Top 11 Curry Places in Shimokitazawa, the Curry District!

Publish-date: Jan 19 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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Top 11 Curry Places in Shimokitazawa, the Curry District!

Shimokitazawa is a popular area that offers easy access to the big city. The lively shopping district and quiet residential area make it high on the list of places where people want to live. This area is also known as the "Curry District", and every day, curry fanatics line up outside the area's restaurants. Every October, the Curry Festival is held in Shimokitazawa for 10 days, resulting in curry restaurants gathering. Many people look forward this lively event where you can follow the curry map, visit curry restaurants, and sample them all! The area is known to be the battleground for curry restaurants, so you’ll surely be able to find a restaurant that suits you here. Check out these 12 carefully selected curry restaurants, and sample some spicy curry!

1. Magic Spice Shimokitazawa Branch

1. Magic Spice Shimokitazawa Branch

Magic Spice, commonly known as "Magispa", is the originator of [Soup Curry]. It’s a new type of curry that’s quite unlike the Indian or Western curries that you may be familiar with. These days, [Soup Curry] is a dish that many people know. The spicy taste unique to this soup, the characteristic chunky ingredients, and the fragrance come together to create a deep flavor that’s distinctly Magic Spice’s. You can adjust the spiciness to your liking, too!

Magic Spice Shimokitazawa Branch

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm / 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday
Access: 6-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 1F, Kitazawa Golf Mansion, 1-40-15, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

2. Cocoro Shimokitazawa Branch

2. Cocoro Shimokitazawa Branch

Curry Shokudo Cocoro is a pioneer of soup curry, and has a long history of making it. Using his past experience in Italian and French cooking, the owner came up with this unique soup curry. They pay attention to not just the cooking method, but also the ingredients, such as the rice, vegetables, and spices. This shows you just how much the owner cares about the [Soup Curry] that they serve here!

Cocoro Shimokitazawa Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 4-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 1F, KM Bldg., 2-34-8, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

3. Rojiura Curry SAMURAI. Shimokitazawa Branch

3. Rojiura Curry SAMURAI. Shimokitazawa Branch

Rojiura Curry SAMURAI. is the place to go if you’re looking for soup curry that’s full of vegetables. The chain started out in Hokkaido, and finally opened its first Tokyo branch in Shimokitazawa. Here, you can sample slow-cooked curry. Great emphasis is placed on the soup, vegetables, rice, the restaurant itself, and also the service. Each serving of curry comes with around 100g of vegetables, so it’s perfect for those who’re trying to increase their vegetable intake. They also feature time limited menu items, so make sure to come and try their soup curry!

Rojiura Curry SAMURAI. Shimokitazawa Branch

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 3:30 pm (L.O. 3:00 pm) 
Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
Closed: None
Access: 10-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 3-31-14, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

4. PANNYA CAFE CURRY

4. PANNYA CAFE CURRY

While many solo female diners find it hard to enter a curry restaurant for a meal, PANNYA CAFE CURRY is one curry restaurant that they will not hesitate to enter. This well-received curry restaurant serves up curry that has dashi (broth) that's familiar to Japanese diners. With the use of ingredients like shoyu (soy sauce), the curry has the richness and umami (Japanese savory taste) that appeal to the Japanese palate. It’s a taste that you won’t get at many restaurants. The distinct fragrance of curry will attract you in this fully non-smoking restaurant. Come and experience a curry that’s made with passion!

PANNYA CAFE CURRY

Open: Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 
Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed: Wednesday
Access: 10-minute walk from Higashi-Kitazawa Station
Address: 1F, Shimokitazawa City House 2, 3-23-23, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

5. NAN STATION

5. NAN STATION

NAN STATION, located just a 5-minute walk from the North Exit of Shimokitazawa Station, is a place where you can enjoy authentic Indian curry with extra-large, chewy naan. They offer authentic Indian curry at lunch for just 500 JPY! They also offer curry and naan sets, among other reasonably priced menu items. Come here to soak up the authentic Indian food and atmosphere!

