At Niagara Curry, you’ll feel like you’re in a train museum. You’re surrounded by Japanese train memorabilia. Your curry rice even arrives on a little model train! Located near Yutenji station, Niagara Curry provides a wonderful experience. It’s a must must see in Tokyo.
Niagara’s black model trains have been delivering Japanese-style curry rice to hungry customers since 1967. I’m sad to say that the owner of Niagara Curry recently passed away. But his legacy and love for trains certainly lives on.
Japan is full of train aficionados. They’ll wake up early in the morning just to get a glimpse of the latest bullet train making its first run, or to see an old model retired.
Niagara Curry is heaven for these train fanatics. You’ll see colorful and rustic train station signs, old train conductor hats, or pictures of older trains traveling in the scenic Japanese countryside. When you order, you even receive a little ticket that says “Niagara Station”.
Here you can see the little model trains in action, delivering the curry:
To be honest, their curry is average. It’s really the overall ambiance that makes Niagara curry most memorable. While you’re munching on your curry, you might overhear Japanese Train Otaku passionately talking about their favorite trains like they were models walking down a runway.
They’ve got various curry options. There’s curry with Hamburg steak, egg, deep fried shrimp, vegetables, and more. You can choose the spiciness based on 3 levels – amakuchi (not spicy), chukara (middle range) and karakuchi (spicy).
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The owner used to bounce around the shop dressed as a train conductor and verbally letting customers about random train facts. But while he’s no longer with us, you can still feel the energy he gave this little restaurant.
For a traintrastic experience, make sure to visit Niagara Curry in Yutenji!
Shop Hours: 11:00 ~ 22:00 (Closed on Mondays & Thursdays)