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
Cheese Kulcha – Garlic pizza with melted cheese inside.
Tandoori Chicken. Pina colada.
Spinach and Paneer(cheese) curry. Tandoori Chapati.
Naan with raisin and nuts. Traditional Brinjal(aubergine) curry in Tomato gravy.
Chicken Keema curry. Naan.
Dal Halwa – green bean cake. Masala Tea.
Very popular Indian restaurant in Ginza. You can only reserve a table for around 6:30pm on a weekday – later than that they don’t take reservations and you must wait outside. The queue was crazy when we went on a Thurs evening. The food is nice, but not sure if it is worth queuing for. Taste-wise it is very very mild in general – the Chicken Keema curry is supposed to be one of the hottest item but it isn’t really that spicy. The naan with raisin and nuts is interesting but doesn’t go with curry – nice on its own though. All the food are shared between 3 people, plus drinks(not that much), about 4000yen each. Not incredibly good value I would say. The dinner and party course seems to be a better deal.
Menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Add: B1, Ginza 1-6-13, Chuo-ku
バターチキン、１０００円。 Butter chicken curry, good good, but it is actually not cheap for a simple curry with only two pieces of chicken in it. ^^;;
カシミールカレー、９００円。Kashmir chicken curry. The hottest curry on the menu and it was devilishly hot….tongue numb, nose running as usual…very good though(the first few spoonfuls).
Mutton curry, Indian crepe with spicy potatoes, extra naan. The japanese waitress was dressed in sari, nice!