If you spend long enough in Kyoto town you will want to have a break from Japanese food. Hard to believe I know - but it's a fact. I like to look at it as a way of recalibrating my palate.
If you happen to have a hankering for Hanoi whilst in Kyoto town - well there probably isn't a lot of choice to be honest ...
You will find Xuan on Gokomachi street, just north of Shijo street on the western side of the road - down a little alleyway. There are a few restaurants/cafes advertised on the gate as you enter. Xuan is at the end of the alley on the right, the garden above is on the left.
Open 11am- 10:30pm. Open every day except Wednesdays.