Nara's Best Organic Restaurants

Nara's fertile soil and pure water make it the ideal place for organic farming. A proliferation of farm-to-table options from vegan and macrobiotic to free-range chicken and pork provides the opportunity to sample healthy meals made with the best local ingredients.


Visitors drive from Kyoto and Osaka to taste this homey, macrobiotic vegan cuisine. Delicious, reasonable course lunches. | Vegetarian-friendly | Horyuji Temple

Magic Mallet

A rustic, organic lifestyle store, with groceries and their own range of organic denim, plus healthy lunch sets with plenty of vegetables. | Western Restaurants | Sakurai

Vegetarian Restaurant Kinatei

Simple, delicious Japanese vegetarian dishes, prepared by a friendly, multi-lingual chef. | Vegetarian-friendly | Nara Park

Coto Coto

A great casual option with a mission to promote local organic farmers and producers. Don't miss the Nara craft beers. | Western Restaurants | Naramachi

Garden Cafe Nagi

Set in a spacious garden with morning yoga classes, try the daily lunch sets made with local, organic ingredients. | Japanese Cafes | Horyuji Temple

Organic Cafe Hanasaka

Mouth-watering vegan dishes served in a charming old farm house. Meet a young couple who are passionate about slow food. | Vegetarian-friendly | Yoshino

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