Coco Ichibanya Curry House in Sunshine City Ikebukuro
Date of visit: October 17th, 2019
Coco Ichibanya Curry House is all over Japan as well as some locations internationally. In recent times, they’ve introduced a separate vegetarian curry menu, but all the options on this new menu are plant based. Not all the outlets offer this separate veg menu as I sadly discovered at the Ueno outlet.
Be aware that the vegetarian curries in the regular menu (i.e. the menu with the meat dishes) are not vegan or vegetarian. So be sure to ask for the vegetarian menu.
I ordered the fried eggplant vegetarian curry. When ordering, you’re asked for the amount of rice you want (in grams) and the level of heat. I went for mild heat and I think 300g of rice.
Coco Ichibanya curries are said to hit the spot for a relatively cheap meal and I’d have to agree here. I love Japanese curries and I’d hoped to visit again (and take better photos) but alas it didn’t work out during this trip.