Are you watching the Olympics? It is being shown all day until late into the evenings here. I surprised myself by "watching" that long opening ceremony and have been watching most of the events that the Japanese are in.
Olympic coverage in Japan means that they show only what the Japanese participate in. (This goes for MLB too, just the scores for the teams that the Japanese players are on are broadcasted.) For the Olympics, different channels have the rights to broadcast different events, so it helps that our television's screen can split in half.
Anyway, Japan was playing USA for the bronze in baseball, though the game was exciting, my stomach was growling quite loudly, so I stepped out to get some groceries and lunch.
Every time I've passed this place, it was before their opening time but it always smelled so wonderful and spicy.
SOL stands for "spice of life" and they make Indian-style curries. This tiny place only has 6 seats and they have a take-out window.
Today as I was making my way home with my groceries, I decided to buy my lunch from here.
They don't have an extensive menu and there is only 1 guy working the counter and making the naan. (I think he is the owner too)
If you order from the window, be prepared to wait, especially if you order naan. The guy makes the naan as it is ordered and it takes time to bake.
I ordered the chicken curry (spice level: medium) 300 yen (about US$3). The portion is small, the size of a cup of soup, but delicious and spicy.
I ate all the chicken and potatoes (there was actually quite a lot of chicken) first and sopped up the sauce with the naan (200 yen about US$2).
Everything was good, I want to go back and try their vegetable curry. I've also seen keema curry on a sign as I've passed by, but I don't think it is an everyday item because it wasn't on the menu today.
If you don't like naan, you can order turmeric rice for 200 yen (about US$2) or a bigger portion of turmeric rice for 300 yen (about US$3).
Since our neighborhood is near a university, most of the eateries are quite reasonable to cater to the students and their supposedly low budgets. (I have a feeling this was why the menu was in English also.)
5-2-17 Segawa, Ootori building 1F
UPDATE: Japan lost and USA got the bronze. Oh and you media dudes, stop interviewing these players "right" after they get off the field (especially if they lost), you ask them "how do you feel?" They lost the game, they aren't going to tell you they feel great...
I especially loved the one broadcast where a grandma was watching her grandson in Judo. The media dude tried to interview her in the middle of the excitement, she pushed the mic away and gave the media dude "the eye". Then after her grandson received the gold medal, she exclaimed into the media dude's mic that "she was so happy". The media dude then asks her, "how do you feel?" She bit his head off and told him, "I just said I was happy!" That will teach you media people to listen to what is being said to you...