Hawai’i: Curry House CoCo Ichibanya

Thursday, June 3, 2010 3comments No tags Permalink 0

Curry House time!!! Every visit home means one stop at Curry House, preferably the McCully Shopping Center or University Avenue location.
I went with Robyn and Noelle on a Friday night…we shared two big plates between the three of us…because we had to save room for ONE SCOOP OF EVERY FLAVOUR at Bubbies.

There’s a set menu, but you can adjust everything to your specifications. Additional toppings. Quantity of rice (ranging from 200 to 1300 grams), spicy level, etc.
Everyone was in a katsu mood, so both orders were katsu-based. First up: Chicken Katsu Curry with Corn and Cheese! I’m not sure if doing cheese and corn is a local thing (is it a Japanese thing as well?)…but I LOVE CORN AND CHEESE in Japanese curry!!! There’s nothing quite like it. The katsu is laid over a bed of rice, and then goes a pour over curry (we ordered spice). The corn is already mixed with the curry sauce, cheddar cheese to top. Growing up I also grated cheddar cheese into bowls of ramen. Did anyone else do that?? That was ono, for sure.
This is the other order: Pork Katsu Curry with Kimchee, also spicy. Robyn and Noelle liked the pork katsu more than the chicken katsu. In general I’d pick pork over chicken, but I think Curry House does a better job with the chicken katsu than the pork.
Oh, and don’t forget to have some fukujinzuke on the side! Our dinner totaled less than $20 for three of us. Full table service and all :)

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
1009 University Ave Rm 2
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 947-2206

  • Cassaendra
    November 30, -0001

    Hi Kathy, MMmm! I'll have to make curry this week after seeing this! :D

  • Dennis K.
    June 4, 2010

    Ah I didn't know Coco Ichibanya's full name. Got confused myself since there is a chain out here called Curry House (produced by House Foods Inc.), and now I read Wiki says they are related.. Darn gotta get my Japanese curry facts straight! haha. Anyway everything looks great! Huge Japanese curry fan.. cheers

  • anonymous
    June 4, 2010

    uh… cheese in curry? haha. maybe i should try that…

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