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68 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku | Within the premise of Tenryu-ji Temple, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-882-9725
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
68 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku | Within the premise of Tenryu-ji Temple, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

this is a zen place and truly great experience. you can sit on tatami of a small chair. the food is vegitarian but great.

Thank Harry J
Reviewed May 3, 2018

If you are into vegetarian(vegan) food then this is a place you need to eat at! IF you walk in your only option is a JPY 3,000 course which was amazing. I can't wait for next time to reserve the JPY 5,000 or JPY 7,000...More

Thank G3151FZdanielm
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

After a morning tour of Arashiyama and moving around the crowds, a quiet meal at Shigetsu was a good respite for us. We made a last minute booking and were only left with the basic 3,000 yen set. Not that we are complaining. It was...More

Thank Lishan L
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I wanted to experience Kyoto speciality of tofu temple food and we were not disappointed. This temple restaurant had a lovely set menu and we very much enjoyed it.

Thank Pv2017
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Made reservations in March for restaurant. It was fully booked so I was happy that I planned ahead. The lunch was delicious. I am a meat eater but was completely satisfied with the lunch. A variety of tastes. The bonus is the beautiful gardens at...More

Thank DrewM32
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I have never ever eaten vegan food before. I’m all eater. My Japanese hosts recommended this great eatery. We ordered many different dishes and had beer with our meals. Each food item was so delicious and carefully carved that i began to think that I...More

Thank R F
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We had a lovely lunch here. The service was very good and the food was delicious. I have no idea what we were eating most of the time, but everything was great! I had pre-ordered the 3,000 JPY meal...it was PLENTY of food for us....More

Thank SFMommy94115
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Located inside the wonderful park at Tenryu-ji temple, this temple food restaurants served us a lovely meal with five courses. There was not much spices but well cooked with subtle flavours well composed.

Thank Max K
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We didn’t book in advance, we just turned up with our fingers crossed. Shoes off, and we were brought to one of a few large rooms with red carpet lining the sides of the room for us to sit at little tables. There was no...More

Thank blueblackbackpack
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the place,situated inside the temple so you get wonderful views.service perfect.food....not reallt good if your not used to it,and im vegetarian so i've eaten some of this plates.the rest of it was great

Thank Daniela H
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March 22, 2018|
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Response from Alcinito | Reviewed this property |
We spent ab 1.5 hrs
Sara M
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Mayank-SG | Reviewed this property |
Cards accepted
May 13, 2017|
Response from LauraJaiAdventures | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this is probably too late now, but we got there at approx 1:55pm (paid the garden fee) without a reservation. We got to the restaurant at 2pm and were fine to order the set menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku | Within the premise of Tenryu-ji Temple, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Western Kyoto
  • Neighborhood: Western Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-882-9725
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