curry lunch! Apr 14, 2013
Tried this place out on a Saturday. Surprising there were seats and we didn't have to wait.
The lunch menu consisted of a few types of curry rice for you to choose, a salad and a drink. I chose the katsu pork curry rice and added $10 for the scrambled egg on top.
Value for Money3
Look Does Not Necessarily Equate Taste Mar 17, 2013
Izumi Curry was on my to try list since it was opened in TST Sogo. The hype was huge back then, but I still do not have the urge to go all the way to Tsim Sha Tsui just for a plate of curry. It was until today I that I went and was excited about it.
I was seated on the side brunch even though there are tables available, but it was quite nice since i can face the street view from the window. The menu choice was vast, but it wasn't hard to figure out what I want.
The dish literally flew in within 10 minutes. The plating was beautiful, I have always loved curry and runny omelette. Yet the egg was not as smooth as it looks, only the top layer is runny, otherwise the texture was quite flat. What's worst, it was tasteless! Did they forget about the seasoning or because it is supposed to be blend in order to pair with the savoury curry?
The curry sauce was alright. I top up the spiciness by one degree (+ HKD 5), it wasn't really spicy. It was a bit overly salty for me. The complimentary red pickle radish was the worst pickle that I have ever tasted. It was extremely sweet and sour, with bad texture.
I guess I had some expectation on Izumi Curry, since it had such a hype before. To be honest, I got disappointed upon finishing a third of my plate. I was also shocked to know my curry costs HKD$ 103 (ie HKD$ 114 after service charge) when I got my bill. I did not expect to pay more than a hundred for this plate of curry. Anyway I guess I would stick with Coco curry for japanese curry house at Causeway Bay for now.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Mar 15, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD118
Value for Money2
Not quite a scotch egg Oct 19, 2012
Came here again because of the cheese and scotch egg
Homemade hamburger steak curry:
Scotch egg curry rice with extra cheese:
The scotch egg had beef patty around it, which was the same as the patty in the hamburger steak.
The patty was so bad that it had elastic bits in it that I wanted to throw up.
The eggs that they use at this restaurant are different because they have orange yolks which explains why their omelettes look really orange.
As for the cheese, it was delicious with the rice when hot, so I had to eat it quickly.
After the cheese had cooled down it was tasteless, hard and stringy.
Service charge: 10%
Yummy factor: Gross
Value for Money1
Ridiculous service Oct 07, 2012
I has a terrible experience in this so call sensation curry restraunt. I was on my one hour lunch break from work and not only I had to wait 40 mins for my meal but my friends had actually finish eating their whole meal. I was very hungry and frustrated kept calling thewaiters to chase up my meal. They had no intention to chase any faster and found put that they have actually missed the order. By this time my lunch break was 15 mins away . It was ready at last and I was way too angry and have no mood to eat anymore. First of all this place makes me sick the fact that they don't care and not feel sorry for their fault. My day was ruin by them and I would not advice anybody to go to Izumi Curry Hysan Place. For that kind of price I would rather go for a buffet. You should see their face they d so up their ass and don't give a toss! Even the manager has a very bad attitude . I will never go there again. Why should we pay this kind of service . They can put the curry up their ass from now on! Absolutely terrible
Table Wait Time: 45 minute(s)
Spending per head: Approximately HKD98(Lunch)
Soft scrambled egg curry @ Izumi Curry Aug 24, 2012
When they had their first restaurant at Tsim Sha Tsui I never noticed it on OpenRice because the eggs at that branch did not look so good, but after seeing the photos of food from this place, their eggs looked really nice.
I just assumed the Japanese style eggs would be the omelette type which are tasteless.
Anyway I just came here for the egg so if the curry was good then it would be a bonus.
I also wanted to try the scotch egg which I will try next time, the only big regret was not ordering extra cheese because it looked like melted chedder cheese and not tasteless mozarella cheese.
Tried two curries: Beef curry and Soft scrambled egg curry.
As this place has just newly opened the Suntory brand oolong tea was complimentary.
The ceiling was nice and high with nice decor.
Soft scrambled egg curry
The staff did not offer the level of spicyness of the curry which seems to be an option from the menu.
The curry was definately different to the one used in the beef curry because the beef one was sweeter.
But since I came just for the egg, the egg was what I expected but slightly bland and there was no salt on the table to give it taste.
I really regretted not ordered the one with cheese because it might have been a nice combination.
Service: Could be better
Yummy factor: Could be better
Napkins provided: Yes
Noise levels: Slighty noisy
Glass of water provided: Yes
English Menu: Yes
Value for Money3
Izumi Curry: Much improved. Please keep it up. Aug 13, 2012
We visited いずみカリIzumi Curry @ Hysan Place on the first day of its soft opening (Aug 10, 2012). It was totally impromptu as the ramen shop we wanted to visit was not opened yet (as were many restaurants). This Izumi Curry was different from the self-served counter at Sogo, TST as it is a restaurant with waiters serving you. The menu was also much more extensive, closely resembling the one in Japan and with a lot of items not present at the TST branch.
The menu was actually quite complicated to read as there are so many sets, combos, and extra toppings. The 3 of use opted 3 different curry rice sets:
1.ダブルオムカリー Double soft omelet curry rice ($85)
I liked the egg so much that in the end I ordered an extra omelet (as topping, $20). This one also came out perfectly creamy and soft. I was a happy person! .
2.もつ煮込みカリー ＋スコッチエッグ Stewed beef entrails curry rice ($85) with added scotch egg ($50)
3.タルタルチキンカツカリーDeep fried chicken curry with tartar sauce rice (with scallions) ($90)
The rice for all set was decent. Adding soft drink to the set costs $15 extra.
Overall, I found this Izumi Curry at Hysan Place to be much better than the branch in TST in terms of food quality – the curry, the beef entrails, the omelet, all faired out to be better. I will continue to visit (as it is a 2-minute walk from my office), and I hope they will keep up with the standards without comprising the quality control when there are more customers coming in after the mall opened...
Recommended Dish(es): Double soft omelet curry rice,Stewed beef entrails curry rice,soft omelet
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 10, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD130(Lunch)
Value for Money4