Good tonkatsu in Vegas?
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.
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.
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!
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