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Is Butagumi closed? Other good Tonkatsu

droch Mar 21, 2013 04:45 PM

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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    la2tokyo RE: droch Mar 21, 2013 05:50 PM

    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
      droch RE: la2tokyo Nov 5, 2013 04:03 AM

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

    2. Robb S RE: droch Mar 21, 2013 06:32 PM

      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
        davew666 RE: Robb S Mar 25, 2013 09:46 AM

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

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        droch RE: droch Mar 22, 2013 01:57 PM

        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
          Robb S RE: droch Mar 22, 2013 04:37 PM

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

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            droch RE: Robb S Mar 23, 2013 05:39 AM

            Great. Thanks very much for the info!

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          jet lagged RE: droch Nov 9, 2013 08:36 AM

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

          1. azntenshi RE: droch Nov 12, 2013 09:30 AM

            I like Katsukura for Tonkatsu

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