Himono in Shimoda

Vegetarian in Shimoda

When I first came to Japan 20 years ago, it was a real challenge to remain vegetarian. There were very few restaurants that catered to non-meat eaters and very few servers understood when I asked for something without meat, “niku nashi”. Some places would ask, “do you have an allergy”, other places thought I was […]

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Published on: January 3, 2020  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

 

On The Beach

On the Beach is not actually on the beach but their BBQ sets are all wrapped up to go so you can certainly take it to the beach, or to the boardwalk, or back to your room, or anywhere else you would like to enjoy a fresh and delicious BBQed lunch set. They have a […]

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Published on: April 23, 2018  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Happy Buddha Smoothies Shimoda

Happy Buddha Smoothies

Happy Buddha Smoothies is a little hard to find but totally worth the extra effort. To get there take the main road and turn at the entrance for Irita Beach (between Re-mix and the Chinese restaurant). Instead of following the road to the left to the beach, turn right into the residential area. Once their […]

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Published on: April 16, 2018  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

 
Maru Cafe Maiso Beach Kisami Shimoda

Maru Cafe

Maru Cafe is set in a quaint old Japanese house just steps from Maiso Beach to get there you need to cross the river. We recommend taking the wooden board-walk along the river then use the overhanging bridge, Maru Cafe is behind a tall hedge just a little to the right. They have built their […]

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Published on: April 16, 2018  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes

Naocacoan Vegan Lunch Box delivery

Naocacoan Vegan Lunch Box Delivery

If you have been in Japan a while and are trying to maintain a plant-based diet, you know that your options can be pretty limited if you want to eat out. I was a fairly strict vegetarian when I came to Japan,  a few exceptions I made were for katsuo-dashi (fish broth) so I could […]

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Published on: November 20, 2017  -  Filed under: Restaurants & cafes