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The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

Tonkatsu is a meal enjoyed and loved by many. The breaded-and-fried juicy pork cutlet can be eaten in a variety of ways with an assortment of condiments. We have selected three tonkatsu restaurants in Ota City to introduce: Tonkatsu Arashige in Otorii, Tonkatsu Nabe Tatsumi in Kamata, and Shizenbo in Kugahara.

Each of these restaurants possesses its own charm and personality.

Tonkatsu Arashige

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

Tonkatsu Arashige is a five-minute walk from Otorii Station on the Keikyu Airport Line and is located in an alleyway off the national highway.

The restaurant has a traditional-homey atmosphere, with tatami floor rooms, and counter-and-table seating.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The most popular menu item is the loin cutlet set meal. The juices glisten as you cut the thick, hearty meat. The pork is tender and the fat has a mild sweetness. It can be eaten with a spritz of lemon or with ground sesame seeds for a nutty taste. The tangy wasabi is also a perfect match with the tonkatsu. A small bowl of cold tofu, served on the side adds a refreshing palate cleanser. 

During lunchtime, the restaurant is crowded with office workers from the neighborhood. The one-coin boxed lunches are also popular. This sweet and juicy tonkatsu comes highly recommended. 

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

Store information

  • Access: 2-14-12 Sunfront 1F, Higashi-kojiya, Ota City, Tokyo 
  • 5-minute walk from Otorii Station on the Keikyu Airport Line
  • TEL: 03-5705-1595
  • Opening hours: 11:30-14:00 and 17:30-21:00
  • Closed on Sundays
  • (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, business hours and holidays may differ from those listed. Please check with the store prior to your visit.)
  • Payment methods: Cash only

Tonkatsu Nabe Tatsumi

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

Tonkatsu Nabe Tatsumi is located in the Sunrise Kamata Building and is a part of the Kamata Nishiguchi Shopping District Promotion Association. The spacious restaurant, with counter and table seating, is crowded with people working in the neighborhood and customers at lunchtime.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The tonkatsu is made with Akan pork from Hokkaido and is tender and juicy. The set meal comes with larger rice portions, which makes it perfect for those looking for a hearty, filling meal. The red miso soup with shijimi clams and potato-macaroni salad are also delicious.

They have the standard roast pork cutlet, filet, tonkatsu curry, rice topped with pork cutlet, as well as an uncommonly seen menu item called simmered pork cutlet with curry. Here, you can taste both curry and pork cutlet at the same time. During dinner, hot pot is also available along with tonkatsu.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The restaurant is conveniently located right outside of Kamata Station, making it easy to visit.

Store information

  • Access: 7-48-8 Nishikamata, Ota City, Tokyo
  • 3-minute walk from Kamata Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Line and Tokyu Ikegami Line
  • TEL: 03-3731-3216
  • Opening hours: 11:30-14:00 and 18:30-21:30
  • Closed on Sundays
  • (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, business hours and holidays may differ from those listed. Please check with the store prior to your visit.)
  • Payment methods: Cash, credit card
Tonkatsu Tatsumi

Tonkatsu Tatsumi

A famous tonkatsu restaurant – the only one in the Kanto region where you can try Akan pork from Hokkaido. Enjoy tonkatsu and hot pot dishes that use soft and juicy Akan pork. You can also enjoy making..

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Tonkatsu Shizenbo

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

Shizenbo is a trendy tonkatsu restaurant located in a residential area of Kugahara. Loved by the locals, the restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020. The tonkatsu served on the restaurant's own Karatsu-yaki pottery gives a feeling of dignified luxury during the meal.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The most popular item on the menu is the filet cutlet, which has a lovely cylindrical shape. The thick-cut meat is very tender and hearty, but not too heavy and can be eaten easily.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The juicy meat pairs well with the spicy mustard. Be sure not to miss this dish as we recommend trying it at least once.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

The vanilla ice cream for dessert is another point of interest. Topped with black sugar, it gives you a feeling of happiness as you taste it, allowing you a moment of luxury.

The Best Tonkatsu in Ota

In addition to tonkatsu, Shizenbo offers a wide variety of a la carte dishes to enjoy as side dishes, as well as a selection of famous Japanese sake.

Store information

  • Access: 4-19-24 Kugahara, Ota City, Tokyo 
  • 6-minute walk from Kugahara Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line
  • TEL: 03-5700-5330
  • Opening Hours: 11:30-15:00 and 17:00-22:00
  • Closed on Wednesdays
  • (Due to the coronavirus pandemic, business hours and holidays may differ from those listed. Please check with the store prior to your visit.)
  • Payment methods: Cash, credit card

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