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5 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Osaka

Wondering where to eat meat-free in Osaka? This guide highlights some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Osaka that you should check out!


Veganism is becoming increasingly popular in Osaka. There are several dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurants, as well as many other restaurants that offer vegan options.


This is likely due to a number of factors, including the growing awareness of the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as the increasing availability of vegan products.



Sure, Japan is known for its love for seafood and meat. However, vegans and vegetarians are not outcasts at all. Here are our top recommendations for the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Osaka:


1. Paprika Shokudo


This vegan restaurant in Osaka serves a variety of rice bowls and bento boxes. You should try their loco moco donburi or karaage set. And, a cherry on top, there is a terrace where you can have a chill dining experience.


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 am - 3 PM, 5:30 - 10 PM

Contact: +81 6-6599-9788

Address: 1 Chome−9−9, Shinmachi, Nishi Ward, Osaka



2. Green Earth


Another vegetarian restaurant in Osaka with a very chill ambiance, Green Earth delivers a range of meat-free Japanese dishes without breaking the bank. We highly recommend the soy meat curry, which easily gets sold out. In that case, you may try the soybean curry or spinach and tomato curry rice. Don’t forget your homemade kombucha!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM - 5 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Contact: +81 6-6251-1245

Address: 4 Chome−2−2, Kitakyuhojimachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka



3. Aju


Tiny and unassuming, Aju is your go-to place for anything grilled veggies. That’s all? You might wonder. Well, wait til you try the vegan lasagna. It’s so good!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:30 - 10 PM (Wednesday to Sunday) | 5:30 - 9:30 PM (Tuesday)

Address: 1 Chome−10−14, Nakazaki, Kita Ward, Osaka



4. Oko Takoyaki


If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan takoyaki, look no further! Oko Takoyaki specializes in meat-free grilled octopus balls. Well, it doesn’t have an octopus in it, but the experience will be the same. That’s a promise!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 5:45 - 11 PM (Monday to Sunday)

Contact: +81 90-7571-8939

Address: 1 Chome−13−9, Higashishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka



5. Mercy Vegan Factory


Last on our list is quite a popular spot among vegans in Osaka. Mercy Vegan Factory serves a range of local Japanese foods—all suitable for vegetarians and vegans. From egg sandwiches to curry to gimbap to kurumafu, this restaurant does not disappoint!


Price: From 1,000 yen

Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, 6 - 9 PM (Sunday to Friday)

Contact: +81 6-6718-5846

Address: 2 Chome−4−15, Kawarayamachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka


 

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