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“Great tonkatsu, super value”
Review of Tonkatsu Asai

Tonkatsu Asai
Ranked #13 of 740 Restaurants in Nikko
Price range: $7 - $9
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great tonkatsu, super value”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Food: Really, really fresh tonkatsu. I think it is because the cutlets come from the butcher shop next door (probably the same owner). The lean cut is more expensive but my friend and I found the slightly fattier cut more tasty, particularly with a dash of the mustard provided.

Fantastic value, but be prepared to queue - there are only eight seats at a counter. Table turnover is rapid though.

Location: Stumbled across this place by accident because it was during a typhoon warning, with really miserable English-like weather so we could not see Chuzenji-ko in its glory. Across the street from Lake Chuzenji docks. There is limited parking. The sign above the shop to the right says "Meat Shop". The best way to find it is by your nose - that's what attracted us in in the first place!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Footloose_Ed
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Find”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

A very small tonkatsu restaurant nestled between souvenir stores. The restaurant is located across the street from the boat docks at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko. It is very clean but only seats eight. If you frequent Japan fare, you will know that this is common. My family of 5 sat at the counter and ordered Sauce Katsu and Minced Meat Croquets. The portions were huge and the tonkatsu was perfectly done. The service was excellent and the couple who runs the restaurant was very nice. The price for both quantity and quality of food, service and atmosphere cannot be beat. I Highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank BigGunNate
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