Lucky me! I discovered another restaurant with great vegetarian options. A sister concern of another good restaurant, ICurry that I introduced in a previous article, Bengal Curry is dedicated to Bengali and Bangladeshi cuisine in Shizuoka Prefecture.
For those who might not know, Bengali refers to Bengal or West Bengal, a state in eastern India, with Kolkata as its capital. There are plenty of vegetarian and halal dishes and Bengal Curry carries on that tradition for those who prefer a non-meat take on food.
Bengal Curry's specialty is an array of rice dishes that are cooked in much the same way as rice is cooked in Japan. They even claim that the taste of their rice is nearly the same as Japanese rice. At first glance, the style of the food, cooking, and aroma, resemble more common Indian fare.
I found the service here to be prompt and efficient with quite friendly staff. And as the chefs speak Japanese, English, Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil, Japanese, Indian and English speakers will naturally find this place to be a haven for delectable food and choice in a language they are comfortable with. How is that for great service!
As an added attraction, Bengal Curry offers quite frequent discounts for customers. When I visited, they were offering a 25 percent discount off all orders above JPY5000. That really is a good deal. Beer lovers benefit with sales of Indian Beer - yes, Indian Beer - at discounted prices while events like belly dance shows and the Lassi Fair, a celebration of the region's famous lassi buttermilk beverage in all its varied sweet and spicy flavors, are held in association with ICurry on special occasions.
Bengal Curry is a great little place for good quality Bengali and Bangladeshi food in Shizuoka.