Armed with a 1:46pm Shinkansen ticket to Nagano and a late checkout from my hotel I wanted a decent lunch before my train trip.
As I’ve said before train stations in Japan are mini cities – heaps of shops and restaurants and I don’t mean crap restaurants like McDonalds or KFC, but quality restaurants that you’d be happy to eat at any day.
The previous evening I’d wanted to try Go Go Curry but there was a huge queue when I wandered past, so I made a mental note to get there early for lunch before my train.
Go Go Curry is a chain with around 60 restaurant all over Japan, and I think I was at headquarters after looking at their website.
I arrived around a quarter to noon and there was already a good number of people enjoying their meals, but there were still alot of free seats and I ended up at the large communal table in the middle of the restaurant.
As the name of the place suggests the dishes are curry based with that magnificent Japanese curry flavor.
I ordered the Pork Katsu Curry which was delivered in under 10 minutes.
For a chain restaurant the food was surprisingly good, which was to be expected as I’d read overwhelmingly positive reviews on a number of travel websites I haunt.
I was all done by about 12:30pm and a constant stream of people were now coming in for lunch.
A great tasting and relatively cheap meal.