Visited our son who lives in Kobe, and Modern Ark became a bit of a refuge for us, with vegetarian options in Japan being pretty scare. Lovely place away from the constant noise Japan brings. Menu is limited but everything we tried was great. Located in an interested spot in Kobe with vintage clothing shops all around. Upstairs is a junk factory and along the road is a fascinating store selling only buttons. Staff really friendly. Nice cat too!
We first visited this restaurant a few years back and, though the food was tasty, were put off by the atmosphere. We returned recently and found it has mellowed considerably. It now has a rather eclectic vibe with books, knick-knacks, and folksy music, and the current staff are much friendlier. The menu is pretty limited and doesn't vary much, but there are some solid options. I usually get the burrito with guacamole, though all the of the main dishes are worth trying. The food can generally be made either vegetarian or vegan. It can be a bit pricey, especially the drinks, but as there are not many truly vegetarian/vegan options around, this is worth visiting.
I loved Modernark Pharm. The menu is limited but the food is excellent. My wife had the Chillibeans Brito (burrito) and it was very good. I had the a variety platter and it was even better. Their pecan pie was surprisingly good. The staff speaks English and are pleasant and helpful. It will be one of my go-to restaurants since I live nearby now.
The food is very good, but not great. Limited menu. The vegan coconut tiramisu (cake) is not to be missed. They also have a tiny store selling healthy food items. Great atmosphere, with a little outside dining area. A breath of fresh air amongst the millions of greasy food places in Kobe.