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Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-251-0141
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“naan” (10 reviews)
“tomato soup” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed September 16, 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.

Thank steverose47
Reviewed September 10, 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

Thank vnishith
Reviewed August 7, 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

Thank Woodzinthewoodz
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

I can't say about the food, because all we had to do was wait wait & wait with a child to be served till we decided to leave. While I had plenty of time to research the menu I realized that though the name implies...More

2  Thank Sangbhav
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We visited upon recommendation of a friend and we loved it. We ordered various dishes and they were all delicious - the naan was to die for and they did great dosas which are normally quite hard to find outside India! Indeed some of the...More

Thank London321a
Reviewed May 1, 2017

If you are looking for other cuisines instead of Japanese food, then this indian restaurant is a perfect solution. The food is very tasty and served freshly. We had dinner here more times during our stay. We had the butter chicken and garlic naan, both...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

The hotel recommended this restaurant and we were really overwhelmed by it! I wasn't ever a fan of Indian food, I actually avoided it but this restaurant was amazing in that it provided the most delicious food I can remember ever having in Japan! Considering...More

Thank Suzyz40
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I, visiting from London, each had a thali (veg for my wife) here on 25/04/17. The food was fresh, well prepared and satisfying. The owner and his colleague managed the front end throughout our meal and in spite of there being many...More

Thank Avnish S
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

There is a good choice of Indian dishes.Typical for many other restaurants in Japan as well the entire restaurant is managed by just 3 people.

Thank Arun N
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
May 13, 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

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  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawaramachi, Nakagyoku | 2F KUS Building, Kyoto 604-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-251-0141
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