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Japanese: Curry


Kirin Description

Located in the beautiful city of Kyoto, Kirin is a charming café that offers a unique dining experience. Specializing in both café and curry cuisine, Kirin stands out from other dining establishments with its fusion of flavors and cozy atmosphere.

The menu at Kirin is a delightful blend of traditional Japanese dishes and international influences. From aromatic curry dishes to mouthwatering desserts, there is something to satisfy every palate. One of their standout menu items is their signature curry, which is made with a secret blend of spices that creates a rich and flavorful sauce. The café also offers a variety of refreshing drinks, including specialty coffees and teas, perfect for enjoying with a slice of their homemade cake.

What sets Kirin apart is not only its delicious food but also its inviting ambiance. The café is adorned with warm wooden furnishings and soft lighting, creating a cozy and intimate atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a relaxing spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or a place to indulge in a hearty curry meal, Kirin is the perfect destination. So, if you find yourself in Kyoto, be sure to visit Kirin and experience their delectable cuisine and charming atmosphere.

Kirin Overview


114 ŌHararaikōinchō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto 601-1242


+81 (0) 75-744-2239


5 minute walk from Ohara bus stop.

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Mon: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-4:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-4:00PM

Payment methods


Restaurant Features

Outdoor seating


Kirin Reviews

Kirin Google Average Rating



Hands down one of the best meals of my life. Everything was as fresh and beautiful as can be. In absolute awe how some veggies taste worlds different from the supermarket when they’re fresh. I wish my stomach was bigger for the buffet! No exaggeration, Michelin star quality.


Stopped by for late lunch with my family recently and the food was really fresh and tasty. Buffet had a good amount of variety. Loved the country feel and location of the place, service was friendly as you would expect. Only let down I would say was the long wait. It was a Monday and not even busy (judging by the size of car parks in the town, there are times where it gets really busy). We still waited about 45 min for a seat inside. Other than that - highly recommended place if you love vegetarian food.


This restaurant was the biggest reason i went to Ohara again. I really loves the nature and the view of Ohara(it’s just amazing, more than Kyoto’s view). But i really wanted to try Kirin’s meal again that my mother loved so much.
This restaurant offers very, very healthy food with all-you-can-eat style. And these are all vegetables, but I seriously don’t know how vegetables can be delicious that much!! It’s so mysterious.
You can choose what you will eat with that vegetables between 4 kinds of onigiri and daily menu(for me, it was a chicken curry). And i choose chicken curry and it was so delicious too. I think the cook must be just a genius.
Also, there’s a river right beside the cafe, so you can enjoy nature too while you have a lunch. I recommend you to go to Ohara and Kirin for the beautiful experience of nature.

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