CoCo Ichibanya makes a very authentic Japanese curry. Japanese style curry is thicker in consistency and generally milder than Indian curry. While it does not possess the complex spices or varied undertones of Indian curries, it is very enjoyable still.
What I like most about CoCo Ichibanya is that you can completely customize your meal. From the spiciness of the curry, to the ingredients, to the weight of you rice, it can all be tailored according to your preferences.
My mom ordered one of their preset curry choices: a mild curry egg omelet with asparagus and cherry tomatoes. She enjoyed this very much.
I was not particularly hungry so I ordered my own combination of eggplant and calamari curry, medium spicy with a regular serving of rice. It was delicious but I should have ordered more ingredients as I did not expect them to be so stingy with the eggplant and calamari. Lots of curry sauce which was delicious with the Japanese pickles that was on very table. Those sweet and sour pickles were a perfect complement to the heavy curry.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal and would not hesitate to go back. It does not make my monthly rotation as curry for me goes hand in hand with garlic naan. But if you have never had Japanese curry before, I would not hesitate to recommend CoCo Ichibanya for the taste and reasonable pricing. Around $15USD per person including nonalcoholic drinks.
Other things of note: (1) Coco Ichibanya is a chain that mostly operates within Asia but has two branches in the USA located in Los Angeles and Hawaii. (2) Very clean and pleasant atmosphere. Servers are polite and efficient. (3) Try to time your visit outside of primetime lunch and dinner hours, it gets very crowded.
The branch I visited is located at: Shop 302, 3/F, Silvercord Tower, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 3572-0460