Have You Tried Kyoto’s Sizuya’s Bakery Curry Pan?

by Jun 12, 2020

I’m hungry but I don’t want to miss the train!

There’s this place called Sizuya…

Sizuya Kyoto Station Shop tl;dr

  • Plenty of Great Baked Goods
  • Get the Curry Pan
  • Get More!

Sizuya Kyoto Station Shop

Leaving Kyoto Train Station?
Arriving at Kyoto Train Station?
Are you Hungry?

Sizuya’s Kyoto Station branch has you hunger needs covered. Just stop in and you’ll be amazed with both their fresh baked selection and tasty baked carbs made with quality ingredients. I did!

On our way out of town, I was feeling a little famished when we saw a bakery called Sizuya. Given my penchant for carb consumption, we proceeded to go in with a mission to snack on something during the train trip back to Tokyo.

Having heard of curry pan (Japanese curry filled bread) but never having tried it before I gave it a shot. Picked up a couple of other breads and buns for the road and called it a day.

kyoto curry pan inside 02

On the Way to Tokyo

Sitting on the train, my hunger kicked in and opened up my bag of goodies. Had I known the curry pan was going to taste this good, I would have at least ordered 1 or 4 more to go. It was not the Indian curry I expected, but a thicker, sweeter curry that filled the crispy, crunchy hollow deep fried bread cavity with a contrast in taste and texture that I found very appealing.

Sizuya ruined me for all future curry breads, setting the bar high with their rendition.
Who knew I would be changed forever, constantly seeking out curry pan on future travels.

kyoto curry pan good

What is It

I couldn’t tell much to differentiate Sizuya from the plethora of other bakeries other than they had an exterior facing kiosk in addition to their wakin storefront at the Kyoto Station. Googling after the fact, turns out that it’s an older bakery shop that has been around since the 1940’s.

One of these days I’m going to go to as many bakeries as I can in one go and compare the same items…

We just so happened to have stumbled upon them simply because we were passing through hungry looking a way to satiate ourselves till we got back to Tokyo. As fortune would have it, we walked into Sizuya hungry and walked out with bags of pastries in hand. They had plenty of local and foreign inspired treats lining their shelves:

  • Curry bread
  • Melon bread
  • Cutlet sandwiches
  • Mentaiko bread
  • Egg salad sandwiches
  • Ham sandwiches
  • Sausage buns

kyoto bread 04

  • Fruit sandwiches
  • Sliced bread
  • Strawberry bread
  • Chocolate bread
  • Baguettes
  • Cream bread

kyoto bread 01

What to Do There

After you get off the train, before you get on the train, or if you’re just hungry head over to Sizuya Kyoto Station Shop for something savory, sweet and / or caffeinated. Meander through the space feasting with your eyes before making any purchases. If I had known then what I know now, I would have picked up more items.

kyoto bread bun

kyoto bread bun inside

Next Time

If I ever see that store again, I’ll try out more of their tasty looking items.

Let’s be honest, as with most places I find tasty, I’ll have to go to visit the store several times over to try as many things as I want. There’s no way I’d be able to eat it all in one go….

Or could I?

Where is It

Down the main hallway by the Shinkansen Lost and found. If you’re facing the Lost and Found counter, turn right and walk for a few minutes and you’ll find Sizuya on your right.

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