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278 Kuramaguchi-Higahiiru, Karasumadori, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-256-2480
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
12 Jan 2018
“A must!”
29 Oct 2017
“Sublime dinner experience ”
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Japanese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
278 Kuramaguchi-Higahiiru, Karasumadori, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

What a beautiful experience we had. We went with a friend, wondering about this place after reading reviews about it. The food was absolutely amazing (vegan) and the monks were very welcoming. Calm ambiance in a gorgeous setting that is imprinted in our minds. Kanga-an...More

Thank Kina L
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Superb shojin ryori experience, dining with views to an exquisite garden, served by monks. Later on, having a relaxing drink in a bar overlooking a serene garden. A sublime dining experience.

Thank yiukw0ngt
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Amidst the hundreds of temples in beautiful Kyoto, Kangara-an has mixed good business with sustainability. Lovely setting in the evening, suitable for those who wish a sake, plumb wine or other beverage in a relaxed and respectful environment.

Thank Pamela I
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had a terrific meal in Kanga-an. The food was delicious and it was beautifully presented. It was a very special setting and we rounded the evening off with a drink in the secret bar. Excellent!

Thank DannyRosenbaum8
Reviewed 23 July 2016

For me, and many vegans I know, being vegan is a joy. In Kyoto, it's joy in overdrive. One can find many lovely vegan restaurants. Many people sadly have a lot of misconceptions about vegans and that's not surprising because there's a great deal of...More

1  Thank Live V
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Firstly the gardens and temple are very beautiful and well kept and worth a visit. The staff were very polite and accommodating. We first visited the bar just for a drink,while the cover charge and drinks were expensive it was worth it for the service...More

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 12 January 2016

A different sort of vegetarian experience. Food was well presented but service was slow. Staff were good in explaining the various types of food serve. Try to get a room facing the inner garden.

Thank Panda6551
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We booked this for a special vegan Christmas eve meal and were unfortunately disappointed. At first, the man greeting us at the gate was clearly drunk, and the food, while well presented, was average for the price. Basic things such as the tempura course was...More

2  Thank kdelbosque
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We just went for drinks as arrived late and it was such a wonderful surprise. Beautiful gardens, atmosphere and one of the absolute highlights of our trip!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Zen monks prepare exquisitely beautiful full course vegan menu. Each dish is hand prepared. The rooms are actually converted to western style so you don't have to worry about sitting on the floor to eat. Gorgeous zen garden is also maintained by the same monks....More

1  Thank Aya F
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
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shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
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goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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16 January 2018|
Response from yiukw0ngt | Reviewed this property |
Many restaurants are afraid of no-shows so they are reluctant to take overseas reservations from people they don’t know. Best you write to your hotel before your trip, and get your hotel concierge to make a reservation for... More
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  • Address: 278 Kuramaguchi-Higahiiru, Karasumadori, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-256-2480
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