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The 5 Best Japanese Curry Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: November 19, 2021

When we need sweet umami sauce over sticky Uruchimai rice we go to these Japanese curry spots in San Francisco. We found the Japanese curry spots featured here by analyzing the best reviews sites and food publications in #location. So break out the chopsticks, order a Japanese whiskey and enjoy crispy Katsu curry at these local gems.

Find the perfect Japanese curry spot

Family Cafe

Japanese, $$, Telegraph HillJapanese, $$San Francisco, Telegraph Hill
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now

  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings



Japanese, $$, Inner RichmondJapanese, $$San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Muracci's Japanese Curry & Grill

Japanese, $$, ChinatownJapanese, $$San Francisco, Chinatown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip

    Top 10 Restaurants In Downtown San Francisco



Japanese, $, Central RichmondJapanese, $San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut

    Best cheap eats in San Francisco to get more bang for your buck


On the Bridge

Japanese, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsJapanese, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Japanese curry spots in San Francisco can take way too long. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28999 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 2955 top lists and articles from the likes of TimeOut, CultureTrip and Infatuation. The restaurants you see have been featured in TimeOut - Best cheap eats in San Francisco to get more bang for your buck, CultureTrip - Top 10 Restaurants In Downtown San Francisco and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Japanese curry

  • saffron lassi with your prawn curry

    When considering what goes best with prawn curry, we recommend a glass of saffron lassi, it truly complements the dish as it cools the palate between bites.

  • A great drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for green sauce palak paneer can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chenin Blanc. This, dry, white wine balances the herbaceous green sauce palak paneer.

  • The ideal pairing for vegetable jalfrezi

    When ordering vegetable jalfrezi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Factoids about Japanese curry

  • Ready for some vindaloo curry?

    How much vindaloo curry could you finish in 2 minutes? Get out of Rhys Bain way because they ate one pound.

  • The United States's National Curried Chicken Day

    Have you ever really wanted to celebrate curry? People in The United Statesdo, every January 12, and they call it National Curried Chicken Day.

  • The first ever chicken tikka masala

    The chicken tikka masala was only thought up in 1960s! We wonder what people ever did without some good chicken tikka masala in their lives...

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