Jun. 28, 2019 UPDATE

Spice curry & dining Cumin's

Vividly colorful, gently spicy curry with outstanding flavor
Spice curry & dining Cumin's is a spice curry specialty store which opened in Kyoto Karasuma Oike in February 2018. Cumin's is in a quiet area just off of bustling downtown and surrounded by streets lined with cool restaurants. The inside is set up with counter seats at the window, and a tablespace that stretches to the back of the restaurant. It's a beautiful, warm space that feels like fits right in with the atmosphere of the surrounding stores. The curry here is made by a chef with extensive culinary experience in western and Indian cuisine. The curry has a rich curry base with sweetness from tomatoes and onions and comes combined with an original soup. It's characterized by its moderate spice with outstanding rich and umami flavors. Not only the curry, but there are also plenty of a la carte full-course meals as well, such as spicy chicken and stir-fried spice pork belly. Everything goes perfectly with drinks as well, so we recommend going not only for lunch but for dinner too.
Basil and Cashew Nuts Chicken Keema Curry
Basil and Cashew Nuts Chicken Keema Curry / ¥850
The curry at the front of the photo is the Shrimp and Coconut Curry. (The picture is of a 2 kind Aigake Japanese-style extra-topping curry) In this mildly spicy curry, you can enjoy the texture of cashew nuts with the basil flavor. This classic curry with outstanding umami from the chicken with sweetness from cashew nuts, which have been made into a paste and blended into the curry roux, is my recommendation.
Shrimp and Coconut Curry
Shrimp and Coconut Curry / ¥950
This curry adds the flavor of coconut and mellowness of fresh cream to the umami of boiled down shrimp heads and shells. This curry is based on a curry the chef ate in an Indian restaurant in their twenties. Chef Yamada: "Not only was there shrimp in it, but you could actually taste the natural flavor of the shrimp. I thought, if I'm going to open a shop, I have to put this on the menu." You could say this curry full of memories is the roots of this store.
Beef Sinew and Leek from Kujo Curry
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Beef Sinew and Leek from Kujo Curry / ¥850
The curry at the front of the photo is the Beef Tendon and Kujo Scallion Curry. (The picture is of a 2 kind Aigake Japanese-style extra-topping curry) This spicy chili curry adds the flavor and sweetness of Kujo scallions to the richness of soft beef tendon which has spent hours stewing.
How to Order

cumin's menu

There are pictures on the menu. They also have an English menu, so if you need it, please feel free to ask.

The ingredients are simply written in the name of the curry on the menu, so for those with food allergies, please refer to it.


As is shown in the picture, Cumin's is located on the second floor of this distinctive building.

cumin's appearance

The stairs are next to the transparent menu sign, so please use them as your landmark.

The stairs

- Order Tips -

At lunchtime, it's +200 yen for a mini salad and drink set.

Depending on the time, you can enjoy a limited-time menu.

People who want a bit more spice, you can add some spice powder.

Even on business days, they close between 15:00 - 17:00.

During business hours, you can get it to take away too.

3.8 food3.8 service3.7 atmosphere3.8
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
4.0 food4.0 service4.0 atmosphere4.0
When I go to eat curry, rather than going to chain stores, I go to stores individually managed stores. That's because, from the look of the interior to the service and unique flavors, you can feel a sense of imagination that's just not there in a chain store. The happiness of opening their own store, after gaining so much culinary experience, really came across when I heard the owner's story. From the cool interior and vibrantly colorful curries, the entire store reflects the owner's personality and is a super welcoming place.
3.3 food3.5 service3.0 atmosphere3.5
I absolutely love this curry specialist, who never ceases to impress. Of course, the flavors and ingredients are delicious, but this store also releases exclusive dishes and is enthusiastic about its curry research.. Their strong point is their mild spice and the rich and deep flavour of their curries. My recommendation is their 2 flavor Aigake Japanese style curry with extra toppings! Getting the spiced egg as a topping is just the best! Being able to relax is another attribute of this spacious restaurant, which can seat even large groups.
4.0 food4.0 service4.0 atmosphere4.0
I like curry quite a lot and often go to curry places near the office during lunchtime. Out of them, Cumin's curry is my favorite. My reasoning, first and foremost, the colors are beautiful. The moment you set your eyes on their visual curries, your mouth starts to water. The next is, the mellow flavors. I'm actually not too good with super-hot curries. While the spice aroma is strong, Cumin's curry is not too hot and is honestly perfect for me. I want to keep going after this too.
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Spice curry & dining Cumin's
Category Curry
Phone +81 75-744-1131
Address ENG: Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Kinoshitacho, 299, Aneyakoji Dori Coto Glance Postcode: 604-8104
Directions 6 Minute walk from Karasuma Subway line “Karasuma Oike” Station 7 Minute walk from Tozai Subway line “Kyoto Shiyakusho-Mae” Station 363m from “Karasuma Oike” Station
Open Hours ≪LUNCH TIME≫ 11:00– 15:00 (Last Order 14:30) ≪DINNER TIME≫ 【Mon〜Wed・Fri・Sat】 17:00~21:30 (Last Order 14:30) ※Thurs is Lunchtime Only
Reservations Course Meals are Available at Dinner Time with a Reservation
Closed Sunday
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English menu available. The staff are also very kind.
Menu English Menu Available
Lanuages spoken Simple English only
Number of seats 17 (5 Window Counter Seats, 12 Table Seats)
Private dining rooms Unavailable
Non smoking / smoking Non-smoking
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