For dinner in Sapporo I went to a restaurant called CoCo Ichibanya. A friend of mine who used to live in East Asia highly recommended that I give CoCo Ichibanya a try and that night seemed like a good time to see if it lived up to my friend’s hype. I had actually meant to visit CoCo Ichibanya on the night I was walking around Shibuya in Tokyo but the Shibuya branch of CoCo Ichibanya had a line out the door and I didn’t have time to wait so I decided to try again later.
CoCo Ichibanya is a Japanese curry restaurant that you can find all over Japan and in several other countries. I was a tiny bit hesitant to about eating there because curry has been really hit-or-miss for me in the past, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my meal that night. For my dinner I had the pork cutlet curry and I devoured the whole plate. In addition to the great flavor, my dish somehow had near perfect proportions for the rice, curry, and pork, but I guess that’s what you’d expect from Japan. Over the course of the rest of my trip I’d eat at CoCo Ichibanya another two or three times and each time I was very satisfied with my meal, so I’m pleased to say that this restaurant has earned my seal of approval.