Gold Curry Bangkok – The Ultimate Japanese Comfort Food

By Mark Wiens 12 Comments
Menu at Gold Curry Bangkok
Menu at Gold Curry Bangkok

Eating Japanese golden curry is about as comforting as being in your mother’s arms.

I’m not kidding.

I’d had it before a few times in Hawaii, and a number of times I made Japanese golden curry from a box mix (which by the way is pretty tasty too) during university.

It’s not a pungently strong curry, but more of a subtle soothing thick golden gravy that warms your heart with every bite. It gives you that same overwhelming food comforting feeling as a loco moco in Hawaii.

About 300 meters down Sukhumvit Soi 39 (Phrom Phong), is Gold Curry Bangkok, a comfort restaurant straight from Japan.

Though everything on the menu, from the omelets to the hot dogs, looked tempting, I was there for just one dish: Chicken katsu curry rice.

There are four different sizes, depending on how much rice you want at the bottom of your bowl. I, of course, wanted nothing but the LL size – a saucer of 450 grams of high quality Japanese rice.

Miso Soup
Miso Soup

A nice feature at Gold Curry Bangkok is the self service miso soup, which happened to be delicious.

Gold Curry Bangkok
There she is, my beautiful metal bowl of comforting chicken katsu curry rice

There it was, a gorgeous pile of rice lathered in bronze gravy and topped with a flawless fillet of crispy fried chicken.

Gold Curry Bangkok
Japanese rice cooked perfect

Japanese rice, cooked perfectly, is hard to beat.

Chicken katsu in Bangkok
The crunch on that katsu was heavenly

The chicken was marvelous as well – the light katsu sauce drizzled on top, and the golden curry oozing onto the rice and chicken – almost unbelievable.

Habanero Tabasco
Habanero Tabasco

At the beginning I was so excited to dig in that I somehow missed the condiments on the side of our table.

A few generous pours of Habanero Tabasco added another lovely dimension to my chili addicted mouth. I was flying high with satisfaction at this stage.

Stirring up all the goodness
Stirring up all the goodness

I think it’s Japanese red pickled radish. Anyway, it was lightly sour, and also went extremely well to switch up the salty gold curry and fried chicken.

Every single bite just got better and better… and more comforting.

Gold Curry Bangkok
Gold Curry Bangkok

The Bottom Line

Golden curry is one of the top Japanese comfort foods.

When I was looking around the restaurant, apart from a few Thais, I noticed some Japanese businessman straight from the office and some other Japanese guys that looked like they had just woken up and were still in their pajamas.

The curry and rice topped with chicken katsu is marvelous.

Gold Curry Bangkok

Address: 20/3 Soi Sukhumvit 39 Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtannua Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
Phone: 02 662 5003
Hours: 11 am – 2 am daily
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/GoldCurryBangkok
Prices: My meal cost 200 THB, expect to pay around 150 – 300 THB per person

How to get there

Take the BTS Skytrain to Phrom Phong station. Exit towards Sukhumvit Soi 39. Walk straight down the road, you’ll pass Yong Lee, and after about 400 meters or so you’ll see the orange Gold Curry Bangkok restaurant on your right hand side.


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  • Tristan

    7 years ago

    Some friends and I walked past this place last week after eating at a ramen place down the street and decided to give it a try last night. It was delicious. I got the chicken katsu curry rice (size large), and it was I think 180 baht (maybe 200?). I also got the gyoza for 60 baht, and they were delicious.

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      Cool Tristan, glad you liked it. It’s soo good!

  • jonny

    8 years ago

    Hello Mark,
    I did just that. ordered exactly the same as you and loved it. Great place and good value food. My favourite Japanese curry in Bangkok for sure.

    P.S. I’m travelling to Trang this week, do you have any tips on the local food there? As I know your really into you southern Thai food.

    All the best mate

    Jonny.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Great to hear that Jonny! I visited Trang once years ago, didn’t take any notes, but I remember the interesting Trang dim sum and the sweet “Trang moo yang” – like sweet roasted pig. Have a great trip!

  • MyLittleThai

    8 years ago

    Oh my! That looks so good ……. I’ve tried Chicken katsu in Fuji restaurant before and it was delicious ^_^ So true Japanese rice is hard to beat

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey, yes I agree, love Japanese rice! If you get a chance to go, this restaurant is good!

  • Scott

    8 years ago

    Coco Ichiban in MBK is superb too, and is part of a very popular chain of Japanese Curry Restaurants. It’s on the same floor as the bowling alley from memory.
    I first tried it in Osaka in 1998 and was pretty much addicted, often ordering the 400 grams of rice with the Karage and Curry Sauce..medium heat.
    So much flavour and if the shop wasn’t always so busy I would have definately licked the plate clean.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Thanks a lot for sharing Scott, I love licking the plate clean too!!

  • jonny

    8 years ago

    Great place have tried it many times, Also nice review once more Mark, well done. I think curry was introduced into Japan By Bristish traders in the 19th century who were picking up spices in India (which was a British colony) hence the British love of curry. You probably know this but i just thought id add something.

    reading that made me wanna head there and i’m on my way now.

    all the best Mark,

    Jonny

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Jonny, cool, thanks for sharing that piece of history! Did you go, how did you like it?!

  • Maria

    8 years ago

    It’s fantastic any time, but especially if you feel a bit under the weather