Simple but luxurious natural vegan cuisine in Kyoto near Nijo Castle
Itadakizen Kyoto is a vegan restaurant in Kyoto, in the traditional Nishijin area of this old capital. The restaurant offers simple food made with great ingredients. Even their concept is about the simplicity of their food; at Itadakizen Kyoto they say that “Out of simplicity, luxury is born, and this then leads to a healthy and natural life.” A big part of the atmosphere at Itadakizen comes from the traditional Kyoto machiya (town house) the restaurant is located in. The machiya is around 100-years old, but at Itadakizen they have taken great care in restoring the historic machiya, so just looking around at all the little details of it is fun.
Enmen rice noodles with vegetable sushi
Enmen rice noodles with vegetable sushi / ¥1,300
The Enmen rice noodles here are maybe the tastiest menu item on the menu, as the soup gets its rich taste from the soymilk used in making it. You can order the noodles with a portion of vegetable sushi like in the picture too.
Millet rice with today’s side dish
Millet rice with today’s side dish / ¥500
The millet rice at Itakizen Kyoto is healthy, and even tastes healthy. You can feel it working on your body as you eat it; it feels like what you’re eating must be very good for your body. You also get a side dish with the rice, which this time was five pieces of tofu steak.
Appetizer assortment
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Appetizer assortment / ¥600
You can see the day’s appetizers on the “Today’s specials” board. This time we had white radish and red rice stew, a tofu Hamburg Steak, and potato salad. I especially liked the potato salad; the raw onion in it was a nice touch.
Carefully selected wines
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Carefully selected wines / From ¥800 and up
All the wines at Itadakizen Kyoto are one of a kind. So they don’t stock two bottles of the same wine! So every time you have wine at Itadakizen Kyoto, you’re having something unique.
How to Order

how to order - Itadakizen

They also have a daily changing menu board at the restaurant, so remember to take a look at it too. If you order the appetizer assortment, you get to try all three kinds at once! 

- Order Tips -

Even students who are tourists get 50% off here, so remember to take your student ID with you! 

3.0 food2.0 service2.0 atmosphere5.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.0 food2.0 service2.0 atmosphere5.0
At Itadakizen Kyoto they take food, and especially the ingredients from which the food is made, very seriously. So you can be assured that you’re being served the freshest vegetables at their tastiest. I especially liked their Enmen rice noodles. This ramen-like this had a surprisingly strong, creamy taste, and the taste reminded me of the thick pork-bone based ramen bowls I’ve had before. Only here at Itadakizen, the noodles are actually healthy and good for you and the food 100% vegan and most of it is also organic!
3.7 food5.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food5.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Itadakizen Kyoto / いただき繕
Category Casual Style Washoku
Phone +81 50-5809-9922
Address 199-1 Niban-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions Itadakizen Kyoto is a 17-minute walk from JR Enmachi Station, or you can take buses #6, #10, #46, #50, #55, or #201 to Senbonnakadachiuri bus stop, from where it takes around 7 to 8 minutes to walk to Itadakizen.
Open Hours Lunch: 12 noon-3 p.m. Dinner: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (Last orders at 10 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted.
Closed Sundays.
Notes At Itadakizen Kyoto they only use the purest mountain spring water.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Romantic, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The staff at Itakizen Kyoto can speak English and French, and their menu is in English, so there should be nothing to complain about here.
Menu English and Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English, and French.
Number of seats 20
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking
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