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123 Astronaut E S Onizuka StLos Angeles, CA 90012Map & Directions
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Phone: (213) 687-7344
Phone: (213) 620-0421
Curry House Restaurant
Curry House Little Tokyo
Parking: Garage, Street, Validated, Lot
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Caterers, Family Style
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
This place used to be really good and high quality, but over the years, quality went down significantly. Curry pans used to be vegetarian, not anymore, they add meat into them. This place used to be consistent and good, but not anymore. Sometimes curry pans are absolutely flavorless, same goes for the tofu cheesecake.
The go to place for Japanese curry. We've been eating here for years. Food is very consistent, service is great, and the place is always clean. Family friendly with a kids menu. Some tips: Parking is below and free with validation; you’ll usually find a spot. Lunch menu is slightly cheaper than dinner. If you’re not sure how spicy to go, you can always go mild - medium, then add their own hot oil to your liking.
02/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I ate quite often at Curry House in college and was always impressed by the service, the portions, and the helpful friendly atmospher. This was the one on Sawtelle. I've been to the one in South Bay and remembered they were very good at accomodating our group of 12. This one in Downtown doesn't seem like its service is up to par with the other two.
The food is still good. You won't leave hungry. The prices have gone up, but thats to be expected in LA. I am disappointed that the 3 jars of pickles aren't out on the table anymore, but i'm pacified by the 1 jar of red pickles that they give when requested.
The service was really so-so...they are always packed and sometimes I feel like they're trying to turn you out as soon as possible but then when you need a refill on water or something the servers are no where to be found.
11/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was first introduced to Japanese curry at this location back in 1998. I was floored. There's a cool bookstore across the way and a little market downstairs to explore. I've been to just about every Curry House in California and I will always have a special place in my heart for this one in Japantown. Keep in mind that their tables are tiny, the service is spotty, and it gets CROWDED during peak times. But you're not here for the atmosphere or the service; you're here for the curry. And they have it. A LOT of it. And it's awesome.
11/29/2005Provided by Citysearch -
What is wrong with Curry House these days? The food used to be so on par with the value and service. Ate there recently and it was a whole different experience, the food was not as good as compared to the days of their glory (80s-90s), it's less and more expensive. The service was very unprofessional and very, very slow. They need some serious reorganizing or else they will close their doors one by one like how they did on the Beverly Hills location. I wish I can say it was a ""new"" experience, but new would be too good to classify poor service and value.
11/13/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Though the food at Curry House is good, service at our last visit was extremely disappointing. A slow, inexperienced waitress without people skills or idea of how to attend to customers made for a very bad dining experience and will probably keep those who were in our party from going to Curry House again or recommending it.
09/25/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Been eating here for more than a decade now, always a great smell of the curries brewing. It's a great place to have lunch, dinner, being as a couple, with the family or with a bunch of friends. The value is great and the curry is awesome! The only minus is that the tables are extremely close to each other, making either parties to carry on its own conversations private. Come to think of it, we're due back soon!
02/10/2004Provided by Citysearch -
We went for lunch on a weekday. In the middle of our meal, another friend of ours showed up late because of work, and of course we requested to just add an additional setting. The manager immediately refused and turned him off. We were really upset because he didn't want to seat our friend. One of my friends insisted to have our friend seated as she vacanted her seat out (she quickly finished her lunch). The manager had no choice but to let him seated, also mentioned this was an exception. We were all mad because of his attitude, and the way he pretended to be nice and humble, but kept walking back and forth to stare at us.
Turning our friend away might allow the manager to seat a new table sooner, but we were completely upset by this experience, and not going back anymore.
08/08/2002Provided by Citysearch -
The best Japanese style curry in Los Angeles. With the choice of mild medium, and extra hot curry, it is the best place for a family to go to. If not in the mood for curry, they also have a variety of speghettis. Also try their tofu cheese cake and coffee jelly. It will be a dinner that you will remember.