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Katsukura, Kyoto Station Building

#14 of 11,529 Restaurants in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyoku | 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to eat earlier than the normal lunch or dinner time to avoid the queue. It the wait time is worth it. I've had like three extra servings of the cabbage and rice. And their green tea ice cream dessert is amazing! Will definitely come back!

Thank Paul Anthony E
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right upstairs from Kyoto Station, Katsukura was convenient. The katsu was fresh and crispy. Getting up to the restaurant in the rain was bit of a hassle even with umbrellas as the escalators are exposed to the elements.

Thank Wayne C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Katsukura seems to be a chain and friends, who had tried this restaurant in a different city, were very happy about it. We totally agree to what they adviced us. We found Katsukura on the 11th floor of the Kyoto Station Building, close to Isetan. It seems to cater mainly for locals, but inside we got a menu in English... More 

Thank snorringBommel
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I particularly love the long table where u see everyone eating together . That's amazing atmosphere Nice food too. Not top notch, but pretty good Variety of sauce to choose from

Thank Jenell888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place after having read lots of reviews on TripAdvisor. It is true! It is that good! We've been there on a Tuesday evening around 8:30 and the service was very good, no complaints. I'm not a huge pork fan but this one was the best one I've ever had. Is is so tender and crispy, and goes very... More 

Thank CarinaMensching
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the culinary highlights of my life. I had the pork cutlet (for around ¥1.300) and it was amazing. Melts away in your mouth. My girlfriend had the slightly more expensive ¥2.000 choice which was even better. You can in fact taste a real difference but I must say I was already more than pleased with my dish.... More 

Thank Jordy v
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Katsu is light, Crispy and just perfect. The staff are super friendly, a perfect place for a super tasty quick eat. I can't wait to go back

Thank Rickesh P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the tonkatsu, it is soooo tender and the taste is so delicious. The side dishes are refillable - coleslaw, rice, soup.

Thank peachy3peach
Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get to this restaurant in Kyoto station, you need to go up to level 11 from Isetan, then walk for another 5-10 minutes before reaching it (it is at the end of the round loop). Do not confuse this with another tonkatsu place which is also at the same level (forgot the name). I would recommend the tenderloin tonkatsu.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is ok, I had better one in Nara with much much better service and smiles. Location is hard to find if you are first time in the train building.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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, Shimogyoku | 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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