New Curry Restaurant: Umami Curry

New Curry Restaurant: Umami Curry

  • by Elaine Gonzales @ElaineEatsJax
  • August 25, 2021

It has taken until finally 2021, but Jacksonville last but not least has it’s to start with and only Japanese Curry Cafe!

   Gus and Diana very own Umami Curry, positioned off San Jose in Mandarin. They have 20+ yrs knowledge in the kitchen, but in 2017 they started out their individual company-Umami food items truck.          

   They served hibachi, sushi rolls and Pokè bowls for a couple several years until finally they opened a brick and mortar with the identical notion. 

   Earlier this 12 months, with the enable of some buddies(Chef Levi and Chef Midday from Karai Bistro, Chef Cody from Blazin’ Buffalo and Aristotle from Hungry Wolf Co.)Umami  changed their thought to Japanese Curry. 

   Gus prides himself by building the curry from scratch, no ready produced curry powders or curry bricks right here! He has even wonderful tuned and enhanced the recipe because my to start with take a look at!

   Not only can you discover a variety of regular curry dishes on the menu but also the super popular Japanese “Katsu Sando”, they smother theirs with curry of course… which tends to make it even much better! 

   You can increase a additional modern and stylish topping to your curry like pork rinds or cheese.  I have yet to try out possibly of these, but I’m pretty curious! 

   Don’t miss out on their applications, my preferred was the Ika Geso. Think karaage (Japanese fried chicken) batter- but with squid tentacles. If you only like the rings you will want to pass on this 1, but you are missing out on deliciousness!

Oh, On Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can  order Okonomiyaki- a Japanese savory pancake, Gus fills his with shrimp and cabbage and it’s topped with pickled ginger, Mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, bonito flakes and tenkasu. As much as I know Umami is the only place in Jax where you can get it.

   As considerably as adult drinks, they have Kirin, Sapporo and Hitachino Japanese Craft Beer. You can uncover a number of sorts of sake on the menu like 2 sake cocktails and the often fun with good friends, “Sake Bomb”.

   Currently, there’s only just one dessert on the menu. The Japanese Cheesecake, it’s tremendous duper light and will come with a strawberry topping.

   If you’ve in no way experienced Japanese Curry before, give it a consider. I’m not absolutely sure why no one imagined about this thought before, but much better late than never! 


Ika Geso and Edamame appetizer

Katsu Curry Sando

Okonomiyaki- only out there Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

Tokyo Rose & Kamikaze sake cocktails 

Katsu Curry Rice

Curry Udon

Gus and Diana house owners of Umami Curry

Japanese Cheesecake