You will probably have guessed by now that I’m obsessed with Konaya’s curry udon as you can see from my previous Konaya Curry Udon Post and Konaya Soup Curry Post So you can imagine my delight in finding a branch of Konaya in Bangkok on a recent visit there! Konaya has 9 branches in Tokyo, 1 in Taiwan and 2 in Bangkok. I went to the branch located in the shopping centre Terminal 21 next to Asok station in Bangkok. The Konaya there is a small and open restaurant situated on Level 4 of the shopping centre. The service is friendly and attentive and the menu is pretty much the same as in Tokyo except they offer a greater variety of tempura and also serve Tendon (tempura on rice). The desserts and drinks on offer are different too and for only 35 baht you can get ice cold green tea with free refills!
I visited Konaya twice during my trip and opted for the curry udon with seasonal vegetables on the first vist and curry udon with prawn tempura on the second visit. Both times the curry udon was delicious and nearly the same as the original in Tokyo although the flavour was slightly less strong. The tempura was good too but didn’t seem to have the same crunchiness as I’m used to in Tokyo. The curry udon comes with a ball of rice which is used to soak up the curry soup at the end after eating the udon. A small salad with a delightful tangy dressing and crunchy tempura batter also accompanied the curry udon.
The curry udon comes in 2 sizes – small and large. However with only a 60 baht difference between the sizes you’re better off getting the large size as the small is a lot smaller. Konaya in Bangkok do a point card so you can save up points for discounts off your next visit. Konaya Bangkok also have a facebook page so if you join their page you can receive updates on vouchers that can be used for free side dishes.