Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Shinrin Shokudo

- 森林食堂 -
Enjoying spicy curry surrounded by lots of nature
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 rice. Mistress would welcome you in a cheerful mood, so we suggest that you have a conversation with her!
Aigake Curry: chicken curry and spinach keema curry
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.
Aigake Curry: Chicken spinach curry and wild boar curry
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
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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

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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.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.2 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
The curry at Shinrin Shokudo was really delicious! I have never eaten curry this good! It was so good I finished my plate in under five minutes. The staff is also friendly and they are all good people, although there is always a line in front of the restaurant, I think this curry is worth lining up for. I hope you will visit this restaurant!
3.0 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.0 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere3.0
Shinrin Shokudo / 森林食堂
Category 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
Open 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
¥1,000 - ¥1,800
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Although English menu is not available, staff would explain by body language!
Menu Japanese only (But staff will explain with body language!)
Lanuages spoken None (conversational level)
Number of seats 22 seats
Private dining rooms None
Non smoking / smoking Non smoking
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