CLOSED: Prunus

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9-4, Kurumamichi-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, 616-8373

Vegetarian macrobiotic restaurant serving balanced set meals. Mostly vegan, but uses dairy. Located in front of the station. Gluten free menu available. Chef is a macrobiotic cooking instructor and nutritionist. See website for English. Apr 2015 opened after remodeling. Confirmed closed April 2017.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Japanese, Macrobiotic, Organic, Take-out

36 Reviews

First Review by JimmySeah

yummy lunch - Edit

easy to find from the station. great tasting meals

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good food and location - Edit

Delicious potstickers/dumplings. Place is right next to train station and convenient to stop by after a long day walking

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So good! - Edit

The food was absolutely delicious! The woman working there was very kind and helpful. An english menu was provided with all the ingredients listed for every item! The location was right next to the station which was perfect for us and it was a nice & relaxing space.

Pros: Amazing food, all ingredients listed

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Lovely vegan food - Edit

This restaurant is wonderful. We were very happy to find it. The owner is super kind and friendly. They have a curry plate, and gyoza, and when we were there a bunch of menu items involving little veg sausages, which actually turned out to be quite good. They use a lot of apples (or they did when we were there in late fall), and we got to try some shotglasses of fresh apple cider, and the gyoza had apple in it. So tasty. We also got some little slices of cake and only ate them later, SO GOOD! Would definitely visit here again.

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Delicious food in great location - Edit

The food here is delicious. Very recommendable. They have English menu and WiFi and also plugs so one can recharge the cell phones, which is super useful considering one is in Kyoto and taking pictures of everything. The place is simple but calm, it's near the train station and the bamboo groove. The service was great, they are super nice and patient. Loved it and would go back

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian options

Cons: Little kids (less than 7) aren't allowed since the

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everything you could want - Edit

I had a mission to find vegetarian Japanese classics and this place had them all, (ramen, gyoza, suchi, curry, miso) and it was delicious! Owner also speaks good English and is very kind.

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Very good vegan ramen - Edit

Very good and tasty vegan ramen. Staff speaks english.

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May need to update their hours - Edit

Unfortunately when we arrived today they were closed!
Both Happy Cow and Google stated 9am, and their own website seemed to say 11-5 only closed Wednesday as their May calendar.
But when we got there, there was a sign on the door that seemed to say closed mondays!
Very disappointing, we were so excited to try it out!

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Best vegan food I've had during my trip - Edit

The food here was magnificent. I'll be dreaming about the dumplings for weeks to come. Service also fantastic. A must visit.

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Lovely! - Edit

A cosy and lovely place. The food was really good and the owner was so nice. It's located really close to Saga-Arashiyama station, so you can't miss it!

Pros: Good food, nice service, close to station. Moderat

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5/5 - Edit

Excellent food and very friendly service!

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Super great! - Edit

It was so good! We got the lunch sets, the gyoza were delicious and so were the fried veggie meats. SO GOOD.

Pros: Super delicious, Set meal had lots of variety, Reasonable prices for japan

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Amazing - Edit

this place is def cute and cozy, but best of all its truly vegan and yummy! just exit the north exit and your there! friendly and English friendly :).

Cons: pricey but worth it!

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lovely service and food - Edit

This is a great option if you're exploring the Arashiyama area. I stopped in on my way to the bamboo grove for ramen and gyoza. The ramen was delicious but the gyoza were incredible – I'd highly recommend them.

The lady who served me was very sweet. They give you delicious pearl barley tea (and will keep topping you up). I noticed you could buy a pack of this and I kind of regret not doing that, it was really nice.

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good food, nice people - Edit

This place cooks the best vegan ramen I've ever had. ;) the owner speaks english very well and is very helpful.

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Bad luck - Edit

I try to come here. But bad luvk you are close on that day. See you again next time.

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Stevie 31 May 2016 - Hi Thaksa,

Was the restaurant closed at a time they advertised they were open?

Regards, Stevie  


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Great service and food, convenient location - Edit

I randomly came upon this restaurant walking around Arashiyama. They have excellent food and a wide variety of items that cannot be made vegan in other restaurants (ramen, curry, gyoza, karaage, etc)
They also have a small library of vegan and health books to peruse.

Pros: Close to the station, So many items I couldn't pick, Great service

Cons: The pizza is not vegan, It was really busy and tables filled up quickly

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Fabulous - Edit

Fabulous food: ranem, gioza, sushi - absolutely number one! The staff speaks English fluently. Easy access - just of front of station Saga-Arashiyama.

Pros: acceptable cost (2000 JPY), lovely view into the mountains, friendly staff

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Delicious - Edit

The food here is amazing. The ramen is delicious, and the soy meat burger that comes with the combo.. I can't believe how good that was. We also got an order of pot stickers and were amazed by how much flavor they had. Would definitely go back if we were in town longer.

The staff was also amazing. They took the time to find out where we were going and showed us on multiple maps different ways to get there, also told us interesting things about where we were going we would have otherwise not known. My favorite vegan restaurant in Japan so far.

