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Izusen Daijiinten

4 Daitokujicho, Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-6665
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“eggplant” (2 reviews)
“vegan” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Daitokujicho, Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Beautifully presented vegetables and tofu. I wish I liked tofu. But the eggplant especially was lovely, as was the setting.

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch at Izusen. The staff were welcoming and the food was great. The experience was truly memorable. Would highly recommend to both vegetarians and non vegetarians.

Thank Seri0usCust0mer
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great veggies set meal in Teppatsu (round iron bowls) on tatami :) before visiting Daisen-In temple.

Thank shely155
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Thank singapore84
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank DavidSW1
Reviewed 20 October 2015

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

Thank MeteorLight
Reviewed 13 November 2014

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

Thank Daphanie B
Reviewed 23 May 2014

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

1  Thank vladb
Reviewed 4 May 2014

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.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 April 2014

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

Thank Audrey N
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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Stefanie Z
2 April 2017|
Response from DavidSW1 | Reviewed this property |
I just saw your question. You would just have to pick and choose. They do what they do but there isnt bread in everything. A
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Daitokujicho, Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Northern Kyoto
  • Neighbourhood: Northern Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-491-6665
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