Over the years, Samrat Tokyo has expanded from one restaurant to fifteen, growing into an empire of Indian cuisine. They may be one of the most recognizable Indian restaurant chains in the city, and are just as renowned for their private get-togethers as they are for their menu (if you haven’t tried a Samrat curry, then you haven’t been in Tokyo very long!).
And it’s no wonder. The founder and CEO of Samrat, Yog Kapoor, has show-business roots, directing movies in Bollywood before coming to Tokyo. When his good friend Mr. Ishwar Chugani’s son and beautiful wife Prerna were relocating to California, Chugani took the opportunity to throw a lavish goodbye party at Shinjuku Samrat. The cream of Tokyo’s Indian community came out to say goodbye to the young family and wish them luck in their new position. They were seen off in true Bollywood style—and you’d expect nothing less from the owner of Samrat Tokyo.