Curry wa Nomimono
Okachimachi: Curry
Curry wa Nomimono (Okachimachi: Curry)
Curry wa Nomimono
Open 11am-4, 5:30-9pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

This award-winning curry specialist (the name means "Curry is a Drink") offers two specialties - a European-style Pork Black Curry and a more Indian-influenced Chicken Red Curry. Each comes with however much turmeric rice you like (from a small portion to extra-large) and three toppings, with choices like fried onions, mayonnaise-heavy potato salad and soft-boiled eggs.

The black-curry roux is thick and rich, built on a French-style fond de veau base. It's thickened further with Mascarpone, and is served swimming with tender chunks of long-simmered pork and stewed daikon. The red curry is more intensely flavored, with a different spice palette and a rich oniony flavor that's gradually soaked up by the tender chicken meat. Both varieties are chock full of meat and quite filling - excellent value for under Y1,000.

If Okachimachi isn't convenient, Curry wa Nomimono also has branches in Akihabara, Shimbashi, Suidobashi and Ikebukuro.

Taito-ku, Ueno 3-23-3.

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