Vegetable-friendly restaurants in Osaka and Kobe
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Here are some local restaurants where you can find a good selection of vegetables and vegetable-based dishes to go with your meat and fish.

Osaka

Camp - Curry: Namba
[ Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Vegetable-centered Japanese curries are the specialty at this small (twelve-seat) outlet of the popular Tokyo-based shop. Variations include asparagus-seafood; eggplant, tomato and cheese; and BBQ...
[ Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Namba
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
It's do-it-yourself deep-fry fun at this popular kushiage chain - pick as many of your favorite skewers as you like along with unlimited side dishes and desserts. Y2625 at dinner, plus an extra...
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Yukicharyo by Solviva - Cafe: Namba
[ Open 7:30am-10pm daily. ]
This is health food in an attractive cafe setting, with plenty of brown rice and soy milk. The extensive drinks list includes matcha cappucino, black sesame smoothies and plenty of Chinese teas;...
[ Open 7:30am-10pm daily. ]
Hakkakuan - Tofu: Tenmabashi
[ Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily. ]
Tofu and yuba are the specialties here, and the menu offers some unusual dishes like soy-milk cheese fondue, nama-fu and soy-milk gratin, and hot apple pie with soy ice. You'll also find seasonal...
[ Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily. ]
Amadeus - International: Umeda
[ Open 6:30am-11pm daily. ]
This bright and airy dining room offers a far more interesting menu than the typical hotel coffeeshop, with many organic and vegetarian dishes in the "Nature Cuisine" section. There's also a popular...
[ Open 6:30am-11pm daily. ]
Bar The Farm - Italian: Umeda
[ Open 11:30am-midnight. daily. ]
Cheese and vegetable cuisine is the theme at this attractive basement spot in the heart of Doyamacho. The dishes are fairly simple for the most part and nicely presented, focusing on the quality of...
[ Open 11:30am-midnight. daily. ]
Camp - Curry: Umeda
[ Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Vegetable-centered Japanese curries are the specialty at this popular Tokyo-based shop, and their signature dish promises a full day's ration of vegetables. Lunch and dinner sets average around...
[ Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Kushiya - Kushiage: Umeda
[ Open 11am-10:30pm daily. ]
All-you-can-eat deep-fried skewers of meat and vegetables, plus assorted side dishes and desserts, will set you back Y2625 (or Y1575 at lunchtime). There's a two-hour limit, so don't dawdle over the...
[ Open 11am-10:30pm daily. ]
Ashoka - Indian: Umeda 1-chome
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed 3rd Monday. ]
Good curries at budget prices in this basement branch of Kyoto's famous Indian-restaurant landmark.
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed 3rd Monday. ]
Hakkakuan - Tofu: Umeda 1-chome
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Tofu and yuba are the specialties here, and the menu offers some unusual dishes like soy-milk cheese fondue, nama-fu and soy-milk gratin, and hot apple pie with soy ice. Lunch sets (from around...
[ Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO) daily. ]
Aen Table - Japanese: Universal Studios
[ Open 11am-4, 5-11pm daily. ]
A healthy Japanese buffet is the unusual concept here - all you can eat of seasonal hors appetizers and side dishes, salads and original desserts, plus rice and miso soup. Y1800 before 5pm, Y2500...
[ Open 11am-4, 5-11pm daily. ]

Kobe

Kushiya Monogatari Harborland - Kushiage: Harborland
[ Open 11am-10pm daily. ]
This popular shop lets you cook your own kushiage skewers in a deep-fryer right at your table. It's all you can eat, including various side dishes and a big variety of skewered tidbits. Y2625 per...
[ Open 11am-10pm daily. ]
Gaylord - Indian: Kyukyoryuchi
[ Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed 3rd Monday. ]
Kobe's venerable old Indian-food pioneer, Gaylord still draws the crowds with their good food, friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. Note the new location in Kyukyoryuchi.
[ Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed 3rd Monday. ]
Raja - Indian: Motomachi
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays. ]
Authentic Indian cooking from a former chef at Gaylord; dinners start around Y3000.
[ Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays. ]
Vege Vege Curry - Curry: Motomachi
[ Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Located conveniently close to Motomachi station, this casual curry shop serves inexpensive wines by the glass or bottle as well as a menu of small drink-friendly snacks in addition to their...
[ Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily. ]
Kushiya Monogatari - Kushiage: Nishinomiya
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
This popular shop lets you cook your own kushiage skewers in a deep-fryer right at your table. It's all you can eat, including various side dishes and a big variety of skewered tidbits. Y2625 per...
[ Open 11am-11pm daily. ]
Istanbul - Turkish: Sannomiya
[ Open 5pm-midnight; weekends noon-midnight daily. ]
Authentic Turkish cuisine (prepared by a native chef), including full-course vegetarian options. Dinner with drinks is around Y3000.
[ Open 5pm-midnight; weekends noon-midnight daily. ]
New Mehfil - Indian: Sannomiya
[ Open 11am-3, 5-10pm daily. ]
Good Indian food and plenty of atmosphere, from the tapestries on the walls to the movies playing on the video system. At lunchtime there's a Y1000 buffet.
[ Open 11am-3, 5-10pm daily. ]
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