Craving Japan’s Delicious Soup Curry? Head to Shinkamui in the Heart of Akihabara for a Unique Experience!

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In Akihabara, a hub for Japanese subculture like idols, anime, and games, you’ll find unique eateries among the area’s many shops for enthusiasts.

One such restaurant is “Soup Curry Kamui Akiba Shinkamui” (hereafter referred to as “Shinkamui”), a specialty shop focusing on soup curry.

Soup curry originated in Hokkaido and is known for its large ingredients and a thin, flavorful curry.

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Shinkamui offers authentic soup curry and has gained popularity, even being featured on Japanese television programs in the past.

The restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for experiencing the culture of Akihabara, and you can enjoy menu items that are collaborations with idols, VTubers, and games.

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A soup curry with special emphasis on tender meat

The signature dish at Shinkamui is their “Chicken Vegetable Curry,” topped with tender chicken and plenty of vegetables.

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“チキン野菜カレー(ライス付き),” Chicken Vegetable Curry (with rice) 1,210 JPY (tax included)

The chicken, pressure-cooked to perfection, is so tender that it easily falls apart. The spiciness of the curry roux, which gently spreads in your mouth, is attributed to a secret blend of spices.

You can choose the level of spiciness for any dish on a scale from 1 to 10, and during the visit, we went for a moderate 3. The spiciness has a gentle, lingering kick, thanks to the spice blend used in the curry.

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The large, chunky veggies, a distinctive feature of soup curry, are prepared using different cooking methods depending on the type.

Eggplants and bell peppers are deep-fried. Carrots and broccoli are boiled and then cooked, simmering together with the soup at the end to blend the flavors.

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The soup curry at the restaurant offers a delightful variety of textures in its ingredients, and the more you chew, the more the flavors spread.

Try piling a generous amount of ingredients on top of the accompanying rice and really savor the richness!

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Cheese as a topping adds a whole new flavor!

The “Camembert Pork Curry” is also highly recommended as the cheese mellows out the spiciness of the curry roux.

The ingredients include pork chunks, carrots, bell peppers, and two types of cheese.

The pork chunks are pressure-cooked as well, resulting in a tender and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

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“カマンベールポークカレー,” Camembert Pork Curry 1,320 JPY (tax included)

Two types of cheese, mixed cheese and Camembert, are used in this dish, providing a broad range of flavors.

The experience of the flavors spreading and melting in your mouth is sure to have you hooked!

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Shinkamui’s interior is decorated with panels adorned with cute characters inside the restaurant.

Posters and decorations throughout the space exude the essence of Akihabara.

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Shinkamui’s interior

Savoring the soup curry while feeling the atmosphere of Akihabara is sure to create a special and unique taste experience for your travels in Japan!


Store name スープカレーカムイアキバ(シンカムイ)
Soup Curry Kamui Akiba Shinkamui
Address Isamiya Daisan Building 3F, 3-10-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access Suehirochō Station 3-minute walk from Exit 3
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G14)

Akihabara Station(AKB) 6-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY03)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK28)
  • JR Negishi Line(JK28)
  • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JB19)
  • Tsukuba Express(TX01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H16)
Phone number 03-5295-9095
Reservations Accepted
Phone, Hot Pepper Gourmet
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・Discover・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・nanaco・QUICPay・Rakuten Edy・WAON)
  • QR code payment not accepted
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours Mon-Fri. 11:00-14:30(last order 14:00), 17:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Sat-Sun. & nat’l holidays 11:00-21:00(last order 20:30)
Closed No fixed holidays
Unscheduled holidays
Seating 35 seats
3 counter seats, 3 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with English, Chinese, and Korean language
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; no vegan, vegetarian, or halal menus
  • Not wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out and delivery service are available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is available

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of December 2023.