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“The Best Tonkatsu!”

Katsukura, Sanjo Honten
Ranked #23 of 12,508 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Reviewed September 12, 2013

On the recommendation from our hotel, we were delighted to arrived at this restaurant - tucked away in a alley in a busy shopping mall.

Tonkatsu was the best we have ever had. Ordered the Premium tenderloin, which came with rice and a cabbage salad. Grinding up sesame seeds before pouring the sauce in was a new experience which we enjoyed.

Absolutely delicious and in a lovely quiet environment - quite a contrast from the shopping mall and the nearby Nishiki market. For fabulous tonkatsu in Kyoto, this is the place!

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Thank sabsong
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant with my family multiple times, and we have always been satisfied. It took the food about 10 minutes to come, with appetizers being served to us in way. The food is always great, but the side room in the restaurant doesn't have that great of an atmosphere. But overall, this restaurant is very good for food and service.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you're after a great Japanese meal, suited to Western tastes, and at a reasonable price, head straight to this place. Best tonkatsu I have ever eaten in Japan - tried the pork, prawns and potato, all delicious. Unlimited rice, cabbage salad and tea means you won't leave hungry. with a beer each we paid less than 5000 yen for two, very reasonable for the amount of food. Nice atmosphere and strangely I saw no other tourists, this place must be a well kept secret! Easy to find, off main shopping street at entrance to arcade. highly recommended.

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Thank Chezza1962
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Tucked away in a alley in Sanjo shopping alley right next to Nishiki marketplace is one of the most delicious tonkatsu restaurant. We got the best cut of pork tonkatsu that only this branch serves, nine of us was average about 1500 yen for the full course. They also have delicious pickled turnip leaves tsukemono, with all you can eat rice and sweet cabbage with dressing. You grind roasted sesame seeds in your own pestle and mortar dish and add the tonkatsu sauce. We rolled out of the restaurant and walked it off through Nishiki marketplace. The first time, I had this was in Takashimaya dept store in Shinjuku and was looking forward eating at katsukura again in Kyoto. Tasted better the second time around.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

came here with a group of friends and ordered house speciality tonkatsu & katsudon. both taste great with reasonable price for Japanese standard. tried similar food in other places during our trip in Japan, this one is simply the best.

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2  Thank mariana-ong
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