One of Tokyo’s most preferred curry chains is coming to SF

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Hinoya Curry, one of Tokyo's most popular curry chains, is bringing its Japanese curry to San Francisco.

Hinoya Curry, 1 of Tokyo’s most preferred curry chains, is bringing its Japanese curry to San Francisco.

Koichi S. by way of Yelp

1 of the most well known Japanese curry chains in Tokyo is making its way to San Francisco. Barry Louie and Thomas Uehara, who are each from Northern California but have put in the earlier 25 yrs residing in Japan, will open Hinoya Curry this week at 3347 Fillmore St. in the Marina District, according to Eater.

Hinoya Curry is a popular chain with extra than 60 destinations largely in the Tokyo space — Louie and Uehara think it to be the 1st big Japanese curry model to open a cafe in the Bay Location. They have been motivated to open a spot here right after observing how well-known curry was in Japan, and saw the prospective for the dish to consider off in the US.

“We want to make Japanese curry a lot more mainstream — like ramen or sushi or wonton noodles,” Louie advised Eater.

Hinoya Curry is slated to open for takeout and outdoor dining on Saturday, Feb. 13, with a compact menu of curry rice, pork katsu curry, chicken katsu curry and chicken karaage more than curry, as properly as a range of Japanese beer and sake. The restaurant’s curry will be made of roux blocks delivered specifically from Japan mixed with beef broth, cooked for anyplace from 48 to 100 several hours. A extra comprehensive menu, together with vegetarian solutions, is planned for further more down the line.

Go through more on Hinoya’s popularity in Japan and options for the new San Francisco cafe right here.