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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Building

#14 of 11,527 Restaurants in Kyoto
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-365-8666
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pork tonkutsu is very delicious. Salad is very fresh. I love salad dressing very much. I went there for dinner. I found that the queue was very long. So please spare your time waiting in queue about half an hour or more. But it's worth waiting. They served the best tonkutsu I 've ever had.

Thank Prisna P
Plumpton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

It's not been a good couple of days. We left the UK 2 days ago but our luggage failed to come along with us. We've had little sleep and no fresh clothes in that time. This morning I realised I'd lost my handbag (thankfully it was found and I could collect it) but that meant I also lost my appetite.... More 

Thank porkmummy
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great dinner. The pickles that came along with the main dishes are good as well. They do have English menu and the is visited by both tourists and locals.

Thank salparadise2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have great tonkatsu in Kyoto for dinner and saw great reviews for Katsukura. It was challenging just getting to the restaurant located in a high floor of the train station, but worth the effort. There was a 30 minute wait, but the wait help took our order and put it in queue, so service was quick when... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We got off our train in Kyoto station and took our hungry family right to Katsukura based on the teipadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. There was a short 15 minute line at 7pm and we were given an English menu to review while we waited. Our order was taken while we were in line and we sat at... More 

Thank peterdaisy
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Katsukura is a more up market family style restaurant specializing in Pork Katsu with few other options available. We went twice during our recent visit to Kyoto. Our teen kids loved it. The staff are helpful and charming. Grinding your own sesame seeds as part of the mixing of your selected sauce style is a highlight with such a delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The pork tonkatsu cutlet was soooo good. It's very crispy without being dry or oily. And the pork cutlet inside remained juicy and tender. Miso soup and barley rice, both refillable - completed the wonderful meal. Just biting into the crisp cutlet was such satisfaction! Order the 160 g tenderloin if you are hungry. Although I didn't order the fried... More 

Thank SQ68
Merimbula, Australia
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

With grown men sons and a husband to satisfy Katsukura did it all Loved creating our own sesame base for dipping sauce Large serves Fantastic crumbed dishes Well worth a visit

Thank 641lou
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was my first experience having Tonkatsu, but I find it hard to imagine a better breaded pork tenderloin. The sauce was great (I added some spicy mustard in the small container to the "spicy" sauce since it wasn't very spicy), the dressing for the cabbage was just enough flavor for it with hints of honey and lemon, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Price: 👍👍👍👍 Food Quality: 👍👍👍👍👍 Service: 👍👍👍👍👍 The best kurobuta that I have ate.. The sauce with the sesame seeds is very compatible with the Tempura

Thank Elinor N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | 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
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 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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