• Doon Shokudo Indoyama

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Small Indian restaurant offering home style cooking. Makes one mix beans & lentils curry which comes with rice and a whole wheat flour chapati: this is the vegan meal option. Chai tea can be served vegan. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm. Closed Sun.

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29 Reviews

First Review by Gideon_R


Points +38

08 Aug 2022

Highly recommended

The couple that own this restaurant were some of the nicest people we met on our Japan trip. Very reasonably priced food and always a delicious vegan option available. We only hope we can visit for a fourth time one day!



Points +27

16 Oct 2019

Delicious food and friendly service

The veg tali was absolutely delicious, one of the best meals we ate in Japan! The chef and wonder was also so friendly and lovely to chat to, we both left with big smiles on our faces.

Pros: Vegetarian and vegan options, Reasonably priced


Points +15

24 Jun 2019

The best curry and the nicest guy

The curry was so delicious, just what we were craving for. And the guy who serves it is the friendliest and kindest person. I wish we could stay another night in Matsumoto, so that we could go there again!


Points +87

14 Jun 2019

Good spicy curry, but only one vegan option

The curry was fantastic and made authentically by an Indian cook. He was very kind and chatted with us about how he came to run the restaurant. There was only one vegan option, so I couldn't see myself coming here super often. Additionally, the portion wasn't quite enough to match the price, in my opinion. Still absolutely recommend this place.

Pros: Good Indian curry, Friendly, down-to-earth owners

Cons: Only one vegan option, Slightly pricey for the serving size


Points +23

01 Jun 2019

Yummy vegan thali curry

The owner and his wife are very nice and chatty. Loved their warm welcoming way. The food was very tasty and authentic. Def worth the money.


Points +123

26 Apr 2019

Yum! Vegan curry was delish!

Everyone needs to visit this place for so many reasons that you will experience when you get there.😄A place that will brighten any day and leave you full and satisfied.

Pros: Amazing friendly service , Delicious food , Cute setting

Cons: None


Points +16

15 Apr 2019

excellent vegan curry

only one option for vegan but enough .


Points +93

31 Mar 2019

Delicious home cooking

Love this place. The couple that run it are so friendly. They do one vegan option- vegan curry with chapati and rice. I guess what it is depends on the day, I got a delicious lentil curry and then could add some spicy pickle to it to give it a bit of kick. Small place, small menu but big flavours😄price was 780 and they gave me a free little pudding (vegetarian not vegan)


Points +26

24 Nov 2018

Beautiful Authentic Indian Curry

I have been touring Japan as a musician and very much doubted I would find anywhere vegan before my show in Nagano. The couple who own this place are so lovely, worldly and fluent in English. The man imparted loads of wisdom about the curry and culture and clearly cared a lot about the craft. We had a beautiful simple bean green curry but it was so filling and delicious especially with a side of pickles and added special spice mix and handmade hot chapati. The place is tiny! But super cosy and one of a kind!


Points +189

25 Oct 2018

An Excellent Dinner

Located in an outdoor food court, this is one of the most unusual restaurants I've visited. Run by a lovely couple (Indian and Japanese), service is friendly and efficient. My curry was delicious and was served with a freshly made chapatti. Highly recommended!

Pros: excellent food, generous portions, excellent service

Cons: limited menu


Points +181

14 Oct 2018

Great food and service

Amazing service and food. Really worth a visit!

Updated from previous review on 2018-10-14

Pros: Service, Food


Points +21

28 Jul 2018

Vegan tasty food near Matsumoto castle

Lovely couple speak fluent English. Had a tasty spinach and lentil dish with hot pickles and rice. Small air conditioned seating areas.

Pros: Free parking, Vegan!, Reasonable price


Points +204

25 May 2018

Lovely meal

lovely couple run this place. cozy. one they have one vegan set and a veg thali which was vegetarian. service was great. and they were so kind to stay open when we called ahead very close to closing time. parking available. They sell various indian food stuffs too.


Points +30

01 May 2018

Incredible food and service

While simple (we had mixed Dahl and Chana Masala), the food tastes amazing and the service from the couple owners is incredible. They are so nice and caring, making sure you’re looked after the entire time. I would definitely give 5 stars if I could.

