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“Delicious vegetarian food”
Review of Shigetsu

Shigetsu
Ranked #54 of 12,508 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Western Kyoto
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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4  Thank Xavier L
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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 spot after a morning river ride on the Hozugawa river as the restaurant is within the grounds of the Tenryu-ji Temple, which is less than 5 minute walk from the boat landing.

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4  Thank biggreencane
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

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 air sesame tofu, and tart and crispy pickled vegetables. For those craving vegan food in Kyoto, Shigetsu is worth the trip to Ayashirama.

3  Thank roam999
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you're looking for an authentic traditional Japanese dining experience, go here. Set within the beautiful gardens of the Tenryuji temple complex in Arashiyama, vegan meals on red trays are served to cross-legged patrons on bamboo floors. You are bound to encounter many locals, and perhaps a few tourists. At the time we went, we didn't see any other tourists around - but exchanged smiles with some local Japanese. For you omnivores out there, don't be scared by the word "vegan" -- the meticulously prepared food was both healthy and tasty.

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3  Thank Dan G
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

One of the best vegetarian meals I've ever had. Delicious range of excellent dishes well presented, with the option of sitting on the floor or at a table. Thoroughly recommend here for lunch if you're visiting Tenryu-ji temple.

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2  Thank JohnRPearson
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