Updated: May 16, 2018
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11 “Tonkatsu” Restaurants In Shinjuku, Tokyo You Must Go To Before You Die!

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“Tonkatsu” is a dish all Japanese people love to eat. In this article, we will introduce the 11 the best tonkatsu restaurants in the Shinjuku area! This is for the maniacs! 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.
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Tonkatsu Cooked In An Oven!: "Tonkatsu Niimura"

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An old-fashioned Tonkatsu restaurant located in Kabukicho, Shinjuku. 5 minutes from Shinjuku station.
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. 3 minutes from Shinjuku Station.
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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!
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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.
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!

"Suzuya": For a Surprising, Yet Delicious Combination of Tonkatsu and Chazuke

A surprising combination indeed, that you're unlikely to see anywhere else. Chazuke is a broth made of tea and dashi (Japanese fish or meat stock) usually poured on rice. That's the kind of dish they serve along with an outstanding tonkatsu that comes with a mountain of cabbage fried teppanyaki style (on an iron plate). Give it a try, this is one of the best-rated tonkatsu restaurants on many online sites! Located in Kabukicho on the fifth floor of the Suzuya Building.

"Oroji": the King of the Tonkotsu Kare

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Can you go wrong with a restaurant in Shinjuku that has been operating for almost 100 years? Probably not! Oroji is undeniably the king of the Japanese curry (kare) topped with thick pieces of tonkatsu. The tonkatsu is juicy inside and crispy on the outside. It goes perfectly well with the rich kare! A must-try for kare or tonkotsu lovers alike. The resto outside and out has a retro charm that you'll surely appreciate!
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For the Crunchiest Tonkatsu, "Tonkatsu Santa" is the Place!

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Tonkotsu Santa is located a 5-minute walk from the east exit of the Shinjuku Station. Their claim to fame is their super crispy tonkatsu crust. How they do it is a mystery but some people speculate that they add bread crusts to their batter. The result gives an amazing crunchy texture which is an important point since that's what many people love about tonkatsu. Not only can you have the pork cutlets fried that way, but also shrimps! The tonkatsu-shrimp mix set is quite popular. Most plates are 1,300 yen or less.
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For The Spirit Of Tonkatsu, "Katsusei" Is Your Joint!

The name says it all "Katsusei" literally means the spirit of tonkatsu, and they do the deep-fried pork cutlets so well that it might just well be just like a spiritual experience to eat them. For just 950 yen at lunch, you can get a set meal with rice, a soup, a mountain of thinly cut cabbage. The meat is fried just right so that the meat retains its juiciness and sweetness. Another thing to mention is that you can select either the "hire" (back part and less fat) or the roast (more fat, rib part) meat cuts. This place is at a 3-minute walk from the Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station.
Katsusei
1-18-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Weekdays: 11:30 - 14:00
Closed: Weekends

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!

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