Tomato
Ogikubo: Yoshoku
Tomato (Ogikubo: Yoshoku)
Tomato
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-9pm. Closed Tuesdays, 3rd Monday.
Sun: Open Sundays

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 counter. The flavor of the curry is rather unique and very appealing - similar to other European-style Japanese curries but with an intriguing hint of medicinal herbs.

We enjoyed a mild, "creamy" Hokkaido veal curry, and we highly recommend the seasonal vegetable option (Y300 extra), which features around ten different vegetables such as asparagus, okra and lotus root. There's also a popular beef-tongue curry, which might be an even better match for the rather assertive sauce. Y2000 for veal curry with extra vegetables and dessert.


by Robb Satterwhite
Ogikubo
Suginami-ku, Ogikubo 5-20-7.
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