6 Recommended Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Osaka
In Osaka, the second biggest metropolis in Japan, vegetarian restaurants are on the rise. These are restaurants where you can be completely satisfied with the deliciousness of vegetables to places that focus on being filling but healthy. All of these are carefully selected yet popular restaurants.
Jul 13 2016 (Feb 22 2019)
1. Green Earth [Honmachi]
This was one of the first vegetarian restaurants in Osaka, and now it is a leading veteran restaurant. They make things like their salad dressings, sauces, even their bread in-store, so their care regarding ingredients is one of the secrets behind their popularity. They focus on offering dishes from all around the world in a vegan style, including dessert and even organic beer, so it's great even just for a short break.
Address: Kuho Building 1F, 4-2-2 Kita-Kyuhojimachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka (Google Map)
2. Saishoku Indian Restaurant Shama [Shinsaibashi]
This is an Indian restaurant in the heart of Osaka. They offer lacto-vegetarian food that doesn't use animal products such as meat and fish, nor alcohol or caffeine. For lunch they offer salad, naan, and a side as a set with their curry, so it's a value meal.
HP: indoshama.jimdo.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Kurasho Building B1F, 1-3-7 Kita-Korie Nishi-ku, Osaka (Google Map)
3. Veggie Ramen Yuniwa [Hirakata]
It's a little far from the heart of Osaka, but it's worth a visit. Their ramen, made only with vegetable products, is known to be delicious. The soup uses Japanese traditional ingredients like kombu seaweed and shiitake mushroom boiled with fresh vegetables to properly create a deep flavor. The crispy gyoza are also recommended. Halal dishes also available.
Address: Misaki Heights 1F, 3-12-6 Kuzuhamisaki, Hirakata-shi, Osaka (Google Map)
4. Saishoku Gohan rocca [Higobashi]
This is a restaurant where you can enjoy home cooking using pesticide-free domestic vegetables and rice. The menu, no matter what time you go, is only one kind of daily set including rice, miso soup, a main dish, and side dishes. They use dried foods and seaweed, but it's very reasonable as it's about 1000 yen for a satisfying meal.
HP: www.rocca-cafe.com/index.html (Japanese Only)
Address: 1F, 1-6-6 Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka (Google Map)
This vegan restaurant was set up with the concept of "become beautiful by eating and drinking." The owner is a man that lives a completely vegan lifestyle, so they focus on using only organic vegetables to create filling, satisfying meals. It opened in 2014, and it's so popular that even non-vegetarians come to eat there.
HP: paprika-vegan.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Aribio Shinmachi 1F, 1-9-9 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka (Google Map)
6. ORIBIO Cafe Dining [Suita]
It's not that convenient to get to, but this is a popular restaurant offering vegetable sushi (reservations required) and other meals that you can't have at other restaurants. They have soybean burgers that are just as filling as regular meat burgers, katsudon in which they use tofu instead of pork, and other meals. All of their meals are healthy and vegetarian.
Address: Cosmosli B2, 1-37-11 Yamadanishi, Suita, Osaka (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.