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 Thanksgiving Special Prix Fixe Lunch<<
Date: November 23
Time: 11:00am~, 1:30pm~
Executive Vegan Chef / Owner
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.
Aloha I'm Tomoko
I'm from Kyoto Japan.
Here are the 5 things I like the best ❤️
My favorite point is Diamond head
I usually go after work, say hi to me when you see me in the water!!
2. Travel around the world !!
Mexico, Bali, South France, Peru.... there are so many places I want to visit, and surf
over there would be wonderful 🌊
3. I ❤️ music
Red hot chili pepper is my love
Of course I love ❤️ VH red hot chili bowl
Drink prosecco with my bestie..
such a precious time!
5. Coco cove
My BEST of BEST!
Can't help loving it!!
Work hard Play hard Eat healthy!!!
My name is Carlos. Born and raised in New York City, I moved here in 2014 in search for more tranquility, nature, and a relaxed pace of life. Best decision ever! I enjoy cycling, hiking, snorkeling, drawing, taking photos, and going to the movies. I am a huge aficionado of the styles, designs, and most definitely the clothes, of the mid century. Been a vegetarian since 1991, but went vegan in 2013 to make a real difference. I strive to be the change I wish to see in the world; everyday. For my son, and all the generations that will follow.
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm new to the Hawaiian islands. Traveling, art, music, adventuring, hiking and meeting new people are a few of the things that drive me in life. I'm an empath at heart, and I love to spread kindness, compassion and acceptance in all things I do. Love and understanding of all living things bleeds inside me. Also, I may or may not receive my intuitive knowledge from the ocean and I can speak to dogs.
Hi, I'm Kellee! A lover of this earth and all it's inhabitants. I enjoy singing, eating, and binge watching Doctor Who for the 7th time. I have been told that I am the songbird of my generation, that my voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus. I hope to run a vegan restaurant myself when I grow up. One day I hope to be rich and famous so I can hire Megumi as my personal chef.
Aloha! My name is Kristin. I am originally from the Bay Area, California; however moved to Oahu to attend UH Manoa. I am currently a junior and getting my BS in natural resources and environmental management. Environmental conservation and sustainability are my passions and the areas that I hope to be involved in after I graduate! I enjoy hiking, traveling, hammocking, vegan donuts, and going to the beach!
I'm from Japan.
I'm working with Megumi for 7 years and learned vegan cooking from her. I'm deeply influenced by Megumi. My motto is always cooking with Love and Sincerity!!!
Love & Peace
I enjoy living a cruelty free lifestyle, nourishing my body with healthy food and protecting the environment, that is why I chose to be a vegan.
After watching some vegan documentaries, I realized it was the right thing to do for my health, for the animals, and for the environment. Working at Vegan Hills gave me the opportunity to practice what I believe and to meet wonderful people while serving nourishing food to people..
We are ALL VEGAN