Pros: Cheap, Good food, Friendly owners

Cons: Limited options, Hard to find from street


Points +170

09 Apr 2018

Should be at least 5 stars

Seriously the best experience I’ve had in Japan. Owned and run by a beautiful husband and wife (and their young son) who cook everything from scratch. The vegan curry was sensational and they made me a vegan chai... even had a traditional sweet which was vegan. Even if you don’t come to Matsumoto for anything else, come to support this wonderful family and enjoy this amazing food. I’ll be there again tomorrow night... seriously!
(Can only rate as high as four stars because of the app rules but they deserve 5 stars... at least!)


Points +32

25 Nov 2017

Delicious vegan curry & chai!

This would be 5 stars but as it’s not a fully vegan restaurant it’s not allowed!
We visited twice while in Matsumoto and each time the food was delicious (we had the daily vegan curry and the vegan chai). The curry comes with rice, a papadum and a freshly made chapati. All delicious!
The owner is really lovely, speaks excellent English and was very friendly and full of useful information about the area.
Also - the menu is in Japanese and English.

Pros: English menu, Owner speaks excellent English, Daily vegan curry


Points +61

31 Oct 2017


Felt lucky to found the place open when we got to Matsumoto late into a rainy night. Their menu is small and all curry options. There is just one vegan option but it's very good and well-worth it! It's a home-cooked recipe so it has a very unique taste. The owner who is also the cook is very friendly who seemed like he is always up for a chat :)

The place is a bit small, a bit difficult to find. It's at the back of a small compound along with other small food places. Happy to have found this open when all the rest are closed.

They have homemade lassi!


Points +71

22 Oct 2017

Loved it

The best vegan curry I had in Japan! Together with a vegan Chai, the owner made my day! Cooked with passion and love. Cozy little place with the kindest owner. Thank you for everything!

Pros: vegan, others dishes besides vegan


Points +18

11 Aug 2017

Should be a 5 Star rating - amazing

Very very tasty, good price, very friendly people. Idea of veganism is completely clear.

Pros: Tasty, Price, Vegan


23 Oct 2017

Thank you very much. It makes us very happy that you like our concept...Home food with homely atmosphere. Thank you once again.


Points +32

24 Jul 2017

Delcious Curry and Amazing Service

We had a super yummy curry with rice, a wheat flour chapati and a papadam. The couple the owned the place were really friendly and we were quite happy to have a conversation with them. They even offered seconds if we were hungry but it was really filling and enjoyable. This is must if you're a vegan travelling to Matsumoto:)


23 Oct 2017

Thank you very much . We are very happy and thankful that you like our food and service.Well our concept is home food with homely atmosphere. Thanks once again.


Points +18

15 Jun 2017

Great Place!

Amazing food and the couple who own it are incredibly friendly and generous! Definitely recommend!


05 Jul 2017

Thank you very much...!! We are just trying our best to serve Indian home food with homely atmosphere.....! We are very happy and thankful that you like our food and service. We hope we can serve you again.


Points +349

20 Apr 2017

Cosy, homestyle dining experience

We went to this tiny yet lovely place tonight. It was pouring outside and both tables were taken. But we were invited inside anyway and had a really good homestyle lentil & bean curry and a perfect homemade chapati. The owner was incredibly friendly, bringing out plenty of stuff to taste and contributing to a cosy and hospitable Atmosphere. When we left, he offered us the leftover curry for takeaway. So nice! You should definitely check it out.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-17

Pros: Friendly, Cosy, Everything homemade

Cons: Just 1 vegetarian option


20 Apr 2017

Thank you very much.We are Japan's smallest indian home food restaurant . Not only we are serving home style food but also home feelings too .We are very happy that you are satisfied with our food and service. Hope to see you again...!!


