Shimokitazawa (aka “Shimokita”) is considered one of the more suburban areas of Tokyo, especially when compared to Shibuya or Harajuku. It is a popular area among young adults and students to both hang out or to live in.
We decided to dine at “Moona,” an Indian inspired curry house located on the 5th floor of a random building that you would never notice unless you were looking for this place. We walked up the narrow stairs not really knowing what to expect and finally arrived at the tiny restaurant. Although we thought it was going to be hole in the wall kind of place, it was still decorated nicely. The place was already filled with customers when we arrived so we were seated at the counter. We both ordered the 1050yen set which includes 3 types of curry. The set comes with chicken curry, chick pea curry, and your choice of a daily curry selection (from which you can choose between 2 options — we chose the Spanish mackerel curry). The set also includes homemade yogurt and a good portion of rice with pickles on the side which I loved. You can get “Oomori” (a large portion of rice) free of charge.
I enjoyed ALL of the curry options and the yogurt was a nice touch. None of the curry’s were too spicy for me and even though the set came with a good amount of rice I found myself wishing I had a little bit more because the curry was so tasty. This place is quite small so I would recommend coming here with a party of 2 or 4 at most.