Gomacro

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67-3 Jinmei-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Vegetarian cafe with a small food item retail area. Serves 3 set meals all day, plus approx. 10 portions / day of a lunchtime special. Desserts also available. Fully vegan except honey in some items. Has a macrobiotic cooking school on the 2nd floor, with classes sometimes offered in English. Address in Japanese: 〒604-8207 京都府京都市 中京区神明町67-3. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Tue-Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Japanese, Macrobiotic

28 Reviews

First Review by shazb22

Delicious ramen - Edit

A small but delicious menu with good size portions. Quick service.

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Amazing food - Edit

Everything looked vegan - I had the ramen set meal and it was great!! Comes with a small vegan dessert and coffee too! Prepare for lots of sesame! They didn’t have the vegan burger in stock when I came but it looked great on the menu. Price was reasonable for what I had!

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healthy and filling - Edit

The lunch time vegetable plate is full of a variety of vegetables. We were very full, the sesame ramen (yes there is a sesame theme) is cool too. Super nice service, they seemed genuinely happy to have us in their restaurant.

Pros: filling (lots of food) , healthy, many vegetables, friendly service

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cibo fantastico - Edit

Ristorantino accogliente e pulitissimo. Menu in inglese e staff gentilissimo. Cibo davvero buono menu ampio e totamente vegano.

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Heaven for sesame-lovers - Edit

I had a lot of great food in Kyoto, and Gomacro was right up there with the best. I happily would've returned many times to sample the whole menu had I had more time. With only one meal here, however, I went for the daily special set menu, which was a noodle curry dish with four small sides, plus a mini-dessert, and all of it was so exquisite that I could've kept ordering long after I was full.

Service was warm and helpful, and brought joy to the experience. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality.

Very highly recommend!

Enjoy!

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THIS IS THE PLACE ! - Edit

Authentic, haute Japanese cuisine in a friendly, relaxed but classy environment. I’m going to come here everyday !

Pros: They have a thing for sesame oil’s, sesame paste,

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on a major intersection - Edit

Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the front of the restaurant. I hate when traveling and don't know what it looks like, especially in places where I can't communicate well or read. This place however is super close to the castle which is huge. The food is wonderful and two of us ate for about $30 USD. Definitely don't skip this place. Great deal for the money.

Pros: great food and convenient location. you won't miss

Cons: set menus. limited options.

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Very good ! - Edit

I had the cake set with the nuts and sesame tart, topping with soy milk ice cream and whipped cream, and a coffee, for 1,200¥.
The people are very nice !

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For sesame lovers - Edit

Very good but a little too intense with the sesame theme. Everything was loaded with sesame seeds or paste or both. The service was excellent and the food was high quality. The price was a touch on the high side but I can’t remember if everything was organic. If so, then the price is fair. I would give this place a higher rating but there are too many alternatives that I enjoyed more for less. Recommended if you are nearby or if you are a sesame enthusiast.

Pros: High quality food, Clean bright atmosphere

Cons: Intensely sesame, A touch pricey

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Amazing! - Edit

I went there for an early dinner tonight and I absolutely loved it. The curry was delicious and the sesame seeds as an add on is amazing. I finished with the chocolate cake with soy ice cream which was so yummy. Staff were really friendly

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Worth a visit - Edit

There were a lot of different things to try on my set menu, and none of them disappointed. You could sprinkle sesame seeds over each item, and this worked rather well. Quick and friendly service.

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Delicious lunch, easy to find - Edit

Just three blocks from the Karasuma-Oike subway station, on Oike -dori at the corner of Shinmachi-dori, Go-Macro cafe serves 3 vegan set lunches in a modern, casual space. There are also macrobiotic bento boxes, desserts and a few other prepared foods to go, as well as specialty packaged goods like sesame seeds & oils for sale. We had the macrobiotic platter, with miso soup, green salad, pickled and stewed veggies, seitan, roasted pumpkin, brown rice--a variety of tastes and textures, served quickly in adequate portions (1500JPY, about $15).

Desserts looked wonderful (didn't try them) ; other choices on the English menu were veggie burger & curry. There is a sign outside the ground floor space, making it easy to find.

Pros: Vegan, Tasty, Variety of colors and textures

Cons: Lunch or drinks-dessert only

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sesam based food, very good! - Edit

Good food, Good price and nice people

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Very good - Edit

We're not the target audience for this ultra-healthy and light food, but it was very well executed and we enjoyed it a lot. The sesame was especially delicious, as was the sesame chai drink. Also, venue and staff were great.

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Sesame heaven, macrobiotic and healthy food - Edit

A must-go for all sesame lovers. I had the white sesame curry and nut tart for dessert the first time I went, then tried the chocolate cake and sesame cappuccino the second time. I've also tried their buffet menu for the Kyoto Vegans meetup and everything tasted really fresh and delicious. Overall a bright, airy and cozy restaurant with good food.

Pros: Rich decadent food with lots of sesame, Macrobiotic and healthy, Cozy and airy atmosphere

Cons: Can be too filling for those who don't like sesame

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Sesame! - Edit

I loved this place. I got the curry which was so rich and creamy - something I've struggled to find since going vegan years ago! I came back later and got a sesame chocolate tart and sesame pudding. Delicious. Highly recommend!

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Great food, real concept, helpful staff - Edit

My wife found Gomacro with Happy Cow app, for lunch during a day out in Kyoto.

