Updated: June 22, 2017
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7 Best “Tonkatsu” Restaurants In Shinjuku, Tokyo

“Tonkatsu”is a dish all Japanese people love to eat. In this article, we will introduce 7 Best Tonkatsu restaurants in Shinjuku area. The choice of meat, type of panko (bread crumbs) and deep-frying methods are all different depending on each restaurant. You will enjoy crispy bread coating on the outside and juicy pork on the inside that spreads over in your mouth.

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Tasty, Budget Friendly And Quick! Tonkatsu Restaurant:"Tonchinkan"

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The restaurant is located in the back alley of Shinjuku Nishiguchi; this place is very popular in Shinjuku among Tonkatsu fans.
Pork Loin Tonkatsu is about ¥1,000.
Even more surprising is that it only takes 5 minutes from taking an order to serve a dish.
Despite its thick cut, the pork is exquisitely deep-fried! You will fully enjoy the juiciness of the meat.
“Tasty, Budget Friendly and Quick!” That is the reason why this place is so popular.

Tonkatsu Cooked In An Oven!: "Tonkatsu Niimura"

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An old-fashioned Tonkatsu restaurant located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.
Since it is open until after midnight, this place is also recommended after a gathering.

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The Tonkatsu is deep-fried in hot oil, and is cooked in an oven, the original cooking method keeps the deep flavor of the pork and the juiciness of the meat.
With just one bite, the juiciness of the meat spreads over in your mouth.

Pork Loin Tonkatsu: "Nadai Tonkatsu Katsukura"

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The restaurant, originally started in Kyoto, is located at 14th floor at Takashimaya Shinjuku Store.
Premium Pork” Kinkabuta” is deep-fried to make the Tonkatsu.
They say that the pork loin is very tender and even the fatty part has also an elegant sweetness and umami (savory taste).

Tonkatsu Lunch Special For ¥800!: "Tontake"

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The restaurant is located after short walk from Shinjuku Minamiguchi. At the restaurant, the “Tonkatsu Lunch”is served with Tonkatsu, rice and miso soup, and it is only ¥800!

You can enjoy the tasty Tonkatsu with crispy breaded coating on the outside and the juicy meat on the inside at a very reasonable price!

Nostalgic Showa Era Feels At The Tonkatsu Dining Restaurant: "Katsugin"

The restaurant is located in Shinjuku 5-chome, and is run by a married couple.
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In the Tonkatsu dish, the pork meat is carefully coated with panko (breadcrumbs) after receiving an order and is deep-fried.
When I eat fresh, deep-fried Tonkatsu and rice all at once, it reminds me of the times when I was a student, when I was always hungry...

A Variety of Satisfying Tonkatsu Experience: "Shinjuku Saboten"

Just a 2 minute walk from Shinjuku station, Keio Line, this place offers variety of tonkatsu at a reasonable price! Their tonkatsu is super crispy, and you get huge portion of cabbage on the side. I'm sure you can have a satisfying experience at Saboten!

Perfect for Take-out! "Tonkatsu Maisen (Shinjuku Takashimaya Branch)"

If you are looking for a place to take out good tonkatsu, this place is strongly recommended! Located on the B1 level of Takashimaya, this store is specialized in tonkatsu take-out. They have normal tonkatsu as well as a tonkatsu burger which is a must-try!! Just a minute walk from Shinjuku station, south exit.

If you are interested in trying their restaurant, check the link below for more information on available Maisen branches in Tokyo!

Lastly...

Looking at these Tonkatsu made you hungry right?
Many of these stores serve Tonkatsu at a reasonable price with a good satisfying portion, so please check these stores out!
More information on Tonkatsu stores in Tokyo can be found in the following link, so make sure to check it too!
Naomi
I live in Tokyo. My favorite Japanese food is TEMPURA:)

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