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


have a good time

*have a good time has moved to their newer and larger location just a few steps away at:
1-4-18 Nakameguro

have a good time is a select clothing and culture shop in the heart of Nakameguro. It's your favorite in-the-know-cool-guy's favorite shop. No-BS street cred here because they don't care and instead create it. The world's most prolific graffiti writers, skaters from your favorite skate videos, bougie museum artists and douche-bag celebrities all have made this shop their hangout. The people surrounding the shop have helped shape this unique Tokyo institution. The shop offers selects from brands such as have a good time, HOMERUN, Cav Empt, bedlamMANKIND, BLOHM and other small Tokyo brands. Hard to get zines from around the world as well as small accessories and local independent music are always in stock. The interior is covered from corner to corner with all kinds of paraphernalia collected from across the world. It's a beautiful mess. It's one of those shops that are absolutely unique to Tokyo and must be visited to experience. Cop a tee or two as distribution is limited outside of Japan.


have a good time
1-2-14 Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo

Open Daily


Soranoiro Nippon for Vegan Ramen

Veggie Soba (¥1100)

Soranoiro came through stacked with ramen awards a few years back. They have since branched out and now have a total of three shops. One of them is situated in Tokyo Station's Ramen Street aka paradise for ramen stans. Soranoiro is of course famous for their unique veggie/vegan ramen. The hunt for healthy options are always on the counter from all the street trash consumed throughout the years growing up in New York. The soup is made from carrots and does not taste like anything you'd imagine. Soranoiro's veggie ramen easily stands at one of the top ramen spots in Tokyo. You may get swayed by the famous tsukemen at Rokurinsha which is at the corner of Soranoiro. Take a chance with the healthy. If you really need to get down and dirty then opt for the more traditional pork broth.

1-9-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Station Ramen Street



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