• Washoku Dining Taku

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  • White Veg-options

Serves fish, vegan options available. 薬zen拓 pescatarian and health food restaurant offering a vegan menu with dishes such as steamed vegetables, simmered tofu, or hot pot, and dessert. Last order 7pm. Sources produce from the local markets. Located at a 5-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station Exit 2. Formerly named Zen. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm.

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6 Reviews

First Review by Yuki.m


Points +189

29 Jun 2023

Fresh and tasty vegan set meal

The restaurant had a great atmosphere and you can see the chefs cooking. The menu was clearly marked with the vegan choice (set meal ¥1500). The food was tasty and fresh. The set meal was small though and I also ordered a teriyaki tofu after it had arrived, which was delicious!

Pros: Good value, Fresh ingredients , Vegan set meal clearly marked on the menu

Cons: Small portion size



Points +54

08 Mar 2020

Limited options but very tasty

Very cozy restaurant with a traditional Japanese vibe.
Only one vegan option, but is very tasty.
Also gives option of sake tasting for those who enjoy that, but can become expensive depending on how much you get

Pros: Tasty food, Sake tasting

Cons: Only one vegan option, On the expensive side


Points +29

24 Sep 2019

Great vegan options

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Only downside is their vegetarian options use bonito and fish oil.


Points +19

Mostly Veg
03 Jan 2019

Looks like a super fun place if you eat fish. Not so veg-friendly anymore.

We went specifically because of the big veggie plate shown in this app and no such thing. I showed the photo and app to the waitress and she said no such option, mainly just sashimi and sushi. The only vegetarian option she suggested was a rice bowl. Too bad, it was a fun atmosphere.

Pros: Fun atmosphere

Cons: Not really vegetarian friendly anymore


Points +96

19 Nov 2018

Good time had.

Good vegan udon. Plus the Sake tasting.

Pros: Sake tasting good. , Meal was excellent.

Cons: Only one choice the chef’s meal of the day.


Points +12

Non Veg
11 Nov 2017

Delicious foods

I visit 薬zen拓(yakuzen taku). This restaurant had vegetarian foos.
My friend and I ate steamed vegetables, hot-pot and rice soaked with tea. All of them were nice.

Pros: Delicious food, Good value , Clean

Cons: Take a little time

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