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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Bldg The Cube

#15 of 11,628 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-365-8666
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Innsbruck, Austria
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a lunch treat that day and were very surprised by this restaurant. Try the plain tenderloin pork or the version with vegi rolls and enjoy. The staff explains the whole procedure, so if you are first timers as we have been, don't worry.

Thank reviewatitsbest
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You first get some sesame seeds to grind, then you pour either the tonkatsu sauce (spicy or non-spicy) into the bowl of sesame seeds. Dip the meat in there and bite into succulent port with the lightest crust ever - YUMMY! Served with barley rice, miso soup and cabbage salad. The set comes with free refills of everything except the... More 

Thank CookieBaby2010
Surrey, Canada
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312 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This branch of Katsukura is found in the Cube at Kyoto station. We took the elevator from inside Isetan to the 11th floor where there is a food plaza. Located near the grand staircase, we had a 5 minute wait at 5pm on a Saturday. There is an english menu and our server spoke english. People come here for the... More 

Thank lightningboy
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is good place to eat pork cutlet. In my opinion this is the best I have ever tried. They meat so tender and the outside is crunchy. You eat it with a mixture of sesame seed which you will grind yourself in a bowl. The downside, it is pricey but worth it.

Thank ddhalim
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered the special pork loin that cost 2,300 yen for the big portion. It was tender and done perfectly. The prawns were great too! The best katsu we have tried. Service was prompt and pleasant.

Thank PLandT
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Katsukura came recommended by our tour guide, Cycle Kyoto. We had the highest grade pork loin on the menu which was excellent and exactly what we felt like after 8 hours of cycling. It is a little difficult to find. As you are looking from the north side of Kyoto train station, it is on the top right of The... More 

Thank harlo_g
Oxford, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I queued for an hour to get in, but it was totally worth it. I had eaten here 4 times before and this visit did not disappoint. The service is always friendly and even though the place was packed, the staff were great under pressure. My tonkatsu was delicious and I particularly like the rice served with grains. The rice... More 

Thank Emma C
Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first Tonkatsu in Japan. Still, we could not find other katsu restaurants that are better than Katsukura! + Rice and soup are refilled + Crispy and tasty katsu, not so oily as well + Fast served - Long queue but we waited just 10-15 minutes (lunch)

Thank Prae T
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit restaurant for tonkatsu. Nowadays, there are also many tourists diners who have found out about this restaurant from various reviews. They serve great tonkatsu, so be ready to wait. Or, visit during the non-peak hours.

Thank Winston S
Winnipeg, Canada
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming into Kyoto Station after a long day of traversing temples, shrines, and parks left us with little energy for locating a good place to eat. After doing some scoping of food pictures and researching reviews on Trip Advisor, we ended up choosing this restaurant. We were not disappointed. We ordered the Ton-Katsu, a tenderloin cutlet Zen and a Wagyu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku | TheCUBE 11F, Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Shimogyo-ku
  • Neighbourhood: Shimogyo-ku
  • Phone Number: +81 75-365-8666
We serve Fried pork cutlet,as a healthy dish, using carefully selected ingredients. Set menu includes all-you-can-eat"sliced cabbage, miso soup, rice, and pickles".

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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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