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Sep. 20, 2019 UPDATE
Kara-Kusa Curry - カラクサカレー -
Traveler Friendly
They have a simple menu in English and the staff is friendly.
Menu
Some English
Languages spoken
Some simple English
774 2 --- 0 reviews
Sep. 20, 2019 UPDATE

Kara-Kusa Curry

- カラクサカレー -
Traveler Friendly
They have a simple menu in English and the staff is friendly.
Menu
Some English
Languages spoken
Some simple English
774 2 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Not too spicy, but delicious curry made with passion at Kara-Kusa Curry
Kara-Kusa Curry was founded in April 2015, and it’s a restaurant specializing in curry located in Kyoto. The chef trained at Italian and Chinese restaurants, and the curry he makes at Kara-Kusa is full of ideas, but the taste is not too peculiar. The taste is not too spicy but very rich. The charm of Kara-Kusa Curry is in how polite and careful the chef is. The chef is big, and his white chef’s uniform suits him well, and his polite tone of voice and smile make the curry taste even milder. Not too spicy, but made with passion, that is where the charmingness of this restaurant’s curry can be found in. Kara-Kusa Curry is located in the business district of Kyoto. This is a great place to have lunch before or after you head to Marui or Apple Store, or some other department store.
1Recommended
Red Curry
Red Curry / ¥700
The red curry contains stewed chicken. The acidity of the tomato and the umami in beef bouillon make for a mild but fruity curry. You can taste the umami in the chicken and the curry has a balanced, fairly normal taste to it. The umami in chicken and the taste of tomato go well together, and this curry is recommended to those who don’t like spicy food.
2Recommended
Half & Half
Half & Half / ¥900
The red curry contains mainly chicken and the black curry mainly contains beef. The rich black beef curry is topped with cream, and the red one is a chicken curry has the taste of the acidity and sweetness of the tomato. This is recommended to those who want to have the luxurious experience of enjoying two different tastes. The acidity of tomato in the red curry and the richness of the black curry are mixed, and this heightens the umami sensation of both of them.
3Let's Try!
Kyoto-style Habanero sauce
Kyoto-style Habanero sauce
On the counter you can find Kyoto-style habanero sauce and “biwako spice.” Use these if you feel the curry is not spicy enough. Especially, the Kyoto-style habanero sauce, made with 100% locally grown habaneros, is a not-oft-seen sauce that has an addictive spiciness to it, so please try it!
4Let's Try!
Keema Curry topped with cheese
Keema Curry topped with cheese / ¥1,550
The keema curry is gently poured over the rice, and the crispness of the vegetables and the mellowness of the keema go well together. The spiciness of this curry was inspired by the taste of Sansho pepper in Chinese food. The taste gets even mellower if you top the curry with cheese. The dish looks almost like Ayer’s Rock covered with snow.
How to Order

Kara-Kusa Curry menu

The menu is on the counter. The names of the dishes are in English so please look at the pictures when ordering. You can choose the amount of rice, 200, 300, or 400 grams. The big portion of 400 grams is free.

- Order Tips -

If you’re a vegetarian who doesn’t mind the soup containing meat-based extracts, the restaurant can take the pieces of meat out from the curry.


They only have counter seats, so if you go with many people you may have to wait a while. The alley the restaurant is in is narrow and there are many restaurants. Look for the red letters on the door of Kara-Kusa Curry and you’ll find it.

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