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570 Nakano-cho, Teramachi-dori, Shijo-saguru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8032, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-361-2200
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Just trying to find this place is half the experience. Once you find it you will feel like you stumbled into a magical world hidden away in another reality. Haha. The interior is like an old homely cabin filled with history and stories. The vegan food is fantastic and the owner is quite the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just trying to find this place is half the experience. Once you find it you will feel like you stumbled into a magical world hidden away in another reality. Haha. The interior is like an old homely cabin filled with history and stories. The vegan food is fantastic and the owner is quite the character. The location is downtown. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were recommended this place by a friend who had been earlier in the year (also on the advice of a friend). It took a little bit of finding, but was well worth the effort we went to in locating it. Situated in an alleyway behind the shop fronts, the first impression upon arrival is that you're dining in someone's... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

If it wasn't for heavy odour of cat urine, the place could be alright. Deasent value for money on lunch 850¥. Lovely cat mut very messy kitchen.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

As confirmed vegetarians we were getting by on scraps and leftovers till we chanced upon this gem! For the first time we ate with the confidence that stock up, the food conformed to vegetarian standards. As others have pointed out, it is a small place, and assaults the senses when you first enter, but a very charming place. The food... More 

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Sorp999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

For a thousand yen the set menu is both great value and delicious. The restaurant (more of a front room of the owners's house) is very un-Japanese; it's packed to the roof with cat artwork, books,CDs..not to mention a rather cute cat. The clientele (there's only room for ten people sitting at the bar) are a mixture of locals and... More 

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Southampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I loved this restaurant! As other people have said it is tricky to find without directions so it helps to look it up online first. Once you walk down the tiny alleyway it does feel like you are walking into someone's house but you are in the right place! It is very small but great food and well worth searching... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great wee place, cheap lovely owner, she plays all the instruments in the shop!! the dinner set is temple food, i would put the japanese name but it escaped from my mind, so great way to experience it for 1000 yen you cant go wrong!! has a lovely wee cat Nodo-chan you has the occasional chat with you :) great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Vegetarian food isnt easy to come by in Japan so we were very happy to find Mikoan. We ordered two vegetarian sets which were 1000yen each but each set was different and we were told to share. The food was cooked in front of us and was delicious. The setting is unusual. You enter through a small alleyway and enter... More 

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Honolulu
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My husband and I went to have dinner at Mikoan. for 1000 yen you can't go wrong. She gave us each a different set so we got to try 10 different dishes, plus miso soup and a generous bowl of brown rice. Everything was delicious! There was a fake fried chicken that was just exceptional. I can't wait to go... More 

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San Francisco
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

I've eaten at this tiny hole-in-the-wall with funky peace-poster and cat decoration several times. The food is prepared to order, served perfectly cooked, and is always fascinating. (Don't go if untidiness disturbs you!) You sit at the counter, she cooks right in front of your eyes, and hands the tray to go as soon as it's ready. An experience worth... More 

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Address: 570 Nakano-cho, Teramachi-dori, Shijo-saguru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8032, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-361-2200
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian

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  • Address: 570 Nakano-cho, Teramachi-dori, Shijo-saguru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8032, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-361-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian

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