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#16 of 1,432 Japanese in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonkatsu was delicious but it’s a bit expensive what i had was 4,000 yen and i personally think, with this price Tonkatsu must be good. For me, one time experience is enough i don’t think i would visit here again.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama Honten is one of the most famous chain restaurants for Tonkatsu in Japan. We were impressed by their fried pork chop sandwich which was a collaboration with Family Mart a few years ago. The restaurant was located away from the main streets...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

The beauty of Maisen's tonkatsu is in the way they fry pork in panko crumbs. Every bite is just juicy and delicious. Also I recommend getting Rosu because there's no fun in eating lean pork without fat!!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Went there with family for dinner during our holiday. Ambiance is good, very clean, attentive staff and family friendly. Price more to the premium side but the quality of meat and food is apparent. Highly recommended for tonkatsu lovers.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Visited at lunch time and the q was Super Long. We decided to do a takeaway instead - tried the pork cutlet, pork sandwich and the shrimp tempura. All excellent especially the pork, which was succulent and crispy! Visit early for the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

Mixed review here for my first tonkotsu in Japan. Unlike the other reviews, there wasn't any queue when we came (around 3pm) and the staff spoke very little English. We were only offered the japenese menu so we chose using the pictures. We had what...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

Great place to eat, staff spoke very good english and the food was amazing, must try katsu sandwich. Not expensive at all and very tasty.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

Tucked away behind the main road full of designer fashion houses is this traditional restaurant. It feels very different from anything European, but the pictures on the menu help with choices, and apart from one or two options, it's all pork cutlets with different cuts...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

It is as good as advertised. That tonkatsu does melt in your mouth. Pricey but worth the indulgence. We tried to make a reservation, and were told that it was fully booked. But we went anyway, and there was a plenty of available tables. Friendly...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

Maisen is a genuine Tokyo Institution for Tonkatsu. The pork is excellent and the service is old style Japanese. The main dining hall with its old high ceiling was actually originally the wooden locker room of a traditional bathhouse. Even though the interior was refurbished...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Markingaround
July 14, 2019|
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Response from GLKLLCIO | Reviewed this property |
It may not be private for that many but there is a lot of seating for a party that big in the upstairs part of the restaurant. Definitely contact them because I thought I did see some private rooms.
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choptank88
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Response from 639frankm | Reviewed this property |
No. I believe it’s first come first serve. There is a waiting seat out front.
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from LewisLeeTravels | Reviewed this property |
The lunch menu is the same price. I would definitely recommend getting some of the more premium cuts of meats to fully enjoy what this place has to offer! :)
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