14 Kyoto Restaurants With Extensive Vegetarian Menus

Check out these popular Kyoto restaurants with extensive vegetarian menus! You will be able to enjoy dishes that make use of seasonal, healthy vegetables at all of these restaurants. Be sure to visit if you are in Kyoto!

1. Mumokuteki Cafe & Foods



The cafe uses organic produce from nearby farmers and avoids any artificial flavorings, so their food is really wholesome and good for the body. They also use many seasonal vegetables, so you will be able to experience the different seasons through each dish. Pregnant women can opt for caffeine-free tanpopo (dandelion) coffee or all-natural, additive-free fruit juices. Other items like their low-calorie Miso Cutlet Plate are also recommended.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

HP: www.mumokuteki.com/cafe/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 351 Iseya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市中京区伊勢屋町351  (Google Map)

2. Cosy Cafe


Focusing on organic and fair trade ingredients, Cosy Cafe is a place where you can savor dishes that are both delicious and healthy at the same time. Since it’s a cafe located inside a yoga studio, they serve handmade quiches and cake salé as main dishes for lunch. It’s a calm environment where you can enjoy a quiet meal.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Closed: Open daily unless otherwise specified

Address: Kitahara Bldg. 2F, 532 Tenshoji-mae, Teramachi Sanjo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto   京都府京都市中京区寺町三条上る天性寺前532北原ビル2F(Google Map)

3. Vegans Cafe and Restaurant


Vegans Cafe and Restaurant serves an authentic Yakiniku-don (grilled meat rice bowl) using soy to create this 100% vegetarian version of the dish. It’s said that you’ll become addicted if you try it once. The inside of the restaurant is comfortable, and they even play relaxing music to create a unique atmosphere. They don’t use meat, fish, egg, dairy products or chemically processed ingredients. Instead, they focus on using brown rice, and they try to always use vegetables that were naturally cultivated or organically grown. Their menu is filled with dishes that highlight the natural taste of every ingredient.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Wednesdays

HP: www.veganscafe.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 4-88 Fukakusa Nishiura-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市伏見区深草西浦町4-88 (Google Map)

4. Morpho Café


Morpho Café places importance on bringing out the natural flavors of the ingredients in a dish. Here, no animal products are used. The soy meat burger is not only good for your body, but it’s also reasonably priced at 850 yen, and comes with fries and salad. Enjoy your meal in this calm and relaxing atmosphere!

Opening Hours: 11:40 AM – 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Closed: Tuesdays

HP: www.morphocafe.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 309 Saikachi-cho, Nakadachiuri-sagaru, Nishihorikawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市上京区西堀川通中立売下る皀莢町309 (Google Map)

5. Sunny Place


Sunny Place serves healthy Obanzai (Kyoto-style home cooking) dishes. Their Obanzai set comes with boiled or stir-fried dishes with plenty of vegetables, along with black rice and soup. It’s popular for being a generous meal that’s also nutritious. The homemade dairy-free cakes are also highly recommend.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM,  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

Address: 168-2 Tanaka Oi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市左京区田中大堰町 168-2 (Google Map)

6. Mamezen


Mamezen is a restaurant specializing in Kyoto Soy Milk Ramen. The Mamezen Soba is a noodle dish with thick soy milk broth. It’s served as a set with Yuba no Ankake-don (rice topped with bean curd skin and starchy sauce) and pickles. Other noodle dishes with healthy ingredients such as Chlorella Soy Milk Ramen and Soy Meat Tantan-style Soy Milk Ramen can be enjoyed in this trendy restaurant.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Public Holidays, Beginning and End of the Year

HP: www.mamezen.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 13-4 Shimogamo Higashi-Takagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市左京区下鴨東高木町13-4 (Google Map)

7. Falafel Garden


Taste traditional Israeli fare at the Falafel Garden. Pita sandwiches are a healthy food that is famous all over the world. The herbs that they use are from the restaurant’s own garden, and the spices are imported from Israel. Almost everything – from the pita sandwiches to the chicken kebabs, sesame sauce and dressings – are homemade. You can look forward to getting authentic Israeli food at reasonable prices here.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

HP: www.falafelgarden.com/english/index.html (English)

HP: www.falafelgarden.com/ (Japanese)