Points +123

17 Apr 2017

Vegan oasis in Matsumoto

Thankyou so much to Doon shokudo Indian in Matsumoto. We are here twice in two days. Delicious food, amazing service and very cheap.
Ashish was absolutely lovely to us, giving us helpful vegan hints (he told us about a banana soy milk one day, and the next day had it there for us to try!!) His food was amazing, home style and the amount we got for the price we paid was so generous. The place is small, but perfect, (I just felt bad that I kept elbowing the window when I moved!)
Good luck with your food cart idea in the future, I'm sure it will do well! Thanks

Pros: Cheap, Tasty food, Lovely service


20 Apr 2017

Thanks for coming twice.. We wants to make everyone satisfied and happy by our food and feelings .Don't feel bad I can understand your feelings ...We are very sorry because of our place is very cozy so it happens many times....Thanks for the best wishes. We hope we will serve you in your next visit to Matsumoto.


Points +116

19 Nov 2016

Authentic Home-Style Indian

This place most definitely deserves 5 stars! It is a small local restaurant with only two tables that offers a vegetarian and vegan curry. We had the vegan curry, which changes daily, adding more to the home-style the restaurant already has, today it was a chickpea based curry which was simply satisfying and delicious! After traveling for 3 months straight we definitely needed a homey dish and this really hit the spot, it felt as if we were eating at an Indian home where we can see and talk with the cook himself. The owner is super friendly and very passionate about cooking and deeply cares about the customer's satisfaction. We had a really nice long chat with him about everything really, but mostly cooking and eating vegan. He gave us many tips in eating vegan in Japan and even gave us free banana and coffee flavored soymilk, an extremely nice and approachable man. We wish we could return tomorrow, unfortunately they are closed on Sundays. If we are ever in Matsumoto again we will definitely be returning. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for home-style, authentic Indian curry. Also the vegan chai was very delicious, he even let us try a black pepper variation which was so surprisingly good!

Pros: Friendly, Delicious Home Cooked, Good Price

Cons: None!


20 Nov 2016

Thank you very much.We are very happy... that you are very happy by our service.We are trying to make every customer happy by ........our food and home feeling Atmosphere.Thanks once again.


Points +19

Mostly Veg
17 Nov 2016

Cheap, delicious, authentic, and homey!

Wish I could give this place 5 stars! (Happycow won't allow it for non-vegetarian restaurants.) Food here was awesome! Very homey Indian food at a cheap price. My bf and I both got the vegetarian curry and thought it was the best we've tried in Japan! (Usually vegetarian curries are kind of an afterthought to its meatier counterparts.) And the chapati was made to order. Also, the chef was the friendliest guy we've met during our five weeks in Japan! If I ever come back to Matsumoto I'll probably come here every meal haha. Hope this review convinces you!

Pros: Vegan and vegetarian curries available, super chea


18 Nov 2016

Well , we are very happy to know that our vegetarian/vegan.... curry is the best curry you tried in japan.... thank you very much.And thank you for helping others by your valuable review. we are waiting for your next visit to Doon Shokudo Indoyama.


Points +13

09 Nov 2016

Excellent curry!!

Just had dinner at this fantastic restaurant. The food was absolutely 10/10, and the service was excellent. After days of craving Indian, this did not disappoint. I had the vege curry, and would recommend this to anyone chasing authentic Indian flavours.Very well priced as well. Charming restaurant, deserves 5 stars! Thank you for a great meal! and for your hospitality.


09 Nov 2016

Thank you very much.we are not doing anything special......we are just cooking food like we are haveing in India at our home .And yes we believe in "customer is God "that's why we respect and try to do our best for customers satisfaction.we are really happy that you are happy by our service.Thanks once again.


Points +16

18 Oct 2016

Amazing food

i had the vegan curry twice and it was absolutely delicious and very filling. I would give it a 5 but the app won't let me do that. Try the chai as it was very tasty too. The owner was very kind and as the restaurant is quite small we could talk while he was cooking so a very nice atmosphere. 780 yen for the vegan curry if i remember correctly.


19 Oct 2016

Thank you very much for having our vegan curry twice...?. Well , 5 ⭐️ doesn't matter,customers satisfaction matters for us & we are very happy to hear that you really like our vegan curry & vegan chai .Thanks once again. .....Yes you are right ...........780 yen for vegan/ vegetarian curry including rice & 1 whole wheat flour chapati & ....400 yen for vegan chai . We are waiting for your next visit.

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