The experience at Fortune Garden Kyoto starts with the friendly staff who show diners to their seats. This is then followed by efficient service and some great French food, much of which is suitable for vegetarians. Made with seasonal vegetables and fresh ingredients, customers can sample dishes such as roast vegetable quiche or pea and lentil soup here.
Falafel Garden offers arguably the best falafels in Kyoto; deliciously crispy on the outside, moist and aromatic on the inside. Pair yours with a range of fresh salad items and sauces, and enjoy your meal on the charming backyard terrace filled with plants.
Demachiyanagi Station. +81 75-712-1856
Yudofu Sagano offers an all-tofu kaiseki menu, a vegetarian take on the traditional Japanese dining style. The joint is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in the Arashiyama district, not far from the Tenryuji Temple. The multi-course meal is served while guests sit on comfortable pillows; from here they can admire the colorful garden which surrounds the restaurant.
Tosuiro Kiyamachi Main Branch is a tofu restaurant with exquisitely presented plates and kimono-clad waitresses. Top menu picks include the corn daifuku, the caremelized grilled tofu, the vegetarian sushi, the soy ice-cream and the tempura with green tea salt. The outdoor dining deck here offers a beautiful view of the Kamogawa River and features charming 1940s light stands.
Vege Café & Dining Tosca has comfortable wooden tables and chairs, jazz playing in the background, an English menu and an open kitchen. The sourdough breads, which accompany the meals, are excellent and come with a fragrant olive oil. The house dessert is wonderful too; a sweet potato-mugwort muffin.