The Huron Room’s flopping rainbow trout is off the facade in favor of a new orange and yellow sign declaring the corner of Bagley and 18th Street home to Fist of Curry. After a stealth closing for maintenance last week, the people behind Inlaws Hospitality (also Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King) surprised fans of the former fish house by relaunching as a new, casual international curry restaurant on February 14.
Owners Jacques and Christine Driscoll and Les and Jessica Molnar with help from their team managed to pull off a whirlwind reboot in just three days, trading the Great Lakes-inspired blue and white decor for something out of the ‘70s (an homage to Bruce Lee’s 1972 martial arts film Fist of Fury). The boat-themed wall accent is now covered over with a pink, orange, and yellow stripes with a black background. Upholstery on the seating is also yellow to match the theme and the chrome light fixtures above the bar are draped in crocheted string and tassels.
On the menu customers can look out for items like coconut crab curry served with a side of crispy soft shell crab, Japanese-style kare curry with pork katsu, and Jamaican Jerk curry with brisket. For dessert Fist of Curry offers ultra-trendy soft serve ice cream with flavors rotating year-round.
Photographers Michelle and Chris Gerard took a look around the renovations on Friday evening after the reboot. Take a peek around the updated restaurant space in the gallery below.
Fist of Curry is located at 2547 Bagley Street in Detroit; open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.