According to its multitude of fans, Gurgaon – an extremely popular north Indian restaurant – is the place to go if you’re looking for a curry on the fiercely competitive gastronomic battleground of Ginza. They do, of course, offer a menu that includes various set lunches that change daily; however, one of the best dishes here is the Traditional Butter Chicken curry (¥1,430), based on a recipe that originates in northern India and includes tandoori chicken pieces smothered in a rich and creamy tomato-based roux made using a variety of spices in combination with kasoori methi, a dry herb more commonly known as fenugreek. Another favourite is the restaurant’s ‘Cheese Kulcha’ (available for an extra ¥100 when ordered together with one of the lunch sets, or as a separate dish for ¥380), which consists of melted cheese wrapped in a type of garlic-flavoured Indian flatbread that resembles naan and can be enjoyed either simply as it comes or in combination with a curry. Affiliated restaurants include both Khyber, which specialises in tandoori cuisine, and Dhaba India, focused on cuisine from southern India.
Ginza 106 Bldg B1F, 1-3-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm (last orders 10pm); Sat, Sun & hols 12noon-10pm (9pm)|
|Transport:||Ginza-Itchome Station (Yurakucho line)|