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Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten

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8-18 Shinshigai | 1F Hayashi Bldg., Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-322-8771
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Best tonkatsu ever. The queue is quite long. Write your name and then go walk around. Service is great. English menu available

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Thank 809jint
Bangkok, Thailand
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

To our surprise, it took us less than 30 minutes waiting for a table even we got there during peak hours (around 7:30 pm). Luckily, this restaurant has English menu making it easier to order food without the help of google translate. As far as we know, the recommended menu here is Atsuage Kurobuta Roast-katsu Zen 180 g for 2,500... More 

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Thank somchartlee
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We went there at around 7.30pm on Saturday, quite a big queue, i'd advise to get there earlier to put down your name on the list first then walk around the mall while you wait. Food was yum, the portion was good, staff were friendly. One negative thing is the restaurant had a very strong oily smell, i guess there... More 

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Thank Brett O
Bangkok, Thailand
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I recommended you arrive early to avoid long waiting time. For me, I and my wife had arrived at the reataurant around 6:30pm and we were the 11th in the queue. We were called to our seat at 7:40pm and provided a menu which you can ask for an English version. I ordered the restaurant's signature which is called "Roppaku... More 

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Thank bsuchai
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Compare to those I have had, this is definitely one of the best. It is not oily even though it is deep fried, the pork still maintain its tenderness and it is very juicy. The sauce is well matched with the deep fried pork chop. No wonder it is ranked no.1.

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Thank fycj
London
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Delicious Katsu, lovely staff and although there is a queue outside it moved very quickly. The Katsu and all that came with it were simply delicious !

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Manila
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

There was still a line even when we ate at 4pm. But it was so worth the wait because it was the best katsu we tasted during our visit to Japan. I had the thick pork loin cutlet at 1800 yen....it was perfectly tender and tasty. Also loved the sauces which went with the dishes. Unlimited rice & veggies with... More 

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Singapore
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190 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Better than at home. Better than Tokyo. Better than Sapporo. Long wait to get in 30min and then another 40min to be served. Well worth the wait. The meat was succulent and tender whether it was the fillet or pork loin. For info, Pork loin is fattier for those who are health conscious. We shared one each to sample both.... More 

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Thank Shrek-loves-Fiona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Superb amazing splendid nothing else to say. Kurobuta pork is very delicious. It is also easy to find. Although the price is high but I would like to recommend to you all.

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Thank KaVin C
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

This has got to be one of the best meals I have ever had ! I never thought of Katsu as being a dish which could be more than 1 -dimensional. It took some convincing of my husband to give it a go and once we went for dinner one night, we went back the second night ! I overheard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-18 Shinshigai | 1F Hayashi Bldg., Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kumamoto Prefecture  >  Kumamoto
  • Phone Number: +81 96-322-8771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?