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Tonkatsu Asai

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2478 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 288-55-0014
11:30 - 14:30
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

One of the best curry tonkatsu's I've had. The meat was tender without being greasy. The fried cutlet didnt taste like oil and was super crunchy. Rice was perfect. Nice and consistently fluffy. The curry was complex. It had spices and little bits of beef to give it additional savory flavor. Pricing wise, most things are around 1000 yen. This... More 

Thank JFC1983
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Japan almost 10 years, and had my favorite pork tonkatsu ever at this small counter-style restaurant. Very crispy and flaky, without being greasy. My boyfriend and I both enjoyed the curry set meal which came with a wonderful homemade miso soup and delicious pickles. Run by a lovely elderly lady & gentlemen, it's located lakeside and is... More 

Thank Cordelia B
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant while walking along the shore of the lake. Saw a queue at 1130am outside this shop. Decided to join in the queue. Worth waiting for the food. Generous portions. Value for money. Service was great. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Chiang W
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

This small restaurant (appx 8 seats) is located just opposite to the beautiful lake in Nikko. We were struggling to find the location at first but decided to go inside of this restaurant with the questions in mind if it is the one that we were looking for?? Having read through the reviews again while waiting for the foods and... More 

5 Thank Labux
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Greta Tonkatsu (common Japanese fare), superb value, fast friendly service and very clean restaurant. Lovely view of the lake and not at all "chintzy" like some of the eateries around the area. Just good food at a good price cooked fresh.

3 Thank AAXandLolly
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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165 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Food: Really, really fresh tonkatsu. I think it is because the cutlets come from the butcher shop next door (probably the same owner). The lean cut is more expensive but my friend and I found the slightly fattier cut more tasty, particularly with a dash of the mustard provided. Fantastic value, but be prepared to queue - there are only... More 

2 Thank Footloose_Ed
Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

A very small tonkatsu restaurant nestled between souvenir stores. The restaurant is located across the street from the boat docks at Lake Chuzenji in Nikko. It is very clean but only seats eight. If you frequent Japan fare, you will know that this is common. My family of 5 sat at the counter and ordered Sauce Katsu and Minced Meat... More 

Thank BigGunNate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2478 Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tochigi Prefecture  >  Nikko
  • Phone Number: +81 288-55-0014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?