Head down the main shopping street leading off from Nishi-Ogikubo Station's south exit for a short three minutes or so to find this curry shop. Considering the vast amount of similar joints in Nishi-Ogi, the fact that Orchestra is always popular is a good enough sign. You'll find chicken curry, keema matar (ground chicken and green peas) and other Indian-style curries, but a sure standout is the sag chicken, a luscious spinach and chicken curry. The deep-verdant sauce next to the rice, topped with a mini tomato, is hardly an eyesore, while even chilli whimps can enjoy its mild flavours. Just don't think mild equals bland, as it definitely hits home in the taste department with a gutsy, seasoned bang. There's also enough chicken to keep even ardent carnivores happy, with two pieces placed on top and one wrapped inside the sauce. They do tend to take irregular holidays, so check the shop's Twitter feed in advance for up-to-date opening times and other information.
|Venue name:||Café Orchestra|
2-20-5 Nishiogi-Minami, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||Wed-Fri 12noon-2.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm; Sat, Sun & hols 11.30am-8.30pm / closed Mon, Tue|
|Transport:||Nishi-Ogikubo Station (Chuo, Sobu lines)|