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Seiwasou

The beautiful Edo period architecture of Seiwasou draws many guests to its gardens, and the traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine keeps them at the table.
Lunch: ¥7,000-45,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-45,000
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Honke Tankuma Honten

Explore the various seasons in Japan through Kyoto-style kappo cuisine at Honke Tankuma Honten, where they craf special course meals for everyone.
Dinner: ¥22,000-55,000
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Kyoboshi

Three generations of trial and error have gone into creating this fantastic Kyoto tempura experience.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Muromachi Wakuden

Witness your meal take shape during each step of the way at this performative kaiseki powerhouse.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Omen Ginkakuji

Have a special dining experience here in Omen Ginkakuji, with udon dipped in flavorful dashi broth and a seasonal pick of vegetables.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
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A Happy Pancake Kyoto

A Happy Pancake Kyoto (Shiawase no Pancake) is a restaurant where you can have the best fluffy soufflé pancakes with manuka honey and Hokkaido milk cultured butter.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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ORTO

Old meets new, with the best drawn from both worlds, at this central Kyoto vegan-friendly restaurant!
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Kyosaimi Nomura Karasuma

Kyosaimi Nomura is a Japanese traditional restaurant where you can have healthy, Kyoto-style obanzai.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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Oshokuji Dokoro Asuka

Make yourself at home with a soul-warming Japanese meal at Oshokuji Dokoro Asuka, a family diner in Kyoto.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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Smart Coffee

Smart Coffee is an old-fashioned cafe in Kyoto where you can have a traditional kissaten experience in a cozy atmosphere.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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Veg Out

Veg Out is the Kamogawa riverside cafe in Kyoto where you can enjoy healthy vegan dishes that use locally-grown fresh and organic vegetables.
Lunch: ¥1,000-2,000
Dinner: ¥2,000-3,000
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Tousuiro Kiyamachi Main Shop

Enjoy tofu dishes while looking out over the Kamo-gawa River in Kyoto, at a quaint traditional house that’s tucked away in a back alley.
Lunch: ¥4,000-5,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Patisserie S

Delectable mousse cakes and luxurious touches make this one of the best bakeries in Kyoto.
Lunch: ¥1,000-1,999
Dinner: ¥1,000-1,999
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Bar Rocking Chair

Get cozy by the fireplace of a machiya townhouse, sipping on a cocktail made by one of Japan's top bartenders.
Dinner: ¥1,000-5,000
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Shogetsu

Pre-order your traditional sweets from one of the most prestigious and historic confectioners in Kyoto.
Lunch: ¥2,000-3,000
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Naruya

New facets to old favorites are exposed through the touch of these expert 2021 Michelin-starred chefs.
Lunch: ¥15,000-19,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Grill French

Grill French serves unpretentious French dining right next to Nijo-jo Castle, with a price tag that won’t drain your budget.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Shokudou Ogawa

A high-end take on the humble pub — come enjoy Kyoto’s top izakaya.
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to reserve vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto?

You can always reserve vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto ahead of time by calling the restaurant directly. Sometimes, however, there can be difficulties due to language constraints when making a reservation. Alternatively, you can ensure seats at a vegetarian restaurant in Kyoto by reserving online through one of the many platforms that assists foreigners in making reservations. Reserving on byFood is easy, particularly for those who have dietary requirements such as vegetarian. The byFood platform will allow you to search for vegetarian restaurants based on location and meal offerings. ByFood makes it easy to find restaurant options that cater to various dietary requirements and preferences. It is simple to select your restaurant and add your reservation details. Next, byFood will contact your chosen restaurant for you. You will receive a confirmation email, or in the case that the reservation has been rejected, you will receive a failed email.

Is a reservation required for vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto?

Reservations are generally not required for vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto. This depends on the restaurant, however. In some cases, casual vegetarian restaurants will not allow advance bookings, while high-class restaurants such as kaiseki dining or specialty restaurants require a reservation.

What is the average cost of a meal at vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto?

The cost of a meal at vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto range from under 1000 yen to 2500 yen. The average dinner will cost 3000 yen. Depending on the restaurant, more high-end vegetarian meals can cost 5000 yen or more.

Vegetarian Restaurants in Kyoto

Some of the best food in Kyoto is inherently vegetarian, made from local "Kyo-yasai" or regional vegetables and produce from Kyoto. This city of creativity and culture embraces traditional aspects of preparing and serving high-quality Japanese food. In fact, meat was not eaten before the Meiji Restoration, but only once the country opened up again, the ban on meat consumption was removed. Today, vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto are plentiful throughout the city, serving up fresh and sustainable meat-free dishes. Kyoto cuisine or "Kyo-ryori" is widely known for its use of locally-grown ingredients, with menus focusing on whatever is in season. Whether it be a vegetarian buffet or exquisite vegetarian kaiseki banquet, there are a range of vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto that will suit your taste buds and your budget!

Among all the beautiful temples and shrines down side alleys, you never know what kind of vegetarian Japanese restaurants and local gems you will come across. For example, tofu restaurants in Kyoto offer great vegetarian options including high-quality tofu from the locality, as well as regional fruit, vegetables, and other produce. Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan for vegetarians with plenty of vegetarian restaurants available with offerings like vegetarian set meals or vegetable ramen. There are even vegan restaurants in Kyoto serving up plant-based dishes only, with others specializing in Buddhist shojin ryori cuisine.

Make the most of the city’s quality and diverse vegetarian Japanese cuisine, accentuated by seasonal ingredients and always beautifully presented; book a vegetarian restaurant in Kyoto to enjoy an amazing cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly meal.