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Vegan Teppanyaki and Sushi

Victor recently had the idea that we should go eat teppanyaki. We used to go regularly but haven’t been in the last 18 months since we’ve become vegan. We decided to go to Osaka for lunch.

When we arrived, we sat at a table with another family. Note: We forgot about this part. The other family we ate with did it meat. If you are uncomfortable with meat being cooked in front of you, this is not the place for you.

We were able to place our order and explained what we needed with vegan accommodations. This is how we ordered:

  • Sushi: avocado roll, asparagus roll, and Pokémon roll. The Pokémon Roll was suggested by the waitress and it was delicious. 
  • 3 Orders of Teppan Vegetables. 1 each for Victor and I and 1 for the kids to share. The kids menu was lacking and viable option for us, so this worked out well. The Teppan meal comes with mushroom soup, salad, fried rice, mix veggies, and tofu.
  • Substitute the mushroom soup for miso soap which is vegan here.
  • Fried rice with no eggs or butter or white rice. Note: The second time we went the waiter seemed very confused by our fried rice requested, so we just asked for white rice. 

The teppanyaki chef started with the other family’s fried rice. He cooked that to completion, scraped that stove top clean, then made our meal to completion.

He started with our vegan-style fried rice and served it on our plates. Then he made our veggies with tofu. After our food was completely done, he cooked the meat for the other family.


We absolutely loved our meal. From the cooking show to the delicious dinner, we were very happy with the whole experience. Our food requests were accommodated with ease!

Have you ever eaten teppanyaki?

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