Misokatsu Yabaton: Best pork cutlet in Nagoya, Japan

Waraji Tonkatsu Set, Misokatsu Yabaton, Nagoya, Japan

If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, you’re likely familiar with tonkatsu, a flavorful dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork loin or fillet. It is one of my favorite foods to eat on my trips to Japan. In Nagoya, you can find a unique variation of tonkatsu known as miso katsu. The local specialty consists of a deep-fried pork loin drenched in a rich and salty miso sauce. If you’re on the hunt for the best miso katsu in …

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Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama Honten: Pork Cutlet in Tokyo

Kurobuta Loin Pork Cutlet Set, Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama Honten, Tokyo, Japan

Out of all the foods I have encountered while traveling in Japan, none might be more comforting and delicious than tonkatsu, a Japanese-style pork cutlet which is breaded and deep-fried to perfection. I love tonkatsu, and I never get tired of eating it. While Tokyo has many great places to try tonkatsu, none might be more delicious than Tonkatsu Maisen Aoyama Honten, near Shibuya Station. Founded in 1965, Maisen now has locations across Japan and a few international locations. On …

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Katsukura: Pork Tonkatsu at Kyoto Station

Joshu Pork Loin Cutlet Zen Set, Katsukura, Kyoto, Japan

When I read that Katsukura, located inside the Isetan Department Store at Kyoto Station, served the best tonkatsu in Kyoto, I had to try it. The chain, which originated in Kyoto, now has locations all across Japan. Katsukura specializes in tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. I take tonkatsu very seriously as a foodie. It’s one of my favorite Japanese foods along with sushi, yakitori, and ramen. While I was planning on visiting their main location near Sanjo Station, …

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Tonki: For 80 years, serving the best tonkatsu in Tokyo, Japan

Rohsu-Katsu Teishoku. 160g of perfectly fried loin cutlet at Tonki Tonkatsu in Tokyo, Japan

Whenever a friend visits Tokyo for the first time, I send them to Tonki, which serves one of the best tonkatsu in Tokyo. This popular dish consists of a pork cutlet breaded in Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs and deep-fried until crispy. It may be old-fashioned, but Tonki is an institution in Tokyo. Since 1939, Tonki has served tonkatsu to many die-hard fans of the traditional Japanese dish, including locals and tourists like myself. Many will debate whether Tonki or Maisen is …

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