The hour long wait was well-worth it. The experience and the food was amazing. couldn't have asked for more.
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SO many amazing options in Kyoto, don't waste your money at this overpriced, bland restaurant. Ok tofu (fresh), but nothing exceptional (didn't even serve the 3 basic condiments they mention in their marketing materials, plus the salad definitely was packaged Italian dressing & WAY overpriced....More
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
Everything perfect. Wonderful lunch in traditional setting. Had to sit or kneel on tatami floor, which added to the peaceful garden ambience.
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
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
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
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
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
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