Akihabara: Soup curry
Cocoro (Akihabara: Soup curry)
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

A branch of one of Sapporo's most popular purveyors of soup curry, Cocoro is known for their flavorful tomato-basil soup base and their optional brown rice to accompany your curry. Among the dozen or so curry variations are a few unusual ones - there's a super-spicy habanero-pepper curry and a "spice curry" with three types of cheese.

Our lamb and vegetable curry contained several slices of pleasantly gamey lamb, balanced by a soup that was a bit lighter than expected. Vegetables included crisp bell pepper, a couple of green beans, ample amounts of cabbage, and a boiled potato with the skin still on. You can select a spiciness level anywhere from zero to one hundred, although we'd recommend starting on the lower end of the scale.

Cocoro's utilitarian dining room is pleasant enough - this branch is located on the restaurant floor of Yodobashi Camera, a multi-story electronics shop. The background music, with competing sources of music coming from different speakers, can be annoying, however, so bring headphones if you can. Curries start at around Y1000.

Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Hanaokacho 1-1, Yodobashi Akiba 8F.
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