Coco Ichibanya Curry House

Coco Ichinanya Curry House – Also known as the world’s largest Japanese curry chain with more than 1000 branches – Has finally arrived in Manila. I have heard stories from different food bloggers about how delicious their curry is, and how it’s one of the best ones that they’ve tried. This restaurant has also received constant praise from one of my favorite travel bloggers, so I was really excited to try this place out.

Had a hard time taking some really good interior shots. T_T

Menu: Recommended mix menu, Meat curry, Seafood curry, Original curry, Vegetable curry, Omelet curry, Hashed beef, Gratin, Children’s curry, Salad.

You can control the amount of rice that you want in your plate, as well as the spiciness level of your curry.

Dad ordered the Vegetable Curry.

Mom had the Cheese Hamburger Curry, a burger patty swimming in a pool of curry and plenty of rice. Where is the cheese, you ask? It’s actually stuffed inside the patty! And it’s the nice, gooey kind of cheese too, and not the solid, processed type. The patty itself had a strong beefy taste, but if you ask me, cheese and curry don’t really make a good pair…

I had the Pork Cutlet Omelet Curry – A giant slab of sliced katsu, sitting right beside a small pile of rice covered in fluffy scrambled eggs, and also drenched in lots of curry. Unlike the Cheese Hamburger Curry, the katsu slices/egg/curry combo was just heavenly. The katsu itself also had a nice mix of fat and meat.

I can now see why Coco Ichibanya Curry House is a famous Japanese franchise. Out of all the Japanese curry restaurants that I’ve been to, their curry packs the most flavor and had just the right amount of spice. It’s also nice to see that more and more Japanese curry restaurants are now sprouting all over the metro, which is pretty much a good sign that this is the next Japanese food craze to watch out for.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 5/5 (taste), 3.5/5 (presentation)

Coco Ichibanya Curry House is located at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Ave Kapitolyo, Pasig. Tel no: (02) 696-1649. Links: Facebook || Official Website

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