A South Lake Union location for a Los Angeles-based place where curry rules and they’re not afraid to take some risks.

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Hurry Curry of Tokyo is adding some spice to South Lake Union’s restaurant boom. The West Los Angeles-based place has developed a devoted following, lured by their blend of 21 spices mixed into a deep, dark-brown curry sauce that can be ordered mild to extra hot.

While curry is the main attraction, the Yoshoku dishes, which put a Western spin on Japanese-style cuisine, are worth a try. The wafuu pastas may seem a bit off the wall, but they actually work, blending Italian wheat and egg noodles with chicken and seafood in a light sauce.

Situated in a new cluster of eateries along Ninth Avenue North, Hurry Curry leans fast/casual, with order-at-the-counter service. The menu is evolving, with a new item already available: a panko-crusted pork tenderloin sandwich, a.k.a. “Tonkatsu Sando” ($9.12), with pickled ginger, cabbage and carrot slaw, and wasabi mayonnaise on a brioche bun, served with fries.

The menu: Choose from nine curry dishes ($10-$15). Add-on options for $1.50 each include spinach, mushrooms, tofu, mixed vegetables, cheddar cheese and fried egg.

The three pasta dishes ($15) available are chicken karaage with vegetables in a white sauce; seafood with scallops, shrimp, calamari and fish sautéed and tossed in a soy-wine garlic sauce; and the mentaiko and ika (spicy cod roe and calamari) in a seafood-based sauce. Each dish comes with a small house salad topped with a soy-vinaigrette dressing.

Appetizers ($4-$8) include tofu salad; chicken karaage; curry cheese fries; fried shrimp; garlic croquette; and miso or corn soup.

Don’t miss: The chicken-breast cutlet katsu curry ($13) comes with a generous portion of steamed rice with curry on the side. The seafood pasta ($15) was layered with a nice amount of shrimp, scallops, calamari and fish.

The setting: A spacious 2,600-square-foot dining area is lined with modern wood-paneled walls; seat yourself at more than 18 tables with room for two to eight people at each.

Summing up: The chicken katsu curry ($13), pork tonkatsu curry ($13), seafood pasta ($15) and two fountain drinks ($2.50 each) totaled $50.42, tax included.

Hurry Curry of Tokyo


825 Harrison St., Seattle



Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Etc: Credit cards accepted; beer, sake and wine; street parking; wheelchair accessible

Prices: $