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Sanjo-dori | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-255-0086
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Today
11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a great place to have a delicious vegetarian meal in Japan! The restaurant is small but we were seated right away. The menu is fairly clear though there are items that use fish broth so when I ordered the set menu as a vegetarian, I got different items than were on the menu/that my husband got. It was... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with my brother for dinner and we had the fixed menu which had four courses and was delicious for only about $13! No, this is not a 100% veggie restaurant, but they have all healthy options and excellent tofu. The atmosphere is very relaxing and it feels like a small hippy joint. The waitress was very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, I am a vegetarian and was suffering because of the lack of good options in Kyoto My boyfriend eats meat but also enjoyed the food The place is small but makes it cosy The personal is really friendly and make a big effort to explain in English The menu is also on English Don't forget to try the... More 

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Thank Silvia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

If you have a chance you must go to this restaurant. The food is really delicious, great quality & as a meat lover I didn't miss the meat one bit! It's really flavoursome & great value for money. We went for dinner & I even bought some of there homemade biscuits as a snack for the next day which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

this restaurant is a true find for anyone seeking vegetarian food in kyoto. fresh, interesting and well presented the food is delicious. like many shops in japan you need to look up to find it! circular stairs lead to the restaurant on the second floor. we have been there on more than one ocassion across diferent trips to kyoto and... More 

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Thank Susan La M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend is a vegetarian & I am an omnivore. This restaurant was delicious for both of us. Amazingly friendly and polite staff. Delicious food, I would definitely recommend.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

First the pros , they have an English menu, staff is very friendly and look like they take pride in their job. The ingredients were fresh and of quality , the prices were good. Now the cons, it's very hot inside and they only serve hot beverages, space is small and you bump into other tables. Some of the dishes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Went to this restaurant for dinner. They had an english menu and was staff was friendly. Delicious food. Had meat options also. Vegan option was 200 JPY costlier but still the price is comparable to what you pay at other restaurants for dinner. Food portions were sufficient and also delicious. Chose Japanese dinner set. It was a bit different here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Very welcoming and friendly establishment, a great place for tasty vegetarian food. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I eat several times at Biotei as it was in walking distance from my hotel. I found it very pleasant to eat in as a solo traveller. Service was friendly but efficient and there was no language issues. Beatles music playing seemed to be rather a thing all over Japan. It was not so loud that it bothered me -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanjo-dori | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-255-0086

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

Neighbourhood Profile
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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