Ichibanya to sell its curry in India


Curry restaurant chain Ichibanya Co. intends to open eateries in India, the home of the dish, with an eye on the country’s growing population and economy, President Toshiya Hamajima said in a recent interview.

“We want to challenge the home of curry with our Japanese-style curry, a good mix of rice and curry roux,” Hamajima said, adding there are no plans to alter the product for the Indian market.

But the company “has set no deadline” for starting business in India because certain factors are still unclear.

Ichibanya opened its first overseas eatery in 1994, in Hawaii. It now operates 100 restaurants outside Japan.