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Enjoying spicy curry surrounded by lots of nature

Shinrin Shokudo

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Shinrin Shokudo
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!
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★2.8
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This restaurant has their own unique styles. As they use various kinds of spices, herbs, vegetables and meats, you may feel the energy when you eat their curries. My favorite curry is the one with wild boar meat. One of the attractive points about their restaurant is that they display the ornaments which were chosen by owner and staff who graduated from art universities!
The atmosphere of the restaurant is cozy and like your friends’ house! There are various kinds of flyers about Japanese culture events, art galleries, events and shops. Please have a look at them while waiting for your curries!
Aigake Curry: chicken curry and spinach keema curry
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.
Beer that goes well with curry
3Let's Try !
Beer that goes well with curry / ¥650
About 14 kinds of domestic beers are available. All the beers go well with curries and were chosen by owner. Bitterness of the beer makes the curry more flavorful. Beer on the picture is called “EXTRA HIGH” from Ibaragi prefecture.
How to Order & Eat
how to order & eat Shinrin

how to order & eat Shinrin

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.
Appearance Photo
Shinrin Shokudo
Categories Curry
Phone +81 75-202-6665
Address 24-4 Nishinokyo Uchihatacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions 10 minutes walk from Nijo station by Sunway Tozai Line/ JR Nijo station
Hours 11:30a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Reservations Accepted
Closed Irregular holidays
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.
Price range
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¥1,000 - ¥1,800
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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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
Shinrin Shokudo +81 75-202-6665 ¥1,000 - ¥1,800 2/3

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