)

5 Best Curry Chains To Visit In Japan

2017.05.18

The first dish that comes to the minds of many Japanese regardless of age when thinking what would be Japan’s comfort food, is most likely to be “curry and rice.” That is why there is a great variety of curry shops that compete day and night. From the world’s largest chain store to a unique shop that originated locally, we would like to introduce you to 3 curry shops you can casually enjoy.

A curry chain store loved by a wide range of generations: “Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”

A curry chain store loved by a wide range of generations: “Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”
Since opening its first restaurant in Nagoya Prefecture, CoCo Ichibanya has expanded its number of stores not only domestically, but also overseas such as China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and America. Along with 30 different regular dishes, they have regional dishes, limited-time offer dishes, close to 40 types of toppings, and various side orders such as salads. You can choose your spice level and rice size, which is why they are loved by a wide range of generations, from children to the elderly.

A curry chain store loved by a wide range of generations: “Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”2
The ever so popular “Stewed Chicken Curry” 701 yen

A curry chain store loved by a wide range of generations: “Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”3
“Double pork cutlet and thin-sliced pork Curry” 1,420 yen

A curry chain store loved by a wide range of generations: “Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”4
“Lots of vegetables Curry” 1,069 yen

“Curry House CoCo Ichibanya”
●0120-055188
http://www.ichibanya.co.jp/index.html (For information on each shop, please refer to the website.)
*Prices of dishes vary depending on the region

A popular curry shop in Kansai region: “Fukushima Joto Curry”

A popular curry shop in Kansai region: “Fukushima Joto Curry”
“Joto Curry” has an Osaka style sweet and hot flavored sauce. Take one bite, and you’ll first taste sweetness spreading in your mouth, and after a while you’ll gradually taste the hot flavor. Their curry is popular for its deep, lingering sweet and hot flavors coexisting in one dish.

A popular curry shop in Kansai region: “Fukushima Joto Curry”2
Ontama Curry 730 yen

A popular curry shop in Kansai region: “Fukushima Joto Curry”3
Pork cutlet curry 880 yen

“Fukushima Joto Curry”
●06-6268-0260
http://www.tokumasa.net/ (For information on each shop, please refer to the website.)

A Gorilla is their trademark—“Go! Go! Curry!”

A Gorilla is their trademark—“Go! Go! Curry!”
“Go! Go! Curry!” has a flashy sign with a gorilla on it. They first started out in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. They make their curry using 55 processes in 5 hours, then 55 hours to mature, resulting in a dark sauce, which is known to be quite addicting. Thinly shredded cabbage is added as relish, and pouring on sauce until you can’t see the rice underneath is Kanazawa curry style. They use an original blend of rice, and the cabbage is all-you-can-eat, which are great features as well. You can choose from 4 rice sizes: healthy, economy, business, and first class.

A Gorilla is their trademark—“Go! Go! Curry!” 2
Their No.1 popular dish “Pork Loin Katsu Curry” 780 yen (Economy Class)

A Gorilla is their trademark—“Go! Go! Curry!” 3
Limited to 5 dishes per day! “World Champion Curry” 2,550 yen

They have special services such as “Go! Go! Time,” (10:55-17:55) “special discounts for students,” and “free topping coupon every 5th, 15th and 25th of the month.” (“Go” can mean “five” in Japanese) They also have shops in America and Brazil, and their target is opening 555 shops.

“Go! Go! Curry!”
●03-3352-5595
http://www.gogocurry.com/ (For information on each shop, please refer to the website.)

*The above information was last updated April 4, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.

"Like" if you think this article is interesting

New Information Column

Read more columns