A couple of drinks the night before had left me feeling a bit foggy. With drinks planned for this evening with a couple of old colleagues, curry was the obvious choice. I have written before about the incredible health benefits of a curry when trying to deal with a hangover, and following some sage advice by a cabbie, I have recently starting drinking turmeric supplement drinks before a session. I am usually not a fan of old wives’ type potions, but I think there is something to turmeric as a hangover remedy.
I had been to this place before, wasn’t overly impressed, but given that RB complained about the size of the portions at Moti, this place, which served a lunch time buffet, seemed the obvious choice.
The food: This is another quantity over quality place. Not the best curry in town, but by no means offensive. The buffet had a chicken curry, vegetable curry, dal curry and prawn curry. Each had generous servings of meat. There was also salad, popadoms, nan bread, rice, some potato balls and chutney etc. on offer. The nan was a bit dry, but to be expected after sitting in a heating dish for a while.. 22 points.
The price: 1,200 yen for all you can eat is a pretty good deal for this part of town. 8 points.
The volume: It’s a buffet, could have as much as I wanted. Even better, with unlimited coffee (not very good), desert (a rather bad tapioca desert) and salad (shredded lettuce, cabbage and carrot, with dressing – not imaginative in any way, but a more than satisfactory way to get some roughage). 15 points.
The extras: They did have desert and coffee, but they just weren’t that good. The popadoms and chutney was nice though. 8 points.
Bonus: Lost points as there was no where suitable to wait. Having to hang around a very crowded entrance way with people banging into from each direction was just annoying. 5 points.
The details: 3-2-7 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Phone 03 3586 6606
Web site: http://www.thetaj-jp.com