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verytasty Sep 7, 2009 07:36 AM

Are there any good places in TO to get Japanese curry?

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    Gary RE: verytasty Sep 7, 2009 07:48 AM

    Ematei on St. Patrick just north of Queen. Good, hearty classic Pork Katsu.

    Very near there on McCaul is Manpuku attached to the Grange foodcourt. They have a Curry Udon bowl that I quite enjoy, more than the other variations, actually.

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    Ematei
    30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, ON M5T3A3, CA

    Manpuku
    105 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

    1. vorpal RE: verytasty Sep 7, 2009 08:53 AM

      I loved the curry at Tokyo Grill, on the west side of Yonge just north of Wellesley. Both the beef curry with udon and the katsu curry were very tasty last time I was there!

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        Crispier Crouton RE: vorpal Sep 8, 2009 09:04 AM

        Second Tokyo Grill and J-Town's Katsu Curries.

      2. Notorious P.I.G. RE: verytasty Sep 7, 2009 09:07 AM

        Tokyo Kitchen on Charles is my favorite of the places you can get it in Toronto with the exception of the Katsu Curry at J-Town. I think theirs is my overall favorite.

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          LovelyAsia RE: Notorious P.I.G. Sep 7, 2009 08:32 PM

          The cafe in J-Town does offer very authentic Japanese style curry... and you could stop in at Heisei while there and pick up a box of Japanese curry and make it at home... no restaurant makes the pork curry that my mom made when I was growing up - because my dad asked for it that way even though it was not really Japanese style.

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            cutehinano RE: LovelyAsia Sep 9, 2009 06:10 PM

            I love the curry katsu at green tea cafe in J-town. It's definitely my favourite in the city.

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            aser RE: Notorious P.I.G. Sep 7, 2009 10:01 PM

            Cosign on Tokyo Kitchen, good spot for homey food that doesn't get many mentions here. The kitchen is ridiculously tiny and ventilation is iffy, the smell of oil + tempura permeates the place. The washroom is also in the adjoining parking lot, you have to walk outside to get to it.

            Taking these into account, why do I still go? The cooked food is good and that's what matters most to me.

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              dimsumyum RE: aser Sep 8, 2009 11:29 AM

              couldnt agree more on tokyo kitchen.... for the great authentic food (most of the patrons are exchange students and japanese ex-pats), the washroom fiasco can be looked past.

          3. vorpal RE: verytasty Sep 8, 2009 09:07 AM

            Does anyone know who makes their curry from scratch and who uses prepackaged roux?

            Tokyo Grill takes a lot like the homemade Japanese curry I prepared at home, but I have no idea if they make it themselves, personally.

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              Crispier Crouton RE: vorpal Sep 8, 2009 02:08 PM

              I know someone who's worked at Tokyo Grill and she told me that Tokyo Grill makes their own from scratch.

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                ascendance RE: vorpal Sep 15, 2009 07:39 AM

                For a more upscale dining experience, Mikado near Eglington and Laird also makes their own curry from scratch.

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                  Bobby Wham RE: vorpal Sep 15, 2009 02:16 PM

                  Konichiwa on Baldwin doesn't taste like any packaged "glico" or "house" brand Curry, but i wasn't even feeling it that much, sort of Indian tasting, not sweetie enough for my liking.

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