Fish No More - Fist of Curry Opens in Corktown
Fish No More – Fist of Curry Opens in Corktown
No longer will your curry cravings be pigeonholed to regional dining – Fist of Curry offers dishes inspired by Thai, Japanese Jamacian and Indian cuisine in Corktown.
The Fist of Curry came out of nowhere – at least to the general public. The former home of the Huron Room underwent a radical transformation in a matter of days and, without the typical Detroit opening fanfare, opened its doors to the public last week. The change came as a surprise to foodies but was a long time coming for owners Jacques Driscoll, his wife Christine Driscoll and their business partners Les and Jessica Molnar (the group also own Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King). The curry concept was marinating for years and with the Huron Room not meeting expectations they decided it was time for a change. They spent months laying the groundwork for the new restaurant and implemented the change quickly in order to retain their staff.
The signature fish head is no more. The light and bright atmosphere of the Huron Room has been replaced with darker ‘seedy dive bar’ vibes. The throwback to the 70s is fun and is sure to attract a nice evening crowd.
The menu includes curry dishes from different regions in the world and you’ll find plenty to try. The appetizers offer a fun play on words (Manchurian Chicken) and creative food pairings (Cheese sticks made with wonton, sage and tikka for dipping). For curry novices the Coconut Crab is a great pick – crispy soft shell crab served with yellow curry and rice. If you’re ready for a kick the Jamaican Jerk is hot and spicy brown curry served with fatty brisket and rice.
Whatever you order be sure to add on the Non-Naan a delicious fried bread. Pair your curry with lagers from across the world or try the Tom Yum Collins, an infused gin cocktail that takes a day and a half to make.
Fist of Curry
2547 Bagley Ave. Detroit, MI 48216
Monday – Thursday: 3pm to 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm