On day 5 (part 1, part 2) of our Japan trip in Kyoto, we wanted to try Inoichi but it was closed. Without a backup plan we roamed the few streets nearby and finally settled on curry rice for dinner at Curry House Coco Ichibanya. Turns out Curry House Coco Ichibanya is a famous curry rice restaurant chain in Japan. We went to the one at Shijo Kawaramachi branch which occupies ground and first floor at a corner lot. It’s a small restaurant but cozy. Locals and tourist like us can be seen eating here.
Very little English were spoken by the crews. Luckily the menu has English dish names printed on it.
I was feeling a little bit under the weather, so I ordered salad instead. This is sausage salad with corn @ 578 yen. Really delish!
I tried a bit of the curry and it was aromatic and full of spices. Overall the meals are delicious and portions are huge too. Ohh btw you can personalize your order with the rice portion you prefer, type of curry sauce, spiciness level of the curry, mildness of the sauce, add-ons and toppings.
Curry House Coco Ichibanya (壱番屋)
Opening time: 11am-12am (midnight), daily
Nearest station: Kawaramachi