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Japanese Curry House

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Betio, Republic of Kiribati
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Claremont, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Japanese Curry House is your safest bet for a good meal if you are in Betio for the day, and they have decent food. The restaurant itself has a nice decor and is very, very clean. As far as the food goes, the Bee Bim Bop is fantastic, but their curry is a bit bland and their potato noodles are... More 

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Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food is good, staff very good. Takes a while to get your emal, but its worth the wait and its a nice place to sit and wait. Good toilet facility, make sure you leave your shoes outside

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Ate here Not too many curries on the menu Small place on main road near Bari Nice lady in charge Good healthy tasty food Fairly good value Recommended Not too much choice in Kiribati

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

I had the fish curry and a plate of sashimi tuna. Both were quite decent, with the sashimi being particularly fresh and tasty. Great choice for lunch. Paid about $20 in total including 2 drinks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

This is a well maintained place to eat on Tarawa. The food over all taste was good with good flavors. The have both Japanese and Korean food. The portion size is good for a reasonable price. This is Tarawa after all. They do not sale beer but do not mind if you bring your own. They also have you take... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

NOT fast, but exceedingly tasty. They make everything fresh and you can see them cooking it as well.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Great Korean Food. One of the few good restaurants on Betio Island. The food tasted excellent. Bring your own beer, however.

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Suva, Fiji
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Restaurants have a difficult time getting all the ingredients in Tarawa as most everything has to be imported. Despite this challenge Japanese Curry House does a nice job on their Japanese and Korean food menu. Not having kimchee in stock was a bit disappointing but the Bee Bim Bop was tasty, nevertheless.

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Thank NickHobgood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

If you are on Tarawa, this place is worth a visit. Very clean and tidy. Fair selection of Japanese and Korean dishes done well. I found it amazing that a plate of french fries and plate of super fresh "melt in the mouth " sushimi were the same price.

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Kansas City, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

On a rating scale based on a big city scale, this would be a 'hole in the wall' basic two star place. In Betio, it is four stars. In a renovated house on the ocean side of Betio, it is clean, food is generally ok, though sometimes rather slow comping, and surprisingly (for Tarawa) most of the items on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Betio, Republic of Kiribati
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Republic of Kiribati  >  Gilbert Islands  >  Tarawa Atoll

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?