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Tonkatsu Maisen Daimarutokyoten

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Marunochi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-6638-6871
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not overly keen on restaurants in shopping malls - i don't know perhaps they don't seem to try as hard as stand alone restaurants. But Maisen is a renown for their beautiful Tonkatsu and once you've been here you'll realise how mediocre other Tonkatsu places can be. Maisen don't skimp on the ingredients; Kurobota pork is very tender, their... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

If you're on a budget and you want to have great tonkatsu, come here during lunch time, their set menu's are really worth it and the food is oh so good!

Thank littedup
Vancouver, Canada
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451 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Many consider Maisen as the best/second best Tonkatsu in Japan/Tokyo. And this one is extremely convenient in the Daimaru Shopping mall adjacent to the Tokyo Station. Find this outlet on the 12th floor. Staff friendly and speak some English. We had the Akai upper end Tonkatsu (must ask if they have availability) and the mainstream Kurobota Pork. Pricing for Dinner... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I've had a lot of Tonkatsu in my life. All different kinds, over rice, with egg, made of fish, etc. This really was a totally different experience. I had the black pork filet and loin, and the quality of the meat is really apparent. If I had to pick again, I would go with the filet. The juicy, firm meat... More 

Thank Andrew C
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm not the biggest fan of pork but when in Japan.... Even though the pork filet was fried, it wasn't super greasy and in a way felt light. Tasty meal, good service. We sat at the counter and got the watch as all the meals were prepared. Such precision!

Thank NikkiS05
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Their donkatsu is well known to be delicious while the typical long queue in front of the restaurant often exhausts our tummy. Department store offers a great convenience to experience the taste of the famous cuisine. I went their around 3, and ordered without waiting. They have 3 grades of the meat selection, the cheapest option was sufficiently satisfiable for... More 

Thank 20000stepsaday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Maisen numerous times, normally to the shop off of Omotesando. This was first time to the one in Daimaru Bldg. Somehow it seemed slightly less delicious - meat was a bit drier and 'mealier' than normal. Not sure if it was the particular piece of pork or the shop. Will perhaps stick to the shop near Omotesando.

Thank John G
Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Is the Long Queue worth it? Definitely is one of the good tonkatsu restaurant during our visit to Japan. The pork is juicy and very tender, definitely live up to the famous name.

Thank Ronald W
San Jose, California
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I'm on a bit of a Tonkatsu binge on our 3 week trip to Japan. This is the third establishment we've tried and probably #3 of 3. It's in the Daimaru Department Store building at the Tokyo Station - location is a plus. The tonkatsu is high quality. The menu is great as it explains in English the difference in... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife was not thrilled, since deep-fried anything has little appeal to her, and while the tonkatsu was indeed delicious, it certainly was heavy on the breading, and light on the meat. It also looked identical to every piece of tonkatsu I saw all over Japan. A curious extra at the restaurant is all the cabbage you can eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marunochi, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6638-6871

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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