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Kanga-an

#1,230 of 11,658 Restaurants in Kyoto
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278 Kuramaguchi-Higahiiru, Karasumadori, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-256-2480
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 misinformation and disinformation in the public arena. Many don't really understand that for people like... More 

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Thank Live V
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 and wonderful view. This decided us to revisit for a meal. On arrival we were... More 

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Thank Catherine T
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Panda6551
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 dead cold. The surroundings were beautiful but we were underwhelmed, perhaps we chose the wrong... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Rebecca R
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. Great place to entertain privately.

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1 Thank Aya F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

We were delighted from a very nice temple setting with Japanese garden. We were sat in private room and our vegan Keiseki set menu of 12 courses were of high standard snd beautifully presented. Staff were nice and friendly and explained dish from each course.. Overall, it was delightful experience and recommended for anyone who like to experience something different.

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Thank Simplylife14
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I took two 70's American friends. One of them hardly walk by himself and he used a walker for an aged person, but it was no problem. This "Kangaan" is not only a nice restaurant but also a beautiful zen temple. All of staffs is very kind. They have special lunch menu for 5,000 JPY. They have a Halal license.... More 

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Thank halah0142
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

We had a memorable evening because of the extraordinary cuisine and service and the enchanting ambiance. We were served in a private dining room and each course arrived at the perfect time, served on exquisite traditional ceramic and lacquer dishes. The courses were an experience of both of visual beauty and provided diversity of tastes.

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2 Thank Risa101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

A serene little bar set in the garden of an active zen-buddhist temple. Guinness on tap, small Suntory whiskey selection. Serenity is free.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Kuramaguchi-Higahiiru, Karasumadori, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-256-2480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in City Center

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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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