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Slightly separated from the busy centre of Ginza, not far from the Miharabashi intersection, Nair’s Restaurant continues to produce Indian cuisine made from the same recipes that were first offered by its founder, Ayappan Pillai Mhadavan Nair, when it opened in 1949. Over 90 percent of the customers here opt for Nair's famous ‘Murugi Lunch’, a hearty meal that includes mashed potatoes, boiled cabbage and a curry that’s been simmered along with a chicken leg (the meat's so soft that it practically falls off the bone the moment you pick it up) for an incredible seven hours. You’ll probably want to tuck in as soon as it arrives at your table, but the recommended way to enjoy the Murugi is to grab a spoon and mix everything – which includes a portion of turmeric-flavoured rice – together. Don’t be fooled by the name; although this unique curry is referred to as a ‘lunch’, it can be ordered throughout the day, and additionally in the evenings as part of a set menu priced at ¥2,800.
4-10-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Transport:||Higashi-Ginza Station (Hibiya, Asakusa lines), exit A2|
|Opening hours:||11.30am-9.30pm (Sun & hols until 8.30pm) / closed Tue|