CoCo curry shop opens in Covent Garden

UK-Japan News February 2019

With more than 1,100 locations in Japan and 150 more around the globe, Ichibanya Co., Ltd. is spicing up the UK with the opening of its first CoCo Ichibanya curry shop in London on 12 December. The Japan Times reported on 19 January that large and hungry crowds have been queuing on Covent Garden’s Great Newport Street to try the flavours of the iconic Japanese brand.

Londoners are intrigued by the customisable toppings, and some are willing even to take on its highest level of spice, which spans 12 levels from mild to 10 (and higher on request).