Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu CurryNov. 25, 2015 UPDATE
Mild and spicy curry in the form of a bird nest


If you are looking for a place where you can truly relax in the natural interior goods, this is the best place to come. SONGBIRD is a design store that makes furniture and stationary goods. They open the cafe by using their furniture, and offer food and drinks. When you enter the restaurant, you may notice the wooden chairs and tables lined up very nicely. Their popular curry looks different than a regular curry- it looks like a bird nest! Curry sauce tastes sweet first but spicy later, so it go...morees well with soft-boiled egg as it makes this curry even milder. We recommend that you order coffee together with curry as it is easy to drink and also makes this curry fresher.
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I enjoyed the curry both by its taste and looks! This was the first time for me to eat curry with soft-boiled egg and I found it very tasty to eat with mild/ spicy curry. The cafe is on the 2nd floor and there is an interior shop on the 3rd floor. So please take a look around their shop before or after you visit the cafe!
I recommend that you have a seat next to the window as you can look at the street outside. Please check out some goods and coffee that they sell in the shop. I also recommend that you have a look at Japanese comic books and magazines in the restaurant if you are familiar with them.
1Must Eat !
Curry / ¥950
You may notice this interesting figure- soft-boiled egg on top of the rice! This was made by the image of a bird nest. Curry sauce tastes sweet at first but would be spicy after that. Fried onions are topped on the rice and they go well with mild/spicy curry as you may enjoy the crunchy texture. We recommend that you eat a soft-boiled egg with curry as it makes this curry milder. You can choose either sliced carrot or yogurt topped with cereal for lunch set.
Egg sandwich
2Must Eat !
Egg sandwich / ¥950
Inside of the sandwich, there is a thick omelet with melting cheese. The bread is very soft and goes well with this thick but soft omelet seasoned by mayonnaise and peppers. We recommend that you eat this sandwich with sliced carrot and broccoli as they make the taste fresher. The yogurt topped with cereal comes along with egg sandwich and it is even tastier if you eat as a dessert.
3Let's Try !
Coffee / Add ¥200 to any lunch set
SONGBIRD is also popular for various kinds of coffee. This coffee has a light taste and goes well with their curry. If you order a lunch set, you can order it for ¥200. *This coffee is for a lunch set. If you order just a coffee, you can choose your favorite one among 4 kinds.
Cheese cake
4Let's Try !
Cheese cake / ¥550
This cheese cake is very thick but melts nicely in your mouth. You may enjoy the rich flavor of this cheese cake and we suggest that you eat it with their coffee.
How to Order & Eat
SONGBIRD how to order and eat

SONGBIRD how to order and eatAlthough English menu is not available, staff in this restaurant are very nice and kind. So please feel free to ask any questions regarding the food and other products that they sell in the shop!
- Order Tips -
We recommend that you order coffee with your lunch set as it is well selected and goes well with curry.
The restaurant is on the 2nd floor
SONGBIRD appearance photo
Categories Curry
Phone +81 75-252-2781
Address 529 Nishi Takeya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions 5 minutes walk from Nijo Castle Mae station on Subway Tozai Line.
Hours 12:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Irregular holidays
Notes Please note that it may take a while to receive your meal set during the lunch time.
Price range
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¥950 - ¥1,500
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, Families with Children
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English menu is not available but staff are very kind and nice.
Menu Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Number of seats 23
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
SONGBIRD COFFEE +81 75-252-2781 ¥950 - ¥1,500 3/3

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