• Kyoto Garden Restaurant Yachiyo

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Hotel restaurant. Offers one vegetarian dinner course. When calling vegans should specify. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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1 Review

First Review by ToshiyukiNakanishi


Points +23

02 Dec 2018

Amazing vegetarian food

Well, I don't have any other ryokan experiences to compare this too, but it was pretty amazing. Of course, most of the time we felt like we were doing the wrong thing, being gaijin, but that is probably to be expected. Did we take off our shoes in the right place? Should we wear the yukata now or later? How do we tie that obi again? All these things puzzled us at various times! Nonetheless, the room and the gardens and the food were amazing, and the location, close to many lovely shrines, and the Philosopher's Walk, couldn't be better...
If you are here for the vegetarian food, then you much do at least one vegetarian kaiseki meal. The presentation of the food itself was worth the visit, and it tasted exquisite. They do their very best to match all dietary preferences, but it is up to you to be as clear as possible, given the language barriers, beforehand. The couple at a table near by caused huge awkwardness for all concerned when one of the people could not eat most of the food (the Ryokan did their best to accommodate him at the last minute, but kaiseki is not something you just throw together!).

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