Tonkatsu Saboten, Shinjuku

While staying at the Park Hyatt, I found out there was tonkatsu available in a lower floor. Had to check it out!   I didn't understand why I was given a stick in a tray, so I asked the staff. Turns out you use it to mix the sauce into the bowl with seeds.   … Continue reading Tonkatsu Saboten, Shinjuku


Katsuhei, Tsukiji

Our friend brought us here. This was the first place where I realized I understood nothing about Japanese addresses. We found it by the three pigs.   She must know me well, as they have lots of good fried goodness.   I like tonkatsu, and this was fried well. The pork cutlet was normal in flavor … Continue reading Katsuhei, Tsukiji

Tonkatsu Maisen, Part 2 (to go!), Lumine 1, Shibuya

Since the restaurant was so good, I was curious about its to-go counter in the basement of a department store. The tonkatsu bento. I think it also had croquettes at the top left, I forget.   Even gave us utensils and wet napkins; everything needed to eat on the go!     Tonkatsu cutlets are available … Continue reading Tonkatsu Maisen, Part 2 (to go!), Lumine 1, Shibuya


Tonkatsu Maisen, Tokyu-Toyoko, Shibuya

I read about this place having good tonkatsu.   The restaurant looks unassuming.   On the menu, I noticed one page was devoted to black pig from some special location. It cost more than the usual pork cutlet, and it pretty much had one page all to itself. I ordered it. It came with a sweet plum … Continue reading Tonkatsu Maisen, Tokyu-Toyoko, Shibuya