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OGguy Oct 14, 2013 05:08 AM

I've been staying in Shibuya on my trips to Tokyo but next week will be in Shinjuku for a few days (at the Grand Hyatt). Would like to find tonkatsu - any suggestions will be much appreciated.
Thanks

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    prasantrin Oct 14, 2013 12:16 PM

    Katsukura at Takashimaya Times Square, but you can get it almost anywhere these days.

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      od_sf Oct 14, 2013 12:38 PM

      About 15 minutes on the fukutoshin line to Tonki in Meguro. Worth the time in my opinion.

      http://www.bento.com/rev/0640.html

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        Silverjay Oct 14, 2013 05:26 PM

        Yamanote Line, not Fukutoshin.

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          od_sf Oct 14, 2013 08:52 PM

          Yes you're right, Fukutoshin only goes down to Shibuya. My bad.

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            Silverjay Oct 15, 2013 06:41 AM

            Wrong side of Shinjuku as well.

      2. chefj Oct 14, 2013 05:30 PM

        Older thread about Tonki including Menu
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/259678

        1. Robb S Oct 14, 2013 08:09 PM

          Katsukura at Times Square would be my recommendation also.

          1. Robb S Oct 14, 2013 11:53 PM

            BTW the Grand Hyatt is in Roppongi.

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              OGguy Oct 15, 2013 01:41 AM

              Correct re Hyatt, Robb - I am staying at the Hyatt Regency in Shinjuku. Thanks all for the recommendations

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              akated Oct 21, 2013 02:48 AM

              me three for katsukura!

              i think tonki is polarising. you either love it or hate it. (i hate it. hehe.)

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                la2tokyo Oct 22, 2013 01:07 PM

                The more upscale branch of Wako named Takumian in Isetan is very good. Can't say how it compares to Katsukura, but I have eaten at Takumian dozens of times and always been happy. They serve several types of pickles with free refills, and have a couple great salad dressings to try out on the salad or cabbage that you get before the katsu comes out. They usually feature some special pork (this week it was Miyazaki) that is always significantly better than the regular offering.

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                  prasantrin Oct 22, 2013 04:30 PM

                  I've been to Wako, and prefer Katsukura. That being said, I have not been to Takumian. Maybe next time!

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