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AIN SOPH. Journey KYOTO, dedicated Vegan restaurant in Kwara-machi, Kyoto since 21st of March, 2018. Part of AIN SOPH. vegan restaurant group. Enjoy a wide variety of plant-based cuisine, prepared fresh with hand-selected ingridients.
US$9 - US$37
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Cafe, Healthy
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

Really cute little eatery, I had a fantastic taco rice and it was great value for money. It had a fantastic atmosphere that was cosy and warm.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

I'm mostly vegan but i don't like places that don't use local ingredients. Then if i'm in Kyoto i expect to eat local vegetables, and not avocado or coconuts, or other. Too be vegan is part of a sustainable life style, and this place is...more about business. Food is good, but kind of small portion for the price.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 February 2020

I think they’re good. The atmosphere definitely makes the experience better( l has a cozy romantic feeling) It’s expensive and the vegan burger itself was a little bland and falls apart, but the dressing they use on it was tasty. Also I wish they gave...more fries with the order. Expensive but definitely a must for a vegan in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

Eating vegan or vegetarian is not very easy in Japan, finding this little gem was a real treat. Beautiful food, we enjoyed a few meals there.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 5 February 2020

The food was good, even when I expected it to be more japanese, but instead they had burger and curries on their menu. The staff was very friendly as usual in Japan.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 25 January 2020

Sorry to say but this was the first food fail 6 days into our trip. Salad was a pile of plain lettuce, rice, a single small tomato etc. Again sorry, but this can't be even close to the 2nd best restaurant in the district!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

I am not a vegetarian, but to accompany my friend who is a vegetarian I went to this restaurant. To my surprise, their burger tasted like a real burger with meat. The decoration of the restaurant is simple, but stylish. I noticed that many foreigners...come to this place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2019

Had such a terrific lunch at Ain Soph today that we went back for dessert tonight! Gluten free clearly marked on the menu and the whole menu is also vegan. Service was amazing and so knowledgable about cross contamination with the fryer. Macha soy icecream...was INCREDIBLE and creme brulee was also amazing! Great coffee and atmosphere - right in the middle of the shopping streets so great for a mid-shop energy boost!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 December 2019

Nice restaurant in shopping district of Kyoto, very nice staff who speak good English for those who struggle with Japanese language (like me), good gluten free options including soy Chicken and chips when you want something naughty. Little bit expensive but enjoyable dinner. Coeliacs be...aware, they use the same oil for non gluten free products so ask for the oil to be changed which they kindly did for me, thanks Ain Soph 👍🏻More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 December 2019

Fantastic vegan/vegetarian restaurant. Went there twice back to back for dinner. They have a fantastic indian curry which is cooked to perfection. Also, have a great chocolate cake which even my meat eating hostel friends loved. They have a very good decor and international servers...as well!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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AIN SOPH. journey Kyoto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5