Curry House Coco Ichibanya began life in Nishi Biwajima in Nagoya in 1978 and now has over 1200 restaurants spread throughout all 47 prefectures in Japan as well as overseas stores in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Hawaii.
The company specializes in a pork cutlet curry with a thick pork-based sauce but also has a bewildering number of other dishes including aubergine curry, beef curry, chicken curry, cuttlefish curry, natto curry, shrimp curry, tofu curry, vegetable curry etc etc. All the curries come with the pork-rich stew so this is not a place for vegetarians. Customize your curry by choosing the level of spiciness and the amount of rice you require.
Diners can order from an English menu and a variety of sides dishes: salads, croquettes and pickles are also available.
Service is usually quick and polite as befits the company's motto: "Briskly, Sharply, and with a Smile."
Coco Ichibanya has offered various gimmicks to keep its loyal customers including a free curry refill if you can finish off their largest curry on the menu.
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