Address: 3-16 Tanaka Shimogamo-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市左京区田中下柳町3-16 (Google Map)

8. Biotei


Pesticide-free or reduced-pesticide vegetables that are in season, along with additive-free seasonings, are used in the natural and delectable dishes served at Biotei. They offer daily set menus, so even if you head there every day, you’ll still be able to enjoy healthy and delicious meals without getting sick of the food.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 8.30PM

Closed: Sundays, Mondays, Public Holidays

Address: M&I Bldg. 2F, 28 Umetada-cho, Higashino-Toin Nishi-iru, Sanjo-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 京都府京都市中京区三条通東洞院西入ル梅忠町28 M&Iビル 2F  (Google Map)

9. Ajiro


This is a restaurant that is recognized for its Kyoto Kaiseki-style food. Ajiro is a Michelin 1-star restaurant that’s full of history and tradition. Having been in business since Showa 37 (1962), the restaurant uses carefully selected seasonal vegetables to create the numerous gourmet dishes that it offers. You can also experience the Zen-like atmosphere in the restaurant.

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Closed: Wednesdays

HP: www.ajiro-s.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 28-3 Hanazonotera-no-mae-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市右京区花園寺ノ前町28-3 (Google Map)

10. Cafe Matsuontoko


Cafe Matsuontoko is a place where you can dine on healthy dishes made with Kyoto vegetables. The pride of the restaurant is their Vegan Burger Set. The burger comes with potato salad and a drink. The setting is relaxed, so you can chill and enjoy the numerous dishes on the menu that feature fresh vegetables.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Open unless otherwise specified

HP: matsuontoko.net/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 538-6 Nakano-cho, Shijo-agaru, Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市中京区新京極通四条上ル中之町538-6 (Google Map)

11. Indo Shokudo Tadka


Indo Shokudo Tadka is popular as a place where people can sample authentic South Indian food. The restaurant’s Japanese chef arranges the authentic Indian curry in a way that’s easy for Japanese people to eat, so it’s especially popular with the customers. Many different spices are blended together to make this curry. It is full of vegetables, so it’s really healthy and delicious. At lunch, you’ll be able to get 3 types of vegetable curry with rice, roti (Indian bread), salad and pakora (Indian vegetable fritter).

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM

Closed: Sundays, Mondays

Address: Bainokuribia 1F, 138 Sakyo-cho, Takakura Nishi-iru, Oshikoji-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市中京区押小路通高倉西入左京町138 バインオーククリビア 1F  (Google Map)

12. Vege Café & Dining Tosca


Come here for some homemade dishes that feature lovely seasonal ingredients. Vege Café & Dining Tosca offers a menu that’s meat-free and full of vegetables. At lunch, you can pick from either brown rice or semi-polished rice. Since it’s a restaurant where you can enjoy a wide variety of healthy dishes, it’s extremely popular among women!

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Closed: Mondays

HP: tosca-kyoto.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 67-7 Kitashirakawa Owake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市左京区北白川追分町67-7 (Google Map)

13. Organic House Salute Kyoto


Organic House Salute Kyoto is the right place to go if you’re looking to get some delicious and healthy dishes that feature fresh organic vegetables. The wooden furnishings inside the restaurant create a calm atmosphere. The lunch-only Veggie Lunch Set and the Veggie Curry Set are healthy and come in generous servings! Their menu is sure to satisfy you.

Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Closed: Thursdays

Address: 600-31 Higashi-Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町600-31 (Google Map)

14. Miyakoyasai Kamo Shijo Karasuma Main Outlet


If you fancy eating your fill of vegetables that are harvested and cooked on the same day, then you should make your way to Miyakoyasai Kamo Shijo Karasuma Main Outlet. You’ll be able to enjoy all-you-can-eat dishes made from Miyakoyasai (Kyoto-produced organic, pesticide-free or reduced-pesticide produce). You can enjoy healthy meals for breakfast that start from 500 yen, so it’s extremely popular and full of customers even in the morning!

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Closed: Open unless otherwise specified

HP: http://www.nasukamo.net/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 276 Ogisakaya-cho, Ayanokoji-sagaru, Higashino-Toin-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto  京都府京都市下京区東洞院通綾小路下る扇酒屋町276 (Google Map)