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Aug 15, 2010 11:56 AM

Japanese curry in the DFW

Anybody know of a place to find some good japanese curry in the Dallas area? The spicier the better!

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  1. Ino in Richardson or Sushiyama in Dallas, both were mild and even a little sweet. To me it was closer in line with a beef stew. I don't think I've ever had a spicy Japanese curry.

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    1. re: air

      Recommending Sushiyama? Busted...

    2. Ino in Richardson has curry udon, but I'm not sure if they have curry w/ rice. I think Sushi Robata also has some curry dish--might be curry udon. Have no idea how spicy they make it. I make my own (mild) curry at home :)

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      1. re: kuidaore

        I think I saw it once at the Akimatsuri fall festival, which is upcoming. They have alot of booths with local restaurants serving food.

        1. re: kuidaore

          My experience with Ino and Sushiyama was with katsu curry, and of course you could omit the katsu part. I like the breading and pork flavor at Ino more than Sushiyama.

        2. Mr. Max in Irving
          Sushi Place in Plano (my personal fave)
          Ajisen in Richardson
          My kitchen! I make mine w/ hamburg paties in curry & top it off with lots of shredded veggies & Japanese pickles (tsukemono).

          Sushi Place
          2220 Coit Rd Ste 200G, Plano, TX 75075

          400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

          1. The best is Mr Max in Irving. It takes Hari-san 4 straight days and nights of minimal sleep to make his curry. Nobody else makes this effort to maintain tradition. If you're lucky enough his wife Terumi-san may have kabocha korokke available on the special board. It is without a doubt the spiciest wa shoku dish I've ever eaten and the local Japanese customers order it and the curry udon quite regularly. You can get it as a half-order on request if you want to try many of the other traditional izakaya dishes offered here.

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            1. re: Marksan

              Wow, I am so going to that. I am a HUGE Japanese curry fan and try to make katsu curry for myself at least 3 times a month, I am definitely checking that out based on your recommendation.

              1. re: wompa164

                In addition to regular curry rice, they also offer katsu, korroke, and ebi fry variations.

            2. Just out of curiosity what place currently has the best Japanese curry that you like justhap? Where have you had the best elsewhere?

              I have had Japanese curry on several occasions and I found it to be pretty awful if you have had an Indian/Sri Lankan/Thai curry. I am with air the ones I have had have been on the sweet side. I had some at Ajisen and at Tei An, both not my favorite.

              400 N Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081

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              1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                Every Japanese curry I had growing up or in Japan has been savory sweet, not spicy. When it leans towards spicy it's also more mustard hot than chile spicy. Having the Thai and Indian stuff was a rude shock initially... and it's not really comparable in my opinion. Unfortunately, I can't help at all with recommendations... it's one of those home dishes that I'd never eat out for and if I was going to make it I'd be to satisfy a curry udon craving.

                1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                  ...haven't logged-in for a while...

                  I had a friend who would make excellent japanese curry back in college. She was japanese and preferred curry on the spicy side so it was always made accordingly. Homemade usually trumps anything I've had in restaurants. Purists may disagree but Hurry Curry's chicken curry (ordered spicy) would usually satisfy my fastfood/spicy food cravings when I lived in LA.

                  As an aside, I am quite familiar with the different types of South Asian and SE Asian curries. I'm partial to spicy South Indian non-veg curries myself. Japanese curry is entirely different but it's a type of comfort food for me given the association with my college years...