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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

QUICKIE REVIEW Delicious curry waits for you here. FOOD This is what I tried: -pork curry   Truly tasty sweet curry that I wish I could have more of.   A large serving will be in order next time along with their spiciest level. Potatoes...comes with the curry and does a really good job of soaking any remaining curry (if any) that is leftover.   PARKING No, it’s Tokyo.  You know better than to ask that. SERVICE Good.  Waitress was there as we needed her.   PRICE About $23 (2300 yen) for curry with a beer. TIP/OTHER THOUGHTS Come during non-peak times.  I came at roughly 1400 and there was a long line in the hallway 5 minutes after I got there (mind you I waited 10 minutes in line).  This place you can see gets busy during rush hour lunch and dinner. For curry in Japan it is a tad bit on the expensive side but I will say it is worth at least one try to see if it is for you.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

This was hands down the best curry I’ve ever had and I would do it all over again even with the long wait. I was recommended to this place by friends and they did warn about the wait times around prime dining hours, but I...wasn’t quite expecting a 2 hour wait. HOWEVER, we came during the weekend of Golden Week, so it was likely an extreme case. I’ve heard that during off hours there is no wait at all, so I will try that next time. The curry is fantastic and comes in a gravy boat served separately from the generous plate of rice. The beef was perfectly tender and savory; the curry sauce was beautifully rich and appropriately spicy. You are served two potatoes with butter as soon as you sit down while you wait. I would recommend skipping it if you have a small stomach and are not famished so you don’t spoil your appetite for the actual curry. The location is a bit out of the way from the main areas of Tokyo if you’re a tourist, so I wouldn’t plan this spot for a day when you’re on a tight schedule with time sensitive activities. I also wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking to have a peaceful, long sit down lunch with your family. This is very much a quick turnover type of place for the best curry in the city (given the awards they’ve won). Highly recommended, wait and all! P.s. Don’t be fooled by the copy cat location on the ground floor to the right and note that this restaurant is called “Curry Bondy” on Google Maps. The real Curry Bondy is up a few flight of steps through a back entrance that looks like a garage (you will see the line queuing on the left).More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I had heard and read about Bondy, but never had a chance to visit, until today. I wasn't disappointed. The beef curry was flavorful and moderately spice. You have your choice of heat. I chose the medium and was fine. My wife thought it a...little too spicy. The service was excellent. They do this by taking orders while waiting in line. We got there about when they opened. The restaurant is on the second floor. Japsnese stairways are tight so be careful. There is an elevator but you use it more often to go down than up because you need to queue to go in. We arrived a few minutes after it opened but there was already a queue and we were at the end of the waiting seats, about 12. Table service was fast and efficient. This isn't a place for a leisurely lunch, eat and go. They don't try to oust you but it is a high turnover place.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We waited for about 30 min. Curry is not spicy, a bit Indian plus Japanese style. There is potato that comes with it, which was very good. Friendly staff ! Will sure come back.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 15 December 2017

To start off, I love Indian curries, but don't care much for the usual Japanese curries. The ones served in households and standard restaurants are catered to the general Japanese palate, not spicy enough in both senses. Golden Curry, Java Curry, whatever. So I decided...to try a place specialized in Japanese curry. Went on a weekday night, there was no line. Before your meal, they serve you two potatoes with butter, which you may eat on its own or with your curry. On the table are three condiments: pickled shallots, fukujinzuke and raisins with coconut shreds. The meal itself came with Japanese pickled cucumbers and a tiny pickled ume. -Beef Curry (Medium): About what I was expecting, delicious. Straight away you smell the spices and can feel the heat, yet it manages to maintain itself as a "Japanese" curry. The beef was tender and matched well with the curry. The rice had some shredded cheese on top, which added another layer of flavor. Though, I do wish they gave more sauce. -Pudding: As it was noted in another person's review I gave this a try. It was fine. Smooth texture and not overly sweet, served with a brulee sauce on the side you can pour on to your liking. Overall I really enjoyed my meal here. My expectations were met with this spiced up Japanese curry. Although, I wouldn't order the pudding again. Would I go back? From time to time, yes. Do I recommend this place? Yes. Give this place a try if you feel Japanese curry to be lacking or just enjoy curries in general.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you ask Japanese people what dished they like most, I bet you 9 out of 10 say "curry and rice (curry rice in short)." To most Japanese, curry rice is like a hot dog or a hamburger in the US. It is such a...common western style Japanese cuisine, and most coffee shops in Japan serve this dish for lunch and dinner. Hundreds of different flavors and main ingredients, and brand name ready-to-serve curry in pouch products can be found on the shelves of supermarkets and convenient stores across Japan. Why Japanese are so addicted to curry foods would be another Japanese food history lesson, but it's part of their every-day diet at the level of ramen, soba and sushi. (I'm not exaggerating.) Bondy was the first curry restaurant who invented "European styled curry" as long as I can recall. If I want to eat something different, I make an extra effort to go there. I've been going back to this first Bondy restaurant since 70's, but they are still the best. You can choose your curry hot or mild, and main ingredients such as beef, pork, vegetables or seafoods. Unlike Indian restaurants, they don't serve with nans, but white steamed rice. (After all it's curry rice.) At the table while you wait for your dishes to come, they serve you small-size steam cooked whole potatoes with cubes of rich butter. You can enjoy them as appetizer or save them to add to your curry later. Whatever the flavors you choose, and however you start the course, it's unique and satisfying dining experience that you would never expect from just curry rice.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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