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#113 of 8,040 Restaurants in Kyoto
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Reviewed 18 April 2024 via mobile

Great and affordable spot! We got the half and half black & red and also the beef and pork. I liked the beef and pork the best. I would reccomend for a casual dinner.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

This was one, new place we wanted to try this trip to Kyoto and we were not disappointed. Each bowl of curry was made to order with us enjoying the chicken curries. We got the smaller portion and had more than enough food. Due to...the size of the restaurant and limited seating, we were glad that we got there when it opened as there was a line when we left. Definitely would go there again. Convenient to Shijo and Karasuma and the items on the menu are reasonably priced. I personally liked that they let me pour my own ginger ale into the class. :)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

We found this place by walking past and stopping to see where the delicious smell was coming from. We had the half & half beef/chicken and the keema. Both were great. Heartland Beer was good too! Only a small place, we waited about 10 minutes...to be seated. Well worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023 via mobile

I am not sure it is fare to give 2on the review. I went there last night 5/3/2023. According to google website they are open at 6pm. When we get there they were closed from 5/3-5/7. They don’t have their own website or phone number.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023 via mobile

I went for dinner in solo, exploring the city. Thanks to the previous very positive reviews I moved towards Kara-Kusa. The pretty appearance of a concise and private space hides a great Japanese curry. Only few seats are available, but as soon as one steps...in, the welcoming staff invites to seat and to take a look at the menu. The offer is compact, consisting of 6 variations of rice and curry. I opted for the half and half, namely half red chicken curry and half black beef curry, with medium portion of rice. The waiting was short and accompanied by soft piano music. The portion was perfect. The two curries differ yet they both excel. Probably the best Japanese curry I have ever had. The exquisite main was served with pickled lotus root that counterbalanced the spiciness of the curry. The experience was very enjoyable, recommended for small groups (due to the limited seats), couples but also for a solo dinner. Home-like environment, affordable yet really tasty curry. Great experience :)More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Saw this place on trip advisor, a tiny restaurant, so tiny we walked passed it only stopping when we smelt the curry, it sits only 8 people and serves only 6 types of curry meals Both of our meals were great , lovely guys behind...the counter, highly recommend itMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

As recommended by trip advisor, I got the half and half chicken and beef curry. Was really craving some nice spice but nothing too hot, and this was delicious. Lovely atmosphere and a great place to spend an evening!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 December 2019

Craving Japanese curry, my daughter selected this restaurant as we were shopping in the Nishiki market area. We were lucky to get seats as the restaurant is small(9 seats). The curry is unique and delicious! We had the Red & Black curry which was excellent...with very tender meats and tasty curry sauce. My wife had the Butter chicken curry as she does not like things spicy. She said it, too, was tasty. Also try the pickled daikon and hasu(lotus root) which compliments the curries well. We congratulated our daughter on her superb find.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 23 November 2019 via mobile

If you are in the area and looking for Japanese curry then this place is perfect. A small local restaurant that sits around eight people. The staff are very friendly and can assist in English. The menu is small, but they have perfected what they...do. I ordered their half red half black curry. The red is chicken, the black is beef. Both were absolutely wonderful. The beef in particular was a joy. I can’t recommend this place highly enough. It would be top if my list of eateries to return to in Kyoto.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2019

We were in the mood for a Japanese curry and found this place on Tripadvisor. Best choice we made. From the second we walked in we were looked after, simple menu and cosy atmosphere. Had the half and half curry and it was so delicious...- would recommend without hesitation for the food, service & atmosphere. Incredible value for money tooMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

We looked on trip advisor and fancied giving this a try and honestly we were not disappointed! The food was delicious we had the half and half curry! We honestly might go back for round 2 ! If you do anything in Kyoto try here

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

Intentionally came to seek out an excellent curry and boy, did we ever! I had the two-two: red chicken curry & black beef curry whilst hubby had the Keeman lamb curry. Hands-down, the best Japanese curry we've both ever had. Would totally return for another...meal if we were staying in the vicinity!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 19 October 2019 via mobile

I went there during my stay in Kyoto. The place is very small so if you go in a big group, you might not be able to eat. However it is very authentic. I had the black beef curry. It was very good

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

By far the most unexpected gem in Kyoto. Bar seating only seats about 8 or 9 total and the wait is not bad toward the last hour. Only 10 minutes in to their dinner hour and there was a wait so go later. The curry...was absolutely phenomenal. By far the best in Japan to date. These owners know what they're doing! Get the half half red and black curry and make sure you get medium sized rice for all that curry magic. If you're hungry, also get the Keema Curry plate to share with small portion of rice. Add cheese if you're into that. The spices in this plate are amazeballs.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Excellent curry, super price, great atmosphere, charming counter top eating experience. Great value for money, quite reasonably priced. Highly recommend. There’s a queue but it moves quick.

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5