We ate great vegetarian food in Kyoto. There's Buddhist cuisine, including Shojin Ryori, macrobiotic, and delicious, places if you know where to look. You certainly won't starve, but it isn't necessarily cheap either.
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Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg
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11. Yak and Yeti: Always bet on Yeti (Downtown Kyoto)--Ken

On one of our first days in downtown Kyoto, we had lunch at Yak and Yeti, relying on the well known equation:
Nepalese = vegetarian options.

The Lonely Planet Kyoto guided us sure enough to the right location, where we found this quizzical but unambiguous sign.
Yak and Yeti sign
It's one block West of the Teramachi covered arcade, on a parallel street not far from Shijo-dori.

The place was crowded, the staff were nice, the naan was buttery, the food was tasty, but the portions were—how can I say this gently—tiny. We ordered the daal to share because we were hungry and we needed a good meal.



Next door there's a dedicated doll store featuring vintage barbie and ken dolls with comically archaic speech balloons cartooned on the boxes, alongside kimono-wearing barbies and other dolls.

Gokomachi north of Shijo. [just south of Nishiki Market] Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm. Closed Mondays. Tel: 075-213-7919

Posted on Sat, Nov 3, 2007 at 1:05 PM