Vegan restaurant near Fushimi Shrine at 京都市伏見区深草西浦町4丁目88. Offers a variety of dishes such as pizza, char-grilled bbq tofu rice bowl, soy milk miso ramen, fried tofu, soy ice cream parfait, organic coffee. Has English menu. Last order 4:30pm. A natural organic store also operates in the restaurant. Current owner since 2016. Reported closed, Nov 2019.

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147 Reviews

First Review by lemurcat


Points +104

20 Jan 2023

Good-bye pizza pie

The best vegan pizza I’ve ever had - and sadly possibly ever will - and it was totally unlooked for after visiting the nearby shrine. Just excellent! Such a shame it’s closed, would totally make the trip back to Japan if it ever opens up again -fingers crossed.



Points +121

04 Nov 2022

My favorite restaurant in Kyoto

This was my favorite restaurant in Kyoto and one of the best vegan restaurants I've ever been to. Really sad to see that it's closed. They had pizza with cheese made from mochi--- spectacular. I hope they see how beloved they are and can open again now that Japan is open for tourists again.


18 Jan 2023

Mochi?! So, that's the secret. Sure it was best I've ever had and sure I would come back to Japan just to eat it again. Let's start a campaign to bring them back into business! Save the Vegans!


Points +132

18 Nov 2021

What a gem it was...

This used to be my favourite vegan restaurant in Kyoto! Real gem with friendly service, wonderful vegan food and the most delicious vegan ramen in town. I was so sad when I found out that they had permanently closed their restaurant in Fushimi. The owners have recently opened a new restaurant in Higashiyama on the ground floor of ZIZI hotel, please support them if you can!

Pros: incredibly delicious & fresh food , friendly staff

Cons: bit out of the way


Points +3810

22 May 2021

Best Vegan Pizza Worldwide

I'm so sad to learn this treasure has been closed by the omnivores and their latest pandemic. This was by far and away the best New York Style Pizza in the entire world, and I grew up in New York City and consider myself a class A vegan pizza snob. The sauce to cheese ratio, the perfect thin base, the fluffy crust, and their amazing vegan toppings. I sure hope the owner of this restaurant receives my message and understand just how dearly their pizza will be missed. Incredible pizza. Tragic loss for puzza lovers across the world. Perhaps one might post their recipe someday. True pizza wizards.

Pros: pizza

Cons: closed


Points +46

11 Nov 2020

Japanese flavors on a pizza!

Who knew tofu, teriyaki, miso and whatever else they put on there would taste so good on a pizza! Friendly staff - Highly recommend this place! ごちそさまでした!


Points +61

27 Aug 2020

Amazing Ramen!!!

The wait was long but it was definitely worth it as I had one of the best ramen here! They have a little shop too where they sell organic products. Would highly recommend this place but suggest coming early to avoid long waiting time.


Points +454

11 Nov 2019

All was amazing and very very special!

Amazing restaurant, do not miss if in Kyoto!!
I ate cripsy pizza, fried tofu and green tea shake with soft icecream.
All was absolutely amazing! Loved everything!
*please be aware - they close really early*


Points +466

04 Nov 2019

Great tofu dish and good ramen

We really like our mains! We ordered the huge ice cream and it hasn't had much taste. That was a waste of a lot of yen.

Pros: Friendly cafe and staff, Good ramen and grilled tofu

Cons: Expensive , Didn't like the ice cream


Points +100

03 Nov 2019

Cozy Vegan Spot

Walked to this place from Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine and I was not disappointed! From the moment we walked in we were greeted by the friendly staff and welcomed in. I had the deep fried tofu pizza and the deep fried tofu rice bowl both of which were incredibly delicious. I also tried the chocolate soy sundae and it was very good. Definitely recommend eating here!!


Points +190

10 Oct 2019


It’s just unreal, such an amazing taste in their dishes!


Points +52

22 Sep 2019

Best vegan pizza in Japan

We tried a few vegan pizzas in Tokyo and Kyoto but I dare to say this is the absolute best one.
They have a few other dishes as well but we came here for a pizza and we were more than satisfied. Apart from the great vegan cheese the best thing about it is, that it's a big pizza and not only a "hand full" like in all other locations in Japan where to have to order two to get stuffed.
Also the location is very sweet and calm. Really enjoyable.

Pros: good sized pizzas (not small ones like elsewhere)

Cons: Closing too early to have dinner


Points +71

13 Sep 2019

You must visit here!

A great restaurant that ticked all the boxes. Great service and great food. I had the curry. It was nice and spicy!

Pros: Varied menu

Cons: None


Points +90

01 Sep 2019

Super nice time!

We spent a time for lunch time after a long walk.
Staff is really friendly and Ramen are oversized! For your entire pleasure! Highly recommended

Pros: Fully vegan


Points +32

31 Aug 2019

Amazing food

The grilled tofu bowl was delicious. Got it with the miso soup and the side salad and both were also great. Staff were super lovely and they also have a small selection of vegan food to buy to take away. It’s a lovely walk to fushimi Inari shrine afterwards.

