Japanese curry restaurants
Filter by time/day
On this page
On this page:
This guide lists selected restaurants serving Japanese-style curries. Yoshoku restaurants are listed separately.

About Japanese curry

curry
Please see our complete cuisine and menu-reading guide to Japanese curry to learn about different types of Japanese curry.
This guide lists selected restaurants serving Japanese-style curries. Yoshoku restaurants are listed separately.

About Japanese curry

curry
Please see our complete cuisine and menu-reading guide to Japanese curry to learn about different types of Japanese curry.

Japanese curry

Club of Famous Curry Diners - Curry: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Five of Tokyo's most popular Japanese curry shops are assembled in this casual one-stop destination, where you can try their curries individually or in various combinations. A set of all five curries...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Ikebukuro
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines and cocktails.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Onion - Curry: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-midnight (-11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
Rich, hearty European-style Japanese curries, served in generous portions with assorted optional toppings. Popular items include the very meaty beef curry and the twin-ebi curry with two large fried...
Open 11am-midnight (-11pm Sat, Sun) daily.
Yamituki - Curry: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-11:45pm daily.
Original recipes, unique flavors and ample use of fresh seasonal vegetables help Yamituki stand out in the highly competitive Japanese curry landscape. Umami-rich ingredients like ripe tomatoes,...
Open 11:30am-11:45pm daily.
Moyan Curry (Omekaido branch) - Curry: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Saturdays.
Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines and cocktails.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Saturdays.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
With its exotic-ethnic decor and Hawaiian background music, the atmosphere here is closer to a Bohemian cafe than a curry shop. The curry menu itself is rather exotic too - variations include...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Camp - Curry: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Vegetable-centered curries - variations include four-bean keema, asparagus and bacon, and German potato and soft-boiled egg. Lunch and dinner sets average around Y1000.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Omotesando
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines and cocktails.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Curry Up - Curry: Jingumae 2-chome
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Having conquered the worlds of music and fashion, "A Bathing Ape" founder Nigo has turned his attention to curry rice. The small Curry Up shop on the northern edge of Harajuku was designed by...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Hendrix - Curry: Sendagaya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
This curry specialist has a relaxed, cafe-style atmosphere and is popular with local residents.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Curie - Curry: Sendagaya
Open 11:30am-7pm (Sat, Sun -6pm). Closed Mondays.
Convenient to nearby baseball, soccer and rugby stadia, this unpretentious neighborhood counter-shop serves good, old-fashioned European-style Japanese curries in meat and seafood variations. ...
Open 11:30am-7pm (Sat, Sun -6pm). Closed Mondays.
Tiri Tiri - Curry: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-3pm. Closed Sat, Sun.
Good Indian-style Japanese curry at this lunchtime-only counter. Medium-spicy variations include tomato, chickpea, lentil, pork, chicken, lettuce, cheese, mixed-vegetable (potato, carrot, chickpea),...
Open 11:30am-3pm. Closed Sat, Sun.
Aalaap Lene Waala - Curry: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This stylish little "spice bar" serves tasty Indian-inspired Japanese curries and fusion-y Indian side dishes. Their namesake ALW curry is a French-Indian red wine-based beef curry, and it's the...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Bon Appetit - Curry: Mita
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed weekends.
An old standby in the Mita neighborhood, this long-running basement shop has solid wood furniture, stucco walls, odd little paintings and soft jazz in the background. The roux here is okay, but the...
Open 11am-3, 5:30-9:30pm. Closed weekends.
Bondy - Curry: Shibaura
Open 11am-10pm. Closed weekends.
A branch of a very popular Jimbocho curry shop, Bondy serves excellent European-style Japanese curries.
Open 11am-10pm. Closed weekends.
Tokyo Curry Lab - Curry: Akabanebashi
Open 11am-9:20pm (LO) daily.
This Japanese curry shop inside Tokyo Tower fashions itself as a laboratory for testing new curry recipes, and the interior is another statement from the always stylish Wonderwall design firm, with a...
Open 11am-9:20pm (LO) daily.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Shimbashi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines and cocktails.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Club of Famous Curry Diners - Curry: Yurakucho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Five famous Japanese curry shops have gotten together to create this tiny 15-seat counter. Try them all - for Y2500 you can get a set of curries from all five shops, or you can order individual...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Moyan Curry - Curry: Kyobashi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A small, office-building branch of one of Tokyo's more interesting curry shops, Moyan offers a huge variety of tasty Japanese-style curries and ethnic-style side dishes, along with inexpensive wines...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Hot Spoon - Curry: Otemachi
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Stewed beef tendon curry is the specialty of the house here, prepared with a blend of fifteen spices and slow-simmered for over six hours, until the beef is soft and very tender. Curries start at...
Open 11am-10:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Camp - Curry: Otemachi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
The healthy and quite tasty Japanese curries here are heavy on the vegetables - in fact the special of the house promises a full day's ration of vegetables. The shop itself is decorated in a...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Salon de Kappa - Italian: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
An ordinary Italian restaurant by night, Kappa offers an Italian-style beef curry at lunchtime, with optional toppings like gouda cheese and ham cutlet.
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Petit Feu a la Campagne - Curry: Hanzomon
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
This off-the-beaten-track shop on a Hanzomon side street serves some of Tokyo's better European-style Japanese curries. The mixed curry with chicken, pork and beef is especially recommended - the...
Open 11:30am-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Yamituki Curry - Curry: Iidabashi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original Japanese curries here incorporate umami-rich coconut milk, ripe tomatoes and cheese as well as fresh seasonal vegetables. Some popular options (from Y730) are oysters and spinach with...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Manten - Curry: Suidobashi
