How to Say Vegetarian & Vegan in Japanese. 27 Important Diet Phrases

Hey Junkies!

How do you say Vegan in Japanese? Just say “bee-gan.” Seriously!


Do you have a particular diet? Do you want to know your way around a restaurant in Japan? Then, this is the perfect Japanese lesson for you. Here are ALL the ways you can ask about your dietary requirements in Japanese.

Don’t forget to:

  • Read these out loud and practice
  • Print this out for reference
  • Email it to a vegan cousin or a famous vegan YouTuber
  • Try to use them in actual conversations

How to Say Vegetarian & Vegan in Japanese + Other Phrases

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1) Vegan

  • ビーガン
  • Biigan

2) Vegetarian

  • ベジタリアン
  • Bejitarian

Now you know how to say vegetarian and vegan in Japanese.

vegan in japanese

Now, let’s move onto some useful Japanese vegan and vegetarian phrases.

But, how do you say: I am vegan in Japanese? Or, I am vegetarian in Japanese?

Simple! Just add “watashi wa” before either of the words. “Watashi” means “I” and “wa” is a topic marker. Then say the word – vegan or vegetarian, and say “desu” after.

  • I am vegan.
  • 私はビーガンです。
  • Watashi wa biigan desu.
  • I am vegetarian.
  • 私はベジタリアンです。
  • Watashi wa Bejitarian desu.

vegan in japanese

3) Do you have any vegan dishes?

  • ビーガンの食べ物はありますか。
  • Biigan no tabemono wa arimasuka

4) Do you have any vegetarian dishes?

  • ベジタリアンの食べ物はありますか。
  • Bejitarian no tabemono wa arimasuka

5) I don’t eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy products

  • 私は、肉、魚、卵、乳製品を食べません。
  • Watashi wa niku sakana tamago nyuuseihin wo tabemasen

6) I don’t eat butter, cheese, eggs, or honey.

  • 私は、バター、チーズ、卵、はちみつを食べません。
  • Watashi wa bataa chiizu tamago hachimitsu wo tabemasen

7) Can I have this but without cheese?

  • これをチーズ抜きで注文できますか。
  • Kore wo chiizu nuki de chuumon dekimasuka

8) Does this contain dairy products?

  • これは、乳製品を含みますか。
  • Kore wa nyuuseihin wo fukumimasuka

9) Just a salad please

  • サラダだけをお願いします。
  • Sarada dake wo onegaishimasu

10) I do not eat meat.

  • 私は、お肉を食べません。
  • Watashi wa oniku wo tabemasen

11) I do not eat pork.

  • 私は、ポークを食べません。
  • Watashi wa pooku wo tabemasen

Learning to to talk about vegan in Japanese aside, this is also good for people that don’t eat pork for religious reasons.

12) I love animals, so I don’t eat them.

  • 私は、動物が大好きなので、お肉は食べません。
  • Watashi wa doubutsu ga daisuki nanode oniku wa tabemasen

13) I don’t eat butter. I prefer margarine.

  • 私は、バターを食べません。マーガリンの方が好きです。
  • Watashi wa bataa wo tabemasen. Maagarin no hou ga suki desu

14) Is there anything on the menu that doesn’t have meat?

  • メニューの中に、お肉が入っていないものは、ありますか。
  • Menyuu no naka ni oniku ga haitteinai mono wa arimasuka

15) Do you have something I can eat, that is not meat or fish?

  • お肉と魚が、はいっていないものは、ありますか。
  • Oniku to sakana ga haitteinai mono wa arimasuka

16) Are there eggs in this?

  1. これには、卵は、はいっていますか。
  2. Kore ni wa tamago wa haitteimasuka

17) Do you have anything plant-based?

  • 食物性のものは、ありますか。
  • Shokumotsusei no mono wa arimasuka

18) Does this contain dairy products?

  • これは、乳製品が入っていますか。
  • Kore wa nyuuseihin ga haitteimasuka

19) Do you know any good vegetarian restaurants?

  • おいしいベジタリアンのレストランを知っていますか。
  • Oishii bejitarian no resutoran wo shitteimasuka

20) Can you recommend some vegan restaurants?

  • おすすめのビーガンレストランは、ありますか。
  • Osusume no biigan resutoran wa arimasuka

21) Do you have gluten-free bread?

  • 無グルーテンのパンは、ありますか。
  • Mu guruuten no pan wa arimasuka

Wanted to know how to say gluten free in Japanese? Now you can.

22) Vegan foods are free of all animal products like meat, eggs, fish, and dairy.

  • ビーガンの食べ物は、お肉、卵、魚、乳製品が入っていません。
  • Biigan no tabemono wa oniku tamago sakana nyuuseihin ga haitte imasen

23) Vegans Live Longer

  • ビーガンの人は、他の人より長生きをします。
  • Biigan no hito wa hoka no hito yori naga iki wo shimasu

24) Eating a Plant Based Diet Makes You Happier and Less Stressed

  • 植物中心の食事生活は、ストレスを減らし、幸せになれます。
  • Shokumotsu chuushin no shokuseikatsu wa sutoresu wo herashi shiawase ni naremasu

25) Vegans have lower blood pressure than vegetarians

  • ビーガンの人は、ベジタリアンより血圧が低いです。
  • Biigan no hito wa bejitariyan yori ketsuatsu ga hikui desu

26) A vegan diet can help you lose weight.

  • ビーガンの食生活では、体重を減らすことができます。
  • Biigan no shokuseikatsu de wa taijuu wo herasu koto ga dekimasu

27) Your risk of chronic diseases will go down.

  • 慢性病のリスクを減らします。
  • Mansei byou no risuku wo herashimasu


Now you how to say vegan in Japanese and ALL the important phrases. If you’re stuck in Japan and need food that fit your diet, I hope this lesson helps you.

That was 27 ways you can describe your diet! Did you find it useful? Let us know if you have additional restrictions that you want to know about!

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Until next time, peace out Junkies!

– The Main Junkie

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