Vegetarian Ramen in Kyoto
Vegetarian ramen in Kyoto, in a restaurant in Kyoto Station’s ramen street – a whole floor of ramen restaurants!
That’s why it was so surprising to stumble across a ramen restaurant with vegetarian options (and a choice!!) in Kyoto Station. Details of the restaurant are here – it’s called Yamagishi Taishoken.
Don’t worry about writing down the address; just go to Kyoto Station, and from the main concourse go up the escalators and past the light-up stairs in the video. On the 10th floor, go through the entrance on the left and you’ll find a whole floor of ramen restaurants. The name “Yamagishi Taishoken” is on the sign in English, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding it!
Tips for Being Vegetarian in Japan
Eating out as a vegetarian in Japan isn’t easy. Most restaurants don’t have a vegetarian option, and dashi (fish stock) is a widely used ingredient in Japanese cooking, so it’s quite difficult to avoid. For us, there’s the added challenge that one of us is vegetarian and the other isn’t. So while there are vegetarian and vegan restaurants, what we really want is regular restaurants with vegetarian options.
If you’re worried about travelling to Japan as a vegetarian, there’s lots of tips and advice in my video below. I was certainly worried before I first went. It’s difficult, but not impossible. I’d highly recommend researching places to eat – don’t rely on being able to find somewhere just walking around looking at menus – you’ll end up tired and hungry!
List of Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants in Tokyo
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are easy to find on Happy Cow. However, vegetarian-friendly restaurants for meat eaters and veggies travelling together can be harder to find. In Japan, most places don’t have any vegetarian options at all. I’ve spent a lot of time researching restaurants with a vegetarian option – so here’s my list for you:
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