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Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Worried about being vegetarian or vegan while traveling in Japan? Worry no more!

Yasaitei, Shizuoka
Service: Excellent and very friendly
Facilities: Very clean and beautiful washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Vegan and vegetarian Cuisine possible any time, Izakaya gastronomy, local products, oden. Good list of sake, shochu and wines.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Time and again I have said that vegans and vegetarians would probably have their happiest times in Japan, at least for gastronomes, because this country, and especially Shizuoka with its mild weather and abundance of vegetables in all seasons, can provide all ingredients all year round whose traceability is easy to prove.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

The above o-tooshi (お通し) is not vegetarian, but you aforementioned priorities will ensure it is.

There are many places in Shizuoka City and Prefecture offering alternatives to their omnivorous dishes for vegans and vegetarians who still want to enjoy their outing with friends with different priorities. One such place, and arguably the best at it, is Yasaitei in Tokiwa Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. Incidentally the owner/chef and staff are all ladies, but customers are certainly of both genders.

And here is one recommendation:

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Vegetable sashimi plate. The above is the basic one, but you certainly may order for a bigger variety.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

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Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Ice plant and celery

One thing all these vegetables have in common is that they are super fresh, crunchy, juicy and so tasty.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Tomatoes and daikon

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Japanese cucumber

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Onion and shiso/perilla leaf

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Simple but exquisite dressing made with higher-class sesame oil, rock salt and miso paste

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

For friends who like seafood: cod roe steamed and marinated in rice vinegar

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Another “o-tooshi (お通し) snack served with the first drink

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Lotus root/renkon/蓮根 in “kinpira” fashion. Such a satisfying crunch!

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Grilled fresh shiitake (椎茸)

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

The shiitake were simply grilled and seasoned with soy sauce before being served over shiso/perilla leaves.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Freshly grated daikon and ginger were provided for further seasoning and enjoyment.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Surely one of the best ways to enjoy fresh shiitake

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Another o-tooshi

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Mushrooms and fried tofu o-hitashi (お浸し) Japanese-style light appetizer

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Maitake, tomato and spinach stir-fried in sesame oil and served with fresh coriander.
Maitake (舞茸) in English stands for mushrooms called Hen-of-the-Woods, Ram’s Head or Sheep’s Head.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Juicy and so tasty mushrooms

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Note the coriander for beautiful balance in presentation and taste!

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Another o-tooshi

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Mushrooms and mekabu/芽蕪/small turnips! If you are vegetarian or vegan just tell them not to top it with katsuo bushi

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

Steamed eringe (or eringi) (エリンゲ) known in English as king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom or king oyster mushroom.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Shizuoka: Yasaitei

The eringe were steamed together with fresh cucumber and served with freshly grated Shizuoka-grown wasabi.

    
Name Yasaitei (やさい亭)
Category
Address Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa-Cho, 1-6-2 Green Heights Wamon 1-C
Access
Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tokiwa-Cho, 1-6-2 Green Heights Wamon 1-C
Opening Hours 17:30~22:00 (closed on Sundays)
Price Range Set Courses: 3,000~5,000 yen A la Carte also available
Payment options