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Friday Finds ☆ Mr. Curry Grand Indonesia

March 10, 2011

Mr. Curry is one of Japanese chain restaurants that have a store in Jakarta, Indonesia. We found Mr. Curry Restaurant in Grand Indonesia when we were there to see a movie. I simply picked this place to have lunch one day because it looked cute even from outside, plus I knew my kids would find something they like to eat here.

This is a great place to go as a family. If you have small kids, you’ll love it because it’s so loud inside the restaurant that people around you hardly hear your kids. (Can that be good? Yes.) There are also televisions inside the restaurant, which might not please some parents, but it is wonderful for parents with very young kids who would not stay at a table to eat. This might be your restaurant where you can have a little bit of peace while you eat.

By now you probably sense that this might not be so much of a romantic dating spot. I wouldn’t cross this out from your dating spot though. It’s an adorable place to take your date, but maybe not for any anniversaries. You’ll be so distracted, you won’t remember the conversation.

I totally fell in love with this place! I asked the restaurant staff if I could take photos and they nodded. So with a pass I got, I snapped away. Ah, I absolutely loved their interior decoration. Can you tell I’m Japanese? I have a weak spot for cute stuff. I had to stop for a moment and think where I was since it felt like I was in Japan. The decoration makes you feel like you are inside a wonderland or something. Call me childish, but I got excited like a child.

Have a great weekend!!

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  1. March 10, 2011 7:31 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen this restaurant in Japan! Cute!!
    Do people like Japanese curry more than Indian curry there?

  2. March 10, 2011 8:54 pm

    Excellent! are they selling the wooden kitchen tool? at first I thought it was a shop, not a restaurant! I totally agree with you about kids being noisy in restaurant… haha! sometimes going to a tiny bit noisy place just make things easier as you don’t need to constantly tell them to stop being kids = speak loud, laugh loud and move!
    Happy weekend and thanks for sharing your life in Indonesia, I am getting more and more interested in Jakarta!!

  3. March 10, 2011 10:55 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try it out because TD and I love Japanese curry and to use our Ismaya dining discount card too! =) I’m glad it got a thumbs up from someone who is actually Japanese! Yay!

  4. March 11, 2011 5:19 am

    I love how ingredients are in the jars around the restaurant :) the food sounds amazing!

  5. March 11, 2011 7:43 am

    PS. that stew on my blog is surprisingly not time consuming at all!! it’s so easy :)

  6. March 11, 2011 9:52 am

    The decor is so lovely. I saw a Mr Curry in Singapore and now I want to try it out. It doesn’t look as big as this one though.

    On another note, having just seen footage of the Tsunami and earthquake in Japan, I just hope that your family is safe and well. It’s all just so scary and sudden. Japan is one of my favourite places in the world and it’s devastating to see the destruction.

    I hope you all stay safe too as I hear there are tsunami warnings for Indonesia as well.

    • March 11, 2011 9:59 am

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! My heart goes out to those who were affected by the earthquake and tsunami. There are many people who got stranded in the place where they were at the time of the earthquake and cannot go home. I am saddened to see the destruction in my home country.

  7. March 13, 2011 4:26 am

    Oh, Kaho, isn’t it devastating?
    I hope that all your friends and family are safe. I know Japan will come through this with grace and courage but the loss and devastation are heartbreaking to see. My heart goes out to everyone affected.

    • March 13, 2011 7:51 am

      Thanks, Sky! My family and friends are well. I agree. The loss and destruction are devastating. I am very saddened by the impact the earthquake gave to the people who were affected.

    • March 14, 2011 3:43 am

      Thanks, Skye!! I really appreciate that you spent time to write such thoughtful message to the people in Japan.

  8. Z in Brux permalink
    March 13, 2011 9:44 am

    Hi Kaho, Sorry it has been awhile — Jas loved looking at the Mr. Curry pictures and declared that she wants “to go eat yum yum there too.” We wish there was a place like that around here — people in this town seem to associate Japanese food with mainly one thing — sushi/sashimi (or occasionally with tempura). There are dozens of (expensive) sushi restaurants here, but we’ve been unsuccessful in finding a Japanese curry place. We’ve resorted to trying to make it ourselves, with mixed results.

    Needless to say, we’ve been thinking a lot about Japan the past few days…I hope that all your family and friends are okay. We still haven’t heard back from almost all of our old Sendai friends, but hopefully that is simply because of the telecommunications and electricity difficulties that continue throughout Tohoku. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best. Take care out there, Zia.

    • March 13, 2011 11:16 am

      Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! Most people in the world associate Japanese food with sushi, but Indonesia is one of the few exceptions. I love living here party because of the abundance of Japanese food! I thought of you after the earthquake news as I recalled you guys lived in Sendai. I hope your friends are safe. Please keep me posted. I cannot imagine what your friends went through and are going through. It has got to be devastating. Thanks again for the message!

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