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Vegan Restaurant Panchavati, Shizuoka


Let’s try Japanese-style (wabisabi) organic vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan.

Service: Very friendly and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Overall very clean. Excellent bathroom. Entirely non-smoking!
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Inventive vegan gastronomy including cakes. Great use of local natural and organic products.

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Keep your eyes open as it is easy to miss

Vegan gastronmy seems to have acquired its letters in Shizuoka as one more establishment opened last week in Takajo, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka. That makes no less than four of them now (one closed due to the pregnancy of its owner).
It is easy to miss, so follow the indications carefully: go up Kitakado Street until Mizuochi Intersection (you will see a police box on the left-hand side). Turn right. You will find their sign on the right hand-side. If you haven’t found it before the first street on the left walk back.

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Walk upstairs. Panchavati is on your right-hand side

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

The building is a bit ancient but the restaurant is very clean with one counter, three tables and it’s entirely non-smoking.

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

The menu includes two set menus, one curry plate, desserts and drinks. All the vegetables used in the recipes are natural or organic and local. The food is all vegan, including dessert.

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Organic wine

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

The first dish

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Home-pickled vegetables and tofu cooked in miso and red wine

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

The main dish

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Plenty of vegetable miso soup

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan

Whole rice

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan vegetables

Steamed or boiled vegetables with sake white lees/sakekasu dip sauce, potato and rape flowers croquettes with sweet carrot sauce.

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan cakeLooking at the Chef Ken Tanaka (田中健さん)’s vegan cakes I couldn’t help ordering one!

Organic Vegan cuisine at Panchavati in Shizuoka, Japan cake

Kinako/soy bean flour pound cake

I’m no vegan, but I can assure you I was full with all that healthy food, so even if you are not a vegan, it is still very tasty healthy food to enjoy from time to time!

    
Name PANCHAVATI
Category organic cafe
Address 3-1-13-201 Takajo, Aoi ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture
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3-1-13-201 Takajo, Aoi ku, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture
Opening Hours 11:30~17:00 ※17:00~19:30 (Reserved customers only) Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Price Range ¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Payment options Cash