Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet – Good Luck Food in Japan

You might be complaint about meat thickness in Japan. Don’t you know Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet, yet? Tonkatsu is one of exceptionally thick meat foods which probably meet meat-lovers’ taste like you. Sizzling Tonkatsu makes my mouth watering. But, Tonkatsu tastes good cold too.

When I ate Tonkatsu at home in my childhood, I put commercial special sauce for Tonkatsu on it. It’s BULL-DOG sauce, a kind of  Worcester,
which BULL-DOG SAUCE Co., Ltd.(ブルドッグソース株式会社) has been producing for more than 100 years. BULL-DOG sauce has the biggest but 20 – 30% of the market share. When I eat out Tonkatsu, I usually put Miso sauce or grated radish with ponzu sauce on it.

We sometimes eat Tonkatsu as a good luck food.The word « Katsu » in the word Tonkatsu means « Win« . University tests for admission in Japan is very difficult, tough and competitive. Most students eat Tonkatsu on the previous day of test, wishing their good lucks.

Here is a Tonkatsu restaurant where I’ve been to.

☆Tonkatsu Wako(とんかつ和幸) – Wanza Ariake Bay Mall, Kokusaitenjijō

Tonkatsu Wako(とんかつ和幸) - Wanza Ariake Bay Mall, Kokusaitenjijō

Tonkatsu Wako(とんかつ和幸) – Wanza Ariake Bay Mall, Kokusaitenjijō

Feature
It’s so confusing. There are 3 restaurants whose name has « Tonkatsu Wako« . Actually, It’s new to me. I found it while looking into Tonkatsu Wako. There seemed long legal wrangles, however they seemed to reach reconciliation. The two of them will change their names.

You can eat rice, miso soup and shredded cabbages as much as you want.

My Opinion
Some people are complaint about the size of Tonkatsu at this restaurant. It looks like they come there to eat cabbages. Umm…it’s different from what I mention at the begining,Tonkatsu is a thick meat food. As long as I can have unlimited cabbages, I’m OK. Plus, this restaurant serves Asari Clam Miso Soup. On the other hand, another Tonkatsu restaurants serve Shijimi Clam Miso Soup. Furthermore, it costs around 1,500 yen at another Tonkatsu restaurants. Here, I can enjoy Tonkatsu within 1,000 yen.

Taste                          : ***
Amount                     : ****
Value                          : ***
Quickness                 : *****
Friendliness             : ***
Brightness                : *****
Recommendation  :  ***

Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet topped with Miso - Lunch:930 yen

Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet topped with Miso – Lunch:930 yen

Picture Menu(Lunch:930yen)

  • Tonkatsu/Pork Cutlet topped with Miso sauce and Shredded Cabbages(Upper Right)
  • Pickled Radish(Upper Left)
  • Rice(Lower Left)
  • Clam Miso Soup (Lower Right)
  • Green Tea(Center Left)
Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet topped with Grated Radish - Lunch: 930 yen

Tonkatsu(とんかつ)/Pork Cutlet topped with Grated Radish – Lunch: 930 yen

Picture Menu(Lunch:930yen)

  • Tonkatsu/Pork Cutlet topped with Grated Radish and Green Onions(Upper Right)
  • Pickled Radish(Upper Left)
  • Rice(Lower Left)
  • Asari Clam Miso Soup (Lower Right)
  • Green Tea(Center Left)

URL
Tabelog(Japanese):
http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1313/A131306/13041582/
Open Hours
Lunch: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Dinner: 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Location
TFT Wanza Ariake Bay Mall, 3-1, Ariake, Koto, Tokyo
Access
Rinkai Line(りんかい線)
7 minutes walk from Kokusaitenjijo Station(国際展示場駅)
Yurikamome Line(ゆりかもめ)
5 minutes walk from Kokusaitenjijoseimon Station(国際展示場正門駅) 

Route to Kokusaitenjijō Station from Tokyo Station

Route to Kokusaitenjijō Station from Tokyo Station

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