I first had Coco’s curry when I lived in Okinawa as a kid, and my little mind was blown. I didn’t know flavors like that existed.
I was lucky to find it again during a trip to Thailand and was ecstatic — happy enough to take a break from delicious Thai food to have a throwback to earlier meals of my youth.
I didn’t realize until years later that they have locations in California, too! Score!
Coco Ichibanya will always have a special place in my heart. It’s a solid standard to compare any other Japanese curry to.