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Okutan Nanzenji

86-30 Fukuchicho Nanzenji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-8709
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“tofu” (6 reviews)
“monks” (2 reviews)
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86-30 Fukuchicho Nanzenji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had been to Kyoto 3 times, for some reason always come for a Tofu lunch here, of course always a long wait to get in, some time we have to wait a hour plus, maybe become our habit, coming here is on our must...More

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Everything perfect. Wonderful lunch in traditional setting. Had to sit or kneel on tatami floor, which added to the peaceful garden ambience.

Thank BusterCT1K
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I last ate at this place 20 years ago on my only previous visit to Japan, which lasted all of 5 days. Ever since then, I've been dying to return, but either was distracted by other work or travel, or else decided to put it...More

1  Thank Rick049
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

After a long morning walking the streets of Higashiyama, viewing the temples and battling crowds of tourists, Okutan provided a lovely meal in a peaceful garden setting- complete with shoji screens and tatami mats. The tofu dishes were excellent, especially the sesame tofu, which I...More

Thank alexblinks
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This is a quaint restaurant at the southern end of the 'Philosopher’s Path' next to the temple grounds. It only serves one set meal, and the setting is low tables sitting on cushions. The food is served in a series of courses, but begins with...More

Thank OwlNewforest
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This is a classic temple vegetarian/ shojin ryori restaurant. There was only one menu offered, which was pretty much delivered all at once. The room and gardens are beautiful, and the food is the standard Kyoto tofu multi-course meal. All of the food was good,...More

1  Thank lettezilla
Reviewed 10 November 2014

I don't normally contribute or read restaurant reviews on Tripadvisor (tastes, budgets and expectations vary!) but this was an experience as much as a meal: charming service seated in sight of a beautiful temple garden, with an unexpected fixed multi-course vegetarian menu. I will never...More

Thank Radix7
Reviewed 1 December 2013

My only issue was the 1 hour and 40 minute wait outside (but we came in the peak season, probably the most busy weekend of a year). The food is nice, definitely very enjoyable if you like tofu. There is only 1 course (around 3500...More

Thank OceanRower
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place has a single set menu, vegetarian. If that thought scares you, I can tell you that my husband, a real carnivore, loved the food so much on our first visit that he asked when we could come back. We have eaten at other...More

1  Thank Babette221
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15 March 2017|
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Response from hkvisitor1997 | Reviewed this property |
no booking accept for this restaurant, everybody get in line and wait, only open for lunch, we wait for about 40 minutes, I think that's probably the normal waiting time.
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Restaurant Details

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US$27 - US$45
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Address: 86-30 Fukuchicho Nanzenji Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-771-8709
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