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Regional Information on Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Tosai: A Japanese Restaurant with Veg. Options!'
Posted by Guest on: Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 02:10 PM PST
The concierge at our hotel recommended this place to us while we were in Kyoto. We were so happy to find an authentic Japanese restaurant with a vegetarian and vegan menu (they have a menu in English too). We order the Vegan "set menu"...five small courses...a fun way to try different menu items.
The atmoshpere was great and the food was delicious.
It was a lovely dining experience!
Located at: Sakaimachi Higashi-Iru, Takoyakushi-Dori
Nakiagyo-Ku, Kyoto
Tele: 0752132900

Subject: 'biotei cafe in kyoto'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 05:49 PM PST
it is a bit difficult to find (one block east from the intersection and on the 2nd floor) but it is a GREAT place to eat. they have English menus and a lovely staff. there are not many options late in the evenings so get there early! enjoy!

Subject: 'Ryoanji Temple restaurant (Yudofu)'
Posted by Guest on: Monday, May 02, 2005 at 11:13 AM PST
Located on the grounds of Ryoanji temple. Delicious tofu served in hot pot, in a traditional Japanese style restaurant. You'll be seated on Tatami mats with a view of a garden. Not much if any English spoken. Somewhat pricey, but good. A delightful and authentic Japanese experience.

Subject: 'Awesome'
Posted by Guest on: Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11:28 AM PST
I thought Obanzai was easy to get to...the streets in Kyoto are easier to navigate than Tokyo. The buffet Lunch was a good price for all you can eat. And the staff speaks some English and was able to point out which dish (there was only one) that had fish in it. Really nice atmosphere and great food.

Subject: 'biotei cafe'
Posted by Guest on: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 07:57 PM PST
lovely..they can speak a bit of English and certainly understand the `no meat no fish` concept..they made us miso soup without fish stock one day and wonderful wakame and mushroom soup another day!!! yummy soy croquettes, veggie terrine and gluten nuggets..worth the visit in the pouring rain..twice!!!
oh yeah and the brownie presented with an array of fresh fruit is to die for!!!

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