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“Superb tonkotsu”

Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube
Ranked #16 of 12,189 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
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".
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Superb tonkotsu”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friends highly recommended this place for its juicy thick Kurobuta tonkotsu. This particular restaurant cuts its Kurobuta at least 2" thick and its tonkotsu is still juicy in the inside and crispy on the inside. They said it's the very reason why they fell in love with tonkotsu. It's really good but I guess I am not too keen on tonkotsu.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overrated.”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Taiwanese family sitting beside me came on the recommendation of reviews like those before this.

Seems like we are the result of mob instinct and the quality of the food from rice to sauces to vegatables and of course even the premium quality pork fillet is nothing short but ordinary.

After their first mouthfuls, they did not disagree the shop was any better than a similar but well known tonkatsu chain in Taipei.

In addition, the prices for the portions are too steep and not worth an intended visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best tonkatsu in Japan ”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant on our first night in kyoto. At the restaurant there was a queqe om 45 min but we waited and we were happy about that. The food was great, the location and the atmosphere too, and we sat next to an old japanese coupe where the man spoke english. We talked to him about kyoto and he helped us how to arrange the meal.
We were both full after eating including a half bottle of wine and we paid 4300 yen / 30 EUR. If you plan to go there then order a table because the waiting time can be long.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Wonderful tokantsu”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We ordered the tonkatsu (especial pork cutlet) and it was delicious - crispy and smooth. In addition to tourists, plenty of locals which confirm its quality.

  • Visited June 2014
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“The Crispiest Ever of a Tenderloin Katsu”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the best ever katsu ever touched by my tongue :)
Their rice is also perfect. Two thumbs up.
The location is hard to find. But when you've experienced it, well it was quite worth the effort. Tenderloin katsu is a must try.

  • Visited June 2014
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