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Yabaton Honten

3-6-18 Osu, Nakaku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0011, Japan
+81 52-252-8810
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Ranked #11 of 4,388 restaurants in Nagoya
Price range: $8 - $10
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very basic restaurant with really great Miso Katsu, a traditional food in the area. It's like a fast food shop, where you ordered before they put you on a table, the food came right away after you sit down and you eat and go. Very effective and only in Japan!

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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The katsu and sauce are a bit greasy. But delicious.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Red miso is one of the things that Nagoya is known for, and there arent many Nagoya natives that dont know about Yabaton. I visited this place when there wasnt a line outside, which is very rare. Simple dishes, but seriously good stuff. If you are in Nagoya city, go check this place out.

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Hong Kong
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155 reviews 155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Heard so much about the Red Miso Tonkatsu and Yabaton restaurant. No regret lining up and eating here. It was worth it. Ordered the Black pig Tonkatsu with red miso sauce. It was melt in your mouth good.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We traveled as a family to Nagoya and I did some research for a nice popular Nagoya dish. I found Yabaton. My parents were craving for pork and they were not disappointed. Great and fast service. Anyhow I live in Sydney and I'm spoilt for choices. I found the Kurobuta pork here is not as good as the one I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

the food is good but nothing special about it. The place is popular but it is more of a fast food place (like the way that mc donalds is popular as well). I can't recommend this place if you are looking for a nice place to eat. I do not understand why some people have given this place 5 stars.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Love it, like it, and want to be there again. It's simply the best. I got there at 4pm. so it's not crowded yet. But after the meal was served, lot of people kept coming in and the restaurant was fully packed real quick. So, to make sure you have seat or don't have to wait long line, be there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I found a Yabaton right next to Nagoya station in the meitetsuii det store on the 9th floor. Great flavours although the"salad" was shredded lettuce but the pork was so tender and the sauces just the right balance. Highly recommended.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This was good katsu don but the sauce definitely takes some getting used to. I think the Nagoya style sauce is to use thick red/brown miso that is sweetened. The Katsu itself was great but the sauce wasn't quite to my taste. Still, it's one of the dishes I was told to try in Nagoya apart from kishimen noodles so... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

It's simple, but delicious....but ignore the calories!! You can't go wrong with a katsu, but the famous Nagoya miso katsu is delicious!! I had it two ways - Nagoya style and traditional style - both great. Service here is super cheerful - and you have to love the pig carved chairs and other pig decor - super cute (Japan-style desu... More

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