At this tonkatsu (pork cutlet) restaurant, just a short train ride south of Ikebukuro, you can expect to see a fair-sized queue gathering every day around 5:30 pm, as meat lovers assemble to await the 6:00 pm opening time.
Choose your grade of pork from either the normal or special varieties, and whether you want the loin or fillet cut. Once you’ve ordered, take a seat at the counter, or on the tatami-style floor seats, and prepare yourself for one of the best pork dinners of your life.
The batter on the meat is lighter and crispier than at standard tonkatsu shops, and not greasy in the slightest, while the meat inside is perfectly juicy and tender. Other pork options are available on their menu, but you’d be mad to choose anything other than some of the best tonkatsu in Tokyo.
Tuesday: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
3-17-8 Takada, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0033, Japan