As mentioned in the other reviews, we had the dinner menu for lunch (dunch?™) and that may have had a slight impact on the quality of the food and service that we've grown to love about Sapana. However, I had absolutely no complaints from the moment the papad (poppadoms) hit the table to the fight over the final chapati.
I usually go for either the mutton or the chicken Masala at Sapana, but to break from the norm, and to spice things up a little, this time I went for the Chicken Kadai – a creamy/tomatoey curry, topped with chillies and a mix of red, yellow, and green peppers. You have a choice of up to six on the spice scale (this one goes up to eleven), and I was obliged, naturally, to go as hot as they could make it. This was probably the only issue I had with the meal: spice level. I think most restaurants go easy just in case word goes around that “the curry there is too spicy!” - a potential business killer for any restaurant in a country as sensitive as Japan is about its food.
Everything else that came with the curry was fine: chapatis – have had better, but were nice all the same. Fish Tikka – OK, but I will be reverting to the chicken variety on my next outing there. Japanese rice – a bug bear for all of us, but nothing new here – we were half tempted bring in our own from one of the international stores up the road. All in all a good meal and at a decent price (about ¥2k each).
Check Sapana out if you are in the area. You are pretty much guaranteed a quality curry experience at a decent price, but make sure you ask them to crank up the spice if you want to get a good sweat on. They also do Thai cuisine, but no matter how many times I've thought I'll just try it for a change, the pangs start to kick in and I find myself selecting one of the many irresistible Indian/Nepalese curries on their menu - it is nigh-on impossible to convince my brain to accept anything less that the best.