Enjoying spicy curry surrounded by lots of nature
Shinrin Shokudo/ 森林食堂
Very unique atmosphere inside of the restaurant- there are many plants as if you are in a forest which actually is originated in the name of this restaurant. Their famous dish is “Aigake curry”. You can enjoy two kinds of curries in one plate! Various kinds of curries such as wild boar meat, chicken and spinach curries are available. All the curries are flavorful and thick but have a light taste. Black rice used for curries is nutritious and you may enjoy the texture as it is harder than regular...more rice. Mistress would welcome you in a cheerful mood, so we suggest that you have a conversation with her!
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1Must Eat !
Aigake Curry: chicken curry and spinach keema curry / ￥1,150
Flavor of chicken is derived from different kinds of spices. For keema curry, a little bit of bitterness of spinach makes it more flavorful, and juicy ground meat and its texture is a good accent for this curry.
2Must Eat !
Aigake Curry: Chicken spinach curry and wild boar curry / ￥1,150
A wild boar meat is seasoned by various kinds of herbs and spices, and goes well with spicy curry by mixing with black rice. Curry source is very tasty but eating with mild chicken curry makes it more flavorful.
How to Order & Eat
No English menu is available. However, if you have any question, please ask staff as they must be answering nicely. You can order either only 1 kind of curry or 2 kinds of curries for one plate.
- Order Tips -
If you are vegetarian, and would like to have vegetarian curries, they would remove any meats.
|Address||24-4 Nishinokyo Uchihatacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Directions||10 minutes walk from Nijo station by Sunway Tozai Line/ JR Nijo station|
11:30a.m. - 10:00p.m.
|Notes||As there are only 1 or 2 staff in the restaurant, you may wait about 20 - 30 minutes till your curries are served. We suggest that you visit there with time to spare.|
￥1,000 - ￥1,800
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Good for||Solo, With Friends|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
Although English menu is not available, staff would explain by body language!
|Menu||Japanese only (But staff will explain with body language!)|
|Languages spoken||None (conversational level)|
|Number of seats||22 seats||Private dining rooms||None|
|Non smoking / smoking||Non smoking|