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Katsuretsutei Shinshigai Honten

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$$ - $$$
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8-18 Shinshigai | 1F Hayashi Bldg., Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-322-8771
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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is bigger restaurant to Japanese standard. It is modern and efficient and good value for money: only offers tempura dishes.

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Thank 211Jeff211
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No wonder this place is ranked 1st. The best friend pork I've ever had. Personally I recommend the pork cutlet, but if you link some fat with it, the loin is your choice! No matter how, both are very delicious!

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Thank Hengchi_L
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place serves very high quality pork which was very tasty, but has the atmosphere and service of a food chain. In my opinion not a #1 in a TripAdvisor List....

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Thank Merel V
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give yourself a treat...Eat This! Best Katsu you'll ever experience. Crispy, tender, juicy all at the same time. It's definitely worth making a trip here for lunch. Use your GPS to locate it, else could be a little tricky as it's located a little off the main under-covered mall.

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Thank We_L0ve_H0tels
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is absolutely delicious! The restaurant serves very high quality of pork. We have been informed this is a local special breed. Apparently, this is a must-eat when you are in this area. We use Google map to find our way here. The restaurant is situated in the shopping district. It is very easy to find. There was sign... More 

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Thank pharmerfoo
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A 8 minute walk from our hotel Dormy Inn Kumamoto. We arrived at 6pm and there's no queue. English menu is available. Tonkatsu is excellent, complete with rice. The miso soup and shredded cabbage are served unlimited. Service was quite fast when we visited.

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Thank sllim2015
Gouda, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The food deserves five stars, it is very fresh and high quality pork. There is also some nice extras, such as making your own dressing through the crunching of some seeds. Furthermore, meals are served with tea, miso soup and rice. Service is why I give it 'only' a four star rating, there is a queue inside, even though not... More 

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Thank thijswes
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Best tonkatsu ever. The queue is quite long. Write your name and then go walk around. Service is great. English menu available

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Thank 809jint
Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

To our surprise, it took us less than 30 minutes waiting for a table even we got there during peak hours (around 7:30 pm). Luckily, this restaurant has English menu making it easier to order food without the help of google translate. As far as we know, the recommended menu here is Atsuage Kurobuta Roast-katsu Zen 180 g for 2,500... More 

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Thank somchartlee
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We went there at around 7.30pm on Saturday, quite a big queue, i'd advise to get there earlier to put down your name on the list first then walk around the mall while you wait. Food was yum, the portion was good, staff were friendly. One negative thing is the restaurant had a very strong oily smell, i guess there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-18 Shinshigai | 1F Hayashi Bldg., Kumamoto 860-0803, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kumamoto Prefecture  >  Kumamoto
  • Phone Number: +81 96-322-8771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?