hit

The food tasted good, but not the biggest meal in the world (had enchiladas and avacado with nachos but still a bit hungry), with cola all came to 2000. English spoken, English menu and clearly vegetarian marked in the menu, then I think you can ask for vegan cheese etc. Easy to find and close to the park.

Pros: Good options, English well spoken, Good taste

Cons: Small portions, Menu pictures need updating really


Points +21

30 May 2019

Delicious food

Many vegetarian options and almost everything can be made vegetarian. Super friendly staff and good prices!


Points +52

03 May 2019

Good food, reasonable price

They serve meat as well but have a lot of vegan options. The avocado salad is nachos and avocado and is a great starter. Would recommend getting two mains rather than one as they are small, but they are priced to reflect this. The enchiladas were good, slightly spicy. They make their own vegan cheese which tastes different but good. Pizza was also okay. The nachos are just chips and cheese so would be a good starter rather than main. I got a vegan orange and almond cake which was not nice at all. It was dry and has large chucks of orange peel in it.


Points +110

01 May 2019

great vegan cheese!

We came here for dinner and had the enchiladas and the soup plate! Both were delicious! The cheese they use is house made and it’s really good! The owner speaks English.


Points +581

15 Apr 2019

Decent Mexican

We had the vegan enchilada, tacos and the avocado salad with chips. The food was decent which is why I have given it 3 stars, I can’t quite stretch to say it was very good (maybe something in between!). I also had the green smoothie which was lovely and apparently the beer is good!

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