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Mar 21, 2013 04:45 PM

Is Butagumi closed? Other good Tonkatsu

I have seen a lot of posts about Butagumi, but it looks like it may be closed. Can anyone confirm for me if it is still open? If not, any other spectacular tonkatsu joints? I know we can get great tonkatsu all over Tokyo, but am look for a truly special experience.

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  1. I don't think they're closed. There's nothing on their website about going out of business, and my friend went earlier this week and posted all his pictures on Facebook. What makes you think they went out of business?

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    1. re: la2tokyo

      Indeed, they are not closed. We made it there and it was delicious!

    2. I have confirmed that they are open today for lunch from 11:30am-2, and for dinner from 6-11pm, although you must enter by ten.

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      1. re: Robb S

        Thank god for that, this thread gave me a real scare!

      2. Ok, great. You know, most of the websites I saw said they were open, but I saw one website that made it look like they were closes. I can't remember which one. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks so much for the confirmation. Is this still the best place to go for Tonkatsu?

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        1. re: droch

          it's still my favorite, and I've tried the other contenders.

          1. re: Robb S

            Great. Thanks very much for the info!

        2. Walked by there this week at lunch time and they were open.

          1. I like Katsukura for Tonkatsu