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68 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385, Japan
+81 75-882-9725
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Ranked #6 of 3,523 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Bandar Seri Begawan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My favourite meal in Kyoto so far. Food really is prepared by Buddhist monks (hubby stole a pic fm the kitchens before he was shushed away). We were a party of 5 and pre-booked via our guest house owner so we were lucky to have a room all to ourselves. The ¥3000 meal is definitely enough. Not a place to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It helps to ask where the restaurant is when you buy your tickets at the entrance to the gardens. We found it with a little help. We removed our shoes upon entering and paid the cashier before being seated. Each meal was 3,000 yen but well worth it. We sat on tatami mats in an open room with other patrons... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

For a long time I'd been wanting to try Buddhist vegetarian cooking where the meal preparation can be part of the daily contemplation. This is certainly thoughtful food and very delicious unlike many vegan meals in the west that can be dour. Service is fairly basic but the room is stunning with beautiful views out on to the gardens. It... More

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a very unique and delicious experience. You sit on tatami mats on the floor in a lovely wood building that's part of the Tenryuji Temple (with views to its garden) and are served a tray of food consisting of several smallish vegan dishes, prepared by the temple monks, in beautiful red bowls. We (including my husband who is... More

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new york city
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31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Location: /Shigetsu restaurant is inside the temple garden in Tenryuji , Arashiyama ; pay entrance fee and ask cashier for directions to it. Reservations are not necessary; lunch only. Ambiance & menu: a multi.course vegan meal served with little ceremony and quickly on a tray. There were guided tour groups in other rooms; it's busy and popular. Dining rooms have... More

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Santiago
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Rather than a restaurant, this is a traditional temple offering the famous 'shojin ryori', vegetarian Buddhist meals. There are three options: Yen 3,000; 5,000; and, I believe, 7,000. We took the 5,000 option. We arrived for lunch and were seated in a separate space (reservations seemed to be recommended, but I believe they were not necessary). It was relatively 'simple'... More

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Toronto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Please see my full comprehensive review here on my blog: http://twotravellingpassports.com/2014/07/28/shojin-ryori/ I highly recommend this restaurant as one of the types of cuisines to try in Kyoto! The Tenryu-ji landscape garden (which is right beside the restaurant within the temple grounds) is also beautiful!

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Macau, China
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83 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food and drinks were absolutely delicious and was served in a beautiful annex of the temple. Customers have to sit on the tatami floor and I have to say it really adds to the experience. In addition, the bill was pretty low, which made this lunch even tastier.

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Philadelphia
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Delicious, multi-course vegan meal in a semi-private tatami room set within a beautiful garden. We had the 3000 yen meal -- it offered plenty of variety and was quite filling (per our hotel, the 5000 and 7000 yen meals must be ordered in advance and must also be ordered by at least 2 people in your party). A good lunch... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited Shigetsu for lunch after seeing the reviews here on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. The setting is stunning and peaceful, set amidst a UNESCO World Heritage site. The food itself was outstanding, delicate yet flavourful. The miso eggplant was the best I have had, and the various vegan dishes served were each memorable, including a light as... More

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Address: 68 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8385, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-882-9725
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian

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