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“3 rd time here and at 3 different branches”

Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube
Ranked #21 of 12,331 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
Description: 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".
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The queues of japanese customers trying to get in, speaks volumes about this place.....excellent food, excellent value.......seems to have branches popping up everywhere.......not the place for a leisurely, romantic dinner, but worth seeking out nevertheless!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place specialises in crumbed pork and prawn dishes. They have other varieties too. What makes it a little different is they give you a mortar and pestle to ground up your sesame seeds, then you get to choose a sauce to add (use your chopsticks to mix the sauce in, not the pestle - a mistake made by me). A good wholesome meal. Worth queuing for as the turn over is quick.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Tasty Katsu! Best I have had (and I've had a lot!). Plenty of accompaniments. Relaxed and comfortable surroundings. Good value for money.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place does not take reservations but the turnover is rapid so we did not wait long to enter. We ordered 'fillet' cutlet (better and tender pork meat) and set with a giant shrimp. The first thing is to make your own sesame (grinding sesame) for sauce base. There are two type of sauces; hot or sweet. There's yuzu dressing, a Japanese style salad dressing without oil, for cabbages. Except the meat, you can have free refill as much as you want. You can ask for more rice, miso soup, cabbage. It is Japanese branded pork but imported from Denmark(?), according to the server. As real Japanese pork (or any beef) produced in Japan is expensive, the imported meat makes possible for this value price within 2000 yen. You can also enjoy Kyoto pickles, which you can buy at the counter. We went there after climbing Yoshino mountain walk thus enjoyed the volume and good tonkatsu.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were brought here with our small group tour. It was a fun evening. The place is very popular and doesn't take reservations, so we waited In line a short while. The atmosphere is peppy, almost rushed and rather noisy, but we got into the spirit of it. I had some crab croquettes and a small pork cutlet. We all enjoyed grinding our own sesame seeds for sauce. The rstaurant is located above the Kyoto station, which is worth seeing in any case. The descent down the many escalators and huge long stairs into the huge open station space just adds to the festive quality of the restaurant.

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