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Kanakana Description

Located in walking distance from Kintetsu Nara Station, Kanakana is a charming café in Nara that stands out for its unique blend of organic ingredients and flavorful curry dishes. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, this café offers a delightful dining experience for both locals and tourists alike.

What sets Kanakana apart is its focus on using organic produce sourced locally to create delicious and wholesome curry dishes. From traditional Japanese curry to innovative curry creations, each dish is carefully crafted to tantalize your taste buds. The menu features a variety of options, including vegetarian and vegan choices, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Kanakana provides a relaxing setting to savor authentic Japanese curry made with the freshest ingredients. With its commitment to quality and sustainability, this café is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts seeking a taste of Nara's culinary delights.

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Kanakana Overview


13 Kunodōchō, Nara, Nara 630-8382


+81 (0) 742-22-3214


17 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-7:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Stylish Interior

Kanakana Reviews

Kanakana Google Average Rating



Small converted house serving healthy Japanese food.

There was quite a wait to get a table. What was quite frustrating was having to wait so long for a table for 4 people. 2 groups of 2 people were shown to their table before us, so be prepared for a wait if coming for lunch as a 4 person group.

The food was fresh, light and nice. The tatsutaage pork with sweet sour sauce was great, very well cooked and the other kobachi worked well to cut through the tatsutaage as they were not salty and were chilled and light.

Keep up the good work.


Great food in a small restaurant with a lot of local customers. We tried Kanakana set course and curry rice. Both of them are delicious with traditional Japanese style. Super recommended to try your lunch here.


Got recommended to this place by my friend's fiancé who is a Nara native. The rice set was delicious and wholesome. The coolest part about this meal was that the drink came after the meal. That is the intention and you are meant to sit and relax with your drink after the meal. The iced tea that I got was refreshing but wish I had gotten something sweeter.

Would definitely come again at a more odd time so the wait wouldn't be too long.


A very cosy and lovely traditional Japanese restaurant with tatami mats. I ordered the set meal and it was some of the tastiest pork I've ever eaten. They have an English menu too which is very helpful. I showed up at 11.10 am which is just after opening and I didn't have to wait for a table. I suggest you go around then, because it's a very popular restaurant. The price is very good too. If you are visiting Nara Park, you should visit.

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