TIA Nagasaki-doza

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2F, 6-24 Dozamachi, Nagasaki, Japan

Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese name 土に命, address in Japanese, 〒850-0841 長崎県長崎市銅座町 7−18 リンクス銅座ビル 2F. Veg-friendly organic buffet restaurant. The vegan items are clearly marked. Variety of dishes include soup, salad, rice, tofu, veggies, fried stuff, cooked. Has soy pudding for dessert plus juice, coffee, green tea. Frequented by locals. Last orders at 2pm and 9:30pm. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm. Closed every 3rd Sunday.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Japanese, Organic, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Non-veg

9 Reviews

First Review by lixxylu

Very impressed! - Edit

Great little restaurant with friendly staff and vegan options. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had the vegan set meal (the main dish changes daily), the daily curry (which happened to be vegan), and a vegan crème caramel for dessert. There were plenty of vegetarian and meat options too.

Pros: Friendly staff who understand what "vegan" means,

Cons: Not very many vegan options, but those on offer we

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serves meat too but has limited vegan menu. they understand what vegan means and even have soy deserts. - Edit

2nd floor. not easy to find but next to Dormy Inn and not victoria inn.
serves meat too but has limited vegan menu. they understand what vegan means and even have soy deserts. Very difficult to find vegan food but this is pretty worth finding.

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Excellent Vegan set Menu - Edit

It was a little hard to find this restaurant up on the 2nd floor, but it was worth it when we did. They offer a good range of options, including a vegan set menu. It was a very nice relaxed atmosphere there with very helpful staff. Excellent value.

Pros: Excellent vegan set menu, relaxed and comfortable setting, friendly staff with English

Cons: Little hard to find

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Food, price, location: perfect! - Edit

I went there for dinner, they have a vegan set (see picture). The food was really good, well-presented and at 1100¥ great value for money. Also a great atmosphere, the staff was absolutely lovely and there was even live piano music. I wish I could come here more often :)

Pros: price, location, atmosphere

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no longer buffet - Edit

They still have vegan/vegetarian set meals for 1,000/1,500 but they no longer offer a buffet. The location is not in the hotel. They are near Chinatown next to a massage place and the Happy Cow pin drop on the map is accurate.

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Nice - Edit

The very polite staff did their very best in order to help us navigate the vast array of food, marking the meat and fish based foods with blue post-its. The chef was so kind as to make a pasta dish specially for us :)

Pros: Helpful and accommodating staff

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Lots of veggie food! - Edit

Went for the all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. Many vegetarian and vegan options the owner clearly marks for you with colourful post-its. Owner understands vegetarianism and veganism well, and will check again what you do and do not eat before he marks the dishes. Owner knows of bonito flakes and fish broth and will not mark dishes with such ingredients as veggie. So you can safely stuff yourself with lots of veggie foods! Go with an empty stomach. There were about 10 vegan options when I went. Always vegan curry available.

You have to pay separately for dessert (except for ozenzai), but we got it on the house!

Pros: Lots of veggie options, All-you-can-eat, Veggie food clearly marked with post-its

Cons: Not completely veggie resto, Pay extra for dessert

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Yummy vegan food and helpful staff - Edit

I went for lunch and dinner in the same day, and both times someone walked through the dishes and pointed out the vegan ones for me.
I went for lunch intending to eat from the buffet, but there were only a few options so the cashier suggested I do the cheaper bento (boxed lunch)offer, and she made one up of the dishes I could eat.

The dinner buffet had more vegan options. They made a special vegetable stir fry for me. I left stuffed!

Pros: Vegan options available., Helpful and accomodating staff.

Cons: You might have to wait to be seated.

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Lovely food, people and atmosphere - Edit

Firstly, contradictory to what it states above, the vegan/vegeterian food is NOT clearly marked, unless you happen to read Japanese! But the owners were incredibly friendly and actually went around the whole buffet marking everything that was not suitable for us. The gentleman who runs the place knows the difference between vegan and vegeterian, and can speak enough English that non-Japanese speakers can feel comfortable communicating their needs.
The evening all-you-can-eat buffet is 1600 yen per person and includes unlimited drinks. There is a huge range of food, including rices, vegetables (fried, cold, in sauce etc), tempura, curry sauces, potato salads, breads, fruit, pasta and more! There are soft drinks such as grape and orange juice, as well as tea and coffee.
Considering this is the only vegeterian place listed in Nagasaki I would thoroughly recommend checking it out if you are in the area as you will leave completely stuffed and satisfied! One of the evenings we even had live piano music.

NOTE: the map on here is pointing to the wrong location. Look for VIctoria Inn Nagasaki on the map a few roads down. The restaurant is up the stairs next to this hotel.

Pros: Big portions, Nice vibe, Friendly staff

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