Pros: All vegan , Very friendly staff, Close to fushimi Inari shrine


Points +621

26 Aug 2019

#1 near Fushimi Inari!!!

Amazing every time i have visited. All their food i've tried has been great. Friendly staff and to die for soy milk parfaits in so many flavours!

Pros: Good location, Good menu, Desserts


Points +54

26 Aug 2019

Yakiniku don and Fushimi Inari

Total vegan cafe/restaurant. Very friendly and kind employees. I loved their yakiniku donburi. Also their pizza is actually pretty big! There's a bunch of different types of deserts with several different options. Could be a bit remote from the center of kyoto but it's near Fushimi inari so don't miss it if you're traveling there.


Points +26

22 Aug 2019

Omg amazing!

I had the soy milk ramen and tofu rice bowl and I wanted to eat both again straight away! Sooooo tasty!


Points +31

06 Aug 2019

Tasty food but expensive

In a quiet area near Fushimi Inari shine, visited with my partner and had soy miso ramen and teriyaki pizza

Pros: Lots of vegan options, English menu, Large portions

Cons: Expensive , AC no good - very hot on a summers day, 25 minute wait for food


Points +36

01 Aug 2019

Wouldn’t have the fried tofu charcoal again but soft serve was tasty!

This restaurant is situated in a quiet area of Kyoto and offers an array of different vegan dishes. We chose the soy milk ramen and deep fried charcoal grilled tofu. My boyfriend thought ramen was tasty, but I suppose I didn’t think it was anything spectacular - same with the charcoal grilled tofu which unfortunately tasted a little too much like charcoal, and not much more...
After that we had a soy soft serve with black sesame drizzle. That I can recommend!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Special atmosphere

Cons: Expensive, “Large”portion isn’t large


Points +21

16 Jul 2019

Top tier!

English speaking staff and menu, filling varied vegan food. I got the miso and salad set with the small charcoal tofu rice bowl and I was stuffed!! All delicious, the miso let the rest down a bit for me, lacking a strong flavour aside from vegetable soup- but it was still very nice. Then had a black sesame milkshake- which was phenomenal!!

Pros: Lots of options, Lots of information , Wooden cutlery!! Sustainability points!


Points +811

15 Jul 2019

Awesome pizza

We had pizza, a fried tofu/rice bowl, and a green tea ice cream milkshake for dessert. It was all delicious and very flavorful. Highly recommend going here, as it has great food and it is a little further away from the more touristy spots in Kyoto. It is a peaceful vegan getaway in the city!

Pros: Great food, In a quiet area, Reasonable prices


Points +443

13 Jul 2019


My vegan husband and I live in Kyoto and are always scoping out vegan friendly locations. The quality of the food here is excellent. Yummy, protein-based, all organic, outstanding. The owners used to run a full-on meaty barbecue styled restaurant before going vegan. This might explain why the soy meat donburi they made was so scrumptious! We found the price a bit steep but organic produce is expensive in Japan. They make everything from scratch, even the soy meat. The pizza was saucy and the dough crispy. There is a small organic store upstairs if you want to buy their sauces or products to take home. It is about a 10 minute walk from the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine. They have one parking space, but there is cheap all-day parking around the corner, making it a convenient place to start or end your day of sightseeing.

Pros: taste, protein, big portions


Points +166

15 Jun 2019

Kyoto Vegans Party

Wonderful! Favorite vegan spot in Kyoto. The green tea soy soft serve hit the spot on a hot day🙌🏼

My brother had the pizza and he said this was the best vegan pizza he’s ever had! We even ordered one to go for later lol.

The recommended tofu rice dish was fire🔥

The salad was nothing too special (although better than other salads I’ve had in Kyoto)

Super chill vibe here


Points +2968

11 Jun 2019

Delicious food

A great place not too far from the Fushimi Inari Taisha area. We went there for lunch and had the soy milk ramen, the charcoal-grilled deep fried tofu rice bowl set with a salad and miso soup, the pizza soy white, and the Milan style brown rice casserole with white sauce. Everything was very tasty and full of flavor. Service was a bit lacking compared to other Japanese restaurants, but still way better than many other places around the world.

Lia Argolo

Points +207

25 May 2019

Cozy place

Very cozy place with lots of options. You’ll find healthy meals, pizza, ice cream (including the matcha flavor).


Points +514

18 May 2019


They put potato and mushroom on the "original margherita-like pizza". This was a little strange, as these ingredients never appear on a original Margherita pizza. The pizza was a little tasteless. Despite that, the vegan cheese and crust were very good.
The large portion if the charcoal grilled deep friend tofu rice bowl tasted OK, but was still a little small and we were not full after our meals.
In addition, it is a bit pricy.

Pros: Good vegan cheese

Cons: Not so tasty, expensive


Points +57

17 May 2019

Fantastic place with lovely staff

Delicious ramen served in nice and comfy interior. The owner is well travelled and spoke to us in good English. Some of the best meals we had in Japan. (Desserts looked amazing too, but we were too full)

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