Cafe Guri

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

2-15-13 Komachi (at Hachimangu shrine), Kamakura, Japan

Serves buddhist style set vegan meals on traditional local lacquer ware. May included pickled veggies, seaweed, beans, tofu vegetable tempura, miso soup with vegetables and rice. There's also a veggie burger platter on the menu, tea coffee, sake, desserts (ovo-lacto). Has picture menu with prices. On the main boulevard leading to the Hachimangu shrine, on the ground floor of the Kamakurabori Museum, a five-minute walk from Kamakura station. The museum shop sells examples of the same lacquer ware used in the cafe; customers will get a small discount on the upstairs gallery entrance fee. Staff speak some English. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Closed Monday.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Japanese

3 Reviews

First Review by Nancy Cadet

Yummy noodles - Edit

The waitress was very helpful showing us which meals were vegan. The noodle dish we had was delicious and very different to others we have had in Japan.

Pros: Helpful staff. Delicious food.

Cons: None, except lacquerware in museum was too expens

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fantastico - Edit

Ho mangiato a pranzo set cucina dei monaci buddisti
Molto buono anche la birra artigianale alla spina
Il tutto servito in piatti e bicchieri di legno tradizionali

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Shoji Ryori lunch - Edit

A five-minute walk from Kamakura Station, Cafe Guri serves a vegan Buddhist -style set lunch for $15. The cafe is on the ground floor of the Kamakurabori Museum (exhibiting and teaching the traditional art of lacquer ware) , and the meals are presented on typical lacquer trays and bowls. A veggie burger set is on the menu too --I didn't try it ---but the lunch set I had was flavorful , with adequate portions, quickly prepared and served with a smile. Various teas, coffee, sake and other drinks are on the menu, as well as sponge cake and non-vegan sweets.

No reservations are necessary for the lunch service that starts at 11:30AM. The museum and cafe are closed on Mondays. Many casually dressed customers were there for lunch or cakes and tea/coffee.
Location : on the boulevard leading to Tenmangu Shrine, in the modern building "Kamakurabori Assembly Hall." Also has a sign in English "Kamakurabori Museum."

Pros: No reservation necessary, Vegan , traditional Japanese dishes , Friendly and quick service

Cons: Lunch only, Closed Mondays

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