Vegetarian Japanese Lunch at Locomani!

Service: Very friendly although a bit shy!
Equipment: Great overall cleanliness
Prices: reasonable
Strong points: Vegetarian menus. Healthy rice flour cakes.
Completely non-smoking!

Light-hearted vegetarianism has become increasingly popular with vegetarians and non-vegetarians in this City and Prefecture.
The access to abundant vegetables, many of them organic all year round, is the main reason. Another reason is that this region of Japan is noted for its exceptional gastronomy and that gastronomes are happy to switch to a healthier and lighter fare from time to time to give a much needed rest to their system!

A Mediterranean look to the facade!

Menus of the day written on blackboard outside,

and inside!

All wood warm atmosphere inside.

Keep an eye (and a space inside your stomach!) open the home-made very healthy cakes!

Cream cheese cake!

Natural brownies made with rice flour!

Apple and walnuts pound cake made with rice flour!

Mr. Shigeyuki Aoshima/青島茂幸 prepares at least 2 full vegetarian and one non-vegetarian courses every day apart of single dishes and others.
As the menus change regularly according to the vegetables in season one does not tire from visiting the place regularly!
This time I chose the “deep-fried soy bean meat lunch course/大豆ミート唐揚げランチ”!

Raw and cooked vegetable salads (some from Shizen no hikara Organic Farm!)!

Lettuce and warm potato & onion salads!

String bean salad and Japanese-style pickled cucumber and seaweed!

Deep-fried soy bean “meat” with grated daikon (and ponzu)!

Rice (half whole/genmai and half polished)!

Miso soup and organic tea!

I couldn’t resist a dessert!

A succulent cream cheese cake!

I certainly felt both full and healthy!

420-0839 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takajyo, 1-10-6
Tel.: 054-260-6622
Closed every Wednesday and one Monday
HOMEPAGE (Japanese)

With a Glass,
Bread + Butter, Zoy Zhang, Hungry Neko, Think Twice, Frank Fariello, Mangantayon, Hapabento, Elinluv Tidbit Corner, Tokyo Terrace, Maison de Christina, Chrys Niles,Lexi, Culinary Musings, Wheeling Gourmet, Comestiblog, Chronicles Of A Curious Cook, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Palate To Pen, Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Tokyo Terrace, Hilah Cooking, More than a Mount Full, Arkonite Bento, Happy Little Bento; 5 Star Foodie; Jefferson’s Table; Oyster Culture; Gourmet Fury; Island Vittles; Good Beer & Country Boys; Rubber Slippers In Italy; Color Food daidokoro/Osaka;/a; The Witchy Kitchen; Citron Et Vanille, Lunsj Med Buffet/Estonian Gastronomy (English), Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Chrisoscope, Agrigraph, The Agriculture Portal to shizuoka!

4 thoughts on “Vegetarian Japanese Lunch at Locomani!”

  1. Thinking of vegetables… A very kind friend brought me some seeds from Japan. It grows very quickly and looks like daikon leaves (I checked on internet a bit and tasted – they taste like..radish). I can’t hope to grow my own daikon root on the balcony, but thought maybe you have a suggestion what to do with daikon leaves? I will have to cut them very soon! (Would you eat them with the roots? I suppose they are small and thin…).


    1. Dear Sisi!
      if the leaves are fresh (choose tender ones) you can either eat them finely cut like kinpira with othe finely cut vegetables with soy sauce, mirin, sake, sesameoil andchili pepper, or you can again seve them inside miso soup or even pickle them.
      Let me check some recipes and I’ll what I cancome up with!
      Best regards,


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