Great veggies set meal in Teppatsu (round iron bowls) on tatami :) before visiting Daisen-In temple.
We were calling around for a last minute lunch reservation, and we hit the jackpot! This Buddhist vegan restaurant is by no means fancy but it delivers. We couldn't have found it had it not been for our guide. When you hear "vegan" in the...More
The food here is just brilliant with tastes and textures that amaze a European like myself. Amusingly seated on the floor, served by very professional ladies, the dishes keep coming and the wonderful surprises include some made of wonderfully scented veggies. A pleasure and set...More
Tucked in a quiet corner in the Kyoto Daitoku-ji temple complex, this restaurant is a gem. I don't profess to be a big veggie fan, but this meal was pretty epic. So much food (bowl after bowl after bowl), and all beautifully and originally presented,...More
The experience as a whole, along with the food was well worth it. Not a cheap meal, but sitting outside under the trees in the garden, amidst or just outside the temple with dishes continuing to arrive at your table, I couldn't ask for more....More
Home of the famous Zen cusine right outside Daitoku-ji temple. It serves kaiseki-style multi-course lunches from around $30 to $60. The lower-end lunch is filling enough, and the tea refills are free. We walked in at around 12:30pm without a need for a reservation in...More
Course after course of delightful vegetarian items, served in red lacquerware bowls that all ultimately nested together (15 of them) in Babushka doll style. The food was delicious. Seating accommodations were harsh on our old Western knees, and it was cold inside.
Enjoyed a delicious shojin ryori lunch at this restaurant within the Daitokuji temple. It took us a little while to find it on the sprawling grounds but it was worth the search. Enjoyed a fantastic, elaborate lunch outdoors - could not have been more picturesque....More
Izusen is a shojin ryori restaurant hidden away within Daitokuji temple complex. My wife and i and our adult son had lunch here during our Thanksgiving trip to Kyoto last month. Vegan cuisine is not usually on my radar but my son convienced me that...More