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Good tonkatsu in Vegas?

Erich Nov 22, 2010 04:27 PM

Hi all,

Sorry to trouble you, but I wonder whether anyone has a lead on good tonkatsu in Las Vegas?

I'm a Hoosier, so I appreciate a good breaded pork tenderloin, and my wife and I certainly enjoy the Japanese take on the dish. We don't have it locally (enjoy it when we visit Honolulu) and thought that LV might have a sufficiently international clientele to support a restaurant that does it right. We're headed out there for a week next month, and I thought this would be a nice treat if it was available in quality form.

A search of the board hasn't revealed anything, but I'd appreciate any thoughts that you might have; thanks in advance.

cheers, erich

  1. monku Dec 5, 2010 10:57 AM

    Checked out Aloha Specialties yesterday and the tonkatsu is no longer on the menu.

    Aloha Specialties Restaurant
    12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

    3 Replies
    1. re: monku
      Erich Dec 6, 2010 06:42 AM

      Fie! Thanks, amigo.

      1. re: Erich
        kayoshi Dec 6, 2010 12:43 PM

        However, also in the California Hotel, which has a large Hawaiian clientele, there is the Market Street Cafe on the Casino level and they advertise a $7.95 Chicken Katsu special on Wednesdays. I would imagine it could be a regular menu item on other days?? Here's the link http://static.boydgaming.net/californ...

        The Imperial Palace has Ginseng 3, which is primarily Korean, but I believe also offers Chicken or Pork Tonkatsu. I haven't had tonkatsu there, but I've had tonkatsu at many Japanese restaurants in CA and haven't noticed that much difference, unless the meat is overly deep fried, (which fortunately hasn't happened that often for me.


        Maybe some of the local LV residents can suggest some off Strip local family type Japanese restaurants that would probably have Tonkatsu on the menu. Other than that, I would try that coffee shop in the California.

        1. re: kayoshi
          Honeychan Dec 18, 2010 12:44 PM

          I get my tonkotsu fix (pork always, chicken never!) at Osaka. They have a few locations in town, I eat at the one off Eastern Ave in Henderson. They have a lunch special that's a great price ($7.95) and VERY filling!

          L&L Hawaiian chain is okay, but not my first choice at all.

          Fuji on Trop and Pecos was always a good standby, but it's been a few years since i've eaten there. The nicest people run it!

    2. monku Nov 22, 2010 04:32 PM

      Check out Aloha Specialties at the California Hotel & Casino downtown.
      They are located on the mezzanine level. It's kind of like a coffee shop.

      California Hotel & Casino
      12 E. Ogden
      Downtown Las Vegas

      Aloha Specialties Restaurant
      12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

      3 Replies
      1. re: monku
        Erich Nov 26, 2010 10:00 AM

        Monku, thank you for the reply and info - I'll check it out!

        1. re: Erich
          Mr. Roboto Nov 30, 2010 06:59 PM

          FYI, Aloha Specialties is CASH only.

          Aloha Specialties Restaurant
          12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

          1. re: Mr. Roboto
            Erich Dec 2, 2010 07:30 PM

            Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.

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