Restaurant Japan, 〒630-8371, 奈良県奈良市光明院町16 Published on: 13-06-2016

05:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Casual Dining
30.00 - 40.00 USD

Kura is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Kura is really nice local pub, with excellent basic food and exceptional service. This friendly spot in Naramachi is styled like an old storehouse with dark wood panels and an old beer sign.

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How to get to Kura?

Kura is 8min walk from Kintetsu Nara Station

Selling points

  • Great place to taste delicious Japanese food
  • Lovely and cozy atmosphere with friendly staff
  • A cosy and lovely place for dinner
  • A welcoming local pub and restaurant
  • Great hidden neighbourhood pub


  • Noise level Small
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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158.10 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Japan, 〒630-8371, 奈良県奈良市光明院町16

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Tiny place. Not meant for tourists, but that's the good part of it! Just one of the staff could speak some English and somehow we managed to get something to eat. The dishes are amazing. They have very fresh sashimi and moreover some other meat and vegetarian dishes. The octopus is terrific. The sake served is from the region. Very friendly atmosphere. Even if none of the Japanese people that were there eating were able to speak English, we ended drinking sake all together laughing and trying to communicate somehow.

Really nice local pub, with excellent "basic" food and exceptional service. We came here via a recommendation online. The place is quite hidden and we were a bit unsure at first whether to go in. I'm glad we did, cause we had a great time. According to the owner, this establishment has been in the family for over 60 years. The room feels simple but dignified. The food was very good and reasonably priced in our opinion. We had two glasses of local sake, two beers, 6 items from the daily menu (including tuna, salmon and squid sashimi & beef strips) as well as 4 "oden", cooked vegetables and fish. This cost us 7600 in total for 2 persons, a fair price in Nara I would say. Most notably, the service was exceptionally good. To our astonishment, given how off the beaten track this place is, the owner and several waiters spoke decent English. They translated the daily menu for us and were helpful in choosing options. We even had a nice chat in the end! Overall, I would very much recommend "Kuru" if you're in Nara, you won't regret it.

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