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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Building

#14 of 11,160 Restaurants in Kyoto
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 753658666
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Plumpton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's not been a good couple of days. We left the UK 2 days ago but our luggage failed to come along with us. We've had little sleep and no fresh clothes in that time. This morning I realised I'd lost my handbag (thankfully it was found and I could collect it) but that meant I also lost my appetite.... More 

Thank porkmummy
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dinner. The pickles that came along with the main dishes are good as well. They do have English menu and the is visited by both tourists and locals.

Thank salparadise2015
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to have great tonkatsu in Kyoto for dinner and saw great reviews for Katsukura. It was challenging just getting to the restaurant located in a high floor of the train station, but worth the effort. There was a 30 minute wait, but the wait help took our order and put it in queue, so service was quick when... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got off our train in Kyoto station and took our hungry family right to Katsukura based on the teipadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. There was a short 15 minute line at 7pm and we were given an English menu to review while we waited. Our order was taken while we were in line and we sat at... More 

Thank peterdaisy
Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Katsukura is a more up market family style restaurant specializing in Pork Katsu with few other options available. We went twice during our recent visit to Kyoto. Our teen kids loved it. The staff are helpful and charming. Grinding your own sesame seeds as part of the mixing of your selected sauce style is a highlight with such a delicious... More 

Thank desktop_critic
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pork tonkatsu cutlet was soooo good. It's very crispy without being dry or oily. And the pork cutlet inside remained juicy and tender. Miso soup and barley rice, both refillable - completed the wonderful meal. Just biting into the crisp cutlet was such satisfaction! Order the 160 g tenderloin if you are hungry. Although I didn't order the fried... More 

Thank SQ68
Merimbula, Australia
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With grown men sons and a husband to satisfy Katsukura did it all Loved creating our own sesame base for dipping sauce Large serves Fantastic crumbed dishes Well worth a visit

Thank 641lou
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first experience having Tonkatsu, but I find it hard to imagine a better breaded pork tenderloin. The sauce was great (I added some spicy mustard in the small container to the "spicy" sauce since it wasn't very spicy), the dressing for the cabbage was just enough flavor for it with hints of honey and lemon, and the... More 

Thank Ben P
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Price: 👍👍👍👍 Food Quality: 👍👍👍👍👍 Service: 👍👍👍👍👍 The best kurobuta that I have ate.. The sauce with the sesame seeds is very compatible with the Tempura

Thank Elinor N
Roanoke, Virginia
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place knows how to make Tonkatsu. The outside was perfectly crispy, and the inside was so juicy and tender. I wasn't crazy about the sauce for the cabbage. This is the only thing keeping me from giving it five stars. The service was very good, and there's no issues with only speaking English. Do expect a wait; just sit... More 

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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
$9 - $28
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 753658666
We serve Fried pork cutlet,as a healthy dish, using carefully selected ingredients. Set menu includes all-you-can-eat"sliced cabbage, miso soup, rice, and pickles".

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Staying in Shimogyo-ku

Neighborhood Profile
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.