Plastic-free vegan restaurant and cafe in an older Japanese building open to a small garden. Serves set lunches, coffee, cake and drinks. Hours vary, check Facebook or call for open days. Child-friendly, accepts reservations. Call ahead to confirm. Check Instagram for opening hours.

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14 Reviews

First Review by Nancy Cadet


Points +17

22 Apr 2023

Exceptional experience

I had one of the best culinary, hosting and human experience I ever had the chance to live.
The chef and the owner were first welcoming with lovely smiles.
The vegan macrobiotic set was incredibly tasty. The atmosphere, music and decoration made the waiting time a complete pleasure. I could really feel the love in every details of the place and food.
The chef then took some time to ask my name and where I was from. They really are amazing people.
I recommend this place to everyone who would like to take the time to live a heartfelt experience.



Points +21

19 Jan 2023

Amazing experience

A kind, calm atmosphere with wonderful staff. The food was incredible and reasonably priced for a traditional experience.

Pros: Great vegan food


Points +67

01 Nov 2022


Really loved this place! Delicious food and relaxing atmosphere.


Points +321

18 Jan 2020

Tasty home cooked food, fresh and local

Beautiful old Japanese style house, with tatami floors and seated dining. Great relaxing environment, especially for families and children. Toys and books on offer for children to play with.

Food is very tasty, Japanese style home-cooking. Lovely set lunch, plate lunch special.

Offer tea, herbal teas, coffee, lattes, smoothies

Vegan plate was postage soup to start, fried rice ball, tomato and vegetables, pickles, homemade sourdough, homemade fruit cake

Large portion size and great value for money.

Warm, friendly and fun owners . Sell cakes and sourdough bread to go :)

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Healthy and fresh , Local ingredients

Cons: But of a walk from the station. Not in town cent


Points +18

06 Nov 2019

Lobe this place

I live in Kamakura and this place is my go to happy place. Food and vibe is so nourishing. It’s an old Kamakura house built by one of the owners grandfather. Food is consistently awesome. And the chef spins vinyl while working the open kitchen. It’s homey yet elegant. And a cool place for kids to cut loose.

Pros: Food, Value, Vibe


Points +1056

17 Oct 2019

Very disappointed

We looked up vegan restaurants in Kamakura and decided on this one because it sounded fun and interesting. It took us about 40 minutes to walk there. It was not easy to find. When we finally got there and went in, the host lady welcomed us and motioned towards the sitting area for us to go in. After we took our shoes off, she suddenly called over and said she had a group of 5 coming soon and she could not serve us. We were not offered to wait for other customers to leave either. Super hungry, super disappointed and already very tired we left.


Points +162

11 Oct 2019

Family vibes

This is a beautiful, old traditional Japanese house where the staff speaks English and are warm and friendly. I enjoyed my vegan lunch next to the small garden. There were a few families there at the time, so there were several young children and a lot of noise - not ideal for a date or quiet time, but perfect if you have children.

Pros: Friendly, English-speaking staff, Family-friendly environment, Good food


Points +13

01 Oct 2019


What a lovely relaxing place to eat. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great. Very child friendly. An amazing place, slightly off the beaten track. A great place to connect with locals. We played trains with a toddler and watched a family doing origami. The two people running the restaurant were charming and couldn't do enough to help. What a find.


Points +134

03 Jul 2019

Amazing service and food

This place is a true hidden gem and everyone who visits kamakura should come! I can't recommend it enough. Fully vegan. Super friendly. Good price. Amazing.


Points +93

15 May 2019

Unique homey place with good food, fun :)

This was a very unique restaurant -- very homey and casual. The food was flavorful and the owners seemed very nice, polite and friendly. Check their post on their Facebook page because they have irregular days of operation!

Pros: excellent food, friendly staff, nice relaxed atmosphere

Cons: unpredictable days of operation


Points +55

27 Apr 2019

Delightful lunch

I truly enjoyed my lunch at Shokudo Peisu. The building is an older one, with a lovely little garden. There are western tables as well as Japanese seating. Take your shoes off at the entry. The place was full of moms with their kids, having lunch. The vibe was friendly hippy, Japanese style. The owners do not speak much English, but they are extremely welcoming, though they were surprised that we found them! Lunch is a set menu, perfect if you do not speak Japanese (like me). All vegan, all tasty and healthy. I'm not entirely certain what I was eating but it was delicious and lovely; clearly a lot of care went into the preparation. I highly recommend this spot for lunch if you want to feel a little like a local. When we left, the owners even gave us a CD that the husband had made as he is also a DJ. Check facebook for hours.

Updated from previous review on 2019-04-27

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly hosts, Cozy spot


Points +92

24 Mar 2018

Family friendly!

I went with three other moms (who are not vegan), five kids total, one 5, three 2, and one 7 months. We all loved it! In the main dining room there are a ton of toys for your kids to play with, and there is a separate play room for older kids that is really neat. There is even a hammock! It felt like we were at a friend's house for lunch.

For the food, it was all vegan, and they had one option for adults and either a soy kaarage set for children (comes with 2 onigiri and soup) or onigiri. The option for adults when I went was spring rolls. I loved the food and the atmosphere, and will definitely be coming back!

Be sure to check the Facebook page for hours, as they change every week. If you depend on the Happy Cow hours you might show up when they are closed.

Pros: All vegan food, great atmosphere, great for kids

Cons: Not too many options, no English menu


Points +150

06 Nov 2017

A vegan restaurant in Kamakura

I visited this place in October 2017 With friends who has kids.
I had Jomon lunch.
With Miso soup, vegan burger and rice and pickles and other stuff.
I posted a picture here so please have a look.
Kids started to be bored as normal. But in this place we don't have to go out .
there is a play room for kids and you can watch them play across the window.
Food is good they have vegan cakes and cookies and they also have a small grocery corner.
And the owner loves music and the release their own mix sometimes.
The whole place is not in a hurry so you need to wait a little long until The food comes .

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-06

Pros: Friendly staff, Friendly for kids, Nice vibe

Cons: Take time to serve

Nancy Cadet

Points +751

08 Oct 2017

Next to Temple

Location: On Omachidori, a few blocks from Vegetable Cafe Kamakura (Sorafune) , Pace is in a wooden house next to the Jogyoji Temple. There's a sign "Japanese Vegan restaurant" at the entrance, and a calendar with opening days and times : usually Tues,& Thurs 12-16:00, occasionally Fri or Sun.

We went to Pace on a Sunday; it was closed. So, check by phone or if you can't, walk by and read the monthly calendar posted outside.

Pros: Japanese vegan , Picturesque house , Easy to find next to Jogyoji temple

Cons: Irregular opening times

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