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Sanjo-dori | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-255-0086
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brown rice” (4 reviews)
“croquettes” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Japanese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Sanjo-dori | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Climb the staircase up to the 2nd floor and you enter into what appears to be a family run restaurant. Came here for lunch and I got a terrific set vegan meal with brown rice, tofu, miso soup. Tasted like Japanese comfort food, fresh ingredients,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 881sarikam
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I'm not sure I understand all the great reviews but I'm going to be as honest as possible to help the mother/daughter? team because it is a great idea in theory. The space is cramped, with a few tables and bar seating. There is only...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We went to Bio tei for dinner . It was a tiny place barely 20 covers but what service. One lady making th food and the other serving you and taking care of all your requests. The food was fabulous as was the service. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JayashreeRai
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Biotei is a great choice for a quick, healthy and tasty lunch! It offers a brown rice option, which is a rarity in Kyoto, along with a vegetarian set meal option. On the day that my wife and I ate there, they also had a...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JulesLandsman
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Wow, this place was amazing. One of the best wholesome food restaurants I have ever been to, and I am not kidding. After lots of noodles and sushi in Kyoto, we were looking for something fresh with vegan options, and the salads and tofu and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jmthebus
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We have visited this small, friendly restaurant on a number of occassions now. The food is always fresh and interesting, well presented and tasty. My favourite item is the soya bean croquettes. It is not all vegetarian as we know the term in the west...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Susanlam2015
Reviewed November 10, 2017

*Solo Traveller* I was really happy to find this place after eating a load of junk food during the course of my trip. You'll almost miss this place if you don't look up. I was quite surprised at how lovely and cosy the restaurant was....More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Katie J
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Came here for vegetarian dinner. Several veg choices and you can ask for mushroom stock instead of fish stock. Expensive but big serves. Set meal was good value. Don't order the mid vegetables in tofu cream as it comes with everything anyway. Spring rolls and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Travelpossums
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

I was excited to try this place as I read the good reviews. The food was very good and tasty. The staff was also extremely kind and the waitress spoke English. That being said, it was a bit pricey for what wr got and it...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Merel8
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

This place has about 5 tables and I wanted maybe 20 minutes. They had a la cart dinner menus or one meal option which I chose. It was amazing! So much good food for not too much $$. I was there alone and shared a...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Corey H
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March 18, 2015|
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For our lunch set, it was less than $8 (780 yens)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sanjo-dori | Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-255-0086
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