Downtown CurryIndianNov. 19, 2015 UPDATE
40 kinds of Indian curries using Halal meat

Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi

Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi
Located in downtown Kyoto, this restaurant has been here for 30 years. They offer a southern Indian curry originated in Kerala where Ayurveda was born. You may be glad that curry in "Kerala" is made of many kinds of vegetables and has a lighter taste. As vegetarian curry and halal meat are available here, various guests who have different cultural backgrounds frequently come visit. One of the most interesting points about this restaurant is that they offer 40 kinds of curries. Family with childr...moreen and those using wheelchairs are welcomed as there is an elevator to this restaurant.
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I enjoyed the light taste of vegetable curries in this restaurant. You may feel relaxed and enjoy the atmosphere as you listen to an Indian music. Family with children and single guests are both welcomed as there are many seats available.
Although you can taste some spices in the curries, they are not so spicy. You may be amazed by the volume of the lunch set! I recommend that you go there when you're hungry. Please have a look around the interior ornaments in the restaurant.
1Must Eat !
Special lunch / ¥1,700
Very authentic and fine Indian curry lunch- a tandoori chicken is our favorite which is nicely seasoned with yogurt, salt and turmeric, and has a sour and spicy taste. Soup would be served first and it has a mild and creamy tomato flavor. 2 kinds of curries of the day are usually one with meat and one with vegetables. They are slightly spicy but it would be nice to eat with yogurt which makes curries milder.
Special lunch
2Must Eat !
Vegetarian lunch / ¥1,200
This is the best lunch set for vegetarian guests- their veg-curry is great for those who love vegetable curries! Today's specials were 1) broccoli and bamboo sprout and 2) mushrooom and eggplant. Chewy naan goes well with these vegetable curries as they both have light taste.
Yogurt lassi
3Let's Try !
Yogurt lassi / ¥300
This lassi has a rich yogurt taste and you may enjoy drinking it both with curry and as a dessert.
How to Order & Eat
Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi How to Order & EatEnglish menu is available and staff who can speak English are at the restaurant usually during the business hours. Veg-samosa is served with ketchup but we recommend that you try put one of the curry sources which makes this samosa even more flavorful.
- Order Tips -
If you still have a room for more curry, you can have one more cup of curry by adding ¥100. You can have another bowl of rice for free. For the lunch set, you can choose either tomato soup or chai tea.
The restaurant is on the 2nd floor and the stairs are along a corridor (Refer the picture).
Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi Appearance Photo
Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi
Categories Curry, Indian
Phone +81 75-251-0141
Address 2F, KUS Build. Kawaramachi Sanjo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions 3 minutes walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station on Subway Tozai Line
Hours 11:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. (Last order: 2:00p.m.)
5:00p.m. -10:00p.m. (Last order: 9:00p.m.)
Reservations Accepted
(At lunch time, reservation is available only when you order just a single plate)
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes It would be crowded around 12p.m. As there is an elevator to the restaurant, those who bring baby carriage and wheelchair are easily accessible.
Price range
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Credit cards Accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Menu written in English is available/ Staff can speak English
Menu English
Languages spoken English
Number of seats 35 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Kerala Shijo Kawaramachi +81 75-251-0141 ¥900-¥1,700 3/3

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