seems i have a problem -- i'm becoming a curry house coco ichiban-ya addict. its so freaking comforting and, well, fried. from the chicken katsu with spinach and eggplant to the black squid ink curry, i really love it. and i guess i've never really had japanese curry before moving here, and i havent had it anywhere else yet....since curry house is a chain, and arguably fast food, i was wondering if this is the authentic article? fast food tends to be a bastardization of comfort grub, so how real deal is this? its tastes good (hell, tastes great!), but so does most fast food if you let yourself eat it.
so, wondering if you know of other japanese spots on the island that specialize in, or do this style curry well - or perhaps better.....mahalo!