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Sep 7, 2009 07:36 AM

Japanese curry in Toronto

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

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  1. 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.

    30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, ON M5T3A3, CA

    105 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

    1. 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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      1. re: vorpal

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

      2. 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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        1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

          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.

          1. re: LovelyAsia

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

          2. re: Notorious P.I.G.

            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.

            1. re: aser

              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. 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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            1. re: vorpal

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

              1. re: vorpal

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

                1. re: vorpal

                  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.