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Don't let the unassuming exterior fool you — this tonkatsu restaurant in Akihabara is anything but ordinary. Arguably the best deep-fried pork cutlet restaurant in town, there's always a line of at least a twenty-minutes wait outside of Marugo.
Everyone's first choice is the special pork fillet cutlet, which is the most expensive item on the menu. The crispy outer coating contrasts perfectly with the tender, juicy, thicker-than-usual cut of meat. Because of this special thickness, Marugo's tonkatsu requires extra time to be cooked to perfection.
The special roast pork cutlet is popular as well as the fried shrimp that are known as "banana shrimps" due to their size, which also come with special soy-based sauce for dipping. Everything is deep-fried to a golden brown hue, and the crispy coating is said to be the crunchiest of all in town.
Refined in taste, flavorful, and extremely generous with unlimited refills of cabbage to cleanse your palate after every few bites, Marugo should likely be the number one on anyone's list of the best tonkatsu in Tokyo.
Reservations not available; walk-ins only.
Tonkatsu Marugo Phone Number
Sunday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tonkatsu Marugo Address
1-8-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan