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“Great katsu curry”
Review of Guru Katsu

Guru Katsu
Ranked #111 of 360 Restaurants in Mountain View
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a small but nice restaurant tucked behind a larger mall. There are about 12 tables, but service is generally quick. There is only one service person, but he is very efficient. The food is excellent - my favorite is the chicken katsu curry.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Drive past here a few time, I decided to try it today. It's tucked in a small strip mall, kinda hard to find, also the name doesn't help the uninitiated, so most of the business is word of mouth.

Really cute place, done up in a modern style with black & white graphic mural, red accented furniture & big pig head mounted on the main wall. It had one of the best & hippest sound tracks playing while I was having my lunch.

I had the Hire Katsu rice bowl upon recommendation of the waiter. Very good Katsu, crispy on the outside, tender & juicy on the inside. It was served with a fried egg on top, which I don't much care for. Underneath it had a bed of sauté cabbage, tangy yuzu miso sauce & rice. The sauce was good, but it soak the rice too much. The sauté cabbage was not very imaginative, which I felt provided room for improvement.

Service was friendly & prompt, although just the one waiter during lunch hour. The restaurant was not full during lunch; most of the patrons were Asians. The menu was very wordy & I really had to read it carefully to understand. I never thought I would say this, but this is one restaurant that could use photo or illustration to demonstrate its offering. I think some tweak to the marketing of this establishment will help take it to the next level.

Thank Minnie Y
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

The loin Katsu was delicious. The cabbage was crisp and cold. The miso soup was up to standard. We must have gone on a good day because we cannot understand the substandard reviews. This was our second time eating there and the first experience was a good one. The service was very nice. We'd return for sure!

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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

My very first attempt to have 'katsu'...and I was certainly not disappointed! Tender, succulent meat in a crunchy crust and served on a plate of salad....very nice. Will certainly repeat my 'katsu-experience'! Staff was very nice as well. Great to end with cotton candy

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

What the hell is that?Everything is overpriced and quality is poor as the interior decoration (but this is a common denominator for restaurants like this).
The main speciality, katsu, is far from good.
You can get something better than this almost everywhere. Beside this the staff is friendly.

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