The VEGAN HILLS team is devoted to a mission of offering delicious, healthy, fresh, natural, and non-GMO vegan meals. Also, our vegan dishes use mostly organic as well as local ingredients. Our goal is to prepare nutritious vegan meals for the discriminating connoisseur with higher taste. Moreover, our aim is to prepare an international menu that offers the very best in various Asian and Western styles of gourmet vegan cooking. Our team members enthusiastically prepare all meals to fill your hearts and souls with joy. We have opened up VEGAN HILLS to create a relaxing place where individuals, friends, groups and families can meet to enjoy a wonderful vegan meal together in a warm, happy, and peaceful atmosphere. While practicing the vegan lifestyle, let us cultivate loving-kindness and gratitude for everything we receive from all living beings.
Our VEGAN HILLS philosophy holds that the vegan lifestyle is the most beneficial for promoting health, vitality and well being for the body, mind and spirit. Veganism is a “karma-free” ethical way of life based on a moral attitude of nonviolence, kindness and compassion for all living beings in nature and therefore fully supports animal rights. The ethics of the vegan lifestyle maintains that one should minimize suffering and maximize happiness for all animals, both human and nonhuman. Also, our team is dedicated to an ecological viewpoint that aims to protect nature, the environment, and “Gaia” the Earth Goddess of our living planet, while promoting a green sustainable lifestyle. Moreover, our VEGAN HILLS aesthetics says that meals should be healthy as well as have an artistic presentation that is stylish, elegant and beautiful, thereby to delight all the senses of taste, scent, sight, sound and touch. The Zen “minimalist” aesthetic of our food and atmosphere is inspired by the Japanese Wabi-Sabi taste that appreciates the graceful beauty of simplicity, frugality and naturalness.
Our Spiritual Vision
The VEGAN HILLS team also shares a spiritual vision based on an multi-cultural synthesis of different styles of vegan cooking methods that have developed in various religious traditions, including Ayurveda, Yoga diet, Macrobiotics, Zen “Shojin Ryôri” temple recipes, Buddhist vegetarian cooking, and Daoist oriental medicine based on energy flow with Yin/Yang balance, as well as the Raw diet and other Western styles of vegan cuisine. We follow those spiritual traditions that avoid all onions and garlic, thereby to bring out the fresh original flavors of our vegetables and other natural ingredients. Through the magical alchemy of our cooking we strive to transform our vegan meals into what Yoga and Ayurveda medicine call Amrita, an ambrosial nectar that will give you a taste of Nirvana — inner Peace, Light and Bliss!
Vegan Hills is happy to announce that we are now accepting whole cake/pie special orders. Celebrate your holidays with some desserts that your friends and family are sure to love.
>>Vegan Hills Thanksgiving Special Prix Fixe Lunch<<
Date: November 23
Time: 11:00am~, 1:30pm~
Executive Vegan Chef
I was born in Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo I was a professional food stylist who designed elegant meal settings for magazines, television programs, and other productions. In Hawaii I founded Peace Café, the first vegan restaurant in Honolulu. Then I sold Peace Café and started Satori, a pop up restaurant at the Soto Mission Zen temple, serving up authentic “Shojin Ryori” Zen–style vegan meals in the wabi-sabi minimalist tradition inspired by the Japanese aesthetics of beauty as graceful simplicity. Also, I produced Green Garden vegan food truck service in the sustainability court on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. On March 6, 2017 I opened a new upscale restaurant Vegan Hills.
My original vegan recipes are inspired from travelling all over the world to taste the cuisine of different cultures, such as Italy, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, Korea, India, etc., as well as Japan. Also, I always practice soul travel to many other countries. I receive heavenly inspiration from above guiding me to prepare magical new creations with a feminine touch for my Steve, Riko, my friends, our VH team, and our customers. My mission is to spread the vegan lifestyle everywhere. The vegan lifestyle is a simple, easy and natural way to maintain the health of the body, the welfare of animals, the conservation of nature, and to celebrate Gaia the earth goddess. I hope that through my vegan dishes everyone can get a taste of nirvana! Let’s all travel together to new countries by our Vegan Hills’ airline.
Open 7days a week
Sun - Fri 8 am - 3 pm
Sat Brunch 9 am - 3 pm
3585 Waialae Ave Honolulu HI 96816