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5 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Kyoto, Japan

Updated: Jan 18

On a hunt for healthy plant-based restaurants in Kyoto? Kyoto Localized selected the 5 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Kyoto!

Kyoto is nothing short of dining options for vegans and vegetarians. With its strong Buddhist tradition that relates to eating plant-based foods, Kyoto is a great place to find some of the best healthy restaurants. Here are 5 of them:

1. Vegan Restaurant F

A small restaurant serving a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options, Vegan Restaurant F is a mass favorite for its affordability without sacrificing quality. Many patrons describe Vegan Restaurant F as understated and unassuming, which are good descriptions. But when you get to taste the creativity of the chefs, you will be blown away.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Location: 327-2 Kagiyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 1:30 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (closed on Monday)

Phone: +81 75-708-6978

2. Veg Out

As one of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Kyoto, you can expect that dining at Veg Out can be a bit of a challenge, especially during peak hours. From a vegan chocolate apricot cake to their iced matcha latté to their Buddha bowls, Veg Out is a treat for those who are looking for a variety of healthy options. They get booked and sold out often, so make sure to make a reservation first.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Location: 448, Inaricho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto

Open: Breakfast 9:00 am - 10:30 am / Lunch 11:30 am - 5:00 pm (til 2:30 pm on Tuesday and closed on Monday) Reservation available only at 11:30 *Close when sold out

Phone: +81 75-748-1124

3. Ain Soph Journey Kyoto

A cozy vegetarian restaurant in Kyoto, Ain Soph Journey Kyoto is your go-to place if you are looking for savory vegetarian dishes such as green curry, mushroom curry, and many other curries. Their range of pancakes, chicken burgers, and vegan fried chicken are highly recommended too. If you want to try something different, you should try the ice cream that contains rum.

Price: From 1,000 yen

Location: 538-6, Nakanocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Open: Lunch 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday) / Lunch 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm (Wednesday and Friday)

Phone: +81 75-251-1876

4. Zirael Vegan Restaurant

Ran by Russian chef, Zirael Vegan Restaurant is home to a range of delicious salads. Don’t be caught up with the salads, though, as Zirael has some must-try vegan and vegetarian dishes, such as dumplings and miso soup. We also recommend their homemade pickles and teas to treat your tummy.

Price: From 1,000 yen

Location: 313-7 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

Open: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (closed on Tuesday)

5. Vegan Ramen Uzu Kyoto

If you are looking for authentic ramen in Kyoto that is vegan and vegetarian-friendly, Vegan Ramen Uzu Kyoto is the right place. Their vegan ramen is something even non-vegan would rave about. Aside from their ramen, Vegan Ramen Uzu Kyoto delivers some healthy goodness, from spicy miso to vegan sushi.

Price: From 2,000 yen

Location: 146 Umenokicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday)

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