Shojiryori restaurant with a focus on health. Menu is all vegan and changes regularly with what is seasonally available. Reservations are required for dinner, recommend for lunch time. Small space, English is limited. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Thu-Sun 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm. Closed Wed.

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3 Reviews

First Review by tokyoeric


Points +148

21 Jun 2021

Awesome hidden gem

Really great place, especially considering that Nara doesn't have that many vegan restaurants. Reasonable price, excellent food and fantastic setting. Will definitely go again.

Pros: atmosphere and design, great yet reasonable food, very friendly staff



Points +52

07 Feb 2021

delicious, handmade and original!

I love this restaurant!
the atmosphere is just lovely and the food is healthy and outstanding. they do everything from scratch and even have an old oven where they do the genmai dumplings.
they don't use white sugar but tensai sugar which is a big plus.
they have a seasonal menu, that's why I try to go there as often as I can. they explain you every detail of the menu (only Japanese).
unfortunately, sometimes it's not enough for me, but I usually eat a lot haha. still, for me going there is so relaxing and refreshing.

Pros: only vegan food, warm-hearted and friendly, rural ancient-style Japanese atmosphere

Cons: bit small portions


Points +110

Mostly Veg
28 Jul 2020

Amazing Food near Horyuji

Family run Japanese vegetarian restaurant that has amazing food at an incredibly reasonable price. They cook their rice in the very old fashioned stove over wood & it was very soft & sticky for brown rice. Super tasty! Lots of small dishes with a variety of seasonal vegetables. Owners are very friendly & explained all the dishes. It is located about a six minute walk from Horyuji next to a rice paddy.

Pros: Delicious food, Reasonable price, Super friendly staff

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