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Spicy keema curry with crunchy & sweet vegetables

Spice Chamber

Spice Chamber
“Spice Chamber” is famous for spicy keema and chicken curries. You certainly would like their spicy curries as they are and also by adding some cheese on top of keema curry to make it milder. Crunchy texture of vegetables and juicy ground meat are well balanced and the rich and flavorful taste would spread in your month. Inside of the restaurant, many kinds of spices are lined on the shelves. You may also enjoy looking at staff working in a kitchen from your counter seats. There are various gues...morets of a wide age range such as office workers, single visitors, couples and so on. It is located in the very accessible area near Subway Shijo Station.
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Average: ★★★★★4.5
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I had a chicken curry and it immediately became one of my favorite curries in Kyoto! I was amazed when I knew that this curry is made of 10 kinds of spices because it was not so spicy but rather mild and creamy. So I highly recommend this chicken curry for those who cannot take a very spicy curry.
There are tons of music CDs in the restaurant! It is fun to listen to those upbeat music while eating curry. You can order a takeout keema curry bento (lunch box) for ¥1,000 which is good for those who don't have much time as it is served quickly. Please eat up within that day.
Keema curry
1Must Eat !
Keema curry / ¥1,000
Keema curry is very spicy but juicy ground meat and sweet peppers go well and chopped onions adjust the hot spiciness. You can add cheese on top which would be broiled over a fire. It is unique that this curry comes with sour pickled plum called “umeboshi” on top of it. We noticed that this pickled plum makes this spicy keema curry fresher.
Chicken curry
2Must Eat !
Chicken curry / ¥1,100
Although this chicken curry is made of 10 kinds of spices, it is not too spicy but rather mild as coconut milk is blended into this curry sauce. Chicken is very soft and juicy which makes you want to come back to this restaurant repeatedly.
Coffee gyu-nyu
3Let's Try !
Coffee gyu-nyu (Coffee with milk and sugar) / ¥200
This sweet coffee drink best matches with spicy keema curry as it makes the hot spice milder and fresher. They serve it with a glass bottle which is a quaint old-fashioned manner.
How to Order & Eat
Spice Chamber How to Order & EatAll the curries come with pickled vegetables. We suggest that you eat curry with them as they make the spicy curry fresher. Please note that they only serve keema curry on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Beverages such as coffee, coke and beer are available from ¥200- ¥460.
- Order Tips -
You can add cheese topping on keema curry for ¥100. You can also ask for a half size cheese which costs ¥50. We recommend you put cheese for keema curry to have a milder taste. You can also choose the size of the curry: large size for +¥200 and small size for -¥100.
Spice Chamber Appearance Photo
Spice Chamber
Categories Curry
Phone +81-75-342-3813
Address 502 Hakurakutencho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions 3 minutes walk from Subway Shijo/ Hankyu Karasuma station.
Hours 11:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. (Monday - Saturday)
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. (Tuesday and Thursday only)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Sunday and holiday
Notes As there are only 7 counter seats, it would be very crowded during lunch time. We recommend that you visit there at 11:30a.m. (their opening hour) or after 1:30p.m. in order to avoid the crowds. Please note that they close as all the curries of the day sold out.
Price range
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¥1,000 - ¥1,500
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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The chef speaks English
Menu Japanese only
Languages spoken English (customer service level)
Number of seats 7 counter seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
Spice Chamber +81-75-342-3813 ¥1,000 - ¥1,500 3/3

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