Beef curry at this restaurant is especially delicious.
Beef flanks were sautéed with 8 kinds of spices.
This was simmered in stock made with beef tendons and was left over night.
Then, that was mixed with leftover beef curry roux.
It has an intense flavor of cloves and a spicy flavor of whole red chilies.
However, it was not spiciness that stimulated my appetite but the curry’s rich flavor and full of umami that I have never tasted before.
Vegetable curry and beef curry are a classic combination.
Mild and smooth vegetable curry, including sweet potatoes, cauliflowers, and fresh tomatoes, surprisingly goes well with spicy beef curry.
On the other hand, I love keema curry and butter chicken too. Therefore, I tear my hair out over which curry to choose every time I come here.
I was impressed by creamy and lightly sour flavor of butter chicken curry made with unique spices.
Keema curry is made with chicken mince, green peas, and sautéed corns that boosted their aroma.
The chef asked me, “Sautéed corns were flavorful and delicious, weren’t they?”
Milk curry was originally provided as a staff meal.
I definitely want to try a curry that only staff could eat before on my next visit.
-Commitment to curry-
Not canned tomatoes but peeled-slip-off tomatoes after dropping them into hot water are used for curry,
The chef said, “The curry flavor can be made with only fresh tomatoes”
All curries at the restaurant are not served on the day when the chef cooked.
They are left over night and are cooked again to make them complete.
The chef will cook some curries every three days and others every other day.
-Types and prices of curries-
There are a total of five curries, four classic curries including butter chicken, keema curry, beef curry and vegetable curry, plus milk curry, a new curry that starts offering after the name of the restaurant became BLAKES.
Single curry will be 800 yen for small size, 1,000 yen for medium size, and 1,300 yen for large size.
Combination curries will be from 900 yen to 1,600 yen.
I recommend to order a combination of two curries.
The restaurant is located on the second floor of a multi-tenant building.
The chef used to work in the fashion industry.
There is natural light at the restaurant’s stylish interior in white color as a base. The restaurant has fashionable vibes.
Address: 2F, 2-20-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: A ten-minute walk from Sendagaya Station on the JR Chuo line
Opening hours: 12:00-15:30(L.O.15:00) and 18:00-22:00(L.O.21:30)
Closed days: Sundays and public holidays
*Note: Credit cards not accepted. Cash only.