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Ganchi Overview


13-14 Sennyūji Goyōnotsujichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto 605-0974


+81 (0) 75-551-9029


5 minute walk from Tofukujii Station.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-6:30PM
Tue: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM
Wed: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM
Thur: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM
Fri: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM
Sat: 11:00AM-1:30PM, 5:00PM-7:30PM

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Ganchi Description

Located in Kyoto, Ganchi is a charming restaurant that specializes in tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, Ganchi offers a unique dining experience that sets it apart from other establishments in the area.

The menu at Ganchi features a variety of tonkatsu dishes, each prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail. From the classic tonkatsu set, served with rice, miso soup, and pickles, to the more adventurous options like the cheese-filled tonkatsu or the spicy curry tonkatsu, there is something to satisfy every palate. The pork cutlets are perfectly cooked to achieve a crispy exterior and tender, juicy interior, making each bite a delight.

What truly distinguishes Ganchi is their commitment to using high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. The chefs at Ganchi take pride in sourcing the finest pork and ensuring that each dish is prepared with precision and skill. Additionally, the restaurant's dedication to providing excellent service and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere makes it a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Whether you're a fan of tonkatsu or looking to try it for the first time, Ganchi is the perfect place to indulge in this delicious Japanese specialty. With its delectable menu, cozy ambiance, and attentive staff, Ganchi guarantees a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving more.

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available


Ganchi Reviews

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Best meal I’ve had on my trip so far. The owner knows basic English and is super kind! I got the tonkatsu (fat type) set and it was the perfect meal size. Super close on the Nara line from Kyoto! Would totally recommend. It only had 8 seats but lunch times isn’t as busy.


Quick tips: ask your hotel front desk to reserve a seat for you. You may be turned away.

For 1200 yen, this place is a steal. Not only did I have the best Tonkatsu, I also somehow had the best miso soup I've ever had (it had an added touch of pork to it).

Everything else was fantastic as well. The rice is cooked to perfection, and the tea pairs well with the food. The green tea at the end to clean my palette was a nice touch.

Some history: the owner opened this shop thirty years ago after he was tired of working at another restaurant. Now he gets visitors from all around the world looking to try his food.

Atmosphere: with only ten seats, you'd imagine it to be packed, and I'm sure it does. But the two times I visited, I was the only person there. The owner doesn't have great English, but he will try his best with conversation once prompted. Ask him about where he gets his beloved ceramic cups as a starter :)

Highly recommend! 5/5!


No problems at all ordering in English, just ask for the tonkatsu set and specify whether you want fat or lean meat (fat is definitely the way to go though).

Tonkatsu, salad, and the pork and miso soup were all great. The small pickles on the side went well with the katsu.


Translated from Japanese:

I often go to franchise pork cutlet restaurants, but sometimes I want to go to an independent pork cutlet restaurant, so I visited Ganchi for lunch. The number of seats has been reduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...


Translated from Japanese:

Eating around Higashiyama, Kyoto. The second restaurant for lunch was Tonkatsu Ganchi. A pork cutlet shop suddenly pops up in a residential area. At first I didn't notice it at all. A pork cutlet restaurant with only a counter. I ordered one loin cutlet and one fillet cutlet...


Translated from Japanese:

Recently, I had some free time during lunch time, so I decided to check out all the tonkatsu restaurants that I could reach by bicycle from my home, so I did a search and found this one. Since it was a Saturday, I entered the store early, after 11:00. There are 4 customers ahead...

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