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Tonkatsu Maisen Tokyu-Toyoko Restaurant

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Tokyu Department Toyoko Store (West) 9F, 2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya 150-8319, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3477-4582
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth every single calorie

We ordered 1 set meal and 1 ala carte dish. See pics. The price was OK for the quality, ambience of the restaurant and service provided. English menu is available. Other than us, there are good mixture of locals and tourists. I would recommend this place to those who want to have quality tonkatsu!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy C
via mobile
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 1 set meal and 1 ala carte dish. See pics. The price was OK for the quality, ambience of the restaurant and service provided. English menu is available. Other than us, there are good mixture of locals and tourists. I would recommend this place to those who want to have quality tonkatsu!

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Thank Kathy C
Sao Paulo, SP
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121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever you read about this place to be a good place to eat a Tonkatsu, believe it, it is true. Specially the more expensive ones in the Menu. Go for it but get there early for lunch because the quantity is limited but worth every Yen you pay extra for. The restaurant is an ICON in Tokyo, very well recommended.... More 

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Thank STAF1401
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My visit to Maisen was as part of a conference that I was attending in Tokyo and marked the conference dinner so we were accompanied by a party of our Japanese hosts who had ordered the banquet for us. We had an elaborate multi-course meal washed down with beer and a special sake (a choice of hot or cold). The... More 

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Thank CleoOscar
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Tonkatsu maisen Tokyu is located on Level 9 of Tokyu department store right next to Shibuya station. You can either take the lift or the escalator. Take a look at the photos for the store front! Being the first time we were ever in Japan, no to mention our first meal in Japan too, I have one thing on my... More 

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Thank Austin J
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was a great experience- My wife and i were invited by my sisters girlfriend whose husband was a top banker. this was our first time to meet the lovely couple so we picked him up at his office and he they took us to Maisen. What a treat for the senses it was! Aside from discovering our mutual love... More 

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Thank jrpuyat
Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I like going to Maisen whenever I am in Tokyo. It is the glorification of pork, with crispy outer skin and deliciously juicy thick meat. You get the special black sauce which is thicker than the normal sauce in the table. I recommend ordering the kurobuta set, special loin, its definitely worth the money. The set comes with boiled soup... More 

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Thank Daccord
Winston-Salem, NC
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205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We walked up on Maisen during lunchtime and there was a queue. We hopped in the line which was managed efficiently. Service was also efficient. There is an English menu but no spoken English. The atmosphere was much like a basic diner in the US. Most guests appeared to be locals and either families with children or businessmen looking for... More 

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Thank NCtravelerWS
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

You've got to love how the Japanese can take a good old western pork chop and turn it into an art form. We travelled across Tokyo for this famous food and we were not disappointed. Tender, succulent, crispy crumbed delicious pork was a true experience. Team it up with an Italian Sangiovese and you will be in seventh heaven. It... More 

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Thank Kerrie B
New York City
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504 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I am unable to find the Hikarie branch, so I am reviewing it here instead. Set on the top floor of Hikarie, this location is very easy to reach, and the orchestrated chaos of Shibuya is just at your doorstep. The small restaurant is an offshoot of the original. Head to the original instead, as the pork tasted much better... More 

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Thank Brooklynite_Abroad
Brooklyn, New York
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119 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

A perfect place to try tonkatsu, the breaded pork cutlet. Prices vary depending on the cut, but having sampled a few, even the cheapest melts in your mouth.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tokyu Department Toyoko Store (West) 9F, 2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya 150-8319, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shibuya>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3477-4582

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 9
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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