Another thing I liked was when I asked about the tea, she brought me a book that explained what it was and the benefits it had for the body. Overall great experience, friendly helpful people and amazing food. If your in the area I highly suggest trying this place.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Helpful staff

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When a vegan restaurant magically appears! - Edit

My husband and I had just gotten out of the train station at the Saga-Arashiyama JR Station and were looking for a bike rental place when a sign reading VEGAN in big letters caught my eye. It felt like a mirage! I couldn't believe my eyes. We looked at the menu and were set on returning for lunch after sightseeing for a bit. When we returned we were not disappointed. Service was great, the soy meat and gyoza were delicious and the price was right for the all organic ingredients and the fact that everything is prepared upon ordering. Definitely a must when traveling to Arashiyama. (And absolutely do rent bikes! It is the best way for getting around the area which is quite large.)

Pros: great service , lovely view , delicious food

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Charming all round - Edit

Apparently run by two sisters, one of whom served us and was friendly and chatted with us in English. They clearly put a lot of care into their food, sourcing the best quality ingredients they can find. Lists of ingredients for each dish are included on the English menu.
I walked in off the street and ordered one of the set menu options: fried gyozas, gingery soy nuggets, pickled veges, endame beans, etc, and Japanese apple juice. And a free cup of kidney-tonic tea. All was lovely!

Pros: Healthy, high-quality food, Friendly, helpful service, Mountain view

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What a great restaurant! delicious food - Edit

Located right in front of the JR train station in Arashiyama. We went there for lunch and the food was delicious. The owner speaks very good English and the menu was also in English.
We had a bowl of rice with 'soy-chicken' and some vegan sushi rolls, it was great. Free Wifi was also available.
We were very happy we found this restaurant, would definitely go there again and I recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Pros: Great Food, English menu and owner speaks English, Perfect location

Cons: none

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Amazing vegan food - Edit

The cafe is right by the jr station in Arashiyama. The hostess was lovely and spoke very good English which made it easy to order. I believe the menu is completely vegan. My fiancé and I shared a plate of sushi, fried 'chicken' made out of soy meat and gyoza. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be going back there. Highly recommended

Pros: Excellent food, Good price , Friendly staff

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Unexpected find, glad to have visited. - Edit

Doing the gaijin thing at arishiyama, hopped off the JR line and was greeted by a sign on the side of the road in big pink letters 'Vegan'
Much to my surprise I now didn't have to worry about finding something for lunch!

I was greeted by a lovely lady who spoke great English and was mid photo shoot with some delicious looking gyoza! I had been hoping to find vegan dumplings and here they were!

There are several lunch sets to choose from, with the vegan options very clearly marked.

I went with the option that got me sushi, gyoza and seasoned fruits and vegetables, also got the apple juice which stated it wasn't from concentrate!

The sushi absolutely blew my mind, there were 6 serves with 2 different flavours. One had a fantastic sesame flavour and the other I couldn't quite put my finger in but that didn't stop me enjoying it.

The menu listed the gyoza ingredients, with which there was well over ten.
Very flavourful, I had left these till last so the had gone abit cold, but that's my own fault.
Was trying to save the best for last!
Miso soup was delicious and roasted veggies were also very welcome.

As I was only in arishiyama for the day I didn't have the chance to go back but for any vegan/vego this is an absolute must.

Pros: Clearly marked English menus, Great staff and atmosphere , Food was delicious

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Delicious lunch set - Edit

Prunus is located right by the train and is a great stop if you are visiting the bamboo grove or monkey park. The owner was very sweet and attentive. The lunch set was the perfect meal - it included delicious veggie sushi, savory gyoza, a great miso soup, edamame and tea. Would recommend a visit.

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Amazing! - Edit

I recently travelled to Japan and found the food a bit challenging. My tour guide found Prunus as a vegetarian option for me. The restaurant is on the third floor of a small building, overlooking a charming little business district and the train station located one street over. The food was amazing. I chose veggie dumplings, which had a delightful chewy texture, stuffed with a cabbage mix with a dipping soy/vinegar dipping sauce. The meal also and with with veggie sushi, stuffed with carrot/cuke and a surprise piece of walnut. There was a light miso soup and a side dish of potato salad, both of which were delicious. The meal was beautiful, filling, without leaving me feeling stuffed, and made me feel energized. My guide enjoyed the veggie meat option as well. The place is run by two sisters, and deserves to be a popular restaurant, so please, if you are in Kyoto, make a point of visiting this amazing restaurant!

Pros: Excellent food, Small,cozy vibe, Convenient location

Cons: Tucked away, may be tricky to find

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surprise, vegan food! - Edit

Was just on my way back to the station to train off to some far off vegan restaurant when the glorious V E G A N shone through those Omni-clouds. Had some kick ass gyoza and some sushi.
One piece of sushi had nato in it and I'm still gagging at the thought of it.
Not the restaurants fault though that nato is so naaaaasty.

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