Moyan curry is an awesome curry house that originated in Shinjuku but now has branches all over Tokyo (in including in Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Shimbashi, and one store outside of the capital in Nagoya). Here's why the menu and why their curry is so popular!
Moyan Curry houses take exceptional care in making their curry roux. Indeed, fruits and vegetables are slowly cooked for two whole days; spices are added and the mix is then left to mature a couple of more days which results in a curry with a rich and deep natural savouriness.
The interior is warm and laid back. There are a couple of locations accross Tokyo, here are two popular addresses.
Moyan Curry Shibuya
Moyan Curry Shinjuku (2 addresses)
If you go for lunch from 11:30 to 15:00, you can have a lunch buffet for just ¥1,000.
The particularity of the curry at Moyan is that they use lots of vegetables to make the dishes. If you want meat, however, they've also got you covered with some beef, pork or chicken pieces that were stewed in the curry for a long time, so they are tender and soaked with the rich flavour of the roux.
The salad bar has a lot of colourful choices that include beans in salsa sauce, sprouts, cord and fresh vegetables and homemade pickled radishes.
Red wine goes very well with this cuisine! You can even add a 3-hour all-you-can-drink option for a little extra.
Moyan Curry is a popular place to go in a group. You can order a lot of small dishes and share. This tapas popular dish of tender grilled duck meat is ¥500.
Grilled lamb meat.
For dinner, they offer sets that include tapas, drinks, and curries. They are from ¥1,480 to ¥1,980.
For the curry, they have 20 kinds to choose from. The one above is the popular cheese curry.
The sour drinks, which cannot be chosen as part of the sets mentioned above, are quite nice and worth it because they are made with real fruit juice and are decorated with frozen pieces of fruit. These are ¥500.
For curry in Tokyo, Curry Moyan is a reliably good choice. The lunch buffet is really worth it and it's also a good place to spend an evening drinking and eating with some friends.