About Us

"CURRY HOUSE CoCo ICHIBANYA", known as "CoCoICHI", is a chain restaurant specializing in Japanese-style curry rice.

Many people enjoy making their very own CoCo Ichibanya curry by customizing the rice portion, spice level, and optional toppings, with nearly 40 varieties available. Please enjoy our curry, which is very popular among the Japanese people!


Founded in 1978 amidst Nagoya's rural landscape, CURRY HOUSE CoCo ICHIBANYA has flourished. With a customer-first ethos, we've grown to 1,000 stores by 2004. Now, spanning globally from Hawaii to Hong Kong, our legacy of love endures.


Company Motto -

Consistently moving briskly, responding sharply with a smile, encapsulates our ethos: "Briskly, Sharply, and with a Smile." It's simple yet challenging. Gratitude, forward-thinking, and dedication are essential. We're committed to embodying this mantra in all our actions.


Company Mission - 

Our commitment to excellence in food service keeps customers returning for our curry. While we satisfy expectations, our goal is to surpass them. Ultimately, we strive to be indispensable to our local community.


Business Objective - 

Our ultimate aim isn't merely to fill stomachs, but to bring smiles, satisfaction, and joy to our customers. We extend this happiness to our stakeholders, aspiring to spread our joy worldwide.


USA Timeline

First USA Store Open!

February, 2011

Torrance, California

Opened in Torrance as the first CoCo Ichibanya restaurant in the mainland USA.

Second Location

November, 2011

Irvine, California

Guinness World Records*

January, 2013

Certified as the largest curry chain restaurant in the world

*GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS is a registered trademark of Guinness World Records Limited.

Third Location

October, 2014

Koreatown, California

First San Diego Location Open!

March, 2021

San Diego, California

Located on Convoy Street in San Diego, this new San Diego location has been a hit since opening day.

Fifth Location

November, 2022

Irvine Express TO-GO & DELIVERY

Opening right next to our Irvine location, this is the first takeout only location.

Sixth Location

May, 2023

Sawtelle, California

First Texas Location Open!

November, 2023

Frisco, Texas