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AJANTA Indian Restaurant&Bar

515-4 Kyogokucho, Shimogyoku | Yamamoto Bldg.1F, Kyoto 600-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-352-1427
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“tomato soup” (5 reviews)
“curries” (10 reviews)
“naan” (12 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
515-4 Kyogokucho, Shimogyoku | Yamamoto Bldg.1F, Kyoto 600-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
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Reviewed today via mobile

We ended up there for dinner, looking to eat different then japanese. It was good indian food (not the touristy one you have sometime) and well seasoned (not too spicy at all like others said, maybe they are used to touristy places finally ;-) )....More

Thank Viviane H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal was excellent--rice with vegetable korma and saag paneer (superior), raita, with an Indian salad to start. The naan was exquisite, very light, thin and slightly crisp. It's probably the best Indian meal I've had to date.

Thank anneue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food offered by the restaurant was quite authentic North-Indian with a fairly large menu and at least the dishes we had made very well . The service was quick and the staff very courteous and polite. I would recommend Ajanta to anyone seeking genuine...More

1  Thank Arun N
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The food is great, although atmosphere can be a bit cramped if there's a lot of people as it's not so big inside. The soup they give before the meal is fantastic (some peppery tomato soup?), but the best thing is they offered free extra...More

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ajanta serves one of the best Indian vegetarian food we had in an Indian restaurant in Japan. have been here 4-5 times over 2 trips to Kyoto and have never been disappointed. What this place lacks in terms of service, its food makes up for...More

Thank Praful B
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Interesting place..... first we lost our way and then a kind Japanese gentleman switched on his GPS and walked us around the corner to the restaurant (thank you Sir - you Japanese people are wonderful). Its a small restaurant, but the service was quick, the...More

1  Thank Zubin K
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we usually do not eat Indian on vacation but really had the urge in Kyoto. we were not disappointed, the food was authentic and the service excellent. hit the spot after repeated Japanese meals which were not as good as we expected.

Thank theeptraveler
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Very indifferent staff, poor courtesy to guests. Fusion of Indian and Japanese food. For example, we ordered vegetarian pulao and chicken biriyani. In both, there was no signature Basmati rice but it was the sticky Japanese rice. Slice of onion and a piece of lemon...More

Thank Chandramouli B
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly. The setting is traditional and incense was used in the restaurant. It is a decent place for an Indian vegetarian option.

Thank kitt A
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent served by very friendly staff with a great sense of humour. Service was extremely fast with nothing too much trouble. Restaurant had a warm, local and friendly atmosphere. Excellent value for money too. We loved it!

1  Thank edwards.greentrees
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515-4 Kyogokucho, Shimogyoku | Yamamoto Bldg.1F, Kyoto 600-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-352-1427
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