5 Must-try Japanese Curry Restaurants in Tokyo
Japanese curry is hard to explain, because it's not very similar to Indian curry or Thai curry. It is what Japanese people enjoy eating since childhood, and you hardly hear someone saying that they dislike curry. There are many places that you can try different kinds of Japanese curry in Tokyo, so enjoy the great variation of curry that Tokyo has to offer!
camp （野菜を食べるカレー camp)
The price range is around ¥800~1,000, which is very affordable. Just a 4 minute walk from Yoyogi station. They also have different branches in different parts of Japan. For Tokyo, they have branches in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Shinagawa, and Tachikawa. Note that "camp express" and "camp" is the same restaurant!
Yoshida Curry （吉田カレー）
Just a heads up, don't expect to have usual restaurant experience here, because it is very, very unique. First, the blind is half way shut, and the sign that says "Yoshida Curry" is super small, so it might be hard to find and you might feel that it is closed. As you walk up the stairs, there are several posters and one of them says "Do you think we're open?". Don't get scared just yet, because there's more. There are several rules written on their menu that are common sense but phrased in a very humorous way, such as "If you don't like our curry, go somewhere else. We don't want you to eat either", "You can bring food, but bring garbage back with you", "We won't accept any additional order after your final order ( because too lazy)."
Since it is a popular curry restaurant, you may have to wait in queue, but it is definitely worth the wait. Average price is around ¥1,000~1,999.
Mamezou （吉祥寺カレー まめ蔵）
Jinenjo （薬膳カレー じねんじょ）
People usually spend ¥1,000~1,999.
If you want to know more about curry and how Japanese people enjoy curry, check this link!
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