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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Building

#43 of 7,248 Restaurants in Kyoto
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-365-8666
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Tonkatsu!!!

I visited this restaurant with my wife and three children on a Sunday night after reading the reviews and recommendations. As per some of the reviews, the restaurant is a bit hard to find. When you go into the Shopping centre from the station you can turn left and take the elevator but the line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my wife and three children on a Sunday night after reading the reviews and recommendations. As per some of the reviews, the restaurant is a bit hard to find. When you go into the Shopping centre from the station you can turn left and take the elevator but the line will likely to be quite... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went to this place for dinner because of the great review on my guide book - didn't expect to spend around 40 minutes in a queue! The place was absolutely packed! Didn't see many westerners there even though they do provide English menu - I guess it's because most people think deep fried pork cutlet is not a healthy choice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Location on 11 th floor at railway station buldings says not much but this is really very good restaurant serving katsu. You can choose meat you like and they have several another dishes to try. Everything tested delicious for me and my family. French red table wine is not the best. Better stay with beer or sake. Very recommended.

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Roseville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Food was a 3.5 but it's a quick meal at a clean restaurant with pleasant service so gave them a four. The size and softness of the tonkatsu meat were both good. Big pieces of meat that were tender. I thought the sauce was just okay which took away from the meal. My favorite part of a tonkatsu is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited for late lunch on a Sunday and there was still a small queue outside even though it was already 2pm. The Tonkatsu is amazing and melt in your mouth, easily the best we have had. They also have unlimited refills of Chinese cabbage, miso soup or rice. The restaurant is a little hard to find, being on the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent tonkatsu. As always in Japan the service is impeccable; the waitress even took the time to explain to us how to mix the sauce with the sesame seeds. English menu is available and credit cards are accepted. I'll come back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Undoubtedly the best fried pork cutlet I've ever had. The meat was juicy with good fat marbling (we all know fat is flavour) and the panko crust is fried perfectly. Plenty of finely shredded cabbage and barley rice to make you feel almost healthy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wasn't expecting mind-blowingly good food from a train station, but this definitely changed my opinion of what's possible. From the endless soup and veggies, to the succulent pieces of meat, this is likely the best katsu place in the entire world.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I regularly daydream about the tonkatsu I ate here. It was delicious and definitely the best I have eaten in Japan. There are a number of different meal options so you can choose the cut of meat you want in addition to other things like croquettes, etc. Loved the do-it-yourself sesame grinding experience and that you had access to refills... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Well well, the katsu here is downright amazing. Tried the pork and shrimp. The batter is light, crispy, golden without being overly oily. Pork is juicy, tender and melt in mouth. Unlimited refills of cabbage, miso soup and rice. Good value for money and you will leave here wanting more! If you are in Kyoto it's a must try! We... More 

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Additional Information about Katsukura, Kyoto Station Building

Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-365-8666
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
  • Phone Number: +81 75-365-8666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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