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by JesseD

Review: This restaurant has great food and a very friendly and hospitable owner. Being vegan was no problem at all, and the owner takes great care with the origins of all her foods and ingredients, for example she explained how some tofu in Japan is made with glycerine (which can be animal derived) so she makes sure she buys only tofu set with nigari (vegan). She clearly makes an effort for vegans (instead of just leaving out dishes with animal products) for example she used tofu mayonnaise in her potato salad. The lunch set included a variety of delicious dishes, and was excellent value at 1500 Yen. There are a few tables and also seating at the bar, and the owner enjoyed chatting with us and other customers as she prepared the meals. As well as Japanese, she also speaks English and Chinese, and her husband (who was there at the time, I guess for lunch) speaks Spanish, so many people will be able to communicate in their native language. This place is a must-visit while in Nara. The Happycow location is correct.


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