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38-1,Bisyamonten-Cho, 4 Matubara-Agaru, Higashioji, Kyoto, Japan

Serves meat, vegan options available. Tofu restaurant with limited vegetarian dishes (uses fish sauce). Traditional Japanese setting. Vegan menu must be reserved one day in advance. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm-8:30pm.

Categories: Ovo, Japanese, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Nancy Cadet

No Vegetarian - Edit

Our hotel front desk staff called to try and make a reservation for us. She was told that the tofu was prepared in fish stock and that it couldn't be made vegetarian.

Cons: No vegetarian options

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Don't bother unless you have a reservation — not veg-friendly - Edit

This place was difficult to find, located down a back alley. When we got to the door, the first thing the hostess asked us was whether we had a reservation. When we said no, her second question was if we had any food restrictions. When we said we were vegetarian and don't eat fish, they said "Sorry, we can't help you" and turned us away.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-07

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Not accommodating to vegetarians

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Expensive, but well worth it - Edit

Simple and excellent food elegantly prepared. They have a set meal that includes fish and egg. I ordered the hot tofu and one of the tofu skin items a la carte. The hot tofu is expensive, but it is large, and they will keep giving you as much additional tofu for free as you like. The service is absolutely top notch, and there is more than enough English spoken to handle ordering. The location is spectacular. You'll probably need a reservation to sit outside, but the inside is beautiful too.

Pros: Simple, delicious food, Excellent service, Wonderful location

Cons: Pricy

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Delicious multi course vegan, Tofu focused - Edit

Location: tosuiro has 2 restaurants, with clear local maps and photos on their English language website. We went to the Gion site: on Higashioji-dori btw Yasui Higashiyama and Yasui Konpriagu shrine. It's a few blocks south of the landmark Yasako shrine, down the street from a Lawson & across from a 7/11. It's an easy walk from the many temples in south Higashiyama, such as Chion-In.

Ambiance and menu: the Gion site has an open kitchen tatami room, small garden and small dining room with Western. Style chairs & tables. The food is Beautifully presented, and servers are friendly, speaking some English. The all vegan set should be reserved a day in advance, by phone in Japanese. We asked our Air B&B host to make the call--no,problem. Dishes included chilled tofu, hot pot, grilled miso tofu, stuffed tofu , pickles, soy ice cream . A fabulous splurge in a tranquil atmosphere.

Pros: Vegan. ( need reservation ), Delicate & varied , Tofu, tofu, tofu

Cons: Expensive , Must. Reserve , Limited hours

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