Sapana Indian Restaurant – Get Your Butter Chicken Fix

Greg Lane
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For many people, a good butter chicken curry or murgh makani is the gateway drug for getting into Indian Cuisine. It’s mild, sweet, creamy flavour have made this famed North Indian dish a big hit in Japan. So much so that many Indian restaurants (such as Thali-ya) place a premium on it. However, Sapana – a new restaurant in Higashi Kurume – gives you the opportunity to get your butter chicken lunch fix for only 630yen as part of a set which also includes a salad, a tall glass of lassi and a naan big enough to use as a sunshade.

 

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Despite only opening recently, the place is quite large and can seat over 30 people.  The waiting staff at Sapana are from Nepal, while the chef is Indian.

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Aside from cheap lunch sets, they also have an evening ‘all you can eat and drink’ course for 3,500yen. Alternatively you can do just ‘all you can drink’ for 2,000yen – which would be rather hard to do while having to watch and smell the curries going past.

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Name: Sapana (サパナ)
Pricing info: Lunch sets from 630yen, All you can eat and drink dinner is 3,500yen/person
Address: 4F Tachibanaya Building, 1-8 Higashihoncho, Higashikurume, Tokyo 203-0014
Location(s): Higashi Kurume,
Access: Right next to Higashi Kurume Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Phone: 042-420-9949 042-420-9949
Business hours: Everyday 11am to midnight.
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