NAN STATION

Open: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Access: 5-minute walk from North Exit of Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 1F, Kitazawa Bldg., 2-30-11, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

6. Ponipirica

6. Ponipirica

Come and enjoy the authentic soup curry at this restaurant, where you can feel the warm atmosphere created by wooden furnishing. Just 5 minutes on foot from Shimokitazawa Station, this popular soup curry restaurant, Ponipirica, creates their fresh spice mix every day using more than 18 organic spices. They’re really focused on the smell and quality of their curry. They also take care to select rice that goes well with the curry. Their [Kawa ga Piritto Shita Chicken to Yasai no Curry] features chicken with crispy skin and a big helping of seasonal vegetables. It’s a hot favorite that deserves full marks!

Ponipirica

Open: [Monday - Thursday, Sunday] 11:30 am - 10:00 pm (L.O. 9:30 pm) 
[Friday, Saturday] 11:30 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)"
Closed: Irregular
Access: 5-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 2F, Aka Renga Bldg., 2-8-8, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

7. Moona

Just a minute's walk from the South Exit of Shimokitazawa Station, Moona serves up chicken curry that uses a reduced amount of oil. The restaurant has a special atmosphere, making it great even for dates. The curry has just the right level of spiciness, and is loved by many. The plating of the dish is also a feast for the eyes. The restaurant sees many expecting mothers who come here for their healthy South Indian curry!

Moona

Open: [Tuesday - Friday] 11:30 am - 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm) 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:30 pm)
Closed: Monday
Access: 1 minute walk from South Exit of Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 5F, Hososawa Bldg., Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

8. Altoto

Altoto is a short 1 minute walk from the South Exit of Shimokitazawa Station. It’s a curry restaurant at noon, and a bar at night. Curry is also served during the evening at the bar, so you can enjoy their delicious food at any time. The food menu isn’t huge, but their [Altoto Curry] is made with 20 different spices and herbs. It’s a taste that’s unique to Altoto. They don’t use flour in their curry, preferring to thicken it by cooking vegetables or fruits in a unique way instead. Besides that, they also serve green curry and yellow curry.

Altoto

Open: [Curry Time] 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
[Bar Time] 9:00 pm - 6:00 am
*Subject to change if booked for private functions and events
Closed: Wednesday
Access: 1 minute walk from South Exit of Shimokitazawa Station
Address: B1F, Heiwa Bldg., 2-19-15, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

9. Nasu Oyaji

Nasu Oyaji has been operating in Shimokitazawa for over 20 years. This restaurant with a unique name is located in a side alley, but it’s a restaurant that’s well-known despite that. The menu is simple, consisting of 5 types of curry: chicken, beef, vegetable, mushroom, and special curry. Check out the flavor of this well-established restaurant. It’s a taste worth trying!

Nasu Oyaji

Open: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm (9:30 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Access: 4-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 1F, Alfa Bldg., 5-36-8, Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

10. Indo Shimokitazawa Branch

Come to Indo Shimokitazawa Branch to get your fill of authentic Indian curry. Besides curry, they also serve an all-you-can-eat naan and rice option. They serve different curries every day, so you can come and taste a different curry every time. Naan is indispensable when it comes to curry restaurants, but the version served here is a little different. They want you to enjoy the naan while it’s hot, so they serve mini naan here! With their reasonably priced all-you-can-eat option, this is the place to visit if you want to eat lots of authentic Indian curry and naan!

Indo Shimokitazawa Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Access: 3-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: 1F, ZIP155, 2-9-2, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

11. Anjali

Anjali is an Indian restaurant that’s well known among those in the know. The trendy interior is cafe-like, creating an easy atmosphere that’s comfortable for diners. The spices they use in their curry result in a taste that’s truly their own. They use ingredients like coriander that are all the rage now. Be sure to drop by and give it a try!

Anjali

Open: [Weekdays] 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Wednesday
Access: 3-minute walk from Shimokitazawa Station
Address: B1F, Senya Bldg., 2-15-11, Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Source: hitosara (Japanese)

Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Jan 19 2018 Update-date: Nov 17 2018
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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