Vegan Restaurants or Vegetarian Friendly Dining Places in Osaka
Speaking of Japanese cuisine, those fresh fishes, succulent seafood, Eel Sushi, Kobe beef, and meaty broth may unfold in your vision, seemingly it is not easy to find vegetarian restaurants through the modern streets. Nevertheless, the meatless meal becomes a trend for health and environmental protection, Dishes made of fresh vegetable are getting more and more popular in restaurants, especially in some modern cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo and Osaka.
Here are some recommended vegetarian friendly dining places in Osaka for your reference
1. Green Earth
Green Earth is the oldest vegetarian restaurant which opened in 1991 in Osaka. The food is tasty and worthy while despite of its simple decor and old-school atmosphere. There are English menus and their staff speak English which is a big relief for visitors who comes from English speaking countries.
Address: 4-chōme−2−2 Kitakyuhojimachi, Shinshaibashi
Opening Hours: 11:30-16:00(11:30-15:00and18:00-22:00 on Friday), Closed on Sunday
2. Vegetarian Meals ROCCA
This minimalistic and stylish restaurant, offers vegetarian meal with the most traditional Japanese set meal in Osaka. There are no English menus and the staffs don’t speak much English, but do not worry, Just take a seat at the counter without ordering procedure, a lovely vegan meal will bring to you. Its locality maybe a little difficult to find, but it is worthy for a great meal with a great price.
Address: 550-0001 Osaka, Nishi Ward, Tosabori, 1−6-6 LINKHOUSE Tosabori
Opening Hours: 11:30-14:45/18:00-22:00(Closed on Sunday)
This upscale restaurant is located in the Westin hotel Osaka. With its gorgeous environment, and the view of lush garden through the wide floor-to-ceiling glass windows, Could you imagine this elegant meals experience you may have? It is not specifically a vegetarian restaurant, but it offers a “Nature Cuisine” section, which features organic food and vegetarian dining options.
Address: 1F The Westin Osaka, 1-1-20 Oyodonaka Kita-ku, Osaka 531-0076
Opening Hours: 6:30am–1:30am, 11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–9:30pm
This small and cosy vegan restaurant is located on a quiet street near the famous Tenmangu Shrine. It has just a few seats at the counter but all dishes are made by a high quality. There are English menus, includes lots of Japanese dishes such as brown rice ramen, gyoza, set meals, curry, tempura, and okonomiyaki made by buckwheat. Their desserts are quite unique, the ice cream and cake are made by Tofu, make sure you will not forget to try them. Make a reservation by calling could be better due to its small space.
Address: To Teramachi Building, 2-10 Yoriki-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours: 18:00–22:00 (Closed on Sunday,Monday,Tuesday)
5. Paprika Shokudo
This cosy and stylish vegan restaurant is conveniently near the main shopping area of Shinsaibashi. It offers a varied menu full of choices, including salads, pasta, and fried soy meat karaage. This restaurant is ideal for different group, small or larger parties, even solo diners. The staff do not speak English, but they offer English menus.
Address: 1–9–9 Shinmachi, Shinshaibashi Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:30–14:00/17:30-21:00
6. Vegetable Curry Camp
Vegetable Curry Camp is located at a shopping complex called Eki Marche, it is a busy and little shop, there are no more than 15 seaters. It proves that not all of vegan restaurant has to be decorated like a countryside with its modern urban atmosphere. Their curry is tasty in spite of without using meat, especially the amount of vegetables in it is very generous.
Address: 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku | Ekimae Marche Osaka
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
7. Yukicharyo by Solviva
Put a vegetarian cuisine inside a comfortable cafe, that is why makes this cafe so special! They offers meals with organic ingredients, both meat and vegetarian options are available, and unique drinks like soy milk, black sesame smoothie and matcha cappuccino. Its decoration in western style with relaxing setting provides a natural vibe, even though it is located in the busiest areas of Osaka, and there is an outdoor seating area that you can enjoy your meal if the weather is beautiful.
Address: Namba City 2F, 5-1-60 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka,
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
8. Hakkakuan (Osaka Station City Store)
This vegetarian restaurant is a Kaiseik restaurant that features Kyoto specialty – Tofu in its meals. But still there are some meat dishes on menu, so watch out for those. You can indulge in the fine Japanese meal by accompanying with the view of Osaka’s bustling downtown through the 16th floor at the Osaka Station City Store.
Address: Osaka station city South Gate building 16F, 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00
This restaurant has another store in Osaka Maru Building:
Address: B2F Osaka Maru Building, 1-9-20 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0001
9. Veggie Ramen Yuniwa [Hirakata]
There is no any chemical seasonings and animal ingredients in their food which purely made of kelps, shiitake mushrooms and vegetables, but vegan and vegetarian diners can thoroughly enjoy the umami from these ingredients. Though it is a little far from the central Osaka, it's absolutely worth a visit. The delicious and Japanese traditional soup, crispy gyoza are recommended. There are also Halal Soy Sauce Veggie Ramen and Halal Tomato Ramen.
Address: Misaki Heights 1F, 3-12-6 Kuzuhamisaki, Hirakata-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00/17:30-21:00
10. Indian Restaurant Bar Banjara Umeda Chayamachi
You can expect various choices than usual Indian restaurant in Banjara which is a popular Indian restaurant in Osaka. The staff can speak English here.
Address: Watanabe BLD NO.5 6th flr, 1-12-14, Shibata, Kitaku, Osaka
Open Hours: 11:00-15:00/17:00-23:00