Kerala Indian Restaurant

Mewby and I ventured over to this fine establishment one evening when Sharma was closed and we were badly in need of a curry fix. Hands down this is the best Indian food I’ve eaten in Kyoto. The service is excellent too. The waiter (a charming, soft spoken chap) actually took the time to talk us through the various items on the menu and give his own recommendations. Here’s what we got.

Vegetable Samosas ~ I can't eat Indian without them!

Machli Tikka - delicious grilled pieces of spicy white fish!

Mewby's choice ~ Mutton Saagwala ~ Mutton cooked in spinach.

My choice ~ Vegetable Jalfry ~ mixed veggies cooked in onion & tomato sauce.

All served with delicious herb naan bread.

Kerala isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for and I think it was worth every yen I spent in there. If you feel like paying a little bit extra and spoiling yourself to the very best curry in town, this is the place for it. You can check the menu and prices for yourself here. How satisfied were we? Just take a look at that happy smiling face!

Kerala is situated on the second floor of the KUS building a short walk south of Oike on the west side of Kawaramachi. Click here for a map and coupons!

Open: “almost every day” (best to call ahead to be sure) 11:30~14:00, 17:00~21:00
Tel: 075-251-0141

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6 responses to “Kerala Indian Restaurant

  1. Tran-tuan-Hung


    In searching, I come to this site and an interest in a picture of Buddha with two girls(may be three, as daughters of Mara) at the head of your article. As my concern of three girls than two, may I have the original source of this picture, or the original picture that you may have, for a full view and collection of this picture. Thank you have a great day!

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

  2. Michael Lambe

    The original picture is decorating the wall of the Kerala restaurant. You are welcome to copy my photograph if you wish. I can’t remember if there were any more girls in the picture I’m afraid. Also, if you look closely you might notice there is a piece of wood missing from the girl on the right’s neck area.

  3. Tran-tuan-Hung

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you!

  4. Michael Lambe

    You’re very welcome!

  5. Thank you for the wonderful review. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Kyoto. Cheers!

  6. I was browsing looking for Indian restaurants in places I thought an Indian restaurant would stand out.

    What surprised me was “Kerala Indian Restaurant” — that is as rare as it could get. My dad’s family originated in Kerala, India and so it was somewhat of a pleasant surprise to see the name in a country like Japan…

    Thanks for sharing…

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