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“So delicious”

Gyukatsu Motomura Shinjuku
Ranked #12 of 11,259 Restaurants in Shinjuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $28
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
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Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Reviewed March 29, 2019

I have never been to a gyukatsu restaurant so this was a wonderful new experience! I actually didn't know what sort of restaurant this was, we ended up just picking it because it was on TripAdvisor, close to the train station. You get to cook your beef cutlet on a stone base that is heated by a small flame and because you cook it yourself you can choose how well you want it cooked. It comes with rice, pickles and miso soup for 1400-2500 yen depending on how much meat you want. It was a really fun place to eat! It is a small place and you'll sit at the bar, so you might have to wait in line!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

The best decision we made on our trip was coming here 15 minutes before they opened. By far the restaurant that beat out the rest of the competition in our 5 days in Tokyo. If there are better restaurants out there, they must be 6 star material.

The restaurant seats I would say about 15 people max at time. We were luckily 10th in line and went straight in when the doors opened. Do yourself a favor and order the double meat. The beef Katsu here is out of this world. Literally melts in your mouth just as soon as you get through that crunchy breaded outer layer. I also loved the entire experience of having the chance to cook your own meat on the side to your own preference. The sauces that they gave on the side are the perfect dip to marinate the heavenly meat they serve. The salad was also an awesome light complement that was simple and yet delicious. We paid about $30ish for 2 ppl that ordered the double katsu each. Be aware that this place is CASH ONLY. So find the nearest ATM and head on over folks. This one's a must in Shinjuku!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank aadiputra89
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

It was so lucky that we arrived just before dinner peak time. Waiting was only around 10 minutes!
Serving way is unique so we can reheat the beef katsu until cooking level as we like. Be careful not to cook the breaded part too much.
The beef was Juicy and so tender with
Dipping sauces and side dish make the menu just perfect.
When we finished, around 30 or maybe 40 people were queing!
The staff was very kind!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Neni M
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Reviewed January 30, 2019

I highly recommend this. you will never taste any katsu the same after eating this. Although there's a wait but to taste the best beef katsu in the world it is worth it. MUST TRY when you in Japan.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 168any
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Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

If there was one thing that you can eat for your whole trip to Japan, I would recommend this. I will never taste any katsu the same after eating this. The 45 minute queue was nothing and so worth it. Just wait in line and taste the best beef katsu in the world.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank psmichaelgunawan
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