Shimo-Kitazawa: Soup curry
Cocoro (Shimo-Kitazawa: Soup curry)
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This bustling branch of one of Hokkaido's most famous soup curry shops offers appetizing curries like habanero pepper, lamb, ravioli, smoked bacon with cabbage, and 14-vegetable. Curries are built on a distinctively flavored tomato-basil soup, and you can opt for brown or white rice on the side.

The large dining room is set up more like a regular restaurant than your typical soup-curry counter, and on weeknights they serve more than just curry. After 4pm on weekdays you can make a night of it with numerous side dishes like pork spareribs, garlic shrimp, onion rings, fish and chips, smoked salmon, and nachos.

Unlike many soup-curry shops, Cocoro stays open all afternoon, and take-out service is available. Soup curries start at around Y1000 a bowl.

Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-34-8.
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