7 Great Curry Restaurants in Jinbocho, the Town Loved by Great Japanese Writers and Novelists
Jinbōchō is a town famous for the antique/second-hand book stores. But, this town is also a well-known for many curry restaurants. Here are some of those curry restaurants you might want to visit.
Jan 12 2016 (Apr 16 2019)
1. Curry Specialty Restaurant Ethiopia (カリーライス専門店エチオピア 本店)ivva/Flickr
Their smooth curry is made from stewing various vegetables and 12 different kinds of spices, and you will feel your body warming up by eating this curry. The most common menu is chicken curry, but there are other kinds available, including beef curry, chicken curry and beans curry. You can customize the spiciness of the curry from 70 grades of spiciness!
HP: www.ethiopia-curry.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 3-10-6, Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
2. Western Curry GAVIAL (欧風カレーGAVIAL（ガヴィアル）)
It takes more than one full day for GAVIAL's curry base to be cooked, and it is made with Japanese beef and pork. You will taste the quality of the carefully selected and cooked ingredients used to make this great curry. The rice is served with graded cheese on top. This restarant is a cozy place, and we also recommend their quality side dish menus. 落ち着いた客席で、カレー同様、丁寧に仕込まれたサイドメニューと共に楽しみたいです。
HP: www.gavial1982.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2nd Floor, Inagaki Building, 1-9, Kanda-Jinbōchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
3. Sumatra Curry Kyōeidō (スマトラカレー共栄堂)
This is the oldest curry restaurant in Jinbōchō that offers curry, based on the curry from Sumatra island that has been arranged for Japanese customers. In addition to pork curry, there are also beef curry, chicken curry and ox tongue curry. The curry is served with a potage soup, that goes very well with the spicy curry.
HP: www.kyoueidoo.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: B1 Floor, Sun Building, 1-6, Kanda-Jinbōchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
4. Dylan (ディラン)
Although it is a relatively new restaurant (opened in summer 2013), Dylan has already become a very popular place known for its delicious curry. Based on the authentic Indian curry, Dylan's curry has a refined flavor. The curry menu changes daily, and you can also choose a half-and-half option and enjoy different types of curry.
HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131002/13158580/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2nd Floor, K&T T Building, 3-3-3, Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Manten (まんてん)
Are you starving? Well then, this is the place to go! Although the basic menu is curry with deep-fried pork cutlet, the popular choice is "Zenbu-nose" which adds all the optional toppings including sausages and Chinese shaomai. You can have this voluminous curry for just 1,000 yen. Of course their curry is fantastic, but the deep-fried pork cutlets are also amazing. One more good thing about this place is that you don't have to wait for long to be seated, so if you are hungry and in a hurry, we recommend this place.
HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131003/13000603/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-54, Kanda-Jinbōchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Udon Maruka ( うどん 丸香)
It's not just rice that goes well with curry! How about a bowl of Udon noodles in curry soup at a very popular Udon noodles restaurant in Jinbōchō? The curry soup makes a good combination with chewy and thick Udon noodles. We also recommend adding a poached egg or tempura as toppings. Udon noodles with curry is a perfect choice for winter. HP: tabelog.com/tokyo/A1310/A131003/13000629/ (Japanese Only)
Address:1st Floor, New Sugugadai Building, 3-16-1 Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
7. Mandara (マンダラ)
Cooked by Indian chefs, Mandara offers authentic curry. There are more than 20 different kinds of curry, and various side dishes such as Tandoori chicken. The soft Naan is so delicious that many find it hard to stop wanting more.
HP: westindia-group.com/mandala/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-17, Kanda-Jinbōchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.