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Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-251-0141
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (10 reviews)
“naan” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has excellent food, which will impress anyone who likes South Indian cuisine. The menu is attractive and most dishes are well prepared. The restaurant is a small one and one has to climb a narrow staircase to reach the dining room. There is...More

Thank yogesh801
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1) Hey guys I am from south of India and I exactly know how south Indian food taste.(Kerela is south of India) . I do understand that restaurant abroad are kind of replicas and are not as great as locals, but this restaurant is not...More

Thank MGuruRao
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Visiting Japan , this place brings a shame to the culture. The owner is extremely rude and we walked out of the place

Thank Sumathitc
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a little hard to find placed through a single door then going up a narrow set of stairs. It has hardly any signage but the search is well worth it. All the breads are freshly baked and are the best I’ve ever...More

Thank lithiclotus
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The food is good, but the owner or the waiter was very rude. He should learn from Japanese hospitality.

Thank Mouradeq
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Some of the best Indian food that we had in Kyoto! We did not order from the set menu but selected our own curries and accompaniments. While a little pricey, the food is delicious with just the right amount of spiciness. The restaurant is tiny...More

1  Thank SonyaS102
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Don't hesitate to order from the ala carte menu - the set meals do offer incredible value, but everything we tried from the ala carte menu was excellent, memorable and fairly priced. The nan are incredible. The chicken makhini was superb and we really enjoyed...More

1  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Karela based on the recommendation in Lonely Planet, and it was excellent. Food was delicious and so cheap, just 900 ¥ each! Manager spoke excellent English and gave us some recommendations on places to visit.

1  Thank steverose47
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The name Kerala is a bit misleading as one would think this is a South Indian restaurant. It is primarily a North Indian restaurant. The owner is from Kerala. His son Mahesh was there and did a great job of managing the small but busy...More

1  Thank vnishith
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Having been recommended to dine at Kerala and it being my birthday, I was optimistic about the visit. On arrival, my partner and I were asked to wait for a table as the restaurant was full. This wasn't a problem, as it was Saturday night...More

1  Thank Woodzinthewoodz
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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Shally A
13 May 2017|
Response from Suzyz40 | Reviewed this property |
All I know is that Kerala is the best of the best. Please google for other info. I am back in the states and can't supply directions. Let me know if you need address.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +81 75-251-0141
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