Muracci’s 2 Japanese Curry & Grill (Los Altos, CA)
I was not too impressed by the original Muracci’s in the city. I found it over-hyped and not worth the long wait. Muracci’s 2 in Los Gatos was another story. While I wouldn’t say the curry here is far superior but the comfortable dining area and extended menu certainly gave it bonus points.
I really wanted to try their Curry Doria since it is only available at this sit down location. Unfortunately it was late in the evening and the waitress kindly informed me it takes 45 minutes to prepare is likely I won’t be able to finish my meal before they close. Feeling dissatisfied, I grumbled and mumbled, but eventually gave in and switch to something simpler.
Salmon Fry Curry - Excellent. The salmon cutlet is as good as their pork or chicken version. Crispy and moist. Curry sauce has a good complex flavor. I regret not adding a fried egg on top.
Chicken and Vegetable Curry Hot Noodle Soup - Not as memorable as their curry rice. The broth is a weaker version of their curry sauce. The chicken meat has this overcooked tough texture that I was not too fond of.
Their complimentary salad was absolutely delightful. You have a choice of miso or wasabi dressing.
The restaurant is not that big so there is always a line outside. Fortunately table turnaround is quite quick. The wait is unlikely to be too long.