Conveniently located between the Warner cinema and Tobu Nerima station, Rasna is a little gem of a Napalese restaurant tucked away on the second and third floors of a nondescript high street building opposite Coco-ya Ichiban.
Reassuringly warm, spicy aromas fill the air in an interior dominated by a counter before an open (gleaming) kitchen. Several small booths take up the far end of the space. In stark contrast to Kathmandu Gangri, Rasna has some interior decoration, and a cozy “ethnic” atmosphere.
The service was a little rough, but the extremely reasonable prices and quality of the food made up for such shortcomings.
A curry, rice, naan and a couple of Heartland beers for less than ¥2,000 put a small smile on my face. The chicken curry was delicious, and the pieces of chicken therein excellent. The lamb saag was good, too. No nasty gristly bits of meat.
If forced to pick fault, the rice (normal Japanese variety), slightly bitter tasting garlic naan and the over-cooked poppadum could be improved upon, but should not detract from a great little curry house.