Chicken Butter Masara(Chicken curry with tomato flavour).
I LOVE this Indian restaurant in Jinbocho! I don’t usually crave Indian food but the curry and the naan here have me completely addicted. This restaurant was featured in a popular Japanese comic about gourmet food called Oishinbo which I haven’t read unfortunately. From the website, this restaurant seems to be under the same group as this and this Thai restaurant, both of which I tried long time ago and didn’t really like. The chef of this Indian restaurant in Akihabara used to work in Mandara, but the quality is nowhere near it.
Mandara is opened for lunch everyday of the week. Lunch B(Y1155) consists of one curry of your choice, naan, saffron rice, and fruits yogurt. Lunch A(Y1575) is Lunch B plus 1pc of Tandoori Chicken and 1pc of Sheekh Kebab. You can choose the spicy level. Level 1 and 2 aren’t hot enough so I always choose 3. I think I’ve tried all the curries available at lunch time. I can’t actually pick a favourite cos everything is so nice but the most famous one is Chicken Butter Masara.
Noorjahani(Chicken and Liver curry). Masala Chai, Y420.
Vegetable curry. Mini Sweet Lassi, Y210.
Shrimp Butter Masara(Shrimp with tomato flavour).
Mutton curry. I don’t really like the saffron rice here so I always mix it with the leftover curry after finishing the naan.
Sag Chicken Curry(Green spinach cooked with onion and spices).
Keema curry. Shrimp curry.
Dal Makahni(Curry with 3 kinds of beans).
Fish Curry(Sword fish).
Menu: lunch set, Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat01, Sat02, Sun01, Sun02, Sun03.
インドレストラン マンダラ (Mandara)
Add: B1, 2-17, Jinbocho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku
Looks so clean and good! Unfortunately most of the Indian restaurants here are bad and I get a stomachache from it. I would love a restaurant like this, with smaller portions and presentation is pretty cute as well!
Indian outside Japan gives me stomach ache too, I think it’s the oil(or too much of it). The portion in this restaurant is large compared to other Indian restaurants in Tokyo – the naan is massive!
o my, I gotta try Indian food next time I am in Japan. Food presentations are usually very impressive in Japan but I am surprised they can make such an impressive presentation for Indian food as well.
Replacing the usual metal plates and bowls with ceramic ones really makes a difference in presentation. And of course the food is wonderful as well.