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
This famous Japanese curry joint is known for their dirt-cheap prices and extremely unpretentious setting. The flagship tonkatsu curry is Y550, while wiener and croquette curries are Y500 each. If...
Open 11am-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Gavial - Curry: Jimbocho
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
This long-running (since 1982) European-style Japanese curry shop remains popular with its loyal patrons, but the curries seem to lack some of the complexity and originality of its newer competitors....
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Bondy - Curry: Jimbocho
Open 11am-10pm daily.
The curry sauce here is scrumptious, with a natural fruit sweetness, well-balanced spices and complex flavors. There aren't many mixed-ingredient options, but the shrimp, clam and chicken was quite...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Kitchen Nankai - Yoshoku: Jimbocho
Open 11:15am-4, 4:45-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Addictive pork cutlet curry served with a dark, spicy sauce is the signature dish at this very old-fashioned counter shop. Curries start at around Y580; the cutlet curry is Y780.
Open 11:15am-4, 4:45-8pm. Closed Sundays.
Yamituki Curry - Curry: Jimbocho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original Japanese curries here incorporate umami-rich coconut milk, ripe tomatoes and cheese as well as fresh seasonal vegetables. Some popular options (from Y730) are oysters and spinach with...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Perusona - Curry: Jimbocho
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Perusona serves top-quality European-style curries, and two- and three-ingredient combination curries are easy to order. We opted for eggplant, chicken and beef (Y1400) on a recent visit - the...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Ethiopia - Curry: Jimbocho
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
This famous, highly rated Japanese curry shops serves just four varieties - chicken, beef, vegetable and shrimp - plus combinations. Portions are large, and prices start at Y880.
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Chantoya Coconut Curry - Curry: Ogawamachi
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30pm) daily.
A dozen varieties of coconut-based, vegetable-filled, Thai-inspired, Japanese-style curries are on offer here, with 25 optional toppings, including baked cheese. The attractively decorated space is...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30pm) daily.
Loup de Mer - Yoshoku: Kanda
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; -6 Sun). Closed Mondays.
Unlike most yoshokuya, the decor here won't make you sigh with nostalgia - the dining room is done up in a tasteful pastel color scheme from the current century. Chef Suzuki is a veteran of the...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8:30pm (LO; -6 Sun). Closed Mondays.
Tokyo Curry-ya Meitenkai - Curry: Akihabara
Open 10am-9pm daily.
This tiny counter shop inside Akihabara Atre has assembled five famous Japanese curry shops from this curry-strong neighborhood - mini-branches of Kyoeido, Ethiopia, Delhi, Topca and Hongo Petit Feu....
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Jinenjo - Curry: Nippori
Open 11:30am-4, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Japanese curries made with medicinal herbs are the specialty here, and while we can't vouch for any possible health benefits, we can confirm that they're at least very tasty. We enjoyed an excellent...
Open 11:30am-4, 5:30-9:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Yumeya - Curry: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
This rather unpretentious shop may not win any awards for their decor, but they serve up very good Indo-style Japanese curries and credible naans. A curry set with rice or naan (and Japanese...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-8pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
Tokyo Curry-ya Meitenkai - Curry: Oshiage
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Five of the most popular Japanese curry shops in Tokyo's Kanda area have gotten together to create this casual shop where you can try their curries individually or in various combinations. A set of...
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Trico Curry - Curry: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
The very photogenic, multi-vegetable PiPi Curry is the specialty of the house here, featuring more than a dozen seasonal vegetables in a tasty Japanese European-style curry roux. The vegetables are...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-9pm (LO) daily.
Yamituki Curry - Curry: Nakano
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
The original Japanese curries here incorporate umami-rich coconut milk, ripe tomatoes and cheese as well as fresh seasonal vegetables. Some popular options (from Y730) are oysters and spinach with...
Open 11:30am-12:30am daily.
Tomato - Yoshoku: Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
This small neighborhood yoshoku-ya serves "European stews and English curries." Curry sauces are built on a fond de veau base and incorporate some 36 different spices, all on display on the shop's...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
Spoon - Curry: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6:30-11pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
The specialty at Spoon is a hearty "French curry," prepared with European-style fond de veau stock and a mix of Indian spices, and it's one of the tastiest and most original Japanese curries in town....
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6:30-11pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Montana - Curry: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
A northern outpost of the very popular Peppermint Cafe near Inokashira Park, Montana serves nice pork curries, including several Thai-inspired, coconut-based varieties. Fans of novelty ramen might...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm daily.
Mamezo - Curry: Kichijoji
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
A very relaxing place to enjoy Japanese curry - there's jazz on the stereo, art on the walls and cute knickknacks on the wooden shelves. Curries include a lot of vegetables and a nice rich roux, and...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Ka-Ku-Ra - Curry: Naka-Meguro
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Medicinal-herb curries are the specialty here; prices range from Y1000-1900. They often run out, so call ahead or have a backup plan.
Open noon-1:30, 6-11:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Camp Express - Curry: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The excellent Yoyogi-based curry shop is expanding rapidly, and their vegetable-centered Japanese-style curries are well worth a try. Like other outlets, this department-store branch is decorated in...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This guide lists selected restaurants serving Japanese-style curries. Yoshoku restaurants are listed separately.
Share:
Follow:
Tokyo Beyond Sushi - the guidebook
Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
 
Sister sites:
Craft Beer Bars Japan
Bars, retailers and festivals
Animal Cafes
Cat, rabbit and bird cafe guide
Where in Tokyo
Fun things to do in the big city
Shinkansen.com
Popcult, design and cool stuff to buy
Barking Inu
Sushi dictionary and Japan Android apps
 
 

Updated 2017-09-27