Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Friday, December 23, 2011

Food for Friday: CoCo Ichibanya in California

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So, imagine my surprise when a new curry place opened in town. And it just happened to be CoCo Ichibanya. In case you missed it, I have photos and a write-up of my visit to a CoCo Ichibanya restaurant in Tokyo last Friday. Here if you want to check it out.

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Checking it out was a must to see if I could relive a bit of that flavor I experienced in Tokyo.

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It's a pretty good sized space.

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With lots of seating.

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But for me, sitting at the counter is the best seat. So want to know if it measures up?

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Ordering is the same, just not in Japanese. Pick the size of rice you want, the hotness of your curry and your toppings.

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They even installed call buttons like they have in Japan.

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The salads are pretty good and you can throw some toppings on if you want. Like corn

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or potato salad

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or corn and potato salad. These weren't mine by the way.

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Or you can just have it without the extras and it's just as good.

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You can get potato croquettes also.

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So what about the curry? Well I was told the Chicken Katsu was good.

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That the Keema Curry is good enough to order a second time.

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I tend to go for less rice myself and focus on their variety of toppings. Like shrimp.

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Shrimp and vegetables.

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Shrimp and mushrooms.

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Or just shrimp with a side of corn dumped on it. I will admit this was too much corn.

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I think I will leave it with this. CoCo Ichibanya definitely does curry good.

CoCo Ichibanya is located here:
2455 Sepulveda Blvd
Ste C

Torrance, CA 90501
Open all week long

It appears there is one in a food court at Ala Moana Mall in Hawaii:
 1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

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