Looking for New Japanese Curry Restaurant

Sad news. The Japanese curry restaurant that I turned to on rainy days or when I needed to clear out a head cold, has disappeared. It was called Copper Onion Curry Bar at 1331 Robson Street, and it’s been replaced by another, generic Japanese restaurant that doesn’t serve curry. (Obscure trivia: Copper Onion was the first restaurant entered in the dinehere.ca Web site database.)

They also had a big ol’ wall o’ Pocky.


I’ve tried what they offer at The Clubhouse (255 West 2nd Avenue), but it’s not the same, and don’t even talk to me about the bowl you get at the food fair at Granville Island market. It’s very inexpensive and there’s no wait, but that’s all I can say that’s good about it.

If you have any decent suggestions about where I should now go to get good Japanese-style curry, please share.

3 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    From a box! I even see Glico curry in medium and mild intensity being sold in London Drugs for about the same price as in the Asian markets. Seriously, it tastes just about the same from a box as what I’ve seen served in a restaurant (The Eatery).

  2. Travis (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    Homemade food can often be better than the restaurant version, but there’s a few factors to consider:

    1) Japanese curry takes a while to cook. Not a lot of effort, true, but lots of “stewing” time, and I’m often hungry NOW!

    2) I’m REALLY bad at making sticky rice. I know, it’s hard to imagine how I could screw that up, but I do.

    3) The breaded cutlet is hard to deep-fry at home, and that’s often the curry dish I order.


  3. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    Have you tried Kitto? I’m pretty sure they do that dish. Granville Street, near Robson.

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