Acala Naatha
Nakano: Sri Lankan
Acala Naatha (Nakano: Sri Lankan)
Acala Naatha
Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-9pm (LO). Closed Tue, Wed, holidays.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Great Sri Lankan curries, hoppers and stir fries await the adventurous diner in this tiny Nakano hole in the wall. There's a big selection of daily specials to supplement the regular menu, with lots of seasonal vegetable dishes. Hoppers - savory Sri Lankan crepes - are fresh-tasting and satisfying, and come in plain, egg and cheese variations. There are also sweet dessert hoppers, including chocolate.

Curries come in half- and full-size portions, and even the half-size ones are big enough to share. For a party of two, probably three or four half-size curries will provide a nice variety of flavors, alongside some crisp papadum, hoppers and maybe a side dish or two. The richly flavored pork curry is a standout here, and we also enjoyed excellent beetroot curry, daikon curry and a subtly spiced shredded-carrot stir fry.

Located on the third floor of a walk-up office building, the dining room fits maybe a dozen people at small tables. The sound system plays Sri Lankan top-40 radio and the TV monitor shows travel videos. Service is friendly, and the chef will explain the ingredients and seasonings of the daily specials and ask about your preferences for spiciness. Budget around Y2000-2500 for dinner with drinks.

Nakano-ku, Nakano 2-27-14, Maruyorozu Bldg 3F.
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