Known as the Curry King with over 1,275 Japanese Curry outlets globally, CoCo Ichibanya Curry House with 30 years of experience, finally open its first outlet in Singapore. There was a long queue when I went down to check out the place. I have to wait for about half an hour. The place is quite small, my advice is not to go with a big group.
Do not be overwhelmed by the extensive menu. Ordering is pretty simple here. Just follow the 4 simple steps,
1. Choice the Curry. Select the curry from the menu.
2. Select the quantity of rice.
3. Spice adjustment level
4. Select Toppings
Pork Cutlet Curry with Cheese 4.2/5
Japanese Curry usually lacked the piquancy of Indian Curry but not for the curry at CoCo Ichibanya. I can taste the familiar spices of Indian curry in the Pork Cutlet Curry with Cheese. The combination of Mozzarella and curry lifted the savouriness of the dish. The pork cutlet breaded crust was crispy but the meat was a bit tough. A little personal disappointment is the used of long grain rice instead of Japanese rice.
Omelette Hashed Beef 4.2/5
The Omelette Hasded Beef Curry is served with vegetable curry which is not hot. It actually had a tad tangy taste. With the perfect runny omelette wrapping around the rice, it was a beautiful dish both in taste and sight.
Coco Ichibanya Curry House
313 @ Somerset
313 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT: Somerset (NS Line)
Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 10am - 11pm
1) Alight at Somerset MRT station. Take Exit B. Take escalator down to basement 3. Journey time about 3 mins.