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Go Go Curry

20 Apr

Go Go Curry

Rating: ★★★★☆
273 W 38th St (btwn 7th Ave & 8th Ave), New York, NY 10018
Website
(212) 730-5555
Price: $
Hours:
Mon-Sun 11 am – 10 pm
Nearest Transit:
Times Sq – 42 St (7, 7X)
Times Sq – 42 St (1, 2, 3, N, Q, R)
42 St – Port Authority Bus Terminal (A, C, E)
Twitter // Facebook // Foursquare

Go Go Curry is a hole in the wall curry house that offers one of the best deals on quality curry and katsu in the city. Their name is inspired by Yankee slugger, Hideki Matsui. His jersey number 55 can be pronounced ‘go go’ in Japanese. The owner’s obsession with the slugger can be seen in the form of wall to wall memorabilia throughout the store, but that obsession translates into value for the customer because everyday night Hideki Matsui hits a home run, the following day customers are awarded with one free topping of their choice.

The menu is simple, it’s all curry with your choice of katsu (pork), chicken katsu, shrimp or sausage. There are four sizes to choose from: walk ($7), medium ($7.5), large ($8.5), and extra large ($9.5). Additional toppings like fukujinzuke, cheese, and natto range from $1-2. You can also opt to get their Grand Slam Platter with two katus, two sausages, a shrimp and a boiled egg with rice for only $12.50. If your feeling really hungry, try their 5.5 pound World Champion Platter that contains a katsu, chicken katsu, four sausages, two shrimps and a boiled egg with rice ($25). I often order their medium katsu if I’m eating alone or the Grand Slam Platter to share.

Overall, Go Go Curry is a great spot for a quick comforting lunch or dinner and I highly recommend this place if your a fan Japanese curry like me. Remember to bring CASH because this place does not accept plastic.

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Their Grand Slam Plate – Perfect for 2 to share or one really hungry individual – $12.50

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Single Shrimp Curry – $7.50

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Single Chicken Curry – $7.50

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Single Katsu Curry – $7.50

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Single Sausage Curry – $7.50

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An ad for their World Champion Plate – weighs 5.5 pounds – $25

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Curry-Ya

3 Mar

Curry-Ya

Rating: ★★★★☆
214 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10003
Website
(866) 602-8779
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon-Sun 12 pm – 11 pm
Nearest Transit:
1st Ave-14th St (L)
Astor Place (6)
8th St-Broadway (R, W)
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Curry Ya is a Japanese curry house that is slightly more pricey and upscale. They sport a open kitchen with stools arranged around a counter for customers to eat; there are no tables here. The staff is very friendly and take a lot of care in preparing and presenting their creations. Depending on the time and day you pop in, you might have to wait for a seat. It is cash only and they do deliver.

The menu is quite extensive, there are a total of nine different curries to choose from. You can also add a number of curry toppings such as Berkshire pork cutlet, corn, cheese, egg, etc. I had the seasonal vegetable curry ($14) and I also add an extra six bucks for the Curry Ya Set, which got me the chief’s daily assortment of appetizers and a choice of beverage or dessert (alcohol not included). The curry was served separately from the rice in an enamel pot that retains heat. The curry roux had good texture and was very flavorful. The appetizers were however, mildly impressive and the dessert was nothing special. I would suggest add more curry toppings rather than getting the Curry Ya Set.

I came here for dinner, but I think the real deal is during lunch, where you can get a Japanese classic style curry lunch special with salad for $8 or a Curry Ya Set for $15.

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