|Ground floor entrance|
I've long been of the belief that Go Go Curry serves the best Japanese curry in New York City. The place is often packed and is generally filthy but the curry is awesome. I have a hard time selecting my second favorite curry shop in New York because there aren't just that many of them around. Curry-Ya possibly although I found the roux there a bit thin and lacking in flavor. The space is cool and super clean though. And they have a Japanese toilet. +++
Go Go Curry was easy to identify on the street near my hotel in Shinjuku due to the familiar big gorilla logo. The restaurant is down a short flight of stairs. You will first come to a vending machine to make your curry selection. No English but the pictures get you most of the way there. The space is ridiculously spotless, much different than NYC. Service is efficient and the place is quiet so can enjoy your plate of curry. The taste is basically the same as in NYC - a dark, thick and rich roux with nicely fried pork on top and cabbage on the side. I find this curry very satisfying and delicious although Co Co Curry Ichiban is my favorite in Japan. I like how you can customize the curry experience there and make it spicy.
Go Go Curry is a fantastic place for rich and hearty curry in the Shinjuku area. If you can visit, you won't be disappointed.