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Katsukura, Sanjo Honten

#11 of 11,658 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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16 Ishibashicho Sanjodori Teramachi Higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8036 , Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-212-3581
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and atmosphere was great. Only problem is so many people like myself have gone there because of the great reviews on trip advisor it almost feels like you are in America or Australia given the predominant accents in the place.

Thank Royal_Britannia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place serves great quality tonkatsu pork. Their set menu comes with unlimited barley rice, miso soup and cabbage. The side sauces were very tasty. You can also choose from different breeds and cuts of pork. We chose the lowest quality cut and breed (as we were on a budget) and it was still very good. Best we had in... More 

Thank Katie F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd been craving a good katsudon since arriving back in Japan, so when I saw it on the menu here I had to go. The restaurant is well designed and would be a nice place for a relaxing dinner if you were able to ignore the long queue of customers waiting to get in. The staff do a very good... More 

Thank Anna S
Arlington, VA
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local shopowner recommended this restaurant to me for lunch, so I visited. It's in a kind of unusual shopping center and you walk down a short corridor. All kinds of different pork cutlet platters, including different qualities and cuts. After ordering, the waitress brings over sesame seeds for you to mash and then add sauce from the table to... More 

Thank PrettyKitties
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 very happy bunnies. After a very disappointing supper last night at Ishiyaki Isshan Pontocho, for £2 more we had a delicious meal here tonight. Arrived about 8:10pm, and had to queue to 30 minutes, but sooo worth it. The queue moved reasonably fast, and a departing customer recommend the "shrimp", so, in addition to the 160gm Berkshire pork Katsura,... More 

Thank David270
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't love pork, I would say to not come here. Hubby got Berkshire pork and while he's picky, he raved about it. I got the shrimp and it was ok, didn't love it.

Thank Sharlina
Anaheim, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many reviewers mentioned, this small restaurant can be easily missed if you are not paying attention. There's no fancy signs, pictures or replica of the dishes in front, just a little entry way to a narrow path leading to the restaurant. But don't let this modest appearance fool you, this place offers one of the best katsu I've ever... More 

Thank jchuang2007
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambient is beautiful and the food is delicious. The whole meal was a delightful experience. Highly recomend.

Thank Melanja S
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal. The fancy pork was sold out but mine was still excellent. We were rather tired to happily finished in 30-45 minutes. We waited in line for ~20 minutes. It's a little hard to find with maps because it's such a small little hallway to reach it. Enjoy the break. 2 people w 1 beer <$50.

Thank Nickhil B
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the lookout for a decent lunch having arrived slightly later than planned in Kyoto. Came here off the back of trip advisor reviews and the food and was lovely. Loved making your own sauce and the prawn and pork both very good even the wife enjoyed it despite the fact she was after Ramen! ;0)

Thank AlexandEmtravelling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Ishibashicho Sanjodori Teramachi Higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8036, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Neighbourhood: Shinkyogoku Shopping District
  • Phone Number: +81 75-212-3581

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Shinkyogoku Shopping District

Neighbourhood Profile
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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