Located in the Karasuma-Oike area near Kyoto International Manga Museum, this restaurant serves entirely vegan French dishes using organic vegetables wherever possible. Offers 3 different priced sets (starts from approx. Y4410 up to Y7350). Note that group dining must order the same course option. Price: Expensive more-less
Vegan, French, Organic, Beer/Wine
1F Sumioka Building, 460 Kinbuki-cho, Oshikouji-dori, Ryogaemachi Nishiiru
Kyoto, Japan 604-0846
075-213-3693
Closed time

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm

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First Review by Noraply
eatinggreen
eatinggreen
  • vegetarian
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+294

Enjoyable food and conversation

4
Posted on 09 / 07 / 2014

A tiny little place run by an interesting chef, we enjoyed our meal here even though it's not the kind of food we usually eat (it's kind of French but involved some pasta and some Japanese inspired dishes as well)

Happycow lists it as organic - it's unclear how organic it really is, as when we mentioned it we noticed he felt a bit uncomfortable with the topic... we guess he probably uses some organic ingredients but mostly conventional.

Not so special that we have gone rushing back there but we enjoyed our meal there all the same.

* We speak Japanese so no language issues - can't comment on other posts around language but agree with the previous poster that the food definitely was all vegan and we heard the story about his conversion too

Pros: Personal touch - feels specially made, Vegan, some organic, Open for late dinners
Cons: Standard is not quite 5 star
BradenPollock
BradenPollock
  • vegan
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+130

The hardest working chef in Japan

4
Posted on 07 / 31 / 2014

The owner preps, cooks, serves, cleans - he's the only employee. It's a prefix menu so you better like what he's making that day. We were served plain pasta with sautéed veggies. It was good but I wasn't impressed. My family really liked it, however. The restaurant seats about 8 people max but is very quaint. Worth the visit.


furumatsu
furumatsu
  • vegan
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+16

Quaint, quirky, and delicious!

5
Posted on 05 / 11 / 2014

First of all, to clear up any confusion: La Fourchette is completely vegan. The owner underwent a personal shift to veganism a year or two ago and completely changed his French restaurant to vegan as well. He only speaks Japanese and only accepts cash (no credit cards, checks, etc). However, he is also a very dear and fascinating character, not to mention a wonderful chef. Be prepared for a delightfully lengthy, multi-course meal - you will not leave hungry or disappointed.
Updated from previous review on Saturday May 10, 2014



arherron
arherron
  • vegan
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+88

no English menu

3
Posted on 09 / 04 / 2013

We found it ok but unfortunately there is no English menu available. Having seen some vegan bloggers warm that its no actually a vegan restaurant combined with the Japanese only menu make me a but too nervous to order. In the evenings there are three set menus, one at 4900y, with the most expensive being around 8000y per person. It's a very small cafe and no English is spoken. Or French.

Pros: easy to find
Cons: no English menu, expensive given the setting, is it suitable for vegans?
jesse
jesse
  • vegan
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+90

Seemed like a nice TINY little place

3
Posted on 08 / 25 / 2013

The owner or chef was very polite but didn't speak of word of English and turned us away despite the fact that there were three people sat eating in the tiny little restaurant.

If you speak Japanese (or maybe French) call ahead to verify that you can eat here.


Noraply
Noraply
  • vegan
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+18

Nice atmosphere and good food

4
Posted on 07 / 31 / 2013

Had a good and not too expensive meal at this place which is clearly french/paris themed (not in a unattractive way)! The food was nice and we could also enjoy good wine to the food!

Pros: Serves wine, Central
Cons: Small and a bit warm when we went

 

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Added: 2013/06/25

 

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