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Note: this page covers soup curry and curry udon, Check out the Japanese curry page for shops serving regular curry rice.
Note: this page covers soup curry and curry udon, Check out the Japanese curry page for shops serving regular curry rice.

Soup curry

Rakkyo Brothers - Soup curry: Waseda
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
Like other soup curry shops in town, Rakkyo Brothers offers standard curry bowls and some unusual variations, such as their cheeseburger-inspired Gouda Cheese and Hamburg Steak. If you're especially...
Open 11:30am-10pm daily.
Tokyo Dominica - Soup curry: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
You can choose from several types of soup at this popular Hokkaido soup-curry specialist, including bouillon-based "black soup", soy-based "white soup" and tomato-based "red soup." Chicken, pork,...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Sama - Soup curry: Harajuku
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed 2nd Wednesday.
Hokkaido soup-curry shops are known for offering an impressive variety of soup styles, main curry ingredients and toppings, and Sama is no exception. First of all there are five different soups -...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed 2nd Wednesday.
Yellow Company - Soup curry: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Mon evenings, Tue.
Hearty, umami-rich tomato-based soup brings out the vibrant flavors of the vegetables at this cafe-style soup-curry specialist. The stewed pork (kakuni) is highly recommended as a main filling,...
Open 11:30am-3:30, 5-9pm (LO). Closed Mon evenings, Tue.
Suage - Soup curry: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
In the hyper-competitive world of soup-curry shops, one thing that sets Suage apart is the high quality of their ingredients. For example, their succulent stewed-pork kakuni is made with "Lavender...
Open 11am-10pm (LO; Sun -9pm) daily.
Sapporo Dominica - Soup curry: Kyobashi
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30) daily.
With just a handful of choices, Sapporo Dominica might not have as wide a menu as some of its competitors, and their bowls may not be as vegetable-laden as others, but the kitchen here turns out...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30) daily.
Rojiura Curry Samurai - Soup curry: Kagurazaka
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
It's easy to get your daily ration of vegetables at Rojiura, with tasty soup curry bowls that incorporate up to twenty different seasonal vegetables, all of them listed on the dining-room blackboard...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Audrey - Soup curry: Jimbocho
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO; Sun 11-8). Closed Saturdays.
While some soup-curry shops affect a hip-cafe vibe, and others go all out with exotic "ethnic" decor, Audrey seems to be going for a Showa-era kissaten theme. The exterior of the shop looks almost...
Open 11am-3, 5-9pm (LO; Sun 11-8). Closed Saturdays.
Cocoro - Soup curry: Akihabara
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of one of Sapporo's most popular purveyors of soup curry, Cocoro is known for their flavorful tomato-basil soup base and their optional brown rice to accompany your curry. Among the dozen...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sama - Soup curry: Akihabara
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Five different soup bases are available to choose from at this fancier-than-average Hokkaido soup-curry cafe. The umami-rich creamy-shrimp soup, made with soy milk, really brings out the flavor of...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
Garaku - Soup curry: Nakano
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The excellent spicy soup at Garaku is made from pork bones, chicken, onions, tomatoes, a splash of wine, and a secret blend of 21 herbs and spices. If you want some variety, in addition to regular...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Cosmos - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open noon-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Among the half dozen or so soup curry shops in Shimo-Kitazawa, Cosmos is one of the most vegetable-focused. Soup curries are loaded with up to twenty different vegetables, along with main...
Open noon-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Magic Spice - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
The main Sapporo branch of Magic Spice first coined the term "soup curry" in 1994, so the shop has played an important part of the history of this dish. The riotously colorful interior is decked out...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
Ponipirika - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO; Fri, Sat -10:30pm) daily.
Hokkaido venison burger is one of the unusual soup-curry main ingredients here, and it's a tasty change from the usual chicken. Ponipirika also distinguish themselves from the competition with their...
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO; Fri, Sat -10:30pm) daily.
Sama - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed 2nd Wednesday.
The choice of soup base is an important part of the soup-curry experience, and Sama offers a wider selection than most, with umami-rich bases like coconut, shrimp, and shrimp-soy milk as well as the...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed 2nd Wednesday.
Cocoro - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
This bustling branch of one of Hokkaido's most famous soup curry shops offers appetizing curries like habanero pepper, lamb, ravioli, smoked bacon with cabbage, and 14-vegetable. Curries are built...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rojiura Curry Samurai - Soup curry: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Samurai offers some of the most customizable soup curries in town with their "Samurai Matsuri" bowls, which let you choose three or four main ingredients from the thirty or so options available on...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.

Curry udon

Tsurutontan - Udon: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Tsurutontan are known for their fusion-style, Italian-inspired udon noodles, with intriguing bowls like pink carbonara, rich cheese and beets, and ebi-cream udon. There's also a selection of modern...
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Numerous variations on the them of curry udon can be found at this popular budget chain, including coconut-based southeast Asian-inspired curries, cheese curries, and udon with tsukemen-style curry...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Omotesando
Open 11am-3am daily.
A popular all-day budget chain, Senkichi offers dozens of varieties of curry udon, with dozens more optional toppings. The "creative" curry here is golden yellow in color and seems to be at least...
Open 11am-3am daily.
Tsurutontan - Udon: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Tsurutontan offers nearly fifty kinds of udon, including enticing cream-based seafood bowls and several types of curry udon. The wide-ranging menu also includes sushi rolls, horsemeat sashimi,...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Tsurutontan - Udon: Ginza
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Late-night dining options are rather limited in this part of town, especially combined with affordable prices, so this flashy gourmet noodle shop is a welcome addition to Ginza's nighttime landscape....
Open 11am-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Konaya - Udon: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This Tokyo-based chain serves a relatively spicy curry-flavored bowl of udon noodles with a small but appealing selection of toppings. Plump tempura-fried prawn is probably the most popular of...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Atsumaru - Udon: Ogawamachi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
While the relatively unspicy curry udon noodles are the main seller here, the kitchen also turns out several other hot and cold varieties such as spicy natto, Chinese-style tantanmen, and ume-kitsune...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-8pm. Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Senkichi - Udon: Bakurocho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Curry udon is served in several variations here - Vietnamese-inspired coconut-based curries, cheese curries, and udon noodles with tsukemen-style curry dipping sauce. Crunchy tempura-fried shrimp...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Konaya - Udon: Ueno
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Oddly compelling udon noodles in curry-flavored broth, served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Konaya - Udon: Sugamo
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi (rice cakes).
Open 11am-7:30pm (LO) daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Kinshicho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This popular budget chain specializes in curry udon, including coconut-based southeast Asian-inspired curries, cheese curries, and udon with tsukemen-style curry dipping sauce. Most bowls are priced...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Senkichi - Udon: Kawasaki
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This popular budget chain specializes in curry udon, including coconut-based southeast Asian-inspired curries, cheese curries, and udon with tsukemen-style curry dipping sauce. Most bowls are priced...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Konaya - Udon: Yokohama Sta.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The thick udon noodles here are served in a rich, very tasty curry-flavored broth, and served with shrimp tempura, bananas or mochi.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Note: this page covers soup curry and curry udon, Check out the Japanese curry page for shops serving regular curry rice.
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Updated 2020-09-28