Kerala is one of the best Indian restaurants in Kyoto, and its downtown location make it the perfect place to fuel up while doing some shopping.
While it’s not much to look at – little more than a cramped corridor lined with tables – the tiny kitchen at Kerala turns out some excellent (mostly) north Indian food. The lunch sets are a fantastic deal, while a la carte dinners will usually run about Y2500 per head if you go with a group of three or four people. If you need a break from Japanese food, Kerala is a great choice.
For more meat-free eating suggestions, read our round-up of Kyoto’s Best Vegetarian Restaurants.
2F KUS Building, Kawaramachi Sanjo agaru, Nakagyo-ku
Non-smoking area: Yes
5min walk from Sanjo Station Exit 6, Keihan line
Read customer reviews of Kerala on TripAdvisor
More Restaurant Suggestions: See my list of Kyoto’s Best Restaurants for more eating inspiration. The list covers all cuisines and price ranges.
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Kyoto Vacation Checklist
- For all the essentials in a brief overview, see my First Time In Kyoto guide
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