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Tonkatsu Wako Shinjuku i-land

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6-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5325-5718
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This was clearly a 4 star meal but had to take away one star, read further. After spending about an hour at the nearby Pokemon Mega Store it was time to refuel the family. So we opted for the tonkatu store in the same mall. While luncheon sets were each delicious with the tonkatsu crispy and juicy without being too... More 

Thank Marivic1211
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner 2 nights running during our stay in Shinjuku. Only a few minutes walk from the Hyatt regency where we stayed. Located in the basement of an office building (I think), we imagined it would be a busy place for lunch, but both nights we went for dinner were less than half full. We were presented with... More 

Thank Lauren C
Vleuten, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Tried this place for lunch and it was quite crowded. The food was really good and the service fast. The only thing maybe lacking is that in comparison to other Tonkatsu places in Tokyo, they serve only a max of 2 pork loin pieces.

Thank anandsaw
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Tried this once in Jan 2016 and re-visited in Nov 2016. Juicy pieces of thick tonkatsu, deep fried to perfection. Free flow of shredded cabbage (most Japanese tonkatsu shop do so), order the fried oyster ( available in Jan but Nov) if it is in the menu. My friend loves it, both the pork and oyster.

Thank Hanwj
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469 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Wasn't expecting much from this place (a fast-food feel to it), but the tonkatsu were great. Not greasy and perfectly crunchy! Cheap too!

Thank Kasia Z
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Tricky to find, but well worth the effort. Located in the subnade this restaurant is not for the diet conscious but fantastic value for money and a very enjoyable meal when you have been on your feet in the rain all day. Highly recommend

Thank Helen C
New Jersey
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Best Tonkatsu, our friends recommended to us, my husband liked it so much we visited twice, but during meal time would be a long wait. One good thing is they have chairs outside the restaurant you can sit and wait.

Thank Squishyyy
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had read the great reviews for Tonkatsu Wako on TripAdvisor, we wondered the mall looking for this place but couldn't find it, then we came across a restaurant that sold Tonkatsu & as it was getting late decided to try it. Turns out it was the restaurant we had been looking for! It was very busy & we had... More 

Thank Lady_Porsche
Winston Hills
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Read about this restaurant on Tripadvisor so went looking. A little difficult to find as it is underground in the Subnade near the Shinjuku Railway underpass, however it was worth the effort. We ordered the two serve Tonkatsu Pair Set and were very pleased with the crispy pork, chicken and prawn main dish served with a light radish salad, savoury... More 

Thank lwo
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We tried 2 outlets in the Tokyo area - Subnade in Shinjuku and Ikspiari in Maihama. The branch in Shinjuku has a much larger selection with more variety. In both outlets the Tonkatsu served is very crispy on the outside and tender & juicy on the inside. The Chawanmushi is probably the best we have ever tasted as it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-5-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Shinjuku>  > Shinjuku
  • Neighborhood: Shinjuku
  • Phone Number: +81 3-5325-5718

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinjuku

Neighborhood Profile
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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