Obanzai

Obanzai buffet style restaurant serves healthy natural food using mostly organic vegetables. The dishes we prepare are seasonal, to suit your health throughout the year. Please make yourself at home in our comfy woody space.

Well you can’t say fairer than that really, can you? Situated on Koromodana Street, just north of Oike, Obanzai offers an all-you-can-eat buffet, which in my case is quite a bit. Here’s a picture of just how much I managed to pile up on my tray.

Note the healthy whole grain rice. Yum. I’m getting hungry again just looking at that. Obanzai takes it’s name from traditional Kyoto-style home-cooking. Eat and learn. Lunch is from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm and will set you back ¥840 (¥1050 on Saturdays or Holidays). Dinner is from 5:00 pm till 8:30 pm and will set you back ¥2100. Please be aware that this is not a 100% vegetarian buffet, so do ask if you are unsure about the ingredients of the food on offer. And watch out for the gluten cutlets too if you have an intolerance to that. If you don’t have an intolerance to that, then pile them up because they are really good. A short five minute walk from Karasuma station, Obanzai is a good place to get lunch if you are planning a trip to nearby Nijo castle. Here is a map. The somewhat austere facade of the Ichii Building (see right) belies the “comfy woody space” within. Obanzai is closed on Wednesday evenings. Tel: 075-223-6623.

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