¥1,000 - ¥1,900
- 3 Chome-48-3 Koenji-Minami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 5 minutes from JR Koenji Station, South Exit
- 12:00pm ~ 10:00pm, Closed Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays
- https://www.instagram.com/negura.curry/ (external link)
- Staff speak Japanese only.
One-of-a-Kind “Imaginary” Indian Curry
The sign in front of Negura in Koenji curry says “Moso Indo” in Japanese, which could be translated as “Imaginary India.” As you approach the restaurant, the delightful curry smell may just pull you in to find out what that means.
The owner of Negura has never been to India, but instead studies hard and uses his imagination to make curry that Indian people might want to eat. One of the recommended curry dishes is Moso Indo Curry, the “imaginary Indian curry” (1,000 yen). Moso Indo Curry is based on meals that are often eaten in the southern India. The dish consists of a few kinds of curry, vegetables and rice. It is similar to many types of Indian curry yet completely original because it uses Japanese vegetables. This unique blend is so good that you may become addicted to the taste– and craving the “Negura-only” flavor. Their tandoori chicken (300 yen) is very soft and popular among locals as a topping. The chai tea here is rich in Nepal pepper and Madagascan pepper, and perfect after curry. You can even get it with rum! Vegan or vegetarian dishes are also usually available if you ask in advance.
[updated December 2018]