Vegan restaurant serving Japanese dishes and a few international ones like veggie burgers and Chinese style fried tofu. Has English menu. Last order 8pm. Caters vegan macrobiotic new year's bento. Located between Route 10 (prefectural road) and Saigawa river. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:30pm. Last entry 8pm.

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17 Reviews

First Review by brinnet


Points +534

02 Nov 2023

Great Experience

We went there for late lunch/early dinner, 3p.m. and we were the only guests. The owner (?) understands a few words in english and was friendly.
We both had the Chefs Set with dessert and grain coffee (one small size 1900¥, one normal 2500¥)

We didn't know many of the dishes before and some things weren't to our taste to be honest. BUT it was a great experience and for me it was authentic Japanese food.
I would recommend everyone to try it!



Points +35

02 Nov 2023

Very lovely restaurant

food was very good and quickly prepared. smaller portion is definetly enough and offers a wide variety of different vegetables. shop owner was also very nice:))


Points +497

13 Oct 2023

Macrobiotic restaurants in the outskirts of Kanazawa

I love that there is a place with a vegan Japanese style set menu in Kanazawa. Albeit a little out of the way. The flavour of the dishes was partly not my favourite, but some where really good. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice and the value for money is good. We had 2 set menus with desserts for 1900¥ per person . The portions are indicated as small but I found them to definiyely be large enough.


Points +99

12 Oct 2023

Amazing traditional vegan food

There is a menu in English, it's just the chef's choice and you can add desserts or coffe (or both) I really love it. It worth the bus travel. It was amazing

Pros: Chef's menu


Points +98

06 Oct 2023

A vegan saviour in Kanazawa

Delicious food, we got the chefs menu. Good value, friendly owner.

Pros: Unique food, Oishi food, Lots of food

Cons: A little bit out the main tourist area


Points +3161

03 Oct 2023

Vegan Set Meal

For a city as big and culture-filled as Kanazawa, the vegan options are severely lacking. However, just a little bit out of the central area, Takano is the place to go!
We got the Chef's Special and the Chef's Special with three desserts. The food was really delicious, prepared with a lot of care, and the portions were much bigger than I expected!
Do not hesitate to go there!


Points +62

29 Aug 2023

Wonderful tradicional japanese

Big special menu to taste a lot of new flavours. At least 8 dishes, two drinks and one dessert for 1900 jpy

Cons: Owner does not speak english


Points +32

04 Sep 2022

One of the best vegan places I've been to ever

Small restaurant, but lots of seating. All vegan. The owner/chef was very nice and there is an English menu. There are a few really awesome sounding options that have been taken off since COVID, due to less travelers. But the owner is clearly very dedicated to providing really clean, natural food that also tastes insanely good. The platters are teishoku style (many small dishes) and it is insanely filling and delicious, especially for the price. I can't overstate how great this place was. The food was probably the best vegan food I've had in Japan.

Pros: All vegan, Great quality food, Great value


Points +50

30 Jan 2020

Vegan Japanese cuisine

We have really enjoyed dinner in this restaurant. Menus come with a good variety of plates and tastes. The tray includes a very rich miso soup and a chicory-coffee.

Pros: Very tasty, A large variety of flavors

Cons: Limited English spoken


Points +2512

27 Jan 2020

Fabulous Feast

We enjoyed our Chef’s special and sample of 3 desserts. There was a wonderful combination of flavours in the savoury dishes and the desserts included a creamy one (sesame based) which went beautifully with a cake (?ginger) and there was a purple icecream (?grape/plum). Every was enjoyable, staff were friendly and the English menu made it very easy for us to order. We would gladly eat here again.


Points +26

07 May 2019

Fav place

The food was simply delicious. This was our favorite vegan restaurant during our trip in Japan.
Very good service.


Points +97

20 Mar 2019


maybe closed Wednesday? We got a cab out there from town as the app said it was open and we couldn’t phone as our Japanese is so bad- but when we arrived it was shut 😂😭😂


26 Mar 2019

Hi, sorry you found them closed. I checked with the venue and they confirmed the opening hours are correct. However, they may close earlier if food runs out so maybe that is what happened.


Points +28

Mostly Veg
29 May 2018

cozy out of the way and delicious

We are visiting Kanazawa and found this out of the way vegan place a couple of miles from our hotel. The atmosphere is bright and casual and the food was well prepared and delicious. Despite having no language in common, the cook/waiter made us feel right at home. A bilingual menu, mime, and even bit of pictionary sufficed to make one another understood. Well worth the trip off the beaten path.

Pros: English menu, forks graciously provided


Points +42

Mostly Veg
30 Sep 2017



Pros: こだわり派, コスパ良, 店員が料理を説明できる

Cons: 駐車場少ない, 立地悪い


Points +414

05 Sep 2017

Not worth it.

I've had better food. I ate here because I was in the neighbourhood, but it's definitely not something I'll go a long way for.
I had the multigrain burger, which really isn't a burger as much as a large semi-cooked/baked patty. The taste was fine, but the somewhat uncooked patty was hard to finish, so I left half of it on my plate which then makes my meal at たかの somewhat expensive.
He closed shop after I left at 17:30, so only come for a late lunch or early dinner.

Pros: All vegan, English menu

Cons: No English-speaking staff


Points +26

29 Jun 2017

so good

Was disappointed that there are only a couple of vegan options close to where we are staying. really didn't matter because this place was so amazing. The food was delicious and the vibe was very peaceful and relaxed. I wish I could take the place back home with me :)


Points +36

24 Mar 2010


I've been to Takano's a few times. Take Bus 18 to the "Akasaka" bus stop. It's 230 yen from the Kourinbou bus stop (in front of Daiwa) in downtown Kanazawa. When you get off of the bus, it's about a 5 minute walk to the restaurant. It looks a lot like a house, so take a good look at that Google Map so you know where you're going ahead of time!

Other than that, their prices are reasonable and they offer a great "Healthy Set" with dessert included for only 1,580 yen! They have other entree options that are in the 800 yen range -- but I recommend the "Healthy Set"!

Pros: good food, family owned, decent prices

Cons: hard to find, not downtown, closes early


24 Jan 2014

Closed on Sunday. Opening hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., last order is 8 p.m. You can order also a vegan "bento" (take away). Definitely worth the trip.

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