If you plan to fly into or out of Osaka’s Isetan Airport or explore Northern Osaka, there are a couple of restaurants you can visit for lunch or dinner. Not only are there a variety of cuisines for you to choose from, but a few even have gluten-free options! So refer to the below list (^_-)-☆.
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stance dot (スタンスドット)
stance dot is a stylish vegan café close to Hankyū’s Sone Station. The vegetables and ingredients used are all very fresh and of high quality. Combining the owner’s great cooking skills, you can enjoy a healthy but delicious meal here. In addition to the main dishes, it also provides delicious takeaway lunch boxes on weekdays, which you can enjoy later in the day. Just note that the portions can be small for some people. So, if you eat a lot, one lunch set won’t be enough.
Tip: It is best to reserve what you want to eat by messaging them through their Instagram Account.
stance dot’s Business Hours and Access Information
- stance dot is open from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
- stance dot is a 3-minute walk from Hankyu’s Sone Station (曽根駅).
Restaurant Ajari (神宮茶処あじゃり)
Restaurant Ajari is another famous vegan restaurant in Osaka. The owner, who has extensively researched Japan’s Shōjin Ryōri, created a menu using fermented seasoning. Ajari is known as a place to enjoy the natural deliciousness of each of the ingredients. As the set menu includes about 9 kinds of vegetable dishes, almost all the vegetables you need for a day are in one meal!
The Japanese garden-like entrance of Ajari is like a small ryokan. In fact, the modern Japanese interior resembles a ryokan’s lounge!
Based on the concept of Shōjin Ryōri, the owner wants to provide healthy and delicious food, starting with the water used in the cooking. Twice a week, she draws water from a famous natural spring. Also, instead of dry salts, salted rice malt is used. So it isn’t hard to tell that the dishes at Ajari aren’t just good for the body but will also give you more energy.
In addition to the main dishes, their desserts, such as mochi rice cake and vegan ice cream, are worth a try too.
Restaurant Ajari’s Business Hours and Access Information
- Restaurant Ajari is open from Tuesday to Sunday from:
- 8:30 am to 11 am for breakfast (reservation only)
- 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for lunch
- 3 pm to 5 pm for afternoon tea
- Dinner is from 5 pm (reservation only)
- It closes on the 1st of each month.
- You can reserve online HERE 2 days in advance. You can translate it using Google Chrome’s translation function on the right of the address bar.
- It is a 7-minute walk from Hankyu’s Ikeda Station (池田駅) east exit.
ORIBIO Café Dining（オリビオカフェダイニング）
ORIBIO is a café that uses organic ingredients grown in-house and uses additive-free seasoning for cooking. It is a convenient spot to stop by if you are on your way to or from Itami Airport.
The soy meat, ORISOY, used at ORIBIO Cafe, is a product developed by ORIBIO. Some reckon the burger paddy using ORISOY is more juicy than other fake meat! In addition to being a vegan food provider, pungent ingredients, such as garlic, are excluded from all dishes.
The cafe’s menu consists of a variety of dishes, and most of them look and taste indifferent to the usual non-vegan counterparts. For example, although it was made from Koya Tofu, the deep-fried meat of their Katsudon rice bowl looks like deep-fried pork and tastes amazing!
Tip: If you are unsure what to order, their vegetable sushi (野菜寿司) and Kimchi Ramen (薬膳キムチラーメン) are really nice.
ORIBIO Cafe Dining’s Business Hours and Access Information
- ORIBIO Cafe Dining is open from:
- 12 pm to 9 pm on weekdays
- 11 am to 10 pm on weekends and public holidays
- The last order is taken an hour before closing.
- Please utilize the reservation form HERE to make lunch or dinner reservations. You can translate it using Google Chrome’s translation function at the right of the address bar.
- It is a 7-minute walk from Osaka Monorail’s Unobe Station (宇野辺駅).
Mitsuka Bōzu (みつか坊主)
If you like ramen noodles, visit Mitsuka Bōzu at night for their vegan ramen. The restaurant is a miso ramen specialist. All of the soups are miso-based. While you might think the menu lacks variety, that is not true because miso paste comes in many different flavors!
But note the restaurant only has two vegan options now, which are the Veggie Miso Ramen (ベジ味噌らーめん) and Today’s Vegan Ramen (本日のビーガンらーめん). Instead of meat, the noodle soup is topped with fresh seasonal vegetables. The other options are for your non-vegan friends to enjoy.
Tip: You can also ask for your noodles to be changed to gluten-free noodles.
Mitsuka Bōzu’s Business Hours and Access Information
- Mitsuka Bōzu is open from Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays from:
- 11:30 am to 2:30 pm for lunch (no vegan options)
- 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm for dinner (10 for Sundays and public holidays).
- The last order is at 10:30 pm (9:30 for Sundays and public holidays).
- It is a 1-minute walk from Hankyu and Osaka Monorail’s Hotarugaike Station (蛍池駅).
Discover Vegan/Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Other Parts of Osaka
Obviously, the Northern Osaka Prefecture won’t be the only part of Osaka you visit. So refer to our Top Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Osaka for places to enjoy delicious vegan/vegetarian food!