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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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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is absolutely delicious! The restaurant serves very high quality of pork. We have been informed this is a local special breed. Apparently, this is a must-eat when you are in this area. We use Google map to find our way here. The restaurant is situated in the shopping district. It is very easy to find. There was sign... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 8 minute walk from our hotel Dormy Inn Kumamoto. We arrived at 6pm and there's no queue. English menu is available. Tonkatsu is excellent, complete with rice. The miso soup and shredded cabbage are served unlimited. Service was quite fast when we visited.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The food deserves five stars, it is very fresh and high quality pork. There is also some nice extras, such as making your own dressing through the crunching of some seeds. Furthermore, meals are served with tea, miso soup and rice. Service is why I give it 'only' a four star rating, there is a queue inside, even though not... More 

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Thank thijswes
2 reviews
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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London
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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163 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
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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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?