Mar. 22, 2019 UPDATE

Salman & Sohel Halal Kitchen

Indian and Persian Halal food right next to the Kyoto Mosque on the east side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace by Salman & Sohel
There are many restaurants in Kyoto, but very few that are 100% Halal. Salman & Sohel Halal Kitchen is one of those few, as you can probably guess from its name. The restaurant is run by the same people who run the famous curry restaurant Raju, so the taste of the curry is guaranteed. And because such a big percentage of their clientele are foreigners, the taste of the curry here is pretty authentic. The restaurant is located on the east side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, so it’s a great place to head after some sightseeing, or you can also access the restaurant easily from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station.
Mahiche / ¥1,400
This Persian classic is one of the best-selling items at the Halal Kitchen, and for a good reason. This being Japan, you probably expect the lamb shank to be quite tiny. But it’s everything but tiny; it’s huge, and the meat is incredibly tender.
Lunch set
Lunch set / Starting at ¥800
The lunch sets at the Salman & Sohel Halal kitchen are something else. While they start at 1,050 yen, this set for 1,500 yen offers the best value. You don’t only get three types of curries, but also rice, naan, soup, chicken kebob roll, tandoori chicken, salad, a samosa, and even a drink, so only order this if you’re really hungry. The mint dip you get with the chicken is to die for! Only available for lunch, but they also have dinner sets.
Veziri Kebob
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Veziri Kebob / ¥1,450
With this dish, you get both beef and chicken kebob, and you can’t argue with the taste. It’s delicious, and the Basmati rice goes perfectly with the kebob. You also get a nice tomato-based dip with the kebob.
Butter Chicken Masala
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Butter Chicken Masala / ¥1,200
Often in Japan, the curries are made to match Japanese tastes, and thus have a very mild taste. Not at Salman & Sohel Halal Kitchen though; this chicken masala curry carries a punch! You can also choose how hot you want the curry to be.
How to Order

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The restaurant is also famous for their biryani, which is an Indian rice dish. Consider getting a plate of biryani too if you’re at the restaurant with a bigger group of people. The biryani of Salman & Sohel Halal Kitchen has also won a prize for excellence thrice at the FABEX deli competition.

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They also have a praying room.

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What I remember most vividly about my culinary experience at Salman & Sohel would have to be their mint dip you get with the tandoori chicken. It was so good that I have to consider going to the restaurant again just to have that dip again. The lamb shank was also a delight, and it’s huge. This place is a great addition to the list of Halal restaurants in Kyoto.
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Salman & Sohel Halal Kitchen
Category Indian
Phone +81 90-3993-3511
Address 88-3 Miyagaki-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Directions An 8-minute walk from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station.
Open Hours 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Reservations Accepted.
Closed Irregular holidays.
Notes There is a mosque right behind the corner from the restaurant.
Price range
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB / Accepted.
Good for Solo, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Excellent, they have both multilingual staff and English menu.
Menu English and Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Japanese, English, Hindu, Bengal, and Urdu.
Number of seats 50
Private dining rooms Yes.
Non smoking / smoking Nonsmoking.
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