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Mikoan

570 Nakano-cho, Teramachi-dori, Shijo-saguru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 600-8032, Japan
+81 75-361-2200
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Ranked #202 of 2,985 restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese, Vegetarian
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This place is really quite hard to find. Had to ask a nearby shop keeper who didn't speak a word of English. He was really nice & walked us to the small alley that led to the restaurant. Once inside, we felt like we were inside someone's house. It had a cluttered home feel with seating for about 10 at... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Not easy to find - tucked along an alleyway. With just a sign saying "Vegetarian bar" to show where it was.. And once inside we realised this was more like someones house than a restaurant.. But we took a seat and the very nice lady showed us a menu.. We both took the Vegetarian Set and waited to see what... More

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