At Japanese Curry Zen, you’ll find some good pork katsu lightly breaded and pounded thin. The housemade curry, created from over a dozen spices, has plenty of depth and quite a bit of heat, even when ordered at a gaijin-friendly level 2. White rice serves as a good blank canvas compliment to balance things out. Needing some sweetness after the heat, I ordered their mango cheesecake after finding out the green tea cheesecake was all out. The cheesecake was somewhat dry, lacking the creaminess of better versions. Japanese restaurants aren’t typically known for their desserts, so I’d pass next time but would recommend the katsu, especially if you enjoy a bit of spiciness to your curry.
Located in the ever-busy strip mall that houses Raku, it can be a challenge finding parking during peak dining hours. But, that’s a testament to the quality of dining in this plaza, Japanese Curry Zen included.
5020 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146