Izusen: Daitokuji Temple
Izusen
075-491-6665
Daitokuji Temple / Shojin-ryori
Murasakino Daitokujicho 4. [inside the Daiji-in garden, Daitokuji Temple]
Open 11am-4pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This famous shojin-ryori establishment specializes in teppatsu-ryori, a rather elaborate variation of Zen vegetarian cuisine. Located inside Daitokuji Temple (on the grounds of the Daiji-in subtemple), they offer nice views and outdoor garden seating, although the decor itself is rather 1970s-institutional. Menus (lunch only) start at Y3150, and they include a surprising amount of food, parceled into many small dishes. They also have other branches in Kyoto and one in Tokyo (in the neighborhood of Yoga).