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Curry in LA, that tastes like Tokyo.

andrew_eats Feb 17, 2012 04:03 AM

Where has anyone tasted a curry rice in Los Angeles, that comes close to the popular standard taste in Tokyo?

Foo Foo Tei, I thought was surprisingly on point.
There was an ok place at Mitsuwa Torrance food court, but it closed.
Coco Ichibanya, while its good, its not the right flavor.
Honestly, Curry House and Hurry Curry are ok but don't even come close.

I'm really craving a good bowl of curry... that I can close my eyes to, and feel like I'm in Japan.

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: andrew_eats Feb 17, 2012 08:31 AM

    Have you tried Fat Spoon in Little Tokyo?
    329 E 1st St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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      andytseng RE: andrew_eats Feb 17, 2012 09:01 AM

      Not sure how it tastes in Tokyo, but I like ducks in san gabriel

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        andrew_eats RE: andytseng Feb 17, 2012 11:16 AM

        i've tried fat spoon. its not bad, but a bit too complex tasting for me. ducks i hear isn't all that great

      2. Peripatetic RE: andrew_eats Feb 17, 2012 11:28 AM

        Foo Foo Tei's is the best I've found.

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          jblee RE: Peripatetic Feb 17, 2012 06:21 PM


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            Johnny L RE: jblee Feb 17, 2012 11:40 PM

            Same, I was surprised as I go there as much for their rice dishes as ramen.

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              Dommy RE: Johnny L Feb 18, 2012 05:28 PM

              I usually hate curry ramen, but their is the BEST! They also do a Curry OmRice which is one of my favorite dishes in L.A....


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                Peripatetic RE: Dommy Feb 18, 2012 06:22 PM

                Must try! Is the curry inside or on top?

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                  Johnny L RE: Peripatetic Feb 18, 2012 07:12 PM

                  On top and they also have Curry Omurice with tonkatsu as well. It's so much food for the money!

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          Ernie RE: andrew_eats Feb 17, 2012 03:27 PM

          Not in Los Angeles, but I've had very good chicken katsu curry rice plates recently at Kosuke in Alhambra

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            Ogawak RE: andrew_eats Feb 19, 2012 09:28 PM

            I don't know how Tokyo's curry tastes, but I do like the curry at Tamatebako in Torrance.

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              raizans RE: Ogawak Feb 19, 2012 11:15 PM

              +1 on tamatebako.

              still haven't gone to foo foo tei, but i prefer all of the following to coco ichibanya, which is a shade on the bland side, imo:

              friday night chicken curry at hasu
              beef curry at casa arigato
              the small bowl of curry rice at miyabi-tei

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