"bientot" is a long-established curry shop at Shogoin near Heian-Jingu Shrine. Its yellow awning and sign are landmarks. Inside the old building, which calls to mind the many years of service, the interior is somewhat confined, with 10 seats at the counter, but once you eat the curry they serve you’ll be hooked, and you will want to come back again and again. On the day I visited, customers started turning up one after another right after the shop opened. There seem to be a lot of regulars too. The curry is popular with locals. Looks like it’ll be a real treat!
The curry menu includes brrf, chicken, sea food, vegetable. For brrf only, you can choose from mild, medium, and hot for the level of spiciness. However, I recommend mild as the curry here is spicy in general. Other than brrf, the curries are all available only in "mild", but they are still plenty spicy. You can also top them all with Tonkatsu(pork cutlet), making them into katsu curry. Today I ordered the chicken as katsu curry. The sauce is light like soup, and the chicken and sauce are cooked together to a thicker consistency. When I take a bite I taste the sweetness, but afterwards the spiciness comes in little by little. Even so, it tastes so good I can’t stop eating. I can see why it’s so popular. The crispy tonkatsu matches the curry too.
There seem to be relatively more male customers. There was also a pair of female customers there on this day.
12 Shogoin Nishimachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan
|Open||11:00a.m. - 10:15p.m. closed - Friday|
|Access||2 minute walk from City Bus Stop KumanoJinja-Mae 8 minute walk from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Station|