Yokohama Bombay
Takadanobaba: Curry
Yokohama Bombay (Takadanobaba: Curry)
Yokohama Bombay
Open 11am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun -8:30) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

Indo-style Japanese curries are the specialty here, served in a variety of styles. Bombay curry and Kashmir curry are the two most famous dishes, and for Y1500 you can compare them side by side.

The Bombay curry is built around a complex mix of spices, with an intense onion-y character that's quite compelling. The Kashmir curry is several degrees hotter, with a flavor that's more intense and perhaps less nuanced, although it does have its charms. When you get the combo each curry comes with two hefty chunks of chicken, and the Kashmir also includes boiled potato. You can substitute pork or beef for a small surcharge.

Other curry choices include oyster (in season), minced meat and eggplant, spicy keema, heirloom-breed pork, Japanese black beef, and a "dry" curry. When you order a la carte you can fine-tune your curry by specifying the level of hotness, the amount of rice, and whatever combination of optional toppings you'd like.

Unlike a lot of specialty curry counters, Bombay serves a number of side dishes, making this a comfortable spot to relax with a drink or two. The most popular are the prize-winning cheese tandoori chicken (which isn't actually cooked in a tandoor oven) and two types of grilled sausage - regular and salsiccia. Drinks include lassi, mango juice, beer and wine.


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Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 1-32-11.
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