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Curry chain CoCo Ichi opens branch in Japan serving Japanese curry rice created outside Japan

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya World offers dishes and roux “reverse imported” from the chain’s overseas branches.

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Japanese curry chain in Thailand has a surprisingly Japanese dish not found in Japan

Sometimes the most Japanese stuff isn’t even in Japan.

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Vegan curry rice – Taste-testing the new soy meat hamburger steak from Japan’s CoCo Ichibanya

New topping can be had with vegan or meat-based roux.

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We underestimated the special curry spoon from Japan’s favorite curry chain【Taste test】

CoCo Ichibanya makes some great curry, and it turns out they make a great spoon too.

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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CoCo Ichibanya lucky bag here to keep you happy and full of curry

Bring in the Year of the Ox with some delicious beef curry, courtesy of CoCo Ichibanya!

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Japan’s favorite curry rice restaurant teams up with convenience store for Super Spicy Curry Buns

CoCo Ichibanya and Family Mart give us a curry meal we an hold in the palm of our hand.

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Japan’s most popular curry chain now has vegan soup curry, and it’s delicious【Taste test】

The curry chain that’s all about giving you exactly the kind of curry you want expands its no-animal-product lineup.

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Curry for breakfast! Coco Ichibanya, Japan’s favorite curry chain, now has awesome morning sets

Branches in Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Akihabara are ready with an appealing, healthy alternative to a bowl of cereal.

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CoCo Ichibanya proves to be a great company to work for with this sweet tale of a wedding gift

The popular curry restaurant chain proves that it deserves to join the ranks of Japan’s best companies.

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Japanese curry chain Coco Ichibanya to open a branch in India next year

Can Japan’s version of an Indian dish survive in Delhi, the curry metropolis?

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Curry rice king Coco Ichi removes 80 percent of rice, replaces it with something else in new dish

For those times when you really want curry, but don’t really want rice.

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Our writers band together to take on a 15-pound “All-Topping-Curry” from Coco Ichi

We learn the true meaning of friendship and heartburn.

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Mr. Sato goes halal at new CoCo Ichibanya that caters to Muslim diners

CoCo Ichibanya undergoes a drastic change in color scheme, so how about the food?

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Save yourself hundreds of yen at CoCo Ichibanya curry chain through menu mastery!

Taking advantage of the menu options can have you stuffing your face with delicious curry rice, for less.

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Japan’s biggest curry chain now offers a true vegetarian curry

Coco Ichibanya rolls out a new curry roux in select locations to better serve its health-conscious and non-Japanese clientele.

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Here’s what US$90 worth of katsu curry looks like at CoCo Ichibanya: A mountain of cutlets!

Thought we were going on a diet after that giant pickle burger? Think again!

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Deer overpopulation in Shiga Prefecture brings special-edition venison curry to restaurant chain

When people think of Japan, they often think of towering buildings, tons of traffic, and commuters being packed in trains like sardines into cans. But you’ll find that if you travel outside of the city center, Japan also has a plenty of nature and wildlife to be enjoyed as well.

One of the more well-known sights to be seen are herds of wild deer found in areas like Nara Park and Miyajima. Without any predators or hunters to worry about, the deer can breed freely and herd numbers can get quite high. Overpopulation can become a problem, not just for farmers and people living in the area, but for the surrounding wildlife as well. So what can be done when wild deer numbers get out of hand? Well one solution could be to do as Shiga Prefecture did, and cook up some special venison curry.

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Import immediately! The top 3 Japanese chain restaurants

The first McDonald’s opened in 1940 and since that time it has grown to 35,000+ locations worldwide. Its popularity is international with people craving their “Mackers” or “McDs” or “Maccas”, so it’s no surprise how popular McDonald’s is in Japan. Would it work in reverse? What chain restaurants from Japan would be popular in the States? Our famous friend Ike, from the comedy group Choshinjuku tells us which three chain restaurants he loves the most in Japan.

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