Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

Hinoya Curry: The Legendary Curry of Japan

I love Japanese Curry and end up mostly eating at Coco Ichibanya.  But, as I was walking around Tokyo I found a place called Hinoya Curry that served an amazing plate of curry.

The Hunger

I just got off an early flight from Sapporo and the only meal I had was a katsu sandwich from the convenience store in at 6am.  That was 6 hours ago so it was time to eat.  I walked around the area by my capsule hotel in Tameikesanno looking for restaurants. There were A LOT of restaurants.  A lot of those restaurants also had lines out the door.  I was in the mood for curry so I walked around searching for it.  I found a few places that had curry dishes, but I wanted to find a place that only specialized in curry.  When a place only specializes in one thing, you know it’s going to be good.

The Journey

I ended up finding a curry place close by with a short line.  They had a vending machine to order from outside the restaurant but it didn’t have many pictures.  I saw an advertisement for one of their specialty dishes and tracked down the name of it on the vending machine.  After I purchased a ticket I made my way in.

The Experience

The place was full and there was one person ahead of me waiting.  I handed the server my ticket then I sat down for a few minutes until a seat opened up.

hinoya curry

hinoya curryThe curry finally showed up and all my stress from the morning travel just melted away.  This was exactly what I was looking for and it was delicious.  It was more sweet than spicy and the rice was so fluffy that it perfectly complimented the curry.


I was up early the next morning at 6am and hungry for more curry. The only thing open was Yoshinoya and they were advertising a black curry so I had to try it out.  It was okay.

yoshinoya black curry

Back To Hinoya

After eating okay curry, the next day I decided to get good curry at Hinoya again. But this time at the Hinoya Curry Shimbashi location. Just as good the 2nd time.

hinoya curry

hinoya curry


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