Gomacro combines ingredients free from animal products, with Macrobiotics and flavour and health benefits of Sesame (goma).

The welcome at the restaurant was very nice and the very kind staff member serving us explained the menu and very proactively brought me an English version (my wife is Japanese).

We wanted to try various dishes, so we ordered the Gomacro burger, the daily vegetable plate, and a child size portion of curry (which they kindly made to the adult, more spicy taste for us)

We enjoyed everything very much. The produce is very fresh, the bread (bun) for the burger was very good, whole grain with sesame seeds, and the variety of vegetables very pleasing. The brown rice is excellent, and perfectly cooked.

Definitely would enjoy the curry as a full main course, we just wanted a small portion so we didn't over eat!

Along with the good Gomacro makes its own sesame salt, which is actually sesame seeds infused with sea salt. It's very nice as a condiment, much less salty than usual flavoured salts, which is great if you are more in the 'whole food plant based' camp than the 'anything vegan' camp.

Additionally they bring sesame seeds in their own pestle and mortar, and show you how the grind it yourself. Our server explained that different health benefits between white and black sesame to help us choose which to have.

Actually aside from the smell and taste of perfectly roasted, freshly milled sesame, it's quite therapeutic to mill your own sesame seeds!

Finally we had a very nice chocolate brownie with sesame butter. Very delicious and not an overwhelming portion. The accompanying coffee was I have to say spectacular. I'm not qualified to explain quite why, but an amazing and slightly spicy flavour.

Our thanks again to Gomacro, to our very kind and engaging server (who explained at length to my wife answering all our questions).

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Macrobiotics! - Edit

I am a fan of the macrobiotic diet, so really enjoyed myself at this cafe. The curry was fantastic! I got the ice cream as well, but it was a very small portion. I would definitely go here again!!! You get to grind your own sesame for the meal.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Macrobiotic- Healthy, Filling

Cons: small dessert

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SESAME!!!!! - Edit

Finally I found a restaurant that loves sesame as much as I do! And it's vegan! I Got the creamy curry with a sesame and almond base. It was so rich and delicious! If I hadn't been completely full up the desserts and drinks look amazing. Sesame chai!

Also they have bento so a great place to pick up a vegan bento for the shinkansen. They let me order mine to pick up the following day.

Pros: Delicious!, Great super friendly service!, Sesame!

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Amazing - Edit

The food was fantastic. We had a macrobiotic platter and each individual bit tasted wonderful. Service was also very friendly.

Pros: Tasty food!

Cons: If you are allergic to sesame then you'll have

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great healthy meal - Edit

Greens, finally. It's a great place. A little expensive but I did feel satisfied after my meal. Was tasty as well.

Pros: healthy

Cons: price

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Nice food - Edit

I got the white curry set and it was great. Nice flavour, a lot of food. Overall a good place. Although the dessert was kind of plain and it was kind of expensive.

Pros: Nice flavours.Good Portions.

Cons: Although i have found more expensive restaurants i

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Fresh, tasty and traditional veg - Edit

Fresh tasting noodle dish with reasonable price and good presentation. Gomacro was the right value for money and just what we needed. The service was great as usual in Japan. Would highly recommend going at lunch as it seems a few of the dishes on the menu are only available then. Lovely venue also.

Pros: Fairly priced for portion , Tasty food, Good atmosphere

Cons: Two of the dishes were sold out on the menu

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nice little cafe - Edit

I ordered the half portion of the vegetable sampler (~¥800) and it was filling. Almost couldn't eat the brownie a la mode and chai afterward. Menu in English & pictures. Friendly staff who could communicate with me in English. From the map on HC, it seems the shop is on the side street but it faces the main road.

Pros: everything is vegan, menu in English , delicious local food.

Cons: dishes do sell out, small cafe, limited seating

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Best vegan joint in Japan!! - Edit

We're so glad we came across this place..pretty much everything there has sesame in it which is amazing!!..even our 1 year old son had the best feed..such clean food that was really filling and the staff were beautiful..will definitely have to go back there before we leave.

Pros: Healthy, good size portions, Reasonably priced, Original menu

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Sesame Lovers Rejoice! - Edit

We stopped by Gomacro for a late-ish lunch before we were able to check into our hotel.

Unfortunately the large set menu was sold out so we both opted for the Noodle Set which came with salad plus a drink and small dessert for a little extra. You get a little mortar and pestle full of sesame seeds to grind yourself to add to the main meal, a super cute touch!

The pasta was full of fresh vegetables and super tasty, the salad was simple but delicious too. I also had an iced sesame chai which was perfect. I had the dessert platter which came with a nut tart, brownie and ice cream, all equally tasty.

Staff are very friendly and know some limited English. We are terrible at Japanese and got along just fine!

Can't wait to get back here before I leave!

Pros: All vegan!, Interesting menu, Lovely staff

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Nice restaurant cum cafe - Edit

Visited for lunch. Limited options described in the website with limited portion of the main dish. So, can get over if you go late. Had the white curry. Food was filling and delicious. Price was a bit high. Close to 1450 JPY with taxes.
Had a few tables and sofas with counter seating.
Would recommend to visit if other nearby restaurants are closed as they would probably give better bang for your buck but say on sundays when others are closed, could be a possible option.

Pros: Nice ambience, Good service, Good food

Cons: Moderately expensive, Limited numberof main dish

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