Kyoto Vegan Restaurant List

Kyoto has plenty of choices when it comes to food; Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, Fast Food, Take Out, Bento and more. However, unfortunately, vegetarian restaurants are hard to find and not popular, especially for those who have never visited Kyoto before.

Do not worry though, this website has given information on several vegetarian restaurants before. Also, our Kyoto e-Guidebook has a page dedicated to vegetarian restaurants.

In addition to vegetarian restaurants, for those looking for a place providing vegan food, read below.


1538 provides bread for vegans. From standard to sweet, it has many different breads which do not contain eggs, milk or butter. Many people love the veggie burgers here. They have beans and potatoes instead of meat, and there are choices for burger buns such as plain, whole-grain, tomato and beet.

PRICE: 300 – 600 yen
Weekdays 10:00 – 19:00
Weekends 12:00 – 19:00
CLOSED ON: Irregular

Cafe Matsuontoko

From lunch, to cafe and dinner, Cafe Matsuontoko is very useful for vegans coming to Kyoto. They also serve alcoholic beverages. Their burgers are big and filling. The Avocado Burger is popular among ladies and the Teriyaki Tatsuta Burger, which uses sweet soy sauce, is worth trying. Burgers are provided at dinner time as well.

PRICE: 900 – 1200 yen
OPEN HOURS: 11:00 – 22:00 (Last Order 23:00)
CLOSED ON: Irregular

Da Maeda

For those who love vegan Italian food, Da Maeda in Nijo area will be appealing. Not every menu item is vegan, but some of them can be changed to vegan on request. Da Maeda has vegan course style meals for lunch and dinner (for lunch from 3500 yen and for dinner from 4200 yen). To order the courses, make a reservation in advance. Ask your hotel staff to call 075-465-5258 and make a reservation.

PRICE: 850 (Lunch) – 5000 (Dinner) yen
Lunch 11:30 – 14:00 Mon, Tue and Wed only.
Dinner 17:30 – 21:00
CLOSED ON: Thursdays

For more fun and useful information, which will make your Kyoto Travel more memorable, exciting and stress-free, please check our Kyoto e-Guidebook.

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