All Reviews by ahimsa333
Domus Hyakumanben 3F, 28-20 Tanak-monzenmae, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Only got to eat here once, but it was fantastic. You MUST try the Soymilk Ramen Vegetables. It was incredible. Tried to make it at home later that week, and just couldn't do it. The dessert special for Cherry Blossom was very unusual but delicious. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I just loved this place.
2787 Longhua Rd, Shanghai, China
Don't bother, unless you love buffets
This part of town is so dreary, I was sorry I spent the 45 minutes finding Jendow--only go there at night if you are driving or are taking a cab. The restaurant inside is quite nice, and the buffet is ENORMOUS, but because I had a hard time finding it, I arrived at 1:15, and was treated like I was an inconvenience. At 1:55, I was brought a few desserts (because I hadn't gotten to those yet) and at 2:00 exactly, an entire team rushed out and removed absolutely all the food within 3 minutes. This was an expensive lunch for me, 4 times what I would spend anywhere else in town, and I felt very rushed and could not enjoy it. At 2:15, the lights were turned out, pretty much asking me to leave. The food was beautifully displayed, and I liked most of it, but only go here if you love buffets, and can get there right when it opens.
Marutamachi St, Kyoto, Japan
Best food and space in Kyoto!
I spent 4 weeks in Kyoto, and tried nearly every vegetarian restaurant there. Kairasu was the last place I went, and I was sad that I didn't go there first. The space is so peaceful and relaxing, and the couple that run it are so friendly and sweet, and speak just enough English to make you feel understood. The food was excellent, with such incredible attention to detail. The lunch set is the best deal, and the dessert (banana parfait) was excellent. We also bought one of all their cookies to eat the next day. If you want fancy and flashy, go to Cafe Proverbs. If you want to relax, and feel the vibe of Kyoto, go here.
5f 5-1 Ishibashi-cho, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Nice space, great menu
I had a hard time finding this place, but once I did, I really enjoyed the atmosphere. I ordered the tempeh pocket, which was tasty, but a little dry. Does serve seafood, which was disappointing, since it prevented me from ordering the lunch set.
97 Wukang Road, Shanghai, China
Cheap food, not bad
I rented an apartment right around the corner from this place, and went in not even knowing it was vegetarian. How great to have it so close! The food is good, and you get a lot of it for a very low price. Lunch for 2 was 79rmb ($12) and a bowl of soup is 13rmb ($2). Great place if you're nearby, but better food can be had at Wu Guan Tang.
Nishiki-dori, 198-1, Kyoto, Japan
Simple, Good Food, Great Atmosphere
This place was a bit hard to find within all the chaos of Fushimi Market. Once you find the small door, it's down a hallway. The cafe is very small, with community tables. You sit on the floor, with cushions. There is a small zen garden to view. The staff speaks very limited English, but does have an English menu. I had the lunch set. The food is simple, Japanese style, served all at once on a tray, with tea for about 10-12 US dollars. Nice feel to the place, and very quiet considering the location.
349 Xinhua Road, Shanghai, China
Fantastic Menu and Food--and no fake meats!
I've been in Shanghai for a few weeks, and have eaten at a few vegetarian restaurants. This is by far my favorite. The lunch set is a steal at 38rmb ($6) and includes tea. Dinner for two can run you a lot more, so go there for lunch! Everything I've tried is excellent, perfectly flavored, and no MSG! The menu is in English (a bit rough, but workable) and a few of the wait staff speak English. Very helpful. They have a wonderful rooftop garden area with seating. The place is very clean. No Engish on the building or entrance, so look for the glass windows, large wood door, and the lanterns out front.