Tiny restaurant on the north side of the road east of the Hyakumanben intersection in the Kyoto University and Ginkakuji area. English speaking staff. Relaxing atmosphere. Serves Japanese style lunch and dinner menu (teishoku), Indian curry, and noodles. Previously named Earth Shokudou. Mar 2014 owner reports no egg or dairy used. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, Japanese, Indian
Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Tanaka-Mon-zen-cho 96-2
Kyoto, Japan
075-721-0789
OPEN NOW

Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm

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  • Cash only
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First Review by DavidSlawColeman
stegh
stegh
  • vegan
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+58

WOW

5
Posted on 01 / 16 / 2015

WOW WOW WOW this was GREAT. The grandma making the food greets with a big smile, great recommendations, and a joyful vegan vibe. Small cafe with limited menu but everything we tried was delicious! Just ask her what's for dinner and you'll leave satisfied. Even the cake-- WOW-- not too sweet and not too sticky.

Pros: Delicious, Plentiful, Joyful
VikramSridhar
VikramSridhar
  • vegetarian
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+11

Great food & excellent experience!

5
Posted on 08 / 08 / 2014

Randomly wandered into the restaurant when I was in the area and it was the highlight of my day! The old lady serving was extremely kind and the navratan korma I had was much better than what I have had in some Indian restaurants. Highly recommend!

Pros: Excellent Food, Great Value
BradenPollock
BradenPollock
  • vegan
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+130

Authentic and tasty!

5
Posted on 07 / 31 / 2014

If any place is "slow food" it's this place. When I visited, grandma cooked and served by herself. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. Mostly Indian plus a couple Japanese options. Small menu. Very affordable.



JesseD
JesseD
  • vegan
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+272

Simple, Delicious, Well-priced Food

4
Posted on 02 / 08 / 2014

As other reviews have said this place is run by a delightful vegetarian owner. It was a real life-saver during the New Year period, when many other places were closed, and she even served a traditional Japanese new-year meal. As my title says the Indian food is simple, fresh and delicious, more like Indian home cooking than the greasy dishes so often served at Indian restaurants around the world. The samosas she makes fresh are absolutely amazing, so make sure you order some. The Japanese dishes are also a chance to experience traditional food without the worry of fish sauce etc or the price of Shojin Ryori. This is definitely a must-visit when in Kyoto.

Pros: fresh and delicious food, open during the new year period, delightful vegetarian owner
Cons: a bit of a walk, but worth it!
Noraply
Noraply
  • vegan
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+18

Cheap, lovely place with good japanese style food

5
Posted on 07 / 10 / 2013

Think title says most. It's a great place and you get a decent portion of food. Some days the lady that runs the store have a recommended dish which is usually a good option. Most food sets cost 850 yen.

Pros: Good value , Friendly lady who runs the restaurant
davidredstone
davidredstone
  • vegetarian
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+69

Easy to find. Great food. Lovely old lady.

4
Posted on 04 / 18 / 2013

We had dinner at Sujata this evening. It is easy to find. We went in half an hour before closing time, and the old lady requested we order the Japanese set dinner, and pointed at the wall. We did, and it was fabulous!

You can eat downstairs at the bar or some tables there, or upstairs. We were upstairs. you sit on the floor on mats, in front of low tables.

The set menu was 840 Yen, and the dessert we had was 400 Yen.

The old lady did not speak much English, but she smiled and was friendly. there was also a young guy helping her serve the food.

The food was similar to Mikoan -- traditional Japanese dishes, vegan style. I highly recommend it. The only downside is that the food took a long time to prepare. That said, there was a group of about 8 next to us upstairs, and downstairs was full. I completely understand the longish wait, and really enjoyed the food.

Pros: Easy to find, Not too expensive, Delicious food
Cons: The service was slow
Jessqi
Jessqi
  • vegan
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+79

Cute

4
Posted on 07 / 03 / 2012

Here you can sit downstairs watching them cook over the counter or upstairs. We watched them cook and chatted. The owner is very friendly. I got the Japanese obanzai set and my friend got the spinach Indian style curry (which she loved). The obanzai set was good, decent Japanese food and cheap.

Pros: Cute, Good food, Friendly
DavidSlawColeman
DavidSlawColeman
  • vegetarian
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+14

Awesome old lady

4
Posted on 07 / 07 / 2011

Easy to find on the north side of Imadegawa-dori east of Hyakumanben. Set menu each night. Price was ~Y800-900pp.
A tiny place you sit right at the bar looking into the kitchen as the proprietor cooks your dinner.
Highly recommended.

Pros: Authentic experience, Great food

 

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Added: 2011/05/18

 

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