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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube

#15 of 11,669 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Shimogyo-ku
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-365-8666
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Probably my third visit at this outlet over the years. (They have one in Tokyo at Takashimaya Time Square.) I thought the portion is slightly smaller now but tasty no less and I do think the staff are kind of stressed by demanding tourists so the service standards have dropped slightly. They are still polite but I detect a sense... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The meal was really nice.Meat was tender and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. On of the best tonkatsu I have had and at a very reasoable price Meals start from ¥1200 for a 80g portion. The set comes with free refills of rice and soup.

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Thank Sunset116
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

It's so delicious. The rice with barley is yummy. and for the price.. it's so worth it! Wish I have a bigger stomach space!!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and had the cutlet with prawn dish, was a delicious example of this style of cuisine. Highly recommended.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We came here for lunch after reading so many positive reviews about it. It was bit hard to find but we found it at last. After getting out of the platform, you need to take the escalator to the upper floor and you will see massive stairs with escalators then you take those escalators up to the top floor. Take... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We wanted to try everything Japanese while we were traveling around Japan. We stumbled upon this place which was hidden at the Kyoto Station. Tip find the department store and just go the the 11th floor. Once you get off the escalator make a left and keep to the right. The place will appear on the left side. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We almost gave up trying to find this place but so glad we persisted. The katsu here is amazing - crispy on the outside and the meat tender on the inside. You can have free refills of barley rice, cabbage salad and miso soup. Upon ordering, you get a bowl of sesame seeds which you grind - the fragrance of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food was perfectly deep fried. Pork was tender and chewy inside, and crispy on the outside. There has been a constant line waiting to enter ever since we arrived. Come early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure to eat earlier than the normal lunch or dinner time to avoid the queue. It the wait time is worth it. I've had like three extra servings of the cabbage and rice. And their green tea ice cream dessert is amazing! Will definitely come back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Located right upstairs from Kyoto Station, Katsukura was convenient. The katsu was fresh and crispy. Getting up to the restaurant in the rain was bit of a hassle even with umbrellas as the escalators are exposed to the elements.

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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$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-365-8666
Description
We serve Fried pork cutlet,as a healthy dish, using carefully selected ingredients. Set menu includes all-you-can-eat"sliced cabbage, miso soup, rice, and pickles".

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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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