Chicken Spinach Curry

Chicken Spinach Curry

Curry has an interesting place in Japanese cuisine. It was introduced by the British navy in the late 1800s during the occupation of India. Ironically, it was introduced by the white man and was considered a western style dish. Soon after it was chopped and remixed like how the Japanese do. It is said that curry was introduced to the Japanese navy to combat Thiamine deficiency. Japanese curry became a national dish overnight and is now enjoyed globally. Take a stroll through downtown NYC and you'll run across several Japanese curry shops. Tokyo has been experiencing a new curry wave by young chefs taking new approaches on the classic Japanese curry. One shop doing it correct is Yogoro in the Sendagaya section of Shibuya district. Located in an in-the-know neighborhood, you might just catch the prince charming himself Yosuke Kubozuka dining at this cool little curry shop. A quick google search will return with the green color curry that everyone seems to order. That green color curry would be the spinach curry or saag paneer for the technical cats. Unlike the traditional saag paneer, Yogoro's spinach curry offering is their take on the dish. The curry here is not quite Japanese nor is it quite Indian which is the approach many of the new curry shops in Japan are messing with. Like everywhere else in Tokyo, Sendagaya is worth the stroll through cool boutiques and coffee shops before or after grubbin' at Yogoro.

yogoro curry

2-20-10 Jingumae 1F
Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

Monday thru Friday 11:30AM-4:00PM Lunch, 6:30PM-8:00PM Dinner
Saturday 11:30AM-4:00PM


Curry Up, Hype Appetite

Combination Curry: Saag Paneer + Butter Chicken (¥1100)

Curry Up is a chill curry shop by former A Bathing Ape god body, NIGO. The shop is situated in a quiet area at the border of Harajuku and Sendagaya. There is a lot going around in this region ranging from Tokyo's most talked about coffee shops, Vice Japan, to the most thoroughbred sweatshirt/fleece brand in the world. Everything about Curry Up is executed with attention from the name (apparently coined by Pharrell), brand identity, interior design by Masamichi Katayama (Wonderwall) and of course dish presentation. Most importantly Curry Up is bougie safe. Take a stroll through Sendagaya and go for some curry.

Curry Up
2-35-9-105 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Monday thru Saturday 11:30AM-9:00PM, Sunday 11:30-8:00PM
Lunch Time 11:30AM-5:00PM, Dinner 5:00PM-closing