Fukuoka’s most talked about authentic Indian curry restaurant: GARAM

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Written by  Malimo

Today we'd like to introduce the curry shop that’s made its way to the top of the country's curry ranking lists! It is situated a 6-minute walk away from Fukuoka City’s Watanabe-dori Station on the Nanakuma Subway Line.

Inside, you’ll only find 6 counter seats. This quaint little one-man-show of a restaurant is run and managed by its owner alone. As there are no other branches, you won’t find this amazing curry anywhere else!

This restaurant is so famous you’re almost guaranteed to find yourself waiting in line at any time of day. It was a weekday night when I went, so I considered myself lucky to encounter only a short line—but even so, it was a line nonetheless!

Keema Curry 750 yen.
Each dish is made with careful time and effort. For example, the owner only begins to sauté the spices after the order is made.

It was pretty spicy, but the assortment of various spices really combined together nicely. The aroma of spice in the restaurant air alone was enough to make you sweat.

Looking for a meal to warm you to the core? This is it. I think I used up the entire box of tissue that was on the table!
The owner had travelled to India many times in order to master his authentic Garam Curry, and I noticed numerous books about India around the place. I was given a strong sense of the owner’s dedication to his craft.

Garam Curry 800 yen.
This is the famous curry the restaurant itself was named after. With the other items on the menu you can select from 5 levels of spiciness, but this particular curry’s level was predetermined. Apparently, it’s the hottest dish on the menu.

It was HOT. And while I’m not used to eating extremely spicy food, because the spices worked so well together and there were a lot of flavours present, I was able to devour it anyways. Delicious!

The chicken was melts-in-your-mouth tender.
The Garam Curry also comes with a side of Indian mashed potatoes called aloo bharta, which calm your fiery taste buds with every bite.

If you’re all about curry, this curry is worth lining up for!


Address:1-7-4 Takasago, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Business Hours:12:00-14:15 / 18:30-21:00 ※Open until supplies run out.
Closed:Sundays and Wednesdays
6-minute walk from the Nanakuma Subway Line’s Watanabe-dori Station.
8-minute walk from the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line’s Yakuin Station.

I love trying out the shops with high reputation or restaurants that I'm curious about in Fukuoka and Nagasaki area.
My only problem is that I tend to overeat...