Japanese Curry Coming to East Village

Bon Yagi, whose mini-empire of Japanese restaurants includes Sakagura, Decibel, Shabu-Tatsu, and numerous other places, is looking to open another, he tells us: Curry-ya, a Japanese curry concept to be located next to his Rai Rai Ken in the East Village. Its a very popular concept in Japan, he says. But nobody has ever done it here. Wait! What about Cheap Eats favorite Go! Go! Curry? Yagi conceded that Go! does a bustling business in the Times Square area but suggested that his version will be more high-minded, catering to women and leisurely types. There will be wine, ambience, and salads. It will be very Japanese and very refined. Curry-ya is